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Priscilla Tarr

Owner of Best Face Forward (BFF) Aesthetics in Fenley, Nevada

Priscilla Tarr excelled in several different careers before turning her focus to cosmetology as owner of Best Face Forward (BFF) Aesthetics in Fernley, Nevada. In addition to working as a substitute teacher, she served as a bridge crew member in the U.S. Army, received her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Penn State, pursued a career as a police officer, and worked as a registered dental assistant. After surviving a terrible automobile accident, Priscilla realized, “The accident was a wake-up call that I needed to do something different, something to make me happier.” Priscilla decided it was time to pursue her dream of opening her own skin care and beauty business.
Dedicated to her dream, Priscilla earned her aesthetician’s license in 2018, but she faced one major challenge to opening her business: funding. Troubled that some creditors wanted her to take on more debt than she wanted to, Priscilla turned to DreamSpring because of its reputation in the community. “DreamSpring was able to give me the funding and I didn’t have to take out more than I needed, and that was so important to me.”
Fueled by a loan from DreamSpring, Priscilla was able to renovate a building and purchase a product line. In May 2018, Priscilla opened BFF Aesthetics. She says, “I was really nervous about doing this on my own but I just had to do it and I wouldn’t have been able to do it without DreamSpring.” BFF Aesthetics offers facials, permanent makeup, waxing, brow tinting and lash extensions – services that are filling a gap in Fernley, Nevada.
Today, Priscilla maintains a full-time job while running her spa three days a week and raising her nine-year-old daughter. In the next year, Priscilla plans to expand her services and hire several employees, along with joining the U.S. Army Reserve. Further down the road, Priscilla hopes to complete her master’s degree and run her spa full time. She says, “I think the younger generation is rebuilding what it’s like to be a business owner; you can be a working mom and have multiple careers while maintaining a business.”