Episode 5: Ceitha Andrews – Cancer will never hold me back

Ceitha Andrews - Final Touch Makeup Artistry - Stand Out RadioCeitha Andrews didn’t let cancer hold her back when she decided to create a makeup artistry business, in fact, she used it as motivation and has built a very successful business in just a few short years.

After training with the world’s best makeup artists, including Donna Mee the world’s No.1 corrective beauty artist and makeup educator, Ceitha set about providing a service for her bridal clients that you’ll be hard-pushed to find anywhere else in New Zealand.

And while she may be located in a small rural setting it’s definitely not a barrier to market, Ceitha attracts brides from all over New Zealand and internationally, she’s so sought after that she’s booked out a year in advance and attributes her success to a supportive network, a willingness to learn and educate her clients, along with a dogged determination to live life fully.

Key Takeaways…

  • When looking for bridal makeup always ask questions to make sure they’re the right fit for you. The market is saturated with makeup artists but not all of them will do what you need them to do, so shop around.
  • If you’re thinking of starting a business “take the bull by the horns” and just go for it.
  • Appreciate everything you have and if you have a dream…just go for it.
  • You’ll never know that you’re good enough unless you try.

Find out more about Ceitha here…

Tell us what you thought of this interview with Ceitha in the comments below.
Leanne x

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  1. Donna Mee on September 19, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Just now had a chance to listen to this interview. Thank you Ceitha for the shout out. I’m so glad you made it to my Auckland Beauty Boot Camp. I’m so happy your business has flourished and hope to see you again sometime soon! I’m very happy for all of your success. You should be very proud of yourself for what you’ve accomplished and for all those you’ve inspired.

    • Leanne Mulcahy on September 20, 2016 at 2:14 pm

      Donna, she is an inspiration isn’t she! I’ll be sure to pass your lovely message onto here. Leanne

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