Melissa Wyant- Taylor
Owner of Le Lash Lash & Makeup Boutique
Photo courtesy of deMo Photography
Tell us about your business?
Le Lash is a boutique full of luxury beauty products for any kind of woman! We offer lash extension services, makeup services, and brow services. We believe in having the best quality training, and hold the highest standards with all safety and sanitary procedures.
How did you get started?
I decided to start Le Lash after 8 years in the industry, I felt Saskatoon needed a luxury boutique for woman to have these services done. Saskatoon is a growing city and community, and women needed high quality services, alongside high quality products for their lash, brow, and makeup needs. We needed a place where women could escape, relax, and be pampered. We want all women to feel comfortable in Le Lash!
What inspires you?
Many things! Mostly successful female entrepreneurs. I love seeing women work together, and empower one another.
What is your idea of a Modern Woman?
A woman who is strong, proud to be her own person, and not afraid to stand up for what's right.
What tips can you give to aspiring women entrepreneurs?
Don't be afraid to follow your dreams, they may seem far away, but you can do anything you want to. Don't give up... Struggle and hurdles are all a part of getting where you are supposed to end up.
What is one piece of advice you would give yourself looking back?
Not to be afraid of doing things alone, and to take advice from other successful entrepreneurs! They have usually lived it, and know there stuff!
What is in the future for Le Lash?
I can't spill the beans yet, but we have some very exciting things coming for Le Lash!
What would we find you doing in your free time?
Spending as much time with my daughter and family as possible.
Who is someone that you find is a role model for women in business?
I think we can view all positive women in business who portray self worth and inner beauty as role models.
Do you think having a mentor is valuable both while you're starting out and even after you are more experienced?
Absolutely. A mentor is a huge part of owning a business. It's not always easy, but having someone to help you through is a very valuable thing.
Le Lash Lash & Makeup Boutique can be found at 245 3rd Ave South, Saskatoon 1-306-933-5274
Appointments can be made online @ www.lelash.ca
Be sure to watch them in action at Modern Woman Show & Expo on April 16th & 17th at Prairieland Park
Interview by Mandi Brown