Published on August 3rd, 2018 | by Jessica Williams
Melanie Fields: Living the Dream of a Flawless Icon
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And for one Trinidadian born beauty maven, Melanie Fields, this statement reigns true. Melanie is the successful entrepreneur and founder of the Flawless Icon, a business created to help both women and men embrace their own God given beauty.
After years of being a well-known exotic entertainer, Melanie changed her life and rededicated herself to a business that taught people how to love both their inner and outer selves. I got the opportunity to speak with her about her growing success and this is what she had to say.
Many people have tried and failed when it comes to creating a lucrative business in the beauty industry. How did you get your start?
I got my start in the beauty business nearly 6 years ago. When I was an entertainer, I made money based on my images. My image was my money maker. During my time as a dancer, I decided that I wanted more out of my life and since beauty has always been a part of who I was, I decided to go to school for laser hair removal. After finishing that program, I then decided to advance my studies in other areas and before you knew it I was able to open my own Med Spa, the Flawless Icon. I thank the Lord daily that I was able to quit dancing over three years ago and haven’t looked back since. It’s funny how it all started with laser hair removal and since we have grown to include IV therapy, laser lip, teeth whitening, veneers, cellulite treatment, anti-aging injections, skin brightening injections, B12 injections, roseca, psoriasis treatment, keloid injections, alopecia injections, facials, and skin tightening.
I love the name of your business Flawless Icon. What was the inspiration behind choosing this name for your business?
I came up with the name Flawless Icon because everyone wants to be flawless in their own right. And they can be their own icon as well. So I thought to myself ‘why not make yourself flawless and fall in love with yourself.’ From there the name Flawless Icon was born. I wanted all nationalities, especially African Americans, to have a beauty safe haven. Here they can get laser hair removal and other body treatments without worrying about getting burnt or hurt.
To date, what has been your biggest accomplishment in business?
I can honestly say that I have had several major moments while in business that I felt accomplished. The first was on my two year anniversary, I was so proud when I realized that I had successfully stayed in business for two years. Another great accomplishment was when I began franchising my business and created a second location. I am blessed that I have a celebrity endorsed company name and that I was able to get out and stay out of the club scene.
Most people who have been successful in business have some type of mentor that has helped them to keep their eye on the prize. Is this true for you?
Yes indeed. My professional mentor is a gentleman by the name of Jean Paul. He is both my mentor and my partner. He has been through and seen it all. He was a millionaire that lost it all and was forced to start over. He didn’t allow life to defeat him. He now owns 16 nursing homes and is teaching me how to make sure that I don’t make the same mistakes that he did.
I love your story of success. It’s refreshing to hear your story as most people who are now starting out give up so easily because they are expecting overnight success. It’s like they negate the fact that it takes quite a bit of hard work, dedication, and skill to be successful in their start ups. What changes have you begin to notice within yourself after seeing the amazing things that this business has brought you.
The biggest change that I have noticed between my life as an entertainer and my life as a med spa owner is my dedication to a disciplined lifestyle. My lifestyle is much more sober that it once was and I am very skilled on prioritizing things that are important and that I need to make happen.
What makes your business, the Flawless Icon, different from other med spas in the industry?
The Flawless Icon Med Spa is tailored to all ages and skin types. Our prices are very affordable. And our clients come from all walks of life.
Who are some of your most notable people that you have worked with?
I have worked with a variety of entertainers. I have worked with Fl0-Rida, Michael Blackson, Willis Mcgahee, Trina, Dwayne Bowl, Blac Chyna, Young MA, and Pleasure P to name a few.
What advice can you give to other men and women that are interested in starting a business like yours?
The advice that I would give to someone who was interested in opening a business like mines is to go to school. Once you finish your education and open your doors, make sure you have a lawyer on deck. No short cuts. And most importantly pray over your business. No matter how hard it gets and how endless the road to stardem appears, never give up on your dream. Stay focused and keep going. To be honest, I am truly blessed to have a team of amazing people behind me.
How can people reach you?
You can always contact me on my website at www.flawlessicon.com. You can also follow me on all social media platforms at @lasermepleasemiami. You can reach me at both places to book me, find out about franchise opportunitutes