Today we’d like to introduce you to Mychell Brewington.
Hi Mychell, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I started my business during the beginning of the pandemic when we all thought it would last two weeks. Lol. I was a healthcare worker, pretty bored with working and coming straight home.
Work was stressful during that time, so I was just looking for something new to try and do or learn. I was a personal trainer back in college, so I was initially planning on getting that backup and running for myself, especially since the gyms were closed due to COVID. I was online trying to find virtual training platforms so I could begin taking clients and an advertisement for a body contouring course popped up.
I clicked it and randomly decided to invest my entire paycheck into this random, sketchy course, but I’m so glad I took that risk. I ate ramen noodles for two weeks, but it was well worth it. I fell in love with body contouring and felt like it was more aligned with my interests now than personal training was. I think my passion for it showed as I did the services on myself and shared my experience with others. From there, my business blossomed and people became more and more interested over time. I started servicing clients out of my living room in my 500 square foot condo.
I wasn’t really advertising my services and I was working on a healthcare license at the time, so it was really just a hobby and I never intended it to become my entire career. When my clientele grew to a certain point, I decided it was time to expand to a small suite because all of my clients weren’t friends and family anymore. I didn’t want strangers in my house! Lol. I opened up a suite with my lash technician and we started a referral program with each other that really helped us both takeoff.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
This has definitely not always been a smooth road. I started my business with my school refund and literally just took a huge leap of faith. I was working in healthcare at the time, so balancing everything was difficult, especially through COVID, quarantine shut-downs, and things like that.
I lost hope plenty of times in the beginning, but I have an awesome support system that encouraged me to remain consistent with my efforts, advertising my business, and being consistent. It was hard for me to build clientele, just because of quarantine and people’s concerns with COVID.
Luckily, I had my full-time job to cover my expenses, but I wanted more for my business and I was constantly discouraged by setbacks due to COVID.
We’ve been impressed with Chelly Jae Aesthetics, but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I specialize in non-invasive body contouring, which is a cosmetic approach to reducing fat and sculpting the body to your desired shape. My most popular service is cavitation, which uses ultrasound to liquefy fat and stimulate lymphatic drainage. I love what I do– it’s super rewarding. Starting this business has allowed me to help so many people feel more confident and sexy. That makes me feel great and I’m super proud that I can help others on their self-love and wellness journeys.
I also own a storefront salon called “The Beauty Bar by Chelly Jae.” I wanted an upscale space to house my business, as well as a classroom to teach and certify others, an area to space out my product-mixing station and shipment equipment, etc. I had a vision and worked diligently to make it happen. Now, I have six ladies renting suites from me in the salon and enough space to grow professionally, expand my business, and host fun events for my brand.
I take so much pride in helping others. I want my brand to reflect wellness, growth, and confidence all around. I like to think that my services, as well as my salon environment, curate these values of mine in others as well.
What were you like growing up?
Growing up, I was really bubbly and never afraid to try new things. I loved meeting new people, going to new places, and just embracing new experiences overall. Although I was so outgoing, I never really imagined myself being an entrepreneur.
I didn’t feel like I loved any one thing enough to do it forever. I loved change, new scenery, and learning new things in general. I think that me trying so many new things has helped me to find my niche.
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