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

Hi Kaitlyn, what’s the most important thing you’ve done for your children?
I try to make sure that no matter what’s going on, my boys always know how loved they are. Life gets crazy and busy and hectic but I want them always knowing that there is always time for them no matter what.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
What I hope to do with Lash Haven and Eden Boutique is to empower women, mothers, female entrepreneurs, and business owners to work hard towards their goals and be unapologetically themselves. Not only do we provide the tools and confidence for these women, but the support to do so. Each product and service promotes the “girl boss” in us all, focuses on the importance of faith, and opens the conversation about struggling with mental health. At Lash Haven salon and Eden Boutique we provide a safe space for women to step away from it all, find support from like-minded individuals, walk away feeling more beautiful and confident, and possibly leave with a new shirt or accessory that expresses it all.
As the owner of Lash Haven and Eden Boutique and I strive to be a living example of everything these two local businesses stand for. I am a mother of two, a full-time business owner, a manager, an entrepreneur, a sister, a daughter, and a friend. My goal in life is to support other women to work hard to achieve their passions and grow a community of likeminded women.

Along the way there have been countless learning and growth opportunities and I’ve been fortunate enough to be surrounded by women who also want to empower each other, share trade tips and tricks and brainstorm ideas together for our own businesses. While there have been hurdles to overcome, these women have been there to help me through it.

Id like women to really know that we don’t have to compete, there is enough success to go around and imagine what we can accomplish if we all hype each other up and help each other flourish.

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.
Mostly I like to be outdoors. My family and I like to go camping up at Woods Canyon lake, or when the weather permits I like to go hiking.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My family and friends have always played a huge role in supporting me in my business endeavors, from becoming my first clients/ customers, to helping paint the salon, or even pick out logo designs. My mom is the one who has come up with all of my business names. One woman in particular who made a huge impact on me was Kristina Decknick, she was a fellow aesthetician and during our weekly lash appointments we would always talk about the weeks successes, stresses and swap ideas on how to improve. Devastatingly, she passed away last year, and what i have learned from her is a lifelong lesson i will always carry with me. She taught me how to be selfless in business, she was technically my competitor in the industry, however, she was incredibly generous with any knowledge she had accumulated. This is something not many do and it was refreshing and eye opening. I also have a core group of women business owner best friends who do the same as well and its a really beautiful thing. Heather (owner, Beauty Secrets Collective) Jessica ( owner, The Beauty Bungaloww) Sarah (owner, Tangled and Tousled) Kelsey (owner, Desert Brows and Beauty, Athena (owner, Meraki Brand House) as well as many more. This community keeps growing.

Website: edenboutiqueaz.com lashhavenaz.com

Instagram: edenboutiqueaz lashhavenaz_

Facebook: Eden Boutique AZ; Lash Haven AZ

Image Credits
@ashleystonephotography @lindsay persons

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