My name is Vanessa Holland. I’m a knowledgeable licensed Esthetician. I’m the owner of The Mapenzi Collection aka TMCgrooming. I’ve been in the beauty industry for over 20 yrs and licensed as a professional for 12+. I’m a mother of a grown up man child lol and I’m entering into the next phase of my Health and Wellness business.
I started my business 18yrs ago when my sons father was murdered. I wanted to be able to be accessible to my son and the events he joined so in decided to go into business for myself. I initially started making bath and body products but felt like I wanted to do more.
Wow, some of the challenges… there were definitely many. I had just finished esthetician school and the morning of my exam my grandmother took her last breath in my arms. I still got up and went to Christine Valmey and passed my Esthetics exam on the first try. I went into male grooming because of my son. I knew I couldn’t teach him how to be a man but I could teach him how to be well groomed and respectful to woman.
Advice for those interested in starting their own business: Just do it! Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Get a mentor or someone who is doing exactly what you want to do. Fill out for small business information and just do it!!!!