The Things You Learn Being A Female Bouncer

My name's Michelle, I'm 33, and I am an S.I.A. - door security. I wanted to take the role as a security guard and just flip it. I wanted to bring a little bit of style, a little bit of sass, and that's what I did.

Personally, I like to look good. I like to do my hair, my makeup, my nails, my eyelashes. I do security and I do my job well - but I'm just feminine with it. Why not?

For me, security is about being a people person and having good communication skills. Working in customer service gave me the skills to speak to people, laugh with people, have banter with people, and make myself approachable so I can diffuse a situation rather than escalate it

Doing what I do has taught me how important doing security really is. People just want to know that they've got someone they can talk to and relate to - and I think I can bring that.

When you go inside dance, drink, shout, roll around, as long as it's not affecting anybody else then it's all good. The people that are here to actually have a good time feel safe.

I'm here, I'm smiling, I'm friendly, my arms are open and I'm here to listen. Being female security, people warm to me because I look different. And I'm like 'yeah, come on, it's 2018, time for a change'.

We are here to create an environment where you're free to be yourselves, and that's why I love my job.

A collaboration with Smirnoff

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