Ep. 75: Permission to Offend with Rachel Luna! Beauty Business Sales Tips To Level Up Your Microblading, Lash, or Hair Biz!


If you struggle with a fear of criticism, if you know you care a little too much about what other people think and you know it's holding you back, if you're sick and tired of walking on eggshells, get ready, because Rachel Luna's about to change your life.


Rachel Luna is a motivational speaker, best selling author, podcaster, former US Marine, cancer thriver, and an overall business powerhouse.

 In this episode, Rachel and I sit down together and we talk about A LOT of things. We're bringing you a lot of value in this episode, girl. Trust me, you will want to get out a notebook and pen for this. Rachel is so full of life and energy and great advice.

We're not just talking about motivation here. We're bringing you real actionable steps. We talk about surviving cancer, being a mom, alcoholism, and business. Rachel shares not only her real valuable advice that will help you elevate your beauty business and really take it to the next level, but she...

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Ep. 74: Embrace The Suck! Interview with Daniella Carrasco


We all have these crazy, gnarly, sad experiences that we carry around with us. Winners take that experience and they turn it into something beautiful.


For this episode, I had the honor of being interviewed by my friend Daniella Carrasco for her upcoming book Embrace The Suck! This episode is all about failure and success. You might think that the two ideas are totally separate. But maybe they really work together?

I know, crazy. Give this episode a listen if you want to hear us get really into our philosophy of failure. I think it's pretty life-changing.



Here are the episode highlights:

‣‣  [04:36]  Daniella starts off the interview by asking me a little bit about my past. I talk about my upbringing, immigrating from the Philippines when I was eight, and how I discovered permanent makeup.

‣‣  [08:51]  Here we get into how struggles are essential to survival and success.

‣‣  [11:08]  I share the one thing...

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Ep. 73: Decision Looks Like Action! Decision Is The Most Important Ingredient In Building A Successful Beauty Business


Today we're going to make some moves. We're going to have a real heart-to-heart.


Every successful business has its failures, you know?  We all have our moments. Look at New Year's Resolutions. How often have you thought "this is the year I'm going to do this thing" and then at the end of the year beat yourself up over not getting there or doing that thing. You're not alone.

In this episode, I want to get to the root of that dilemma. You're not incapable of succeeding or achieving your goals. You just have to decide. And decision looks like action. I know that sounds too simple but I break it all down and this episode so you'll want to check it out.

Here are the episode highlights:

‣‣  [02:01]  We start off with my first example of things I tried that I never really followed through with. We all flop sometimes.

‣‣  [03:56]  And that time I bought so many batches of false lash designs thinking I was going to be a lash...

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Ep. 72: How To Rise Above The BS In The CUT THROAT World of PMU With Tina Davies


Do YOU have what it takes to make it in PMU? I mean...we should probably find out right?


Tina Davies is a close friend of mine as well as my teacher and mentor. She is the OG PMU Boss Babe who you may remember from Episode 32 of the Pretty Rich Podcast. Well, my first interview with Tina went so well that I just couldn't help but invite her on the show to talk again. Yes - I love her that much! And you should too!

Tina's been working in PMU for 20 years. Yeah. 20 years. So she knows her stuff! In this episode, we talk all about her career and Tina dishes out some great advice for those of you who might just be getting started in PMU or you're feeling lost in this cut-throat world and want to know how to just rise above all of the BS and build a successful beauty business.

Here are the episode highlights:

‣‣  [12:39]  Tina and I start off by describing the start of her career in PMU 20 years ago

‣‣  [17:37]  We talk about her...

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Ep. 71: "What Would You Do Differently If You Could Start Over from Scratch in the Beauty Business?" with Kristina Melnicenco, Five Star Academy International Microblading Instructor


If you could know what to expect in building your beauty business, wouldn't you want to know, like, yesterday?


In today's episode, I talk with the revolutionary Kristina Melnicenco about what it takes to be an entrepreneur (and what we both might've done differently to get to where we are today).

There are so many good things to hear from this episode of the Pretty Rich Podcast. Kristina and I are both immigrant boss babes who had to learn English after coming to the U.S., which definitely didn't make the entrepreneur game easier. It definitely didn't count us out.

We both learned, as we talk about in the podcast, that if you are driven and you work hard, the world can literally be yours. And if that's not the case, you can literally build your own world (a.k.a. your own business)!

Kristina gives amazing advice on asking questions to know where to need to go.

She also talks about being so driven to the point where you don't let...

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Ep. 70: The Wake-Up Call You Need If You Lack Emotional Grit With Neeta Bhushan


Do you have the GRIT to get by when things get tough? Are you prepared to handle the worst things that life could throw at you? Are you emotionally prepared to tackle anything?


Life comes at you fast - especially when you least expect it! You don't have to be prepared for anything in the sense that nothing phases you or that nothing is ever difficult. That's just not realistic! But the people that have the most emotional grit, the most emotional preparedness, know that they can get through things no matter how difficult they seem at first.

We all face struggles. Some of us push through in ways others could never imagine. It's important to be thankful for where we are, always. In this episode, I have the absolute pleasure of interviewing my twin flame, Forbes contributor, author, success speaker, mom, wife, total boss babe Neeta Bhushan. Yeah, she deserves such an epic intro. She's amazing and meeting her was completely life-changing. I know that she'll change...

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Ep. 69: Removing My Breast Implants For Good, How I Conquered My Biggest Fears Of Explant Surgery, and Battling Breast Implant Illness


"I am healthy. I am brave. My body is cooperative. I will wake up from anesthesia when the surgery is done. I will feel sore but not in a lot of pain. My body is ready for this. I can do this."


When I was ready to have breast explant surgery I had to write myself a letter. I was having severe surgery anxiety and I just needed to find a way to support myself through it.

Surgery can be terrifying and breast explant surgery is no exception. To say I was terrified is honestly an understatement. But I did it. And I survived. I'm here now, recovering, and I wanted to share this episode with you. I want you to know that you're not alone in your anxiety. You're not alone in this experience. Whether you're having anxiety of surgery or anything else - I want to share the process of how I cared for myself through my own anxiety and my surgery.

Wherever you are and whatever scares you - these steps can help. 



Here are the episode highlights:


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Ep. 68: The Unfiltered Truth About Physical Beauty with Nia Sanchez


Do attractive people have it better? Is life easier for them? Do they have advantages in life?


We don't shy away from these conversations on Pretty Rich Podcast, as I'm sure you know if you've listened to the show.

Are you familiar with Miss USA 2014 and Miss Universe runner up Nia Sanchez? I'm sure you are. She's one of the most beautiful people I've ever met, inside and out. And I was so blessed to be able to not only give her some bomb brows but ALSO interview her for the podcast all about pretty privilege. Yeah, you heard me right. In this episode, we sit down with Nia Sanchez, Miss Universe 2014, to talk about pretty privilege. 

There are NO filters in this conversation. We don't believe in those here. We're going all in. 



Here are the episode highlights:

‣‣  [09:13]  Starting off with my favorite rapid-fire questions: I ask Nia where she grew up. We get a glimpse at what her childhood was like moving all around the...

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Ep. 67: Habits of One Percenters in the Beauty Business: Permanent Makeup, Lashes, Hair Extensions and Much More


So, you want to make money.



Yes, I know, we all want to make money. Yes, that's a given, but I think if we really look deeply into what that money means, I think what we're all looking for is peace.

Who are the one-percenters in your industry?

If you talk to people who are rich, what it basically feels like is that you barely look at prices anymore. It's freedom to experience the world and not in any deep, meaningful way, but it's freedom to experience the world without limits in some areas, financially. So yeah, being rich has its perks. Yes, it can buy some form of happiness. Not love, not deep-rooted meaning or fulfillment, but it's nice. And I know a lot of you listening to this want that. You want to stop worrying. You want peace. You want options. You want freedom. You want stability. And you want to see the world. Because why not when you're rich?

In today’s episode, we talk about the 1% and what are they doing—what they have.

Because why can't...

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Ep. 66: Hard Lessons Learned In PMU With Microblading Artist, Manufacturer, and Educator Lexi Bowler


She said she sucked at doing brows. She said that she messed up people's shapes. She says that she went too deep. She says that her career wasn't fun. But look at her now.


You probably wouldn't believe me if I told you we were talking about Brow Boss Babe Lexi Bowler. Yeah, The Lexi Bowler. microblading artist, manufacturer, and educator. The one and only.

Listen, we all have to start somewhere. Everyone starts out their beauty business and basically the same place. We're all scared, we're all intimidated, we don't really know what to do, and we're worried we're gonna fail every step of the way. But if you keep going you eventually reach success. And then you just keep reaching.

In this episode, Lexi and I talk all about the start of her business. How she started from the bottom and built up her beauty empire to the 30k followers on Instagram she has right now as well as her uber-successful PMU product and education business. There's so much that you can...

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