Stacie Thomas - Don't wait for permission...

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”
— Steve Jobs

This week on the Inspired Woman Project, we are speaking with Stacie Thomas, make-up artist and owner of Artistry by Stacie. An entrepreneur who has carved out her own pathway and is determining her own definition of success.

Stacie began her journey by choosing beauty school over college, following her passion and in the process, recognizing that she had a gift. For many years she worked for corporations, developing and documenting her skills on the side. Eventually, without the full support of family and friends, she embarked out on her own. She worked steadily, and decided that following her passion and making money did not have to be an either/or decision. She could choose a new path that combined them both.

“Sometimes you have to be the first person to do it,” says Stacie. “You don’t have to wait for others to give you permission or let other people define your happiness or success, it’s different for everyone.” For Stacie, being in the moment and getting out her head makes all the difference. When she is stuck, she turns to nature for both motivation and inspiration, shifting into a place where she can just allow it to flow.

Stacie shares some great advice in this interview on how to create what you want without limits or the need for permission. And she reminds us that we are all indisputably beautiful, each of us, in our own way.

the inspired woman project: stacie thomas

Stacie Thomas is a Makeup Artist and Licensed Cosmetologist serving the Seattle- Bellevue Metro area. She specializes in on-location events, lessons, photoshoots, films, and weddings.

Having studied at the Gary Manuel Aveda Institute, Stacie quickly found herself drawn more to color theory and facial structure, as seen in naming lipstick shades off her classmate’s faces. Stacie remains committed to the craft through continuing education, workshops, assisting veteran artists, and collaborations with fellow creatives. Her years of experience includes: photoshoots, cosmetics sales from Bobbi Brown to MAC, fashion shows, weddings, the music video Time Is on Your Side by Stadiumx, and growing. Above all Stacie enjoys instructing women on putting their best face forward with custom tailored techniques and top quality products to create a well composed look.

Stacie’s style of makeup can be described as glowing, sculpted, and timeless.

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