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May 16, 2019

Bossbabe Feature | Mehry of Gloss Beauty and Bridal

This girl is talented and sweet and gorgeous!  Mehry reached out to me for new headshots for her website.  She owns Gloss Beauty and Bridal in Foxborough, Massachusetts with her sister Arianna!  They actually just opened their second location!  I’m blown away by this girl.  She has such a sweetheart and a calming presence about her.  If you’re looking for a makeup artist definitely check her out!  1. Tell us about yourself!
My name is Mehry (@MakeupbyMehry on IG) and I am professional makeup artist, entrepreneur, chocolate chip cookie connoisseur, and mom to my three tuxedo cats.

2. Tell us a little bit about your business!
I along with my sister Arianna own Gloss Beauty + Bridal, a full-service salon and bridal business in Foxboro, MA. We established Gloss (officially) in 2016 but started doing wedding hair and makeup together in 2013. We felt that there was a need to bring the modern hair and makeup trends coming out of NY and LA to a notoriously conservative New England. After many years of hard work, we are proud to be one of the most sought-after hair and makeup teams in our area.

3. How did you get where you are today?  What was the journey like? Who/what helped you along the way?
Patience, failure, and authenticity. My journey started after I graduated from UMass Amherst with a degree in Journalism. I left college feeling extremely lost. I went straight into a plethora of corporate jobs that were unsatisfying and felt totally forced. I spent most of my off time (and during my work days, WHOOPS!) thinking about, researching, and practicing makeup. It clicked one day that I needed to pay attention to what I was truly passionate about. I quit my corporate job and as an unemployed 22-year-old, enrolled in a makeup artistry course in Los Angeles. The day I received my makeup certificate, I knew the road ahead of me was going to be tough if I wanted to make it as a successful, full time makeup artist. And it was. It took almost 7 years of doing a whole lot wrong, adjusting, working odd end side jobs, taking makeup classes to even see a hint of success. But even though it’s been a wild and bumpy ride, I still wake up everyday motivated to be better, try harder, and learn from my mistakes. I truly believe the success I’ve had comes not only from hard work, but from being authentic. My clients and brides hire me not just because I do great work, but because my passion for makeup is evidently genuine.

4. Do you follow a certain daily routine or schedule to maximize productivity and well being?
I know most people think that in order to be successful you need to wake up super early, get a work out in, drink celery juice, and answer all the emails in your inbox by 8am. That’s not me. Everyday for me is different but I do have small consistencies throughout my week that I attribute to my well-being. I do yoga 3-4 times a week and try to get in some cardio on the remaining days. I love being able to disconnect from my brain for an hour or so each day. Makeup artistry is also a very physical job and I know that it’s important to take care of my body to ensure I have a long and healthy life.

5. If you could go back 5 years what would you tell yourself?
Trust the process. We live in an era of instant gratification but when it comes to building a brand, a skill, or a business, it takes planting the seed and watering it each and every day. I wish I could go back and tell myself to just be patient and enjoy the journey. The destination will come in time.

6. Do you have mentors or coaches that you look up to?  If so, tell us about that!
My husband Kyle has been my biggest mentor and coach. He started a small business a few years before me and went through many bumps along his journey. He is always my go to for guidance, advice, a much-needed vent session, or a supportive hug. I am eternally grateful to have a partner in life who understands the struggles of entrepreneurship first hand.

7. What is the biggest challenge you face as an entrepreneur?
As an entrepreneur, a lot of the time you feel like you have no idea what you are doing. But that’s also the most exciting part. You take risks and hope they work out for the best. Have there been times I didn’t know what I was doing, and I completely screwed up? Absolutely. But it was those moments that led me to figure out the right thing to do and were some of my biggest learning moments.

8. You are a role model for women!  Do you have any advice for women in business?
Support one another. There is plenty of work for everyone. I have found that when we work together, encourage one another, and offer advice, we all benefit.

9. What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not working on your business?
I love going to concerts, trying out new restaurants with my husband, and lounging around my house with my fur kids. I also love to cook and bake. There is something very satisfying about chopping vegetables or creating the perfect cookie dough consistency.

10. If you could inspire our readers, what would you say to them to pursue their dreams?
Stop making excuses. I have found myself at times throughout my career putting off things that are difficult or a big undertaking by making excuses. I don’t have enough time, I’m more focused on X, Y, and Z, It’s not worth my time, etc. All I was doing was hurting myself by passing the blame on something or someone else. Take responsibility for your dreams, your destiny and what it takes to make those things happen. No one’s going to do it for you. It’s up to you each and everyday to
make a conscious effort to stay focused and have grit.

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