Fierce, Independent, Chic, Real, Honest, and Down to earth. These are just a few words to describe the lovely CEO and Booking Agent of
Diva Beauty Creators the Agency. I had a chat with Quan right after her agency completed work on the Evelyn Lambert runway show and
I wanted to share this experience with you all. She’s located in Atlanta, GA and if you happen to live there, you need to book a beauty consult because this agency really knows their stuff. At the end of the interview I will post the contact info for you. Be it hair, makeup, or fashions, they can help you. I hope you enjoy this interview and learn something from it as well!
::20 QUESTIONS WITH QUAN GREEN::
(Kai) What made you finally decide it was time to be your own boss?
(QG) When I realized that I could make a living at it. I never liked following the rules and always knew working for others wasn’t for me. One day, when I was “in between jobs”, I did a calculation on how much money I would have to bring in monthly in order to survive, and I worked my butt off until I achieved it.
(Kai) Exactly what is it about fashion and beauty that drives you?
(QG) I love it when people are confident, especially women. I admire professionals who work in the beauty & fashion industry,
because we have the ability to make people look good, which results in them feeling good as well. As a former counselor, I know that people are unstoppable when they are feeling their best.
(Kai) At what age or time were you when you knew fashion and beauty was something you were great at?
(QG) To be quite honest with you, I’m not very creative or artistic. But, I am good at planning, organizing, communicating, and connecting the dots. I knew combining those skills, with the talent of the Makeup Artists, Hairstylists, and Wardrobe Stylists that I represent, would result in something great.
(Kai) What happens to be one of the most memorable occasions for you during the building progress of your company?
(QG) The most memorable occasion was when I first notified people that I was starting my agency. The next day, my inbox was filled
with people trying to do business with me or inquiring about ways that they can be down with Diva Beauty Creators. There’s nothing
like the feeling of being in a position to help others.
(Kai) Where do you see Diva Beauty Creators going in the future, be it five months or in five years?
(QG) Diva Beauty Creators will definitely be THEE go-to agency of the East Coast, within the next five years. And, within the next 10 years, Diva Beauty Creators will be THEE go-to agency of the world! My long-term goal is to open offices in South Africa, Paris, Toronto, and India.
(Kai) What is the number one beauty secret you recommend to all women?
(QG) Love yourself! You can’t put any magical products on a broken heart, past hurts, and low self-esteem. However, if you love yourself, you will always do things to enhance your inner and outer beauty.
(Kai) Have you worked with a celebrity that was absolutely dreadful? Have you ever worked with one that completely surprised you?(No names needed lol)
(QG) Yes, of course. In this industry, I come across a lot of interesting personalities. One thing I do not tolerate; however, is someone being condescending to the talent that I represent. Some celebrities have a tendency to believe that they are better than everyone else. Sometimes I do have to step in and bring them back down to earth! LoL!
(Kai)Tyra Banks has started the BIO campaign to open the minds of the media and beauty industries to show that beauty comes in multiple forms, what is your take on this?
(QG) I admire Tyra for that and I know the BIO campaign will be a huge success, because it is needed. Sadly, the beauty & fashion industry is controlled by a small group of people who have their opinions about what beauty is. Unfortunately, a lot of people compare themselves to what others think is beautiful. I’m glad Tyra is giving the world a fresh view (and reality) of what beauty really is…finally!
(Kai) Who is your favorite designer and are there any up and comers we should watch for?
is more my style. I like to dress conservative, chic, and sexy. Valentino always seems to incorporate those elements into
his designs. The world should definitely keep their eyes on Evelyn Lambert. We just did hair and makeup for her Fall 2010 collection, and I was very impressed with the vibrant colors and quality of fabric she uses. Her models were FIERCE too!
(Kai) Are there any particular charities that you believe more people should be involved in?
(QG) The charity for humanity. Right now, I don’t advocate for any particular charity, but I do believe that it is our responsibility to be charitable in our own communities. This can be in the form of donating to your local school district, homeless shelter, church, etc.
(Kai) On a serious note, what is your view about the new health care reform law and the nuclear security summit?
(QG) Uhhhh…did you see Michelle Obama’s dress that she wore for the inauguration? Lol!
(QG) No, on a serious note, I am for and against it. I have always been sort of a conspiracy theorist. I have always thought that the
government was going to impose some health care law on us; that way, it makes it easier for them to get everyone to have micro chips
put underneath their skin. All my Christians know about “the mark”.
(Kai) In a time where the recession is very much an issue, what tips do you think women should use to be frugalistas?
(QG) Find fabulous pieces at upscale consignment shops and thrift stores. People don’t know it, but the thrift stores have very stylish and authentic vintage garments.
(Kai) Hey that’s how I do my vintage shopping!
(Kai) What is your number one must have accessory?
(QG) Diamond studded earrings!!!
(Kai) I’m wearing some right now!
(QG) You can wear them with everything: to the grocery store or to the Mayor’s ball!
(Kai) Do you have any style Icons?
(QG) Not really. But, I do admire Beyonce’s, Tyra
Banks’, and Victoria Beckham’s style. Celebs switch their style and image up so often that it’s hard to follow. The three women that I just named have been the ones who have had the most consistency with their looks.
(Kai) What’s one this about you no one would ever guess?
(QG) People would never guess that I used to be really sensitive as a teenager. Someone could make me cry in a heartbeat. When they
look at me, they see strength, determination, and power. If they only knew how jacked up I was as a child, they’d be really surprised.
(Kai) Has your family been supportive of you throughout your journey? How does your husband feel about his very independent and successful wife?
(QG) Lol! Now why you gotta go and get all personal, Kai?! No, but, my family is very supportive of me. My husband is a business owner himself, so he knows what I go through on a daily basis. He has showed me nothing but love throughout this whole process. It’s rare that you come across a man like that, I am so blessed.
(Kai) What advice would you give to a person trying to build their own empire?
(QG) Believe in yourself…no questions asked. And, if you have a hard time believing in yourself, believe in God. He knows what He’s doing.
(Kai) When you’re not hard at work, what do you do in your down time?
(QG) Now, down time is something I’m working at. If I’m not working, I’m sleeping, or getting ready to get to work. I would like to do some more personal travel though.
(Kai) Do men ever come to ask for advice on fashion and skin care?
(QG) All the time! And when they don’t ask, I offer it, which usually leads me into referring them to one of my stylists!
(Kai) How do you feel about the way our youth today are behaving? What are your views on how we can help them to be less destructive?
(QG) Parents have really got to step their parenting skills up. If parents had more wisdom on raising children, a lot of our youth wouldn’t be behaving so destructively. Parents should talk to their kids, encourage them, monitor their friends, spend quality time with them; and, most importantly, share the Word of God with them… that makes all the difference!
Quan L. GreenCEO & Booking Agent
Diva Beauty Creators the Agency
T (404) 749-7678
F (678) 909-0278http://www.divabeautycreators.com
Atlanta | Miami | Charlotte | New York
Thanks again Quan! You made me laugh and you offered inspiration through this interview. You are an absolute doll and I am blessed to have met you! Thank you all for checking out this interview and as always Kisses and Hugs!