For some, being in business with their partner could be an absolute nightmare.
Not the case for Napoleon Perdis - prolific Australian makeup artist with a wildly successful eponymous brand.
Mr Perdis' wife, Soula-Marie, is chief financial officer of the Napoleon Perdis company.
The distinctive company have recently cemented their presence in Tasmania, having opened a store in Hobart, as well as being stocked at Myer and beauty outlets.
Mr Perdis said he and Mrs Perdis "instantly fell in love with the people, the culture and the tranquility" on their sole visit to Tasmania.
"The greenery is beyond beautiful and we were blown away by everyone’s generosity," he said.
The pair agree that rather than feeling claustrophobic about maintaining personal and professional relationships, they've learnt to play to each others' strengths.
"I’m the practical and logical one and Napoleon is the creative mastermind," Mrs Perdis said.
"Of course there are days where we disagree but that’s the nature of working in a family business with your partner...it just works."
Mr and Mrs Perdis have four daughters, who are very involved in the business, and provide "very important feedback", Mrs Perdis said.
The first Napoleon Perdis store was opened in Paddington in Sydney in 1995.
A secret to their success is the influence their Greek heritage and the lifestyle they lead there have on the brand’s beauty aesthetic.
"Living in Greece has not only inspired me personally, but also inspired the ingredients and formulas I create for the brand," Mr Perdis said.
"Ancient beauty rituals are the best blend of art and science and I’m very passionate about ancient beauty rituals made modern."
He said he incorporates seasoned beauty techniques into his brand often - the Hydrating Milk Cleanser contains donkey milk, which Mr Perdis said Cleopatra used to bathe in to keep her skin soft and plump.
Traditional ingredients, which some may find strange, included in products include snail mucus, which is featured in the BBB Cream due to its hydrating, conditioning and anti-aging properties.
The pair plan to stick to the familial business formula which has worked for them thus far.
“Soula-Marie keeps me on track, motivated and sane - and I think I drive her insane,” Mr Perdis said with a laugh.
“But it works and has worked for the past 20 plus years,” he said.
“We understand one another and respect one another’s dynamic – respect is number one.”