Today we’d like to introduce you to Tuyetchi Mai.
Tuyetchi, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I was in the medical field for around 14 years and I grew extremely unhappy with the inside politics that were associated with that particular profession. Ironically this negative environment actually became just the motivation I needed to pursue the beauty industry. My mother , Tuyet Dang, was the one who originally influenced me to look into aesthetics and eventually owning my own business.
I also had a little help from two salon owners from the lower cape, Sherlock in Orleans Ma, and Salon Lalique in South Dennis.
They willingly shared experiences and advice with me regarding this industry and one even gave me a whole aesthetic room set up when she sold her salon.
By the end of 1998 I began Emily Michael Too Skin Care. The business name is after my two children Michael and Emily.
I got to where I am today because of my clients. My clients have given me the opportunity to work with them. They trust me because they are confident in my experience, talent, skill and knowledge of skin care. I care for each and every one of my clients and because of that I am able to be the best I can be. I get so excited when I meet a new client. Every one is very different from the next. I love the new challenge and the smile of satisfaction on their faces as they leave my shop.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It hasn’t always been a smooth road. For example in 2006 I decided that if my business was to survive I needed to be expand to an additional location that would be year round. It’s a strict seasonal location here on Cape Cod so it seemed like the best worthwhile venture. I ended up purchasing a commercial condo space in Mashpee. Everything was going great. I had the approval of the condo association as well as the building inspector, the only thing that I needed was a special permit. I felt confident in obtaining said permit due to the fact that two months prior the Mashpee zoning board granted another skin care business the same exact permit directly across the street from my ” soon-to-be business”. It turned out that a lawyer in my new complex put his stamp of disapproval on skin care establishments being there so after his involvement the town denied me of the permit. The reason the town gave me was ” we made a mistake giving out the permit to the lady across the street and we’re not going to repeat that mistake twice.” Between the lawyer and the town fighting me , losing the building space, ruining my credit and the economy I was devastated.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Emily Michael Too Skin Care story. Tell us more about the business.
My business is Emily Michael Too Skin Care. We provide customized services for our clients. We specialize in all types of skin care treatments from dry, sensitive, mature, and acne also hair removal and massages.
What I’m known for. My clients have repeatedly told me that I am very thorough, knowledgeable, and blunt in a loving way. They tell me that too as they laugh.
It makes me so proud to be able to provide a place for my clients to come and leave their worries behind. I love the way my clients walk in the door with a huge smile on their faces, as if I’m a family member they haven’t seen in a while.
What sets me apart from others is that I love my job if you even want to call it that. I give everyone special attention to their needs and concerns. I enjoy teaching and explaining the science of skin and the do’s and don’ts . I make it easy to understand and easy to remember why it is they are taking care of their skin. But most of all I Care.
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I don’t believe in luck, good or bad. I believe in working hard and giving one hundred and ten percent.
Treat others the way you want to be treated. With that said, it doesn’t matter if it’s your life or business it is literally what you make of it.
- Address: 35 route 134 / until 12
South Dennis, MA 02660
- Website: www.emilymichaeltoo.com
- Phone: 5087605655
- Email: email@example.com