My name is Malomo Oluwatosin now Omolade Oluwatosin and to the glory of God I am the creative director of TEESMILE Beauty World. Teesmile Beauty World is a brand you can trust for all your beauty matters from head to toe. We are into makeup art, gele art, nail art, hair care and styling, skin care and event planning. In a nutshell we do makeup and beauty services for a living and in addition we train people in beauty business.
During my growing up years, everyone around me knew that I loved anything pertaining to beauty. I would beg anyone to make her hair just because I love to do it. It’s been about 8years now since I have been offering beauty services professionally.
Once upon a time, when I was in my undergraduate days, the vision became an irresistible mission for me, and then the professional journey started when I had a mini hairdressing saloon in Ogbomosho where both students and indigenes patronized and enjoyed my services.
Anita Roddick says “to succeed, you have to believe in something with such a passion that it becomes a reality” and in view of this I got a call from a very good friend of mine in my 400level and she said that she was going to the NYSC orientation camp for marketing. I got interested and made plans to join other marketers at a different camp in Yikpata Kwara state. I was there for three weeks, making hair, nails, makeup and gele tying for corps members and officials. It was a bittersweet experience. I can remember the cold days and nights of fear of boko haram false alarm. We had no place to sleep and we had to sleep on benches or mats in the chapel. I went there at two different times. There was an ample time for me to think about my business and reflect on what I really wanted. I met a lot of other people, young and old who had made it a tradition to be there every time, some claimed share holders, and I just knew that whatever lies ahead of me is dependent on my definition of it and what steps I take towards the realization. The state of the country now is that the young female folks are the most unfortunate, if you don’t have a rich father, then you must have a liberal body. The beauty business has been my escape from prostitution. I never had it smooth but I never gave up. The journey to the top is very unpredictable but it is achievable.
“Believe in your dreams. They were given to you for a reason” says Katrina Mayer. The dream continued even after school when I was called to serve my fatherland. Our L.G.I called me one day during N.Y.S.C to prepare to teach makeup skill acquisition to my fellow corpers in Lokoja, Kogi state. It was such a privilege and I had so much joy in my heart because it’s what I love doing. My story encouraged a lot of Corp members and I love the impact I made in their lives.
After the whole session of talks and practical, I was thunderously applauded and this is much rewarding than being paid.
Diligence always made the emerging winner of the beauty pageants to be the queens that were adorned from my stall, all the time. I believe in hard work and diligence. I love God and I believe in prayers and financial integrity. I believe that the end is always the best. Each time I think of one of my favorite Bible verses which says, Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men (KJV) Prov. 22:29, this is what my sweet mum usually says to me every time.
Each day I wake up, I open my eyes to see the opportunities that lie ahead of me. I embrace it and make it worth the while. I undergo various trainings that help self development and beauty matters too. I have never stopped learning and this is what keeps me in business. I don’t like idleness. No time to waste.
Gabrielle Bernstein says “allow your passion to become your Purpose, and it will one day become your Profession. Beauty World is where my passion is and today it is my profession. It has been a wonderful experience so far and I love the satisfaction that my clients get each time I create their unique styles, giving them just what they want. I get a lot of referrals from old clients a lot. My business thrives on that. Also, I have learnt to be nice to everyone I meet. Friendliness is a good spice for a healthy business. I don’t joke with it. I try my best to make peace with all men.
It’s been all about passion and the fact that I love good looks and I made it my business. The beautiful ones are here already. “Man is only great when he acts from passion” according to Benjamin Disraeli. The journey of Teesmile Beauty World has been worth it although I am still trying to explore every other sides of the beauty business. This is what I am good at. This is what I love doing and Steve Jobs says “the only way to do great works is to love what you do”.
In the nearest future, TEESMILE beauty world will be a brand success and an impactful organization that rebirths great talents leading in the beauty industry. In addition, beauty business is not an alternative for me as a graduate but rather a fulfillment and a choice.
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