A probation officer nicknamed the Eyelash Kween quit her job to pursue her real calling and opens an eyelash salon in Dearborn Height, Michigan.
From probation officer to esthetician, a Metro Detroit woman discovers her calling during the pandemic.
A woman who worked as a probation officer for several years has opened her own beauty salon and is now known as the Eyelash Kween.
Kawana Baldwin, also known as the Eyelash Kween, worked for years in a field unrelated to the beauty before discovering her true calling.
Baldwin worked for the Michigan Department of Corrections as a probation and parole officer. In 2015, she was a decade into her career when a colleague approached her about selling makeup.
“My mother taught me how to do my hair when I was 12 years old… I was doing hair in my parents’ basement by high school, but I never thought of it as a gift or talent, “According to Baldwin.
However, when a colleague inquired about selling makeup, everything changed.
“It triggered something in me,” Baldwin explained.
While working full-time for MDOC, she attended beauty school and became an esthetician.
Then came the COVID-19 pandemic.
“If it hadn’t been for COVID allowing me to slow down and talk with God and for him to show me that this is his will and my purpose,” she said.
So she quit her job at MDOC and opened a beauty salon in Dearborn Heights last week.
Her company’s overall focus is on beauty and skincare. Baldwin is also well-known for her magnetic and strip lashes featured in Parents magazine.