We had the good fortune of connecting with Stephanie Taylor and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Stephanie, what is the most important factor behind your success?
AUTHENTICITY. Once I stopped trying to follow industry trends and started to put all of my effort into the things that I love and what means the most to me, that’s really when my business began to bloom. Being unapologetically me has drawn my target audience to me and I’m so grateful for the love and support. I think my “tell it like it is with kindness” approach has really put me on the map in the sunless industry. I really don’t hold back when it comes to being extremely vocal on any form of injustices or body policing/shaming and for so long, that was the very back bone of the industry. We want change and I’m on the forefront of that.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I am a mobile Celebrity Spray Tan Artist and educator who services the bulk of SoCal. I am a BIPOC Specialist and my mission is try spread a basic understanding of skin safety to all communities but specifically they POC/BIPOC community as we are dying at a higher rate of Skin Cancer due to not catching these red flags earlier.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We would absolutely have to hike Torrey Pines, head to Holy Matcha afterwards for a drink and a GF/V snack, watch the dolphins from the Oceanside Pier, then get all dolled up for dinner in Carlsbad at Jeune et Jolie.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would not be where I am today if it were not for the strength of all the women in my family. We are resilient, ambitious, and above all else, leaving a legacy of love and real systemic change for generations to come.
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