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Meet Dominique Pasquarosa of La Beautique in Newton

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dominique Pasquarosa.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Dominique. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I have loved the beauty industry from a very young age. Growing up, I was always doing friends hair and makeup just for fun! When I was 15 years old, I got my first job in a hair salon as a receptionist and I loved it so much. From that point on, I worked in different salons through high school and my love for the beauty industry continued to grow. In my entrepreneurship class in high school, I created my own salon. I still have my binder with the whole business plan in it!

After I graduated high school, I enrolled in Empire Beauty School in Downtown Boston. As I went to school I worked my first assistant position at a salon on Newbury Street. When I graduated school I relocated to work locally. After finding the right salon for me, I trained for about 2 years, built my clientele for about 3 years and then found the amazing opportunity to open my own salon, La Beautique!

Opening La Beautique has been a huge learning experience for me that has come along with many challenges, but I love having a salon and I love what I do! A huge passion of mine is providing hair and makeup for weddings and special events. Since opening La Beautique I have been able to really grow that side of the business which has been so much fun!

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It has definitely not been a smooth road. Since before I opened the salon, I dealt with many challenges which were very discouraging at the time. I had to deal with a lot of people and situations that were out of my comfort zone and I still do! Although it can feel very overwhelming, everything passes so I choose to look at every situation and challenge as a learning experience. I have learned so much in the past three years and am continuing to learn every day!

La Beautique – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
La Beautique offers hair and makeup services. Through the week we see clients for hair color, cuts, and typically bridal trials as well. We also specialize in balayage, which is a hand painting color technique that provides the hair with a seamless, lived-in look.

We specialize in weddings and special event hair and makeup. This part of the business has grown significantly over the past year so we are currently looking to grow our team of freelance makeup artists and hair stylists to take on the overflow of wedding inquiries for 2018! I am very proud of this aspect of La Beautique!

Providing hair and makeup services is what sets us apart from others because it is a one-stop shop. A lot of our clients for prom, weddings and special events love that they are able to come to one place to have both services done or that they are able to hire only one salon to come to them for both services.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Success to me is feeling satisfied and accomplished in life. As a business owner, for me, it is really hard sometimes to recognize my successes because it is an emotional roller coaster! I really hold very high expectations for myself and have a lot I want to accomplish in the future, but I won’t give away any of the details!

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Kristin Chalmers Photography, Molly Anne Photography

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