We had the good fortune of connecting with Prince and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Prince, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Before my business came about, it was all a thought. I knew what I wanted I just needed to focus. At the time, I was working at a warehouse driving forklifts and I would save my money and invest it into the products that I was producing. I knew I wanted to start my cosmetic line with lashes because I love lashes and I feel like they can turn your makeup look from a 5 to a 10 easily. I’ve always had problems finding brands that produced high quality lashes that are extremely fluffy and wispy while lasting a long time with proper care. I wanted to be the brand that produced these type of lashes. I designed my own lashes from the thickness of the bands, to the amount of hairs that are in each style. I also designed my packaging based off my overall brand theme, Royalty. This process took me about a year and a half to create, but I’m extremely proud of the outcome. It required a ton of back and forth with distributors and manufacturers while also losing tons of money in the process but I can honestly say with confidence that I swear by my products. I literally put my all and heart into this.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My style of art would lean more to the creative side of makeup. I love to do colorful, bold, and out of the box makeup looks. It truly shows your talent and creativity. You are able to be free and imaginative. I can honestly say I’m extremely proud of my growth and skill development. I’ve grown so much in such a short period of time, I still have to pinch myself to see if I’m dreaming or not. In order to grow in whatever you’re trying to advance in, you must focus and shift your mindset. Which is what brought me to being a business owner today. Of course it’s not easy because when focusing, everyone is not going to understand. You may lose people that you thought would be by your side forever. But you must surround yourself with like minded people! I want the world to know that it’s possible to build something from the ground up, just make sure the main focus is to remain focused.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Me and my best friends love to eat so first we are definitely getting dressed up and going to The Rouxpour. We’re going to order the Zydeco chicken with lemon drop shots for sure! Then we will get a hotel at the Omni. During our week long trip, we will be dirt bike riding, zip lining, waterpark fun, etc. We would definitely have the time of our lives.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
It can be extremely hard and overwhelming at times to run a business. Sometimes it’s even harder to find balance between my personal life and my work. At times I get really depressed and become an emotional wreck. But somehow my bestfriend, better known as my sister, Cerina, always knows how to keep me sane. She stays on top of me with deadlines and goal setting because she truly wants success for me. She is truly the balance of my entire life. I value her opinions and I look up to her more than she would ever understand. We’ve been friends for about a decade now and she’s literally my other half. She’s so mature minded and supportive in everything I do! I would never be able to thank her enough for all that she does for me on top of working a full and part time job. She will literally play whatever position in my business because she understands that in the end result, we all win. She knows me like the back of her hand so she always knows the right things to say at the right times. She helps me with my social media, video shoots, photoshoots, promotion, product formulation, etc. Whatever it is, she’s there to lend a helping hand without asking for ANYTHING in return. I just truly want to thank her for everything. It goes beyond just makeup, I want to thank her for just being the individual that she is. Extremely warm hearted and outspoken. Everyone needs them a Cerina! Of course I have others on my support team and close friends that are also apart of my journey! There’s lots to name, but they know exactly who they are!
Instagram: @PrinceOnDaBeat & @ PrinceOnDaBeatCosmetics
Other: Email: PrinceOnDaBeat@gmail.com Phone: (713)-909-9928
Photographer: Cameron Perry Photographer: Cerina Brock