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Marlyn Derose talks babies, beauty and building a brand

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Marlyn Derose

mother, hairstylist, business owner

Q:What’s your name and where are you from?

My Name is Marlyn Derose, & I’m From Silver Spring, Maryland.

Q:How many children do you have, and how old are they?

I’m a mommy of two! Boy & Girl. My daughter Nova is 7 years old , and my Son Zayne is 2 months.

Q:What do you love most about being a mother?

I’d have to say, I love the unconditional love from my kids the most. No greater love ! 

Q:What type of business do you run? What made you want to start your own business?

I’m a Hairstylist, I also have a brand: Bare Beauté. Pronounced ( Bare Beauty) . A brand built surrounding all things beauty. Since a young girl I always possessed a leader mentality. Which only grew with me as I got older. I never was good at taking orders. It finally just clicked at 20 years old and a young  mother of one I aspired to be the best mom I could be and I felt as if I couldn’t do that to my fullest potential working for someone else. I would never have the time to be a mom.

Q:What do you love most about being a CEO mom/entrepreneur?

I love knowing that, me never giving up on my dreams and being determined to accomplish whatever my heart desires will be the very example, I set for my kids to see and follow.

Q:How do you balance being a CEO mom? What are some of the best habits to have as an entrepreneur?

Balance ? I don’t think really there is such  thing in my world. There are a few things that I do have in place to keep my as organized and functional as possible. I try and plan almost everything. Down to my Weeks & Days. I write down a lot! , it’s the only way I can remember most things. I also read a lot- I find my inspiration in books. I find joy in expanding my vocabulary and learning something new. Always, always be a student to life. 

Q:Do you have any mommy survival tips? Self-care rituals that you live by?

It’s in our nature as moms to sacrifice and make sure are kids are ok before we make sure we’re even ok. I’ve learned quick if we’re not ok , are kids aren’t either so it’s important to take care of our selfs by any means so we can be the best moms to our little ones. I find joy in the little things like a spa day, buying a new book, few hours alone ( No kids) & my notebook. Helps me recharge, and refocus.

Q:What advice would you give to other mothers, who don’t know where or how to start a business?

My advice would be, to research!, but not only research reach out , ask another entrepreneur questions. Make sure you study and learn everything about your soon to be business. Nothing will be picture perfect. You will have trial and error to learn what works for you but that is the beauty of this journey. Not everyone Is built for it but the chosen ones survive. 

Q:Where can people purchase your products and contact you?

My website will be official relaunching again November 19, 2019 www.barebeautee.com. We offer Hair Extensions, Units, Closures, Frontals, Mink Lashes, Products & more! 

Follow me @theregoessassy on IG And @Barebeautee on IG, Twitter, FB for upcoming updates and drops.