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

Hi Chelsea, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
No risk, no magic. Truer words have never been said. My entire business was built on risk. I worked in a corporate setting for years knowing that I had so much potential, but was terrified to fail. One day it clicked for me that this was not my forever job. I was comfortable and paying my bills, but I wasn’t being challenged. My job was so specialized that I wasn’t expanding my knowledge or using so many of the skills that I had been taught in school. With the unwavering support of my family and friends, I was dead set on opening Rooted Gypsy and have never looked back! I opened my studio weeks before the covid shut down and was so worried that I wouldn’t be able to make it. Once the shut down had lifted, I couldn’t believe the amount of love I had received. I’m so blessed and grateful for my amazing clientele for supporting my dream. While I couldn’t have made this happen without them, I never discredit the amount of time, tears and dedication I have poured into my business. If i had never taken this risk, I would have never been graced with its undeniable magic.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I always joke with my clients that I’m either enhancing your beauty or ripping your hair out! As a lash artist and waxer, I’m able to boost the confidence of others. I love self love! I love that my clients get to leave my studio feeling like a million bucks! Whether its just a lash fill or a brow wax, I’m doing something that makes me happy and in turn is making someone else happy! Before setting off on my own business adventure I was worried that the industry was over saturated, but that is the exact opposite actually! The beauty industry is ever evolving and is waiting with open arms for anyone and everyone who’s willing to push their limits and perform their craft. I’ve learned that there really is strength in numbers. You need people and support. There was a lot of self doubt along the way that was completely overcome by the love of my friends and family. I have also learned what it means to believe in yourself. You are your own best friend and your own worst enemy. Be a better friend to yourself. I want the world to know that if I, some girl from Kingman, Arizona with not a single clue of what the world has to offer can do it, YOU CAN TOO. I’m not saying quit your job tomorrow, but don’t let yourself settle somewhere comfortable when there is a whole other realm of opportunity waiting for you! You’ve. Got. This.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Lets hope they fly in on a Friday night so we can be up early to hit the farmers markets! Grab a few drinks at the Ostrich in downtown Chandler, followed by sushi at East Wind immediately after. Walk it all off at the desert botanical gardens or jump in our kayaks and paddle around Tempe town lake to get a great view of our world famous Arizona sunsets. I would love to take her to First Watch because their avocado toast and million dollar bacon is UNMATCHED. Two Hands Corndogs for lunch and Culinary Dropout for dinner and a hangout,

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There is one person in particular who I would LOVE to dedicate my shout out to! She has consoled me, motivated me and given me so much guidance. Carey Holck, the owner of The Elegant I, has been my work mom and my rock through my entire experience as a business owner. Carey has this special kind of wisdom and grace that I can only HOPE to have one day. She is the kindest soul that I’ve come across. My life will forever be changed because of her. I could never thank her enough for her selflessness.

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