Our featured Panoply Beauty artist for July is Cody-John Marks, owner of Drop Dead Gorgeous in the Twin Cities, Minnesota area. Learn about Cody-John's industry experience and what he loves about the brand:
"I have been in the industry 2 years now and love every second of it! It all began when I went to the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis and from there I went into the world of waxing but quickly learned that it wasn't all I wanted to do so I started my own small business where I can offer facials, lash lifts and brow services! My favorite services are all of them because I only offer services I enjoy doing.
My experience with Panoply has been excellent. I've taken 3 training courses now and have felt so supported by Kelly & Anastasia in my pursuits of higher education through them. Kelly also keeps me fully stocked on all my products and is one of the most prompt distributors I have the pleasure of working with!
My favorite thing about what I do and why I started is being able to make a difference in people's lives. I've always enjoyed being a caretaker but this brings it to a whole new level. That look on someone's face when you've exceeded their expectations - whether it's skin, lashes, or brows. That light in their eyes after the service is what makes my career the most rewarding one.
5 years from now I hope to have my own built-out space somewhere completely independent and that belongs to me! I plan to continue my education by becoming an Advanced Practice Esthetician so I can offer even more services and so on! I never want to stop learning!
My advice for new artists is: don't compare yourself to others! We all learn on our own timeline and at our own pace. We all have something different to offer and that is our superpower. Be so uniquely you and trust the process."