As you know, I love to promote all things #girlboss and we have some amazing women in business right on our doorstep, here in Barry. Sisters, Sophie and Hannah and are #girlbossgoals and I just couldn’t run my Girl Boss series without chatting to them and hopefully learn a thing or two myself!
Spectrum Collections have become widely known for their bold iconic make up brushes and accessories. Loved by everyday make up users, to professional make up artists, Spectrum Collections not only pride themselves on their exceptional quality of their products, but also being a cruelty free brand, who are proud to be Vegan Society and PETA registered.
Naturally, I have my own Spectrum brushes, and I can honestly say, I don’t know how I managed without them! As a fan of their products and their entrepreneurship, I was delighted to be able to catch up with Sophie..
Hi Sophie! Thank you so much for chatting to me! You have been so busy lately, with your new launches, I can’t wait to see what’s next! Where did the idea come from to start Spectrum Collections?
Hi Katrina! Yes, it’s been non-stop lately, but we’re loving every second of it! Well, we always wanted to work together, that was essentially where the idea to start our own business came from, but it was just finding the right business to start. It was a bit of a light-bulb moment when we realised that the majority of makeup brushes were so boring, and there was potentially a niche for us to fill….with colour and bold designs!
What is the best thing about being a #girlboss?
Definitely getting to work together every day, going on work trips and planning exciting events are just a few perks, but the best thing is making all your own decisions and really having creative freedom to do what you want with your own brand, that’s the best feeling, not having anyone to answer to.
What’s been the hardest thing about being a woman in business?
We don’t think we’re treated any differently to men in business really, we very rarely have anyone who tries to take advantage of us because we’re women, we stand our own ground and are good negotiators and we’ve learned to be good businesswomen, and we both think people respect that regardless of us both being women who love wearing pink and putting on makeup.
Who is your biggest inspiration?
That’s our family, we come from a family of hustlers, some of whom have had successful business, most of whom haven’t but it’s their strong spirit and how hard they work that really inspires us, we have a family history of people just going for it and trying to make something for themselves, that’s always inspirational to us when we think about it.
What’s been your proudest achievement so far?
Our amazing collaborations with Paramount Pictures and Disney! We’re always really proud whenever we release a new range, our heart and souls go into every release and we’re always really proud to show them off.
If you could give one piece of advice for anyone in business, what would it be?
Trust your gut instinct, if it doesn’t feel right then don’t feel pressured into doing it. Also you can do everything, but you can’t do everything all at once, give yourself time and don’t put too much pressure on to achieve everything you want really quickly, let the brand grow and stay consistent….OK so that’s a few pieces of advice but all very true!
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