I’m pretty sure this is the sexiest I.T. Technician you will ever meet
While other techies may use a career in IT as their life purpose, fashionable Shanequa Johnson used being an IT technician to save money for her online shop, Barcode Glam -- which is now running in full force! What started out as just a playful idea back in 2013, Barcode Glam is now helping Cincinnati fashionistas stay trendy and chic all over social media.
@alexisabella wearing Barcode Glam shoes via Instagram
Barcode Glam is currently an online boutique that launched June 2015. The online boutique carries bold and unique women's shoes and accessories that make any girl feel fabulous. Johnson hand selects all the merchandise you see on the website so you can be ensured that you’re getting a taste of her personal urban chic style. Shopping from Barcode Glam is like shopping from your very own personal stylist. But just like any successful entrepreneurial adventure, the journey hasn’t been easy.
“The biggest challenge is to get people as excited as I am.” This is a very common theme amongst many first time entrepreneurs. What Johnson is experiencing is what any small business experiences, it is very challenging to grow your clientele (or shoppers) and to establish an effective, steady marketing strategy. With patience and time, these things improve. So, this sense of “lack of excitement” is the result of what ALL entrepreneurs go through – but that doesn’t stop this ambitious sole owner of Barcode Glam.
Her passion for making women feel stylish and beautiful has always led her back to the fashion and beauty industry. Through career changes and several moves, Shanequa Johnson now knows for sure what she really loves. “Being an esthetician has always been my passion & I always wanted to open my own shop. Enhancing the natural beauty of the eyebrows & lashes is my love. But just starting my career as an esthetician my funding was short -- very short, to open a shop. So I had to fall back into my career in the field of IT.” With her experience of being a licensed esthetician combined with her online shoe and accessories boutique, she one day hopes to still open that shop while combining her two loves of shoes and beauty. “Spring 2017 I am expecting to open a storefront combining my online business with my esthetician passion. The Barcode Glam store will be a beauty destination for everything Eyebrows, Lashes, Make-up, & Shoes.”
Personally, I can’t wait for a boutique where I can not only shop for some fab shoes, but get my eyebrows done to?! I would never leave. With all the growth Barcode Glam has experience in this short amount of time, I’m sure that shop will be up and running and ready for business in no time. Shop with Barcode Glam Online today by clicking here. Don’t forget to follow Shanequa Johnson’s store on social media to stay up to date on all things Barcode Glam.