Keisha “Starr” Archer is a woman that wears many hats. She’s a speaker, educator, and is an expert when it comes to the body. Starr has become an entrepreneurial powerhouse by opening many businesses, Starr Stage and Starr Salon Suites. Starr Stage is a Georgia based, non-invasive procedure center. Starr’s main purpose when opening up the center was to promote healthy lifestyle and living, all procedures are safe and faster results without the risk of surgery.
Starr Salon Suites is THE one stop shop for all beauty professionals, in which she designed to empower men and women through the multi-space for beauty and cosmetology at an affordable rate. Starr spoke exclusively with SHEEN to discuss her journey to success and how will continue to rise.
Do you mind sharing what inspired you to begin your businesses?
As far as Starr Stage, I wanted something where different women and men could afford to get services and fix their bodies at a reasonable price AND in a safe way.
Could you describe how the procedures at Starr Stage work?
The most popular procedure, the noninvasive lipo procedure is of course nonsurgical, which means there is no cutting involved. Nothing goes in and nothing comes out. I use a tool that is controlled by energy tweezers. That breaks down any type of fat or scar tissue into a liquid form. The client will then urinate or sweat it out and this is how we get rid of the fat. It’s better than surgery because with surgery, that fat will always come back in other places. In this case, if the client gains weight, it can come back in the same area, whereas them gaining weight in other areas that they don’t want.
With your drive and energy, you are admired for how you take on womanhood. What would you say is your favorite part about being a woman in the business?
My favorite part is being able to see women and men just happy. Everyone looks different, everyone’s confidence is different, everyone feels different. It makes me happy knowing that people can come to Starr Stage and be able to afford the changes they make in their lifestyle.
In a world where most believe men dominate, what would you say it’s like being a business in this industry?
As women, we have to be able to get motivated and understand that you have to get out there, work hard, and get it on your own. It can be a male dominated world. If you don’t have the will power to speak about what YOU want, it will control you. You just have to get out there and hustle. Build yourself up.
If you had to start over from scratch knowing what you know now, do you believe you would do anything differently?
No, I appreciate all of the businesses prior where I may have lost money, I started Starr Stage Studio because it allowed me to go in the right direction and not make the same mistakes I made the first time. I wouldn’t take anything back.
Do you mind telling us about any goals you have set for yourself in the future?
Well in the next couple of years, I hope to see Starr Stage not so much as a franchise but to be able to have sister companies in different states. I want all women in different areas to not have to worry about travelling all the way to Starr Stage in Georgia. That is my main goal, I want to keep empowering other business owners to stay focused and empower others with the tools of success they need.
Starr has worked with Love and Hip Hop Atlanta’s Tammy Rivera, Jessica Dime, and Rasheeda Frost,
as well as Marlo Hampton, Phaedra Parks, and Porsha Williams of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Salon Suites is currently looking for more vendors in the beauty field in Georgia.
Starr Stage is hosting the 2 for 1 Training Sale in order to celebrate the two year anniversary of Starr Stage Studio! The event will take place January 7th, 2018, you find sign up and find more information here!
Are you interested in starting your own business or perhaps expand it? The Boss Up Business Up Seminar will take place February 17th, 2018 and will feature Rasheeda Frost of Love and Hip- Hop! For more information and to sign up for the class, visit the link here!
For more information on Starr Stage – Nonsurgical Studio, click here!
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