Why I Decided to Start this Blog… *

The world really does work in the most mysterious of ways. I never in a million years thought that I’d be called to start a personal blog. Actually, I never in a million years thought I’d be “called” to do a LOT of the things that I’ve gone out and done (lol). Yet, here we are, stepping into this super crowded blogger space, listening to this “calling” in my soul yet again, wondering what the hell am I doing?

My instincts have yet to fail me though. I have learned that whenever you feel a tug or a pull from your heart, it’s something worth listening to.

My mom always says to me, “anything thought, felt, or said three times indicates significance.”

So I’ve thought about it, felt like this is something I’d enjoy and be good at, and talked it over on enough occasions to decide it’s time to bite the bullet and get this freaking party started.

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. – George Bernard Shaw

But before we just dive right in to the beauty blogs, the fashion inspo, and all the fun stuff, I wanted to give some insight into who I am and what brought this blog-journey about.

Basically in a nutshell, I’ve been “Briana Dai, the makeup artist & hairstylist” for over the past decade and I am simply ready for more.

I always knew I wasn’t going to want to be a makeup artist & hairstylist forever. The career essentially fell in my lap after leaving my actress dreams behind. One thing led to another, and the next thing I knew, makeup and hair became what I was known for.

Three years ago, I began embarking on this journey to figure out what besides makeup and hair would I do with my life? I knew I wanted to help, inspire, and uplift others, so I decided to reinvent myself by becoming an entrepreneur and proceeded to launch a company that focused on doing just that.

The first company I launched was the perfect business for me but with the wrong people. It taught me the lesson that success truly is NOTHING without happiness. It also taught me that in order to succeed I needed to trust MYSELF, and no one else. It taught me that you have to SPEAK UP for what you believe in. And it taught me that doing so would require making some enemies, and I am at peace with that.

So I reinvented myself again with the second company, which I launched with way more wisdom than the first time around and was what felt like a true reflection of myself. I worked smarter instead of harder and saw a tremendous amount of growth in a short amount of time. Much to my surprise, it caught the attention of a much larger brand that wanted to join forces.

Never be afraid to fall apart because it is an opportunity to rebuild yourself the way you wish you had been all along. – Rae Smith

Which leads me to the now. A new reinvention of myself. I sold my business to the number 1 Women’s Networking Organization in North America and accepted a role within the firm. I went from “Briana, makeup artist/hair stylist & CEO of Beauty Boss Network” to “Briana the Digital Marketing Manager at eWomenNetwork” after only a year. My world no longer revolves around the beauty and fashion industry anymore, but instead around the eWomenNetwork mission to help one million women make one million dollars in annual revenue, regardless of if their business is beauty related or not!

It’s bigger than I ever envisioned for myself and a space I didn’t realize I had such a passion for. It’s been my most drastic reinvention of myself yet, and much to my surprise, I feel more like myself than I have ever felt before. This is a path that I NEVERRRRR would’ve seen coming and I am not mad at it.

Which leads me to this… my new personal blog. Because even though I’m all-in with Digital Marketing and helping grow eWomenNetwork to all that it can be, I will ALWAYS have a love and passion for beauty and fashion, girl, don’t get it twisted!

I think it’s beautiful the way you sparkle when you talk about the things you love. – Atticus

This is my new way of still embracing ALL of who I am. While I am excited to embark on this new challenge and journey to serve my higher purpose, I’ve decided there’s no better time to launch this new platform where I can share my love of beauty, fashion, and life lessons than NOW.

So welcome to the new me, Briana Dai Vance… a former pro & internationally published makeup artist, hair stylist, & beauty-preneur (who comes out of retirement for the occasional awesome experience and collabs), a digital marketing geek, a wife to the sexiest triathlete you’ve ever seen, a dog-mom to three perfect fur-babies, a lover of coffee and tacos, a strong advocate of sheet masks, and an addict of shopping. I’m on a mission to take over the world, make it a better place, look fabulous in the process, and share it all with you. Let’s do this.