Today we’d like to introduce you to Jocelyn Haubert.
Jocelyn, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I began my career in the beauty industry at Sephora located at the Prudential Center.
Being in the heart of Boston of I was given the opportunity to work with women from all over the world which helped my artistry skills become well rounded from the get go. I freelanced here and there but was scared to take the jump. After 4 and a half years I gathered the courage to fully pursue own venture and have never looked back.
I started with a small, used, hand-me-down train case filled with whatever makeup I was able to afford and little understanding of how to operate a business. Luckily both of my parents have owned their own businesses for over 20 years each, so they were a great resource for me. Today my company employs 5 of us total. We have had the honor of being a part of over 100 weddings, and have started Blush & Rosé, a very fun, luxury makeup and wine workshop for women.
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?
I can’t say it’s been perfectly smooth, but I can’t say it’s been too rocky either. My biggest struggle has been finding reliable artists to add to my team that is as passionate about the client as they are about the artistry. My clients are everything, so that’s very important to me. I feel that business has ups and downs just like life, and there are moments that may seem tough but are sent to teach you, stretch you and allow you to grow further than you may have thought possible. I have developed an interviewing and training process to find and train artists that fit my brand and teach them the “J.Mariah Culture” of putting clients first. I’m lucky to have found some really great girls.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Jocelyn Mariah Makeup Artistry story. Tell us more about the business.
My company specializes in Bridal & special event makeup. I enjoy being able to add glamour to a women without taking away her natural beauty. I take into account her personality, what she wears day to day, where she’s headed that night, her comfort level with makeup and how far beyond that she’s willing to go. All these things allow me to create a look that reflects her uniqueness.
What makes me happiest and has really given me a sense of pride is how many brides come back to me for maternity shoots or special events after their wedding. Sometimes it’s the opposite and I’ve done their makeup for a black tie gala and they’ve attended one of my makeup workshops and when it’s time to married they immediately think of me. I love building a rapport with my clients, and it’s amazing how many have turned into friends. I love them all, their support is invaluable to me. I invest my whole heart into my business, so it’s amazing when others see that and come back to me again and again.
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I think if any luck is involved, it’s been good luck for sure. I’ve been so fortunate to have worked with some of the most amazing women here in New England. Countless women who are ambitious, down to earth, and inspiring in so many ways. Meeting these women and hearing their stories really motivates me day after day and year after year.
- Website: www.jocelynmariahmakeup.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: Instagram.com/jocelynmariah.makeup
- Facebook: Facebook.com/Jocelynmariah.makeup
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