Story by Liesel Schmidt
A long-time professional in the skin care industry, Bianca Briscan took the leap to launch her own company in 2019. Since then, she and her team at Wink Last Art have given the wow factor to eyes all around Alexandria. “Our services give our guests the possibility of looking put together as soon [as] they wake up,” she says. “They also provide an instant confidence boost. We, as lash and brow technicians, feed on the joy that we see on each of our guests’ faces when they see themselves in the mirror.”
Like most successful entrepreneurs, Briscan’s desire to start her own company came from a very personal place. “All my life, I have been obsessed with beauty,” she explains. “I studied [the] history of art and dedicated [a] lot of time to creation: painting, crocheting, embroidery. I moved to the US in 2018 and took a year to learn about how American people see beauty. Then I took a leap of faith and opened my studio. My goal is to deliver beauty in a gentle way, preserving the natural beauty of my guests with just a subtle improvement.”
As a relatively new member of the Alexandria community, Briscan feels she makes an impact through the confidence she gives her clients. “I think I give a slice of happiness when I help our guests achieve the look they desire,” she says.
“My guests are my drive and what keep me motivated, no matter what challenges come my way. I'm also surrounded by an amazing community of strong, fierce, hardworking and very motivated people.”
As a woman, Briscan feels heart health should be a particular focus. “Women's heart health awareness should be an important issue simply because of the basic fact that most women do not recognize the symptoms of an oncoming heart attack,” she notes. “Understanding and recognizing the ‘simple’ symptoms of a heart attack in women could save a life, especially in today's very high-paced and demanding work environment.”
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