We had the good fortune of connecting with Lexi McDonald and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lexi, how do you think about risk?
Risk taking to me is alot like learning to fall forward , meaning if a person is not constantly pushing themselves out of their comfort zones , they will continue to just sit in the same spot never moving. Risk taking as played a huge role in my life, without taking risks I would not be here today opening my own place, yes is it scary? Of course, but if you never take a chance you will never know, People have often asked me if I am afraid of failure, but honestly I do not believe there is such a thing as failure, I believe that if you are constantly pushing yourself and doing everything you can to succeed you can never fail. A person only fails when they give up on theirselves before giving themselves the chance to succeed.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am a hair and makeup artist, I have a studio in Gilbert, Arizona called luxx beauty and aesthetics. When I first started doing weddings I always heard from brides that they wished that there was a one stop shop for everything and after hearing that alot I realized I wanted to be that person they came to. So I invested in myself and my business from going to California for makeup classes and hair courses, to building a team with all different skills, from nurses who are amazing at Botox, microneedling, and much more. It definitely has not been easy to get to this point, there was alot of times I thought should I even keep going? Most of the time while I was building I had to work 3 jobs to do what I loved, but it was worth it because I honestly love what I do, and when you do what you love you are happy and people can see that. Some lessons I have learned along the way, is never doubt yourself and never compare yourself to others, be unique and always help others acheive there goals along the way. Luxx beauty and aesthetics is a place where clients, and brides can come and feel comfortable, and leave feeling beautiful. I have never wanted my business to be about changing who someone is, luxx beauty and aesthetics is all about enhancing the natural beauty of each client.
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?
Arizona is my favorite state , I have been to other states and I always miss being home. Some of my favorite places to visit specially if you have a family is great Wolf Lodge it’s a great water park inside to have fun. Some of my favorite places to eat are Joe’s farm grill, Joe’s barbeque and there is this great Burger place called the stand.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Man there is so many people that have helped me get to where I am today, one of those people would be my mother and father, it never mattered what or who I wanted to be in this life they have always been my biggest fans. Other person would be my husband, honestly I have a great husband he has always stood by me and my dreams and goals and has always believed I would achieve them, he encourages me and helps me beyond measure with running a business and having children at the same time.