Celebrity makeup artist Chante Jackson is bringing a little bit of that LA beauty to Dayton through her business, House of Caurel. You can shop her beauty supplies and custom lash collection online or at her store in Englewood. Read on to meet Chante.
Introduce yourself — who are you and what is your company?
I am a beauty professional residing in Dayton, Ohio. I recently relocated back to Dayton from Los Angeles, where I lived for six years. After giving birth to my first child, I moved back so that our daughter can have a relationship with her immediate family. In the process, I also birthed the idea to begin a salon that brings the creative aesthetic of Los Angeles to Dayton.
How did your company start?
I begin my company in 2019 while I lived in Los Angeles and worked as a celebrity make up artist. With my degree in marketing, I came up with the idea to start selling products that I stood behind.
Why this idea?
I wanted to create a solution for other make up artists like me that were very passionate about quality.
Did you always want to be an entrepreneur?
Yes, I always wanted to be an entrepreneur. I actually begin my first business in 2012 while I was in college. It was a public relations firm, and we also hosted women’s empowerment events in different cities.
The Launch Dayton community values are: 1. Be Bold 2. All Are Welcome 3. People First 4. Give First 5. Remove Barriers. How do you embody one or more of these values?
I am passionate about making a way out of no way and seeing light through the darkness. I feel that that has been much of my journey so far, and I know that it has helped me become a dynamic leader.
What identities or life experiences do you bring to entrepreneurship that helped prepare you for this lifestyle?
I have worked in various retail settings that have helped me learn how to work with people and different personalities. This experience helps me now lead a team of eight.
What is the biggest barrier you’ve faced on your entrepreneur journey?
Learning to balance motherhood while learning to be a new business owner.
Why do you love what you do?
I love seeing how I turn any doubt into determination. That has been a big lesson for me.
What advice would you offer fellow or aspiring entrepreneurs?
To start somewhere. The truth is, we are never really ready to embark on our next journey, and it is so important for us to start somewhere and pick up a pen and a notepad and start jotting down ideas. If you have to come to it later, that is OK, but you absolutely need to get started.
Show Chante some love! Connect with her on social @houseofcaurel.