Celebrity tanning artist Monica Blanco proves single moms can do it all with the launch of her company- Colour Couture. Just voted on by the HBA Global network as The 2012 The Beauty Marketplace BREAKOUT BRAND OF THE YEAR, Colour Couture has the safest and most natural sunless tanning products on the market today, offering a guaranteed flawless finish.

I asked Monica a few questions about her career and winning the award and here’s what she had to say:

How do you feel about being voted The 2012 The Beauty Marketplace Breakout Brand of the Year?

Honestly, I am so honored because I am brand new, just starting out, but happy to have won and established credibility to show my clients.

What does 2013 look like for Colour Couture?

Colour Couture will be attending at least 3 trade shows for spa and salon owners all over the world.


In addition, Miss California contestants will be using Colour Couture in the Miss USA pageant, and I will also be helping the economy by hiring 5 more girls.

What is the biggest challenge in owning your own business?

Managing a team full of females is never easy; finding new clients and the right manufacturers is a challenge as well.

What advice can you offer other entrepreneurs?

Always think like a boss, not an employee. Barbara Corcoran is a mentor. Learn how to delegate and do not have a control problem. My role needs to be making the product and showing my face. The hardest part for me was letting others do the rest so I can focus on making the money. People will make mistakes, but learn to let go.

Besides the Colour Couture product line, what are some must have’s in your make-up bag?

Benefit Boi-ing Concealermakes for flawless skin and hides the stress from aging that can come with owning your own business.

Also, MAC Cover-up with SPF never leaves my bag.

Hot pink and peach colored lipstick is all the rage on the West Coast!

Congratulations once more to Monica Blanco and the entire Colour Couture team for being voted on by the HBA Global community as The 2012 The Beauty Marketplace Breakout Brand of the Year!


Have an Honestly Beautiful Day,


<33 Mary