We had the good fortune of connecting with Lexy Burris and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lexy, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I didn’t plan to run my own business it just happened and cliche as that sounds. But now that I do, my thought process was, “is there a need for my business? , what do I love about what I do, and how can I optimize?”
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.
What sets me apart is that I am not competitive and want to collaborate with other creatives such as myself. There is so much power in making genuine connections.
I am most excited about the foreseeable future and all the opportunities that I have been offered. Especially now that I am on my own schedule and get to focus on getting better at one thing. I have never been able to focus on one task. Always had to be a multitasker.
It was not easy to get to where I am now, I have taken what I have learned from college and all the skills I have acquired from professional rolls in public health and health care in society. I now know how to communicate, educate, and continually learn. The decision to go full time and quit a 9-5 job was unthought of for me because the idea of my income solely depending on me was a scary thought. I learned that I will have to take risks , why not start now? And so I did.
I want people to know that my brand has came about from tears and frustration due to not knowing how to start a business. I have always been one to be resourceful and sufficient in my endeavors. But, due to all the support I was able to figure out how to establish what I have now. The world must know anything worth having , especially of your own is worth working for and it won’t be easy, but never be afraid to ask questions and be a learner..
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?
Lake pleasant Sugar jams soul kitchen
Scottsdale fashion square
Farmers Market Gilbert
First Friday on Roosevelt
Ferry ride on canyon lake
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My parents & friends deserve a shoutout! They have known and encouraged me to do makeup artistry.
Photographed by Elle Bee