Founder of LUXit, Fabiola features on The Business Woman Media.
Fabiola Gomez is the founder of LUXit, the leading digital platform for on demand beauty and wellness services. Our LUXit App connects you with our talented LUXit Partners for blow drys, sprays tans or makeup application services that come to you within the hour.
LUXit has embraced digital tech and uses a secure payment app for a hassle-free transaction.
“LUXit is all about make lives easier,” Gomez says. “The company lets clients book qualified professionals that will visit them within the hour and make them look and feel amazing. It’s not just for special occasions, it’s for busy women who need a convenient blow dry or corporate individuals who need services outside of business hours”
“For beauty professionals, teaming up with LUXit as one of our skilled Partners means they can control their hours and choose when they work, maximise their earning potential and have us handle their admin and marketing. We love our Partners and have created an amazing team of professionals so far.”
What prompted you to start the business?
As a brand consultant in the fashion and beauty industries, I’ve always had requests from industry friends and family to connect them with service providers. I knew there must be a smarter, faster way to bring clients and beauty industry professionals together, and knowing that our clients lead busy and varied lives, LUXit allows them to save time and still upkeep their regular beauty and wellbeing treatments at home (or wherever they choose!)
What have been the biggest challenges you faced?
When you’re working with a startup, you’re always going to have new hurdles each day. I was dealing with an entirely new industry, and LUXit is my first venture into the app world. This meant figuring out how to market a product that isn’t tangible, and giving myself a crash course in order to best navigate this field.
What did you do to overcome those challenges?
I got excited about the challenge – I’ve immersed myself in the digital world as quickly as possible, reading and researching and watching. Youtube has become my constant companion for Ted talks and webinars, and Periscope for real time inspiration. I’m a sponge for knowledge.
From your experience, what are the 3 key pieces of advice you would give other women?
Never stop learning.
Always present your most real self, and conduct yourself with authenticity and an open heart.
Back yourself and believe in yourself.
Like a hairstyling, makeup application and spray tanning delivery service, freelancers in your area are contacted when you book through the app and come to you, within an hour. Clever.
A little more exxy than booking yourself in at your local salon — it’s $110 for makeup, $60 for a spray tan, $75 for a blowdry, and $160 for hair and makeup together — but you get them coming to you at home, at work, or at a hotel, seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.. So handy.
All monies go through the app, so there’s no need to worry about having cash on-hand either.
All the experts are thoroughly checked before they can join — they go through a police check, qualification and certification check and they must have insurance and business ABN — so no fakes or scary experiences, which is really good to know.
The amazing freelancer I had was a gem, so much so I asked her if you could select the person you want through the app, and she said you could, you just need to contact LUXIT and they’ll reach out to them direct. Currently the app is only available in Sydney, but we’ll be sure to let you know if it expands to other cities in Australia.