Quiarra Gipson

BBBY: What words best describe you?

QUIARRA: Loving, Silly and God fearing 


BBBY: Who is one of the most inspirational women in your life? And why?

QUIARRA: The most inspirational woman in my life is my Mother. Outside of being my mom she is the true definition of a strong woman. From being a teen mom to becoming a business owner and obtaining 3 degrees, she has shut down any stereotype of being a young mom. Her love for God and faith in him influenced my own relationship with him. The way she carries herself and her love for dancing has inspired me to be me, and to love me. 


BBBY: What was the inspiration for starting your own business/staring in this business? 

QUIARRA: As a teen I thought going to college was my only option in life, but after becoming pregnant with my son, I knew that college wasn't what I really had a passion for. I sat on the couch watching YouTube videos all day and it finally hit me...MAKEUP! My aunt and mother already had a business and a school that they just opened, and all I had to do was take the step. I absolutely love being an esthetician but makeup gives me the freedom and creativity to admire and remind women why we are so beautiful with and without makeup. 


BBBY: What is the mission behind your/this business?

QUIARRA: Shador Studio of Esthetics is dedicated to providing clients with a relaxing, rejuvenating experience where their spa needs can be met.  Shador Studio of Esthetics specializes in the art of body sugaring, eyelash extension application, Massage and eyebrow microblading. Shador is known for our quality of service that is shown through our highly demanded eyelash extension and body sugaring techniques. Our professional licensed estheticians and Massage Practitionors strive to provide clients with quality service and the best products on the market.


BBBY: What challenges did you face when starting your own business/in this business?

QUIARRA: Confidence! I struggled for a very long time with believing in myself and my talent.


BBBY: Do you have a life mission or inspirational quote that you live by?

QUIARRA: Hebrews 11:1 For faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. 


BBBY: What inspires you to do what you do?

QUIARRA: My son. I want him to grow up and be proud of his mom and to see that women are strong and beautiful; and their strength should never intimidate a man but encourage him to be as strong as he can be.


BBBY: Tell us about a time in your life, where you felt most powerful as a woman.

QUIARRA: June 24, 2014 when I gave birth to my son. I had never experienced anything like that in life and that showed me that I could truly do ALL things through Christ who is my strength.


BBBY: What has made you most proud and why?

QUIARRA: Obtaining my Esthetics License makes me most proud. I struggled a lot in college and it led to me dropping out TWICE. I felt completely defeated but when I got my test scores back and my license came, I felt like I could do whatever I set my mind to. I loved the experiences I learned from college, but it wasn't for just me and I'm glad I found something that allows me to do what I love every single day. 


BBBY: What's the most important lesson you've learned as an entrepreneur or as you started in this business?

QUIARRA: The most important lesson I learned is to believe in yourself and trust in God. When He takes you to places that are intimidating and seem impossible, know that He will guide you the entire way through. Trust in the talent He has blessed you with and lean on Him when things become difficult... because they will. But He says he has plans for you,  plans to prosper you and not to harm you. 


BBBY: What are 3 tips you can share with aspiring entrepreneurs or someone ready to go after their dreams?


QUIARRA: PRAY for it, PRACTICE it and GO for it!


BBBY: Fill in the blank: I feel most empowered when I__________________.


QUIARRA: I feel most empowered when I pray and inspire other young women. 



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