We had the good fortune of connecting with Alexis Baker and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alexis, why did you pursue a creative career?
I decided to pursue an artistic and creative career because I have been doing makeup since I was a young girl, YouTube was my bestfriend. I have always had a keen eye for all things beauty related and growing up I did hair and makeup in my free time for fun and I happened to enjoy doing it because it made not only myself feel beautiful but those around me as well.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
What sets me apart from others is that I truly care, and anyone who meets me and have a conversation with me will be able to know that. I am most proud of setting goals for myself and accomplishing them, I have accomplished so many things from wanting them at such a young age to now living in my destiny is everything I could ever need. I am most proud of accomplishing things that I didn’t think I was capable of doing or worked hard to achieve such as graduating high school and went onto active duty army, to parting ways from the military and then having my own business and becoming a permanent makeup artist and professional makeup artist. I’m most excited to embrace the journey that I am currently in, and continuing to elevate in life and with the amazing and rewarding career that I chose. The lessons that I have learned along the way is that there is nothing wrong with not fitting in or following the status quo. What I want the world to know about me is that I have such a pure soul I want everyone to do well in life and be successful. What I want the world to know about my brand is that our mission is to create art in a way that our clients feel beautiful inside and out and we want to ensure client satisfaction is met. I host classes to those who would like to be a business owner themselves or expand their business to become a makeup artist or permanent makeup artist. I view life as our past does not makeup for who we are, as long as there is drive, passion, motivation, goals, a dream there is not limit on the amount of success that can be accomplished in life and no matter what anyone says. What I want the world to know about my story is that I wanted to be heard as a young girl and by having a business I am able to express myself through passion and it means the world to me that my clients trust me with their precious faces to allow me to create the looks they desire and that my students trust me as their mentor to assist them in their journey on becoming a permanent makeup artist or makeup artist and my mission is to not let them down. My vision is beyond what I can see, there are others looking up to me and that is motivation in itself, the only way to go is to have faith and continue to be a better version of myself each and everyday.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my bestfriend was visiting the area and I wanted to show them the best time ever I would take them to a variety of locations. We would do alittle of everything, go to a few nice restaurants and mix it up some italian, chinese, japanese, steakhouse spots, we’d take a visit to the zoo or aquarium, top golf maybe, and stop by Scottsdale fashion square mall, a walk around tempe town lake maybe ride the bikes and scooters for a more relaxing feel. In my view I love variety, not feeling restricted with options is the best feeling and trying new and different places and things to go and explore.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to give a special shoutout to Vetta Murdock at Rare skincare because she is all about unity and when it comes to supporting another business she is very supportive. Vetta have a very positive attitude towards life in itself, and she is extremely passionate and knowledgeable in what she does in her area of expertise.
Facebook: Denise Alexis
Yelp: Brows By Lex
Other: Tiktok: @Missdenisealexis