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Life Lessons: Andrea Fairweather Bailey

Life Lessons:
Andrea Fairweather Bailey

Don’t let Andrea have all the fun.  We’d love to see what Life Lessons you’d like to share with GEM Nation.  Click here to email us for the questions.  Now take it away, Andrea.

Are you happy at the moment?

Most times I am happy at the moment. Yet I am realizing whenever I am in a moment of frustration, it is due to me needing to address unresolved issues that continue to appear.

If you could go back and say anything to your 16-year-old self now – what would it be?

I would say to my 16 year old self, “Breath, release and forgive quickly.God always works it out.”

I really wish that I could have grasped those concepts a lot sooner.

What’s the most important thing you’ve learned this year?

The most important thing I have learned this year is marriage is a partnership that requires daily forgiveness.

I have also realized that I have been blessed (through marriage) to receive three grandparents. I never really knew or grew up with my own grandparents but my husband was blessed to do so with his grandparents. I realized not too long ago that I could no longer feel left out for not having those relationships because my husband’s family is so loving and welcoming that I now get to experience that special love grandparents give to their grandchildren.

What do you most want to achieve in the next 12 months?

I want to be surrounded by positive energy and achieve complete financial freedom in the next twelve months.

What’s your secret to happiness?

My secret to happiness is to hear and do as guided by God. Truly amazing.

What one ritual or practice keeps you grounded?

Praying daily keeps me grounded.

What’s your biggest regret?

My biggest regret is not walking away sooner from those that I allowed them to be in my life, yet they did not deserve to be in that position.

What’s the most important lesson you’ve taught your kid(s)?

I do not have any children of my own at this time but when I speak to students I express to them the importance of finding their passion and to use that as the base of their career.

What bad habit would you most like to change about yourself?

I would like to change the habit of over thinking and fretting.

Aside from motherhood/fatherhood and marriage what are you most proud of in your life?

I am most proud of two things in my life:

I had a goal in my early teen years to get into the prestgious High School for the Performing Arts as a dance major (having only started dancing at 12-years-old): I got it!

I also had a goal in my late 20’s to create my own beauty service business and hire my friends to work with me: I did it!

Throughout these accomplishments, my family was always front and center to cheer me on and support me.

When were you happiest?

I was happiest when I got the news that my baby brother was born (when I was four years old); when my teacher informed me that I made it into the High School for the Performing Arts (I fell to my knees and thanked God); the first time I worked on a television set representing my company, Fairweather Faces; the day my brother got married; my first date with my friend who is now my husband; the day I was proposed to; our wedding day; when my Husband snuggles with me at night.

What ten words best describe you?

Focused, leader, artistic, creative, innovator, passionate, dramatic, persistent, optimist, visionary.

Andrea Fairweather Bailey, CEO, Fairweather Faces, Inc., was an actress, dancer and choreographer testing out make-up techniques on herself. She was determined to present a signature, fresh face during business meetings, auditions, performances and media interviews. 

In 1995, she single-handedly drafted and launched for Clinique its strategic position of The Color Coach, a troubleshooter and trainer of other make-up artists. The Color Coach initiative greatly increased company sales, and Color Coaches remain a part of Clinique’s international business model.

Andrea christened her own beauty/grooming service in 1997, appropriately naming it Fairweather Faces. Inc.  Her sister enterprise, Fairweather Global, manufactures Andrea’s patented make-up brushes, which debuted on the Rachel Ray Show.  Fairweather Faces caters to working mothers, professionals, aspiring professionals, and a wide array of men and women who want to be pampered.

Andrea is the recipient of the 2011 COVERGIRL® Queen Collection- Blackout Award.

To learn more about Fairweather Faces, its techniques and looks, its clients and its patented brushes, go to

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