We are so excited to introduce this amazing leading lady to our HITC family. April is truly an inspiration and we will be celebrating with her on May 24th for the Step into Spring Event with Specials, Shopping, Small bites, Sangria's and Spectacular GIVEAWAYS!
Tell us about your business and how you became the successful woman you are today. (how did you get the courage to start your own business, what motivated you, how many hours you put in, how you keep a positive outlook, etc)
After 18 years in a successful Pharmaceutical Sales career, I completely reinvented myself by opening up my own MediSpa. It all started a few years ago when I was being led into another direction in my career. I was frustrated with my job and decided I couldn't retire in that field. I approached one of the Ophthalmologists on whom I called (and who I am now blessed to call my husband), and asked him if he would want to separate his clinical from his cosmetic practice. Long story short, he said yes and shortly thereafter I enrolled in beauty school. As a single mom of two young sons and a full time job, I didn't have the time nor the money but I couldn't resist the pull toward a new beginning. I graduated last March from cosmetology school and from there went to managing cosmetology school to earn an advanced license. I am now the proud owner of April Sanfilippo MediSpa, which offers everything from hair & nail services to skin, eyelash extensions & anti-aging services like Botox, filler & so much more! My Salon is located in the center of my husbands medical practice, which makes it convenient due to the fact that he is my medical director for the minimally invasive services we offer.
Describe yourself in three words:
Faithful, tenacious & motivated
What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?
April Sanfilippo MediSpa
What are your professional goals for the next six months?
To grow my clientele & provide my guests with the VIP services they deserve.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Photography (or a country music artist :))
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
I put God and my family first. I'm also a runner, which helps with my mental and physical state. I love what I do! I didn't reinvent myself at 40 for a career I'm not truly passionate about. I'm very fortunate that I get to work parallel to my husband, business partner, and best friend.
What websites do you visit every day?
Pinterest, Youtube, Redken
What are your top three favorite people/places/things to do in your city?
Green Island Restaurant in Bay Village/Clays Park Campground in the summer/getting together anywhere with family & friends.
What is your goal for retirement?
Be very successful and retire early! My husband and I would love to do mission work after we retire. We also want to travel across the country, in an RV, and potentially work in different cities doing what's called locums.
Do you have any advice for women who'd like to start their own company?
Don't lose the passion! It's not always an easy road because if it were everyone would do it. If you are truly serious about starting your own company, follow your dreams. Network with other women business owners, continue your education and honing your craft, and put together a business plan.
Any final comments you’d like to share?
One cannot appreciate the unique atmosphere and experience that we offer by simply reading about it. You must pay us a visit sometime!
April Sanfilippo MediSpa
18660 Bagley Rd
Middleburg Hts, Ohio 44130
Owner, April Sanfilippo
440.973.4966 | firstname.lastname@example.org