For those that may be new around these social media streets, allow me to reintroduce myself...My name is Erica Douglas, but you may know me as Sister Scientist!
I have been a formulating, cosmetic chemist in the multicultural beauty space for over a decade and I'm CEO of mSEED group, a contract manufacturing and product development group where I work behind the scenes on a number of beauty and haircare brands that many of you know and love.
I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University and then advanced to Northwestern University as a National Institute of Health Research Fellow where I conducted research in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology and earned my MBA with a focus in Marketing and Business Strategy.
However, my personal horror stories as a child who experienced hair and skin issues are what motivated me to dedicate my scientific career to developing innovative and quality products in beauty and personal grooming space.
In 2014, I founded mSEED group – a product development, manufacturing and brand development company focused on providing strategic growth solutions to aspiring entrepreneurs and established businesses in beauty and personal care.
True story: When I lived in Africa (back in my late 20’s/early 30’s), I did not own a mirror for over a year. I was traveling in a beat up old Land Rover and even my car mirrors were broken (this old truck had seen a lot of the African bush). There were no cell phones to capture every moment of my life or to make me feel inadequate about how I looked. Quite frankly, I washed my face and forgot about it all. Yes, it was a different time in my life, but it was liberating and so special. My time there helped to shape who I am. I miss it. 🦋
Have you ever gone for long periods of time without caring how you look and focusing on what you are doing and what makes you happy?💚
Original 📸 @feminist#codeofharmony#beautybiz#theresmoretolife#forgetherlooks#beyou#dopesoul#lifeexperience#cbdskincare
How often do YOU feel supported by those you support? CLIENTS INCLUDED‼️If you can’t depend on them...
▫️to be on time
▫️compliant to pre/post care
▫️honor your cancellation policy
▫️treat you with respect
then it’s time that you stop supporting them in their beauty/wellness/skin health needs #facts 💯
By nature I’m a giver. Many of you know that I give abundantly of my time and go above and beyond for our #spaprofitnation
However, I’ve learned to set boundaries. It’s your responsibility to show people how to treat you. Let go of those you can’t depend on to be there for you in the same manner that you’re there for them. Friends, family and clients alike!
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Could you guess where I shoot and film my videos? Let me know if you’d like to see my set up / how I shoot and film! 🖤 .
. @kyliecosmetics You’re So Money Baby - Eyeshadow Palette + Kyliner Liquid Liner Pen + Velvet Lip Kit in “Kylie” @hudabeauty Eyelashes in “Lana” @fentybeauty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Longwear Foundation @maybelline Master Chrome Highlighter in “Molten Gold” @anastasiabeverlyhills Dip Brow Pomade in “Dark Brown”
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Drink some water, mind my business, that’s just how I’m living.
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Preach, @lizetmariaesthetics! 🙌 Lizet is trained and certified and she’s a #glowgetter who knows better! 👏👏👏 #CITpen repost 📷 - “This is a perfect example of even redness after microneedling. We got some pin point bleeding 🙌🏻 Your skin should NEVER look like cuts/tears.”
172812 September, 2019
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September has been a happening month for me... Mary Kay Seminar at KL, 1 week school holiday and Korea Busan Trip.... Our Believe unit wouldn’t have made it to TOP 3 Unit production in Sep without the support and effort of my beauty Consultants and Customers! 🥰
Thank you! 🌹
Take it Easy and still be in action ...
☃️Plush , luxuriously soft hooded blanket will keep you warm during the coldest winter nights🌨☃️
🔑Lounge on the couch, recharge, and still earn and do your biz on the couch 👇
Social media and self care : ⠀
Finding the balance in business . ⠀
It is def time for me to have a digital detox - we are heading away for the 1st time⠀
As a family for 4 days in 3⠀
Yes you heard me no break from work in that amount of time⠀
Can lead to⠀
Burn out and I’m⠀
Listening to my body and my scatter brain telling me you need to slow down and you need to get away. ⠀so I’m going to try very hard to be off my phone as much as possible . ⠀
I hope you enjoy this blog post the link is in the bio . @beautybusiness_co ⠀
Let me know when the last time you did a digital detox.... how did it feel, how many days did you go.... ⠀
Chaque année, c'est la même histoire : plus nous approchons de la nouvelle année (ou de la fin d'année, c'est selon), plus je trouve que le temps est passé à une vitesse vertigineuse ... pas vous ? 😲
J'ai l'impression d'avoir ouvert la e-boutique #mademoisellebourgeois hier ... avec tous les challenges techniques que cela a engendré ... oui, j'avais prévu une ouverture en ligne le 8 avril et tout était prêt, compte à rebours programmé, heure de lancement précise ... et ... paf !!! l'hôpital nous appelle pour nous dire que notre rendez-vous FIV aurait lieu exactement ce jour-là et au même moment !!! 😂
Je me suis dit "c'est fichu" 😓, je ne vais pas pouvoir tout assurer à la fois c'est impossible. La boutique ne fonctionnera pas, il va y avoir des bugs en ligne, zéro commande ... mais on a décidé de relever le challenge quand même après tout on avait rien à perdre.
Il fallait nous y voir avec mon mari et nos smartphones dans la salle d'attente de l'hosto !!! On était à fond sur nos écrans pour tout gérer en attendant que la sage femme vienne nous chercher, on était comme à la maison les gens nous prenaient vraiment pour des gros malades 😂😂😂
Et bien nous y voilà : 6 mois et demi plus tard, le courage et le travail ont encore une fois prouvé qu'ils étaient les vrais éléments clés du succès !!! 💪🏻
Enceinte de presque 7 mois 🤰 (oui oui ouiiiii !) et une boutique qui se porte comme un charme 🛍 ... que demander de plus honnêtement ? maintenant c'est une évidence : j'y penserai à chaque fois que j'aurai un coup de mou !
8 avril 2019 je ne t'oublierai jamais !!! ❤️
Au cas où vous auriez un petit moment de faiblesse aujourd'hui (ou même un gros) ... n'oubliez pas ... ça aussi, ça passera 😘
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Tahniah kepada unit members Aaliyawani dan Nooraishah dan diri sendiri untuk pencapaian Ladder of Success suku pertama 2020. Best kan dapat hadiah dari company untuk usaha kita setiap 3 bulan.. tiap-tiap bulan pun dapat hadiah juga, dan yang ni pun dapat juga... Join my team now for RM70 only.
#GiveAwayAlert !! Do you love top brand hair care & beauty products?? NEXT SATURDAY (10/26/19) one person will be selected to win $15 towards their next purchase @UltaBeauty!!!✨✨ To enter: •Follow @glamhairbydee
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One of the top questions I get from my clients is, "Why isn't our patient schedule full?" This is an important question without a simple answer. It depends on a number of factors, including your: ▫️ Patient retention rate
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▫️ Consultations and conversion rates
▫️ Website & SEO
To get to root of the problem, my clients fill out a comprehensive Practice Assessment, the ULTIMATE X-RAY TOOL to uncover missing revenue and growth opportunities.
Once you complete the Practice Assessment, I will analyze your information and provide you with a high-level summary report of concrete action steps.
In honour of breast cancer awareness month we wanted to highlight all the survivors who are #beautybosses 💕 you inspire us everyday through your persistence and determination 💪🏼✨these ladies help change the connotation behind “fight like a girl” into something powerful and oh so inspiring! 🙏🏻 tap through our stories to see who these wonderful beauty bosses are! ☝🏼👄
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A tribute to my beautiful, brave client Rebekah and all the brave women. I remember when I asked Rebekah what she missed most about her hair being long and she said “my blonde highlights but I know it’s too short to highlight.” To which I said “watch me.” It was an honor to be a part of your journey, 🎀 💓love you.
To all the hair stylists just starting in the business of beauty. When you get out of school & after you’ve changed your hair color a million times. After you’ve found the trendiest place to work & wore your heels for your first 5 years (until you got over booked.) When you finally get to work on the young & stylish after working on little old ladies in beauty school. You’ll begin to see just what you’ve signed up for.
That’s the first faze of this career. It moves into getting booked, juggling a family or your changing personal life. It moves into hustling & making money, constant education of our craft. It moves into you becoming wiser about yourself & your needs. Then it becomes the realization that you are the external focus for your clients internal problems. You can get overwhelmed & wonder why am I doing this? It can drain you. Finally, you take control about what you will and will not accept. The clients you begin to value are the ones that appreciate your work & who you are.
Now you want meaningful clients. Creating a style for someone & absolutely nailing what they want because you’ve mastered the art of the consultation. You’ve helped someone feel better about themselves, made them feel important. It’s not about the trendy salon, the gossip or the popularity. I’ve been through a lot with my clients in my 30 years in this business. New relationships, divorce, new jobs, new babies, deaths & illness. When you get to this part of the biz you’ll never ask “why did I want this career?” Please watch to see why I still love what I do. This is the most rewarding feeling in the world. I love you Rebekah ♥️
16318 October, 2019
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2218 October, 2019
It is crucial to your health that you demand cleanliness from not just your Estheticians and Manicurist, but your Barber and Hair Stylist as well.
I see a lot of skin conditions, on my male clients especially, that are from them being exposed to barbering tools that have not be disinfected from one client to the next. Even the chair before you sit in it is supposed to be wiped down.
We are all held to the same disinfection and Santitaion standards depending on the state your licensed in. You could be exposed to someone else’s contagious skin condition. Your scalp and the back of your neck is still skin!
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9118 October, 2019
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13118 October, 2019
Not sure of the importance of mindset in your career path? Thrivers Society member Callie McWhirter digs in:⠀
"You can make money at this career you have chosen. With the right hard work, mindset, marketing tactics, education, and so many more things you can be as successful as you want to be! ⠀
Don’t bend to the negative thoughts and don’t compare yourself to others and their successes. You do you and love your own journey and success."⠀
Thank you, Callie, for truly amazing advice on putting yourself in the right mindset for your career!⠀
Remember, Thrivers Society open registration starts on October 18 at 9 pm PST/ Oct 19 at 12:01 am EST, head over to the link in bio to join the Thrivers fam!
63618 October, 2019
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7118 October, 2019
I’m sorry but the term SELF LOVE has gotten so TWISTED nowadays.
Self love is having compassion for yourself and talking to yourself the way a caring spouse or a supportive friend would.
It is not ignoring the fact that negative feelings exist, but rather loving yourself THROUGH them.
Self love means self care. And a part of self care is listening to your feelings, whether good or bad.
It’s not learning to block out the negative feelings completely, it means addressing them and responding in a way that is responsible to others and SUPER KIND to yourself.
We have a tendency to see self-love as synonymous with being “self centered.” We always hear the saying “if you don’t genuinely love yourself, then you cannot genuinely love others.”
I think that message is a little too simple.
However I do think that when you are hard on yourself you tend to also be hard on others.
Even the very act of apologizing, it’s hard to apologize to someone else when you haven’t even forgiven yourself for the transgression.
I think genuine self love is very healthy but I struggle with the term LOVE.
It’s too general.
What works for me a little bit better is self compassion, self-respect, self-care, self discipline, self soothing, self appreciation and self correcting when necessary. That’s part of it!
🙌🏽It’s SELF SUFFICIENCY!🙌🏽
It’s giving yourself more than you ask of others. It’s finding ways to fill a void another human being can’t fulfill. Whether it’s through God, physical activity, adequate rest, calling a friend, reading a book or journaling.
It’s satisfying your emotional & physical needs, so that you do not have to find it desperately in others.
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