Chenyuan just wants to make people feel good about themselves. She spoke with Ladyboss about turning her passion into a career, and why she loves difficult people.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I was born and raised in China. I came to America in 2008, studied Psychology at NDSU. I am married, I have 3 cats and a dog. I have been working as an independent personal stylist since 2019.
How did you get involved in your work?
I have always had a passion for fashion and beauty. Growing up I faced a lot of bullying, and know first hand about the struggle with self esteem. Studying and practicing fashion, makeup and skincare, as well as experimenting with different styles has helped build up my confidence tremendously, and I would love to share this experience with everyone, and help people feel beautiful and confident.
What does it mean to be a Ladyboss?
Being a Ladyboss is hard work. It takes a lot of dedication, commitment and drive to achieve your goals. But it is also rewarding and empowering. Knowing what I want in life, and what I am willing to do to achieve my goals is what gets me out of bed every morning. Being a Ladyboss is to be resilient, strong and independent, and to support our fellow women out there to grow.
Who inspires you?
Women who are labeled “difficult” inspire me. Because of the social stigma, woman often have to be nice and friendly. But I admire women that can bravely speak their minds, that don’t back down under pressure, who are not afraid of confrontation, and stand up for what they believe in.
What is your favorite form of self-care?
A spa day at home. I love taking a bubble bath with scented candles on while listening to my favorite music. And afterwards, do a full facial, including masks, and a facial massage.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve heard recently?
“Provide excellent customer service, but never give permission to someone to abuse your principals, boundaries and beliefs.”
What do you think women need right now?
Women need more support from other women. Often times, we are pit against each other, or think of one another as our rival or competition. But it is already hard enough for women to make it out there, and as women we should band together, fight discrimination together, and support each other as much as we can.