We had the good fortune of connecting with Bree Hood and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Bree, how do you define success?
I define success by the happiness of my customers, my employees, and myself. I know there are points in time that I can not please everyone, however I feel if I put my best foot forward and keep trying; things will become better overall.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
When I first started my company, we only sold beauty items such as lipsticks, shadows, and lashes for an affordable price. Now we have added so much more variety to what we do, with hair and event coordinating. BudgetBabezLLC believes it shouldn’t cost a lot to feel beautiful, or have pretty items. We respect that fact that our customers are working with a budget, and my company tries to help our customers have more beauty items without breaking the bank. We also just recently added event / photoshoot coordinating, this is for customers who want to just dress up for the day and take photos to bring out the most in them. They get the experience of a life time with hair, makeup, and photos provided for a great price.

We have faced many struggles with growing our business, but we continue to push forward. When we have problems arise, we immediately solve it right away or take the steps necessary to make corrections. There are moments where it is easy, but of course we always have our challenges. I try to remember that when we reach a low point the best thing to do is change and move forward. Not every change we make will work, but once we find a change that fits us best and helps us progress we stick to it.

BudgetBabezLLC is a company committed to everyone bring out the beauty within themselves.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
One of my favorite places to eat in the city is the Wooden Nickle Tavern! They have the best wings in the entire city, according to the chef they bake the wings first and then fry them after, so it has extra crunch when it is served. They also have a great atmosphere with music and pool table available. Another bar similar to this one would be Hush Social Club, have a great variety of food and very diverse culture. If we were to just go out and have drinks only, I would take them to Kon Tiki, they would have to try the Hurricane. The hurricane is one of their best drinks on the menu. The last drink / food place I would recommend is churrasco de brazil in Tucson mall. It an all you can eat Brazilian steak house, and honestly you can’t beat all you can eat steaks. They are seasoned to perfection, and the white sangria drink is the best.

A few of my favorite hangout spots in in Tucson would be IBTs, Cobra Arcade, and Hi-fi! All three of these places is where you can meet interesting and unique people. Plus, the drinks are always amazing, and the atmosphere is one you will not forget. Especially at IBTs, there is always a Drag queen performing before the night starts. If you are looking to make new memories with friends, I would recommend these places to do it.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Estrella Hodges has been the most supporting person since I opened my business. When I first started, she would always let me test makeup looks out on her, and give me ideas to help grow. Now, Estrella is the right hand of my company, and a lead manager for our event coordinating services all within a year. She is thoughtful, caring, and inspiring! When there are days I want to give up, Estrella reminds me why I have company and that we are worthy to be open.

Website: budgetbabez.com

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Image Credits
model for the Christmas shoot – @neo_envy_ Photographer for Christmas shoot – @hiddenchicago87 purple and pink ombre wig was purchased from – @Niquesbeautysupply

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