In The Spotlight!
Hey everyone! Thanks for visiting my page where I will be spotlighting select individuals that are helping others around them either with inspiration or with a product they promote 🙂
Check out the below for this months featured In The Spotlight!
Hi there! My name is Stacey Bales!
I am a Maëlle Mentor and I have also been a licensed cosmetologist for over 13 years now! I've been lucky to have such a great clientele which allows me to be able to practice from my home!
First and foremost I am a wife, and a mom. We are an oil field family, which has given me the amazing opportunity to be a work at home mom! Being able to be home with my kids is one of the hardest most rewarding jobs there is! It's also my favorite and I wouldn't trade it for the world!
It Initially Started
I have been in direct sales for many years. It initially started as a means of extra income. We learned really quickly though that focusing on income was our first down fall with that first company 13+ years ago!
We did really well but found ourselves lacking the passion for the product and it ended up very short lived. We ended up failing miserably and my husband and I had an agreement after that, never again would we do direct sales.
Fast forward several years
We bought a home and started a family. I always wanted to be able to stay home and raise my kids myself. I have been extremely lucky to have such a hard working husband to provide for us and I was able to do just that!
I started putting my cosmetology skills to work and began working from home doing hair around my own schedule! It was great and a lot of fun too! But then something happened. The kids got older, they started school and they started doing a lot of activities. As a result, my clients took the hit of my very limited schedule. The guilt really set in that I wasn't helping my husband with our family income enough. Did we need it? No. But I did! I needed to feel like I was contributing to our household.
I think I have always been an entrepreneur at heart. I have always looked for ways to build my family's future while still being able to be home with them. With direct sales I can do that! So after 10 years of not being in the industry (and having that “never again” discussion with my husband Lol), I dove back in and he supported me 100%!
After stepping back in, I quickly realized so many things had changed in that 10 years. The biggest being social media. It was a whole new learning experience! And guess what, I failed. Not with just one, but two, yes two companies! Through all of this I learned a big lesson:
The Light Bulb Moment!
Have you ever had that feeling where everything finally clicks and the light bulb comes on?! This is what happened to me and it brought me to Maëlle. Maëlle is a cosmetics and skin care company.
Remember my background as a cosmetologist? Ding ding ding! Maëlle was a happy accident because I was definitely not looking for a new gig! Then it clicked! Ever since I can remember I have been in love with makeup, hair, beauty, you name it!!
Nothing beats a client leaving with confidence and a smile, walking out of your salon. I also specifically remember being 8 years old and doing my own makeup and hair for a dance recital. Then all the moms started asking me to help with their daughters! I was 8!
It's always been a passion and a skill I've had. Looking back on that, doing what I love and the many many other cases I've been asked to use my skills, it really made me happy. I realized I could put my entrepreneur desire, and my niche in the beauty industry, together, and make it work! There is no place I would rather be than here, putting these two passions together. It took me a long time to realize I even had a niche, and that I could use it somewhere other then a salon and outside of the home!
2017 And My Future
I know 2017 has great things in store! I couldn't be more excited to be going through this year, and many more doing something I love to do! Being a part of Maëlle isn't just about the makeup, and getting all dolled up. For me it's seeing the confidence of others shine, because I helped them feel beautiful, or helped them grow a business and a passion of their own! That is what success is to me!
Being a part of Maëlle isn't just about the makeup, and getting all dolled up. For me it's seeing the confidence of others shine, because I helped them feel beautiful, or helped them grow a business and a passion of their own! That is what success is to me!
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my story! And a huge thank you to my amazing, supportive friend, Carrie, for showing me what I'm worth, and giving me the opportunity to share with you!
Alright guys! I really love Stacey's story and if you guys don't mind, I REALLY have to elaborate on how Stacey inspires and teaches us every day. I say “us” because I have the privilege of talking with this beauty every day! She inspires me to be a better person, let's me vent, listens to my crazy ideas, laughs with me and has been one of THE top supporters!
Her love for what she does really shines through. Every Monday she asks her beauties what they want to learn or what they need help with. Once she finds out, she will actually take the time to teach us. Sometimes this is even a LIVE video which I can say over a year ago she never ever ever would have done a live let alone not have makeup on and teach!
Major advantage too is that Stacey will teach you with what she has and what she knows you can get your hands on. Which means it's not always Maëlle! Now how many promoters do you know show you how to use different products that aren't what they sell? Not too many which means she really has our best interests at heart! Want a dollar store makeover? She's your girl. Want a glamours night on the town makeover? She's your girl!
I've LOVED watching her journey and I cannot wait to see how she rocks out 2017!
Thank you all so much for stopping by and checking out Stacey's story. She's definitely someone you want to have in your corner!
Make sure you share and give her some love and until next time, make today amazing! <3 🙂