For makeup artist, Jenn Findlay, there is nothing more gratifying for her than watching one of her clients look into a mirror for the first time after they are all put together.
When Findlay started her makeup journey in 2013, she knew she didn’t want to be locked into a strict schedule, so she began offering mobile makeup appointments for her clients.
“Being mobile offers my clients so many things,” she says. “Makeup for instance, there is nothing better than getting ready for a wedding all under one roof, makeup, music and mimosas, what could be better.”
After working as a long-term care provider for 17 years at Huron Lodge, Findlay made the hard decision to leave her job there and pursue her true passion.
“I just wanted a change,” she shares. “I was tired of working every weekend. Not being able to enjoy summer holidays, I just felt I was missing out on everything outside of that building and it was making me unhappy.”
Describing herself as funny, generous and outspoken, Findlay shared that even though she took a risk leaving her job after 17 years, she wouldn’t change any of it for the world.
“Nothing comes easy. You have to work hard and be confident,” she explains. “If you’re motivated to start something on your own stay focused, take risks, challenge yourself and follow whatever path is going to bring you happiness.”
When asked what empowers her, Findlay shared that working out and being with her family keeps her sane.
“I have a passion and obsession for thrifting and DIY projects, I love small coffee shops, I am a wine connoisseur but most importantly I work very hard at being a good mom,” she explains. “I want my son to know that nothing in life is free or guaranteed. You have to work hard for everything you want. You can’t take anything for granted, you have to make the right choices, always help others from the heart not for show. Have a firm handshake and always look them in the eyes. And if you can be anything, be kind, people remember that.”