2022 NEA Women in Business: Crystal Booth

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Crystal King Booth
Founder/esthetician
Fizz Facial Bar
Residence Jonesboro
Education Bachelor’s degree of fine arts, University of Kentucky; esthetics certification, Summit Salon Academy

What was your dream job and why?

My dream jobs were Broadway actress or QVC host. I began performing on stage at the age of 9 and had a great love for theatre. That love prompted my pursuit of a fine arts degree and of course the ultimate theatrical success would have been to perform on Broadway. As for the QVC host, that station was a staple in the homes of many in my life as a child and I always thought it would be so much fun to do.

What has been the most fulfilling moment of your career so far?

Watching Fizz Facial Bar grow into new towns and create more opportunities for esthetic professionals has been so rewarding.

What character traits do you feel have benefited you in your success?

I’m a people person. I’ve always been extroverted and take naturally to conversation with anyone and everyone. I truly enjoy people. It can be a challenge to lead a team or work with the public but as long as there’s a genuine concern about people having the best experience possible you can’t go wrong.

How do spend your time away from work? What are your hobbies?

I love to shop. I don’t even have to buy anything, I just love walking around a store and perusing the merchandise. I’m a bargain shopper. My favorite stores are TJ Maxx and Home Goods. I also love local boutiques and peddlers malls. I also love spending time with friends and family having cookouts or going to the movies.

What advice would you give young women who are at the beginning of their careers?

Be true to yourself and surround yourself with people who are smarter than you. So often we fall into the “fake it till you make it” mentality and that leads us to pretend like we’re someone we’re not, someone who knows more than they know. Instead, be authentic to who you are and play into your strengths then rely on a support system of others and their strengths. It’s a much more fulfilling, supportive, collaborative effort that creates an authentic experience for your consumers.