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Beauty entrepreneur opens fabulous med-spa and shares 7 tips on how to secure the bag

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Beauty entrepreneur opens fabulous med-spa and shares 7 tips on how to secure the bag

By  Kia Morgan Smith via

Melanie Fields, CEO of Flawless Icon, urges prospective entrepreneurs to start small and build.

As an exotic dancer, Melanie Fields knew the importance of staying in shape and keeping her skin flawless. But it was taxing work. It meant working 12-hour shifts during the day and then dancing after dark for seven hours, seven days a week in Miami’s hottest clubs.
That’s when Fields knew it was time for a life-changing transition. She is now chief executive of her own med-spa company, Flawless Icon. She talked with TheGrio about the rewards of diving head first into the beauty business, and shares tips on how other women can secure the bag by starting their own companies.

In 2015, Fields said she was on he brink of self-destruction with a demanding schedule.

“I can remember being extremely tired, mentally and physically, trying to juggle my office …

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I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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