Roxana and her daughter Mon believe in themselves. I’m not talking about the fairy tale kind. They are a Mother and Daughter who have known hardship and have driven themselves to success.
In the 1980’s they fled Iran and lived as refugees in India. They eventually arrived in Australia. For generations Roxana’s family had excelled in beauty care and those secrets arrived with them. They had no English language skills or money. Roxana started her business from a rented room in Fairfield, Western Sydney.
They eventually bought a small shop in Campbelltown. Most thought they were crazy as Campbelltown was seen as the backwoods and definitely not a place to start a beauty business. They created Roxana Pourali Celebrity Beauty. Here is a link to their website.
When Mon shared with friends that the Roxana Pourali business would become a magnet for celebrities they thought she had gone completely mad.
Paula Abdul visits Roxana Pourali
One of their clients Paula Abdul asked the driver to take her to Roxana Pourali in Campbelltown. He smiled and said: “I think you mean Camperdown”, which is very close to the heart of Sydney. She politely told him it was Campbelltown.
Roxana and her daughter were once refugees. But their passion and belief has taken them from nothing to a thriving business. Their ingredients for success are something we cannot buy – passion, love and sheer determination.
I hope you enjoy the interview with Roxana and Mon from Roxana Pourali.