Day 74 – March 15, 2013:
I finally got a copy of Michael Jackson’s BAD concert at Wembly and let me just say after watching it my Michael mojo is up and running! The DVD is in the Dangermas tree, but I’m sure it won’t be in there for long!
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Name and occupation:
Nikki L. Dancy, Licensed Nail Technician and Professional Makeup Artist
What do you love most about being a woman?
What I love most about being a woman is that I am able to express myself emotionally and also I am able to be versatile when it comes to my sense of style.
Have you had to deal with much sexism in your industry?
No, I have not had to deal with sexism in my industry as of yet.
Who or what inspires you most?
There are so many powerful women that work in the profession of nails and makeup artistry and they inspire me to work even harder at pursuing my dreams and aspirations.
Something about you that would surprise us:
I never thought being a nail tech or makeup artist would be in my future, my goal in life was to be a Nurse Practitioner.
Advice for women entrepreneurs:
Never give up no matter what it looks like. The sky is the limit and it’s yours!
A couple of days ago I plucked a long, coarse hair from my chin. I was appalled! I have no idea how long it had been there or if other people had seen it and were grossed out by it or had a few chuckles at my expense. I had been feeling something on my chin for a day or two but I thought it was a few acne bumps or something, but I was actually able to grab and pull it. As I headed to the mirror to have a look, I was shocked to see the hair hanging there. I immediately plucked it, put it in the palm of my hand, observed myself in the mirror, looked at the hair again in disbelief, dropped it in the sink, then ran the water to watch it flow out of my life. That damn hair had a lot of nerve! Am I a fool to think it will not return? Please, don’t answer that question.
I also thought it was hilarious because I think I am a pretty attractive woman and I take very good care of my skin and often go out of my way to look pretty and feminine. Facial hair on a woman is not what’s up (as the younger people say). Some men find facial hair on a woman to be sexy, but if I am turned off by something about myself I don’t give a damn what anyone else thinks about it.
Unfortunately, hairy women run in my family so it’s something I cannot escape. My grandmother had a full mustache and she used Nair often to get rid of it. She also had coarse chin whiskers. My mother also has the same issue and she’s a plucker and a waxer. I received laser hair removal on my mustache a few years ago and though it has helped to lessen the hair growth, a small mustache still appears occasionally and I immediately get rid of it by using a razor. I thought I had avoided the chin hair monster, but I just got a helluva reality check! My 9-year-old daughter, bless her heart, also has a mustache and hairy legs.