We had the good fortune of connecting with Mariah Johnson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Mariah, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factor behind my success as an Esthetician is definitely believing in my vision and bringing it to life. In order to to be successful you must first believe in yourself with everything you have and carry yourself with confidence. If you don’t believe in yourself first, then who will? My number one attribute is having confidence in who I am, what I do, and what I have to offer. I am a very spiritual, positive, caring, and nurturing person so this definitely comes into play as being an Esthetician. Your clients want to feel safe, well taken care of, and they want to be able to trust you which is number one priority. I offer nothing but the best experience to all my clients and treat everybody how I would want to be treated. Life is all about taking risks, taking that leap of faith and chasing your dreams no matter how long the journey may be. You can do anything you set your mind to and no goal is out of reach when you believe you can achieve it. Limits do not exist when you have big dreams, goals to accomplish and the possibilities are endless. So always follow your passion and lead with your heart and the rest is history.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I got to where I am today because I could no longer see myself working for somebody else. I had a dream that needed to come to life, which was being my own boss and doing what would fulfill me most in life without anybody preventing me from my full potential. I knew I had to leave my spa job and start my own business from the ground up. It was definitely not a walk in the park to start this journey and it came with many challenges which I was prepared to overcome no matter what it took. Each obstacle was only a lesson learned which made me go harder, stronger and not make the same mistake twice. This is all about trial and error and experiencing all aspects of the business in order to learn what works and what doesn’t work for you and your clients. Always prepare for the worst and hope for the best when you have a business because anything could go wrong but it’s up to you to turn it into something positive and not get discouraged by one bump in the road. Staying consistent and persistent has been key to growing my business and watching it come to fruition. What sets me apart from others is the multiple services I offer. I’m passionate about my craft, I’m dedicated, I have a strong mindset, I’m trustworthy, I always stay true to myself and keep it real with my clients no matter what. I genuinely care for them and have their best interest at heart and would never lead them in the dark. I’m most proud of how far I’ve come, the growth in my business and always striving for the best! Failure is never an option for me and I take pride in everything I do and will always give it a 110%. I have been working very hard behind the scenes and that is what most people don’t see. So I am excited to be releasing some new beauty products that I’ve been working on for my clients and supporters to purchase. What I want the world to know about my brand Glow Doll Esthetics is that I take pride in making you feel beautiful from the inside out. As much as the beauty industry focuses on outer beauty, it all starts from within first and I will give you the confidence you seek and desire. Every woman deserves to feel beautiful and I’ve made it my duty in life to help others enhance their natural beauty and give them that extra boost of self confidence. I’m only here to uplift you, encourage you and make you feel like you can conquer the world. Anything is possible so never give up on your dreams and always reach for the stars!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Some of my favorite areas to visit in the city are Old Town, Downtown, La Jolla, Sunset Cliffs, and Mission Beach. These are some of the main spots that we always have to see! Also, Kate Sessions park is a beautiful view overlooking the city where you could plan a picnic day and have some fun in the sun. Some of my favorite food places to eat at or get drinks would be Casa De Pico, King and Queen Cantina, Chiquitas Mexican Restaurant, Craft & Commerce, Osaka Sushi, Tokyo Sushi, Tamarind Thai, Wei Wei Asian express, Royal Mandarin and Yard House.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I wouldn’t be where I’m at today if it wasn’t for my family offering so much support, encouragement, love and trust along the way. They’ve been my rock and support system throughout the whole journey of my career and decision making. They shaped me into the strong woman I am today and have been the absolute best role models in my life. I am so thankful and blessed to have them to look up to and to lean on when times get rough. They’ve helped me through the whole process and always believe in my vision even when I have the wildest dreams and goals I want to achieve. They always let me do me and be my most authentic self no matter what and I am forever grateful to have them by my side. And of course, I cannot forget about my clients! I would definitely not be in this position today if it wasn’t for them believing in my craft and supporting me the way that they do. I have the most loyal, genuine and supportive clientele ever, which has only motivated me to do better, be better and always deliver excellent service to them. They keep me thriving and have played the biggest role in my business. Without them, Glow Doll Esthetics would not exist. I owe it to them to continue to make them proud and offer nothing but the best experience.

Instagram: @glowdollesthetics & @glowdollrih

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