Today we’d like to introduce you to Fantasia Forbes.
Hi Fantasia, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
I am 29-year-old Fantasia S. Forbes, a dedicated mom & entrepreneur! I went into business for myself 6 years ago after stepping out on faith and quitting my job. I started out as an entrepreneur originally in the clothing industry! I knew nothing about being business for myself at the time I was selling clothes from my trunk and apartment warehouse while spending everything I was making.
Years went by and I found out I was pregnant with my daughter so I eventually went back to working a job for extra income. After my daughter started to grow in age I wanted to be with her more so I knew I would have to start finding a way to have a more flexible schedule. One thought led to another and although I was afraid I knew entrepreneurship was the answer.
I sought out to look for a business with low demand and provided a luxury for women, something that South Carolina didn’t have and that’s how my business was born! For 5 years we operated as The Fairy Factory Body Bar, as we grew our facility we became the timeless, luxurious, Insculpt Cosmetic Center!
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Honesty is, the road is not easy at all in business, however, it’s worth it! Everyone has their personal reason, their personal why & I feel you have to refer to that often in business to keep you motivated!
Common business struggles for me were going through business without the help of a mentor. I also feel as though it’s imperative to know how & when to delegate roles in your business for purposes of advancement.
Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about Insculpt Cosmetic Center?
Insculpt cosmetic center is a full-service cosmetic beauty facility. We offer a variety of services such as non-surgical body contouring, detox treatments, teeth whitening, lip fillers, vacuum therapy, post-op care & training.
We are most known for being the first of few to bring the skill of body sculpting to Columbia, Sc. I have had the pleasure of training several students and assisting with helping them start their careers in this 6 figure business!
Originally I started body sculpting to bring something to our city that was different and gave a healthy alternative to surgery however during my first practice client I fell in love with the confidence it gave my model. Here at Insculpt we truly care for our guests so this feeling still takes effect in our actions today!
What do you think about happiness?
Being in business for myself makes me happy! I would say it makes me happy because although it’s far from easy, it gives me freedom! Freedom to do what I want when I want or nothing at all. Freedom to be able to take my time while dropping my daughter off at school & picking her up.
Freedom to attend family gatherings, and school field trips. It makes me happy to be able to inspire people as well, especially the younger generation.
- Ultrasonic Cavitation/Laser Lipo-$95 Per Session
- Non-Surgical Butt Lift-$95 Per Session
- Detox Sauna Treatment-$75
- Hyaluron Fillers-Starting $250
- Teeth Whitening-$70-$120
- Website: www.insculptcosmeticcenter.com
- Instagram: instagram.com/insculptcosmeticcenter
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/insculptcosmeticcenter