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How I Turned My Insecurities Into a Thriving Business

Esthetics by P Brown: Birth of The Tribe

This is about the inception of Esthetics by P Brown, not just the skincare, but the brand itself.  It started in a 350 sq. ft. room in Nashville, TN.  It was in this sanctuary that I put all of my insecurities on display and those who matched my vibration, showed up.  I know that sounds like something Oprah may say, but that’s exactly what happened.  

While I had a great job, nursing, I was starting to fall in love with caring for my skin. I entered aesthetics school and by the end of my coursework, I was told, “Don’t expect clients to follow you.” Which may be true for some… don’t expect clients to follow you – unless this is your purpose! I was told, “Don’t expect clients from here to support you, they’re not going to leave the school, the prices are so cheap.”

But by the time I left, it had gotten to the point where people would only show up to the school for a facial – if I was there.  As a matter of fact, they would text me ahead of time because they knew I was nursing and say, “hey are you in school today?”  I would say, no.  I had a small treatment room that I used at the school and when I was there, the school would stop my clients and question them.  My clients said they were asked,  “What is she doing in there?” Why don’t you come any other time?  What’s going on… is she  giving you stuff?  These were my clients!  God sent me people who needed me and my clients would say, Porsche,  “I don’t know what those people think you’re doing back here, but I told them, it’s a facial.”  

The Tribe Met My Insecure Needs

So, I left the school with 30 clients.  My intent was to pour into my clients what I wished someone would have poured into me and that was much more than skincare.  I wanted to be a part of a tribe in the purest sense of the word, I wish I had someone who:

Celebrated my wins with me.  

Mourned my losses with me, and encouraged me to move on.  

Called me beautiful, acknowledge the queen in me.

Let my husband know he’s handsome without something sexual or flirty, you know? 

Let the queen in me speak to the king in you.  

Those first 30 clients grew into 500 in the first month, and then 1700 in the first year. And now, 8 years later, we’ve served 217,000 people around the globe.  They come from all over the world and I love it!  I’m a military brat, and this has allowed me to continue celebrating cultures and having pot- lucks and just being a family, having an extended family.

The Tribe Became Established

In the tribe, these are people I can rely on and be accountable.  I can say, “Hey tribe, there was a tornado and some of our tribe (members) are without and this is what they said they need.”  Then, know that we will come together, stronger than ever. 

Doing what I love allows me to work with my tribe and clean up their skin conditions. I have the pleasure of helping people with Hyperpigmentation, Grade 1-3 or 6 Acne, and I get to function in my purpose. I do so, in the establishment of Esthetics by P Brown (EBPB). We know it’s not just the skincare, it’s the fact that you know when you go on this journey with EBPB, you know you’re accepted, and there is nothing you can say or do that wouldn’t end with us wrapping you in love and being there for you, in your greatest moments, as well as your lowest.

Whether the journey is Natural Hair, (because my natural hair girl has been doing it for 20 years, she was doing it before it was the thing to do), or Nail Care, or you get your body snatched (you know I call it my “Build-a-Body” center because we’re doing Butt Lifts, Ab Contours, Post-surgical Care Treatment, whatever it is, our tribe knows they’re home, they’re accepted.  

So for those who are new to our blog, Welcome to the Tribe. We’ve missed you because your spirit was here long before you were.

Now that you know more about us, let us pamper you, too.  To schedule a virtual consultation, or to inquire about other services we offer, please feel free to visit our website:   To contact us, we can be reached by phone at (615) 884-6744 or by email at 

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As Always, we look forward to hearing from you…

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