In case you missed it, we declared 2021 is the year of Woman, and will periodically be featuring WonderFULL Woman whose hard work, dedication and grace inspire us! So without further ado, meet our June WonderFULL Woman Manuela Velez, professional permanent makeup artist and entrepreneur. She shared advice for fellow women entrepreneurs, obstacles she’s faced, and more!
1. Tell us about yourself in 2-3 sentences
My name is Manuela Velez, I'm a Permanent Makeup/Tattoo Artist and Trainer. I'm originally from Colombia and my passion is enhancing the natural beauty that each individual woman possesses. I'm a very dedicated entrepreneur in the beauty industry, who strives to help women feel beautiful and confident in their own skin.
2. Who is the most inspiring woman in your life?
The most inspiring woman in my life without a doubt would have to be my grandmother. She has the perfect mix of being the strongest woman but yet the sweetest, most compassionate and kind person I have ever met.
3. Tell us one piece of advice you would give to your younger self.
Don't be so hard on yourself, the universe and life will always conspire in your favor when you do the right thing.
4. What is the biggest obstacle you've faced and how did you overcome it?
The biggest obstacle in my career has been letting go of control and delegating tasks onto other people. I'm a perfectionist and I believe that everything will be done better if I handle it. To this day, I still struggle with it but I have built a great team and I'm learning how to balance work life and personal life.
5. If you could pick 3 words to define you, what would they be?
Perfectionist, Dedicated, and Spontaneous