Even as a child growing up in Cincinnati, Sylvia Brownlee always had dreams of influencing the beauty industry. So it was no surprise when she went to cosmetology school right after highschool, and quickly started her career at a high-profile salon. Her natural ability to connect with clients made her a rising talent, and over the next 10 years she would transition into salon management before ultimately becoming the Director of Education at a renowned skin care institution. It was there that she discovered her passion for enhancing the lives of those who suffer from acne & hyperpigmentation.
“I, myself, have dealt with both and know how easily it can affect one’s self-esteem and confidence,” Brownlee recalls. “When your skin is clear and glowing, you feel amazing!”
Her career experiences began to sharpen her business sense on top of her passion for skincare. “I got to really understand the business side of beauty–how to manage clients and create new streams of income by being of better service to them. It became clear to me that God was revealing to me my life’s work and showing me the blueprint for getting it done,” she explains.
In 2015, she took a leap of faith, founding Skin By Brownlee & Co., with the purpose of teaching others how to love and care for their skin. Her skincare brand offers luxe corrective skincare treatments at her Cincinnati skin bar, and a line of skincare products to support every step in the skincare regimen. Now with nearly 30-years-licensed experience under her belt, a thriving skin bar with hundreds of clients, product features from top beauty magazines, and a spot on the shelves of Target.com, Sylvia is living out another passion through sharing her blueprint of beauty industry success with people who have similar passions. She’s taught business-building classes to students at Paul Mitchell and Aveda Institute, and offers 1:1 classes for women who want more hands-on guidance for navigating the beauty business.
“Skincare is self-care, and there just isn’t enough self love and confidence in the world today. So, the more people I can help to inspire and promote prioritizing self-care in the form of proper skincare, the better.”
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Our founder, Sylvia Brownlee has put her years of beauty industry business experience into a full-day learning intensive. Register for class and learn how to set up all the key components of your beauty business:
- Setting up your LLC
- A budgeting and banking plan
- A social media strategy
- Building an effective website
- Organizing your pricing structure
- A downloadable balance and business planner
& more business essentials!