Introduce yourself and profession to our readers:
My name is Dominique Jefferson, I was born and raised in Charleston SC. I am a wife, a mother and an entrepreneur. I am the CEO and Founder of Kiss Of Essence Cosmetics, an online cosmetics line, mainly focused on lipsticks and eyeshadows. At Kiss of Essence we offer a unique high quality brand of cosmetics.
What inspired you to pursue this area of interest?
I have always had a passion for makeup and fashion. As a little girl, I remember watching my mother do her makeup before church service on Sunday morning. I was that young lady that would sneak makeup to school and put it on so my mom won't see. I decided to turn my passion into a brand.
What advice would you share with those interested in a similar pursuit?
The advice I would give anyone wanting to become an entrepreneur is to go for it and let no one talk you out of your dream. You have to go through the NOs to get to the YES! Discover your WHYs.
Discuss a professional challenge and how you overcame it:
A professional challenge I've had was getting noticed and be taking seriously. I overcame those challenges by continuing to get my brand out there and making myself more noticeable. And also ignoring the negativity. Another challenge for me was not stopping at all the NOs; so when someone says no, that motivated me even more to go harder.
What is next for your brand/business in 2016?
2016 was just the start of Kiss Of Essence Cosmetics, we just launched our fall collection. The remainder of 2016; in December we will have a Holiday collection, we will be out networking in different cities to market and get the brand out there. We will be getting ready for some wonderful things in 2017!
How can readers connect with you online and through social media.
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