You've probably come across me on social media, YouTube, and various other platforms, but today, I want to take a moment to introduce myself properly. My name is Essjay Hartshorn, and I'm the force behind Bomonde, a brand that I've poured my heart and soul into. Let me share with you the story of how I embarked on this incredible journey.
From a young age, I was drawn to the beauty industry, and that passion guided me throughout my life. I pursued my dreams diligently, starting with beauty therapy in college and eventually opening my very own salon at the tender age of 19. It was here that my entrepreneurial spirit started to shine. I employed a team, expanded the salon, and honed my skills in the beauty world.
However, my journey took a turn as I found my true calling in permanent cosmetics and skin aesthetics. This transition allowed me to create a work-life balance that was essential for raising a family, and I cherished every moment of it.
Yet, as life went on, I couldn't ignore the feeling that there was more for me to do. I know many of you can relate to having grand aspirations, often accompanied by self-doubt and uncertainty. I asked myself, "How can a small-town girl like Essjay from Doncaster build a makeup brand?"
But, as they say, sometimes you need to say, "To hell with it," and just take that leap of faith. I chose to follow my dreams and give it my all. The perfect opportunity presented itself during the lockdowns when I realized it was time to explore new horizons.
I meticulously planned my journey, surrounded myself with inspiring entrepreneurs, and immersed myself in their experiences of building brands and scaling businesses. It wasn't an easy path; it took tremendous dedication, hard work, and resilience. I poured my heart and soul into this endeavor and continue to do so.
After 18 months of unwavering effort, I proudly launched Bomonde two years ago. It's a brand that stands out in terms of sustainability, with a unique focus on refillable, eco-friendly products. I genuinely believe that Bomonde is setting a new standard for sustainability that can make a difference.
In the midst of this, I still juggle being a single mom of two with other businesses. My days are long, and I'm constantly on the move, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Bomonde is a testament to what one person can achieve when they have a dream, a goal, and the courage to pursue it.
So, dear readers, I invite you to support a dream that started with "Little Essjay from Doncaster" and has evolved into something truly remarkable. Explore the Bomonde range, learn more about my journey on our website, and be a part of this incredible adventure.
Thank you for joining me on this journey. Until next time!