Don’t give up after a failure. Everyone has ups and downs, it’s all about the process.”
Chan J. Yang is becoming Mid-Michigan’s leader in Microblading. After graduating from Michigan State University, she turned her full attention to learning the art. She has studied from the best in Beverly Hills, the makeup capital of the world. With eleven years in microblading, Chan has perfected her techniques and kept up with the latest styles. Her ability to create those enchanting eyebrows that people spend endless hours drawing on themselves has clients waiting in line for an appointment! Chan’s sparkling personality and captivating artistry are without parallel. Fulfilling clients expectations is her ambitition and she never fails! She spends a long time listening to clients wants and obtaining their perception of beauty and makes it happen for them.
Where did the idea for Aphrodite’s Secret come from?
I had very sensitive skin when I first came to America to attend school at MSU. I noticed my classmates had sensitive skin and acne and not many people knew how to solve it. Seeing that, it motivated me to take time to learn the field. I went to esthetician school and then I spent time learning with different dermatologists as well as going to conferences and tradeshows to stay up to date on the industry. After seeing what was out there, I decided I wanted to create a skincare company that really cares about the clients to help them save time and money. I spent time to learn from the CEO’s of multiple companies about the best options for our customers and from there we chose the best products to suit our clients. Our skin analysts work with each customer individually to ensure they get the best suiting products as each skin type is different and each regimen needs to customized. We also continue to follow up with each person to make sure their skin is improving dramatically, if not we will re-adjust the regimen.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
I spend a lot of time in the office connecting with new people and making our business grow while also coming up with better ways to serve our customers. Although, I try my best to not spend all my time in the office as it allows me to open my mind to create new and innovative ideas.
How do you bring ideas to life?
I just make it happen. For example, I immediately began esthetician school right after I decided I wanted to create skincare products. I did everything in my power to make it come to life.
What’s one trend that excites you?
Instagram because it is such a big platform. We are now able to share our products and the content we created with our clients all around the world. It makes it so easy to share our content and products along with what we’re doing with our followers.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
Reading. It helps me expand my thought process. I’m always challenging myself to be better by learning. Even though I’m very proud of what we’ve created, I know that we can always do better.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Anything you want to learn, go for it. You have nothing to stop you.
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on?
Cheesecake. I love cheesecake but most of my friends don’t agree with me! 🙂
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
Don’t give up after a failure. Everyone has ups and downs, it’s all about the process.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
Open minded – don’t be selfish and you should always be learning.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
There are a lot when you’re an entrepreneur. I’ve overcome many struggles by doing research and taking my time. You don’t need to rush into anything.
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
I think there should be an app to control a coffee brewer to brew your coffee in the morning 🙂
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
A spa treatment. It helped me to open my mind to new ideas.
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive? How do you use it?
Adobe Premiere Pro. Our team edits our travel and interview content with this program!
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
“Step Up: Confidence, success and your stellar career in 10 minutes a day” it is very empowering to let women know that they need to step up and make things happen. Anything is possible.
What is your favorite quote?
“What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger.”
- Don’t let anyone hold you back from accomplishing your goals.
- Take more time to learn.
- Trust yourself.
Steve (Stefan) Junge hails from Germany and helps with the day-to-day publishing of interviews on IdeaMensch. While he and Mario don’t share a favorite soccer club, their enthusiasm to help entrepreneurs is a shared passion.