Today we’d like to introduce you to Amanda Wells.
Hi Amanda, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
I didn’t always love makeup, but right around 17-18 when I graduated high school, I really got interested. I realized that makeup was a way to change your look up any way you wanted. The possibilities are endless and that is the fun of it! I loved makeup so much I wanted to make myself a career out of it. But life happens and throughout the years, I left a career in makeup in the back burner. Now here I am married to a wonderful man with a wonderful little girl and the COVID pandemic had us in a tight spot! So I began to think about my makeup career again. I created the Instagram handle @aamandawellss and started my business the safest way I could, with virtual makeup tutorials in a class form on various different techniques! I’ve also recently opened up my roster to one on one tutorials! My goal here is to teach women how to do all the trendy techniques that we see all over social media in a safe judgment-free zone, and for an affordable price! The support so far has been insane, and I am not stopping here, I have so much more in mind on where I’m taking this business.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Wellbeing a new mother (more importantly a toddler mom) and trying to jumpstart this business at the same time has been the biggest bump I’d say. Trying to find the time to be a wife, mother, work part-time, and be an entrepreneur is such a juggling act! But definitely one I’m proud of!
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I am a self-taught makeup artist. I specialize in teaching others how to apply makeup through very detailed tutorials. I’m most proud of the courage it took me to jump out and start this business, and also all the new ideas I’ve come up with that I cant wait to release to the public!
What matters most to you? Why?
What matters most to me is that women have a place to learn that is judgment-free! When I was learning about makeup a lot of what held me back was feeling like I wasn’t as good as what I saw on social media! I want to show everyone what makeup really is! Sometimes you mess up and that’s ok! What’s really important is the fun you have. And that’s what my customers love about my classes, we ALWAYS have fun!
- Large Makeup classes (7-8 people) are 20$ per person
- One on one tutorials are 40$
- Small classes (1-2 people) 30$ per person.
- Clients full face in person 65$
- Instagram: @aamandawellss