I was honored to get a chance to connect with and learn more about the fabulous Quinn Morgan! She is the owner and idea behind Wink the Lash Lounge and Salon, Fort Collins newest Lash Boutique.
Stop in to say Hi and get your brows waxed, lash extensions, lash lifts and more! Even enjoy some HOT TEA from Golden Poppy a local store in town.
Tell us about your business and how you became the successful business woman you are today. (how did you get the courage to open your own store, what motivated you, how many hours you put in, how you keep a positive outlook, etc)
Wink The Lash Lounge is an upscale eyelash and brow salon. I decided to open Wink when I realized the lack of comfortable eyelash extension and waxing bars. Eyelash extensions and eyelash lifts can sometimes be as or more expensive than getting your hair done. So, why didn't other lash salon environments reflect that? Upon realizing I may have found a hole in the market, I began to write a business plan. I was in a job where I was under appreciated and under paid and decided to take control of my life and my future. Opening a business can be stressful and scary! Surrounding myself with a positive, loving, encouraging support system is how I keep motivated and confident!
Describe yourself in three words:
Driven , compassionate , loud
What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?
My greatest professional achievement thus far is opening Wink!
What are your professional goals for the next six months?
My goals for the next six months are to have a full schedule of clients daily and to add 2 more girls to my staff.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Honestly, the only job I would ever want is being a business owner. I have worked in every job industry there is. The beauty industry and owning a salon is where I belong!
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
I try my hardest to balance work and personal life. I currently have one day off a week which is Sunday. I make sure to do everything I can that day to fill my gas tank back up. Hiking, skiing, biking are some of the things I do to prepare myself for another busy work week.
What websites do you visit every day?
Everyday I visit www.acuityscheduling.com and www.winkthelashlounge.com!
What are your top three favorite people/places/things to do in your city?
Since I live in beautiful Fort Collins, CO my favorite thing to do it ride bikes around town and up small mountains. I also love to hike Horsetooth Mountain! When I need to really relax with friends and family I enjoy all the local breweries or Coppermuse Distillery.
What is your goal for retirement?
For retirement, I would love to live on a small (or large) ranch with a mountain view here in Colorado. I love mountains and animals - perfect!
Do you have any advice for women who'd like to start their own company?
My advice for women who want to start their own company is to crunch the numbers and make sure you have enough money to support the company for a couple years and enough money to support your employees. It's rare to start making the big bucks immediately, so its crucial to have the means to keep the business on its feet.
Any final comments?
If you always wanted to open your own business - do it! There is no better time than now. Just be sure to do your research and look closely at your budget and be sure it's realistic.
Hi! I am Lisa Downer, married mother of 3 girls and a 20+ year resident of NOCO! I was introduced to HITC in January 2018 and fell in love with the concept of not only networking with local women in business but promoting/sharing them and what they do!
We have such a unique mission and it is right inline with my personal business passions! Come be a part of our amazing group of supportive women and learn how to build your Tribe right here in your own market! with me!