Would you like to support a local small business run by a Ukiah Wildcat? Well, Ukiah High Freshman Ashanti Lively is the proud owner of Pretty B#$@h Lashes.
When asked why she started this business, Lively said, “The makeup world is something I’ve been really passionate about and I decided to start with lashes”. She remembered the first day she put on lashes saying she “loved the way they looked, it would make me happy every time I would wear them.” Little did she know, that would be the start of Pretty B#$@h Lashes.
“It is very hard when you’re first starting, you can get very unmotivated,” Lively said. Regarding the difficulties of starting a small business, she explains “it just takes time, you just have to be patient and figure out a method that works for you and your business.” She recommends that others should start their own businesses because it’s a way to make money.
The benefit of running your own, Lively said, is you are passionate about it, you enjoy it and “I think if you’re passionate about something you should definitely pursue your dreams.”
Success is something we all strive for and Pretty B#$@h Lashes is drowning in it. “I have definitely made progress and growth, I faced a lot of challenges in the beginning,” Lively said. Thanks to word of mouth around Ukiah High and outside of campus, Lively has “gained new forms of clientele” and it has helped me gain more of an audience.
Now that Lively has a reliable supplier of eyelashes, Lively sees a bright future for her business: “I absolutely want to continue this throughout my adulthood.” Lively hopes that as she continues to put effort into Pretty B#$@h Lashes “it will grow and become something greater.”