Today we’d like to introduce you to Christen Flores.
christen, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Beginning at a young age, I remember developing an incredible passion for conveying a sense of beauty among my friends and family through the art of Glam. And through their immense amount of gratitude and delight I received in return, my devotion to a career in beauty blossomed and continues to grow each day.
I began my career path by attended cosmetology school right after high school and became a licensed cosmetologist with the State Board of California. I then joined a makeup academy and became a certified makeup artist that soon lead to accepting an offer and joining one of the most respected and well-known makeup companies in existence, MAC cosmetics. After 7 incredibly enlightening years, I decided to part ways with MAC cosmetics to fulfill my life-long dream of becoming a one-stop triple threat artistry service focusing of the essential aspects of makeup, hair, and threading.
By understanding that there is a substantial amount of make-up and hair stylist that offer similar services, I know it takes great dedication, ambition, and truly years of practice to continuously stand out among the rest. I personally offer over a decade of experience and take great pride and sincerity in achieving my ultimate service goal of leaving each and every one of my clients happy, smiling and feeling as beautiful as they rightfully should. My beauty career is not a job, it’s my passion and I will continue to strive for greatness for years to come.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Being self-employed definitely has not been a smooth road. I myself resided in Los Angeles before I moved to San Diego five years ago. The processes of building your clientele is definitely a grueling time-consuming process that takes a lot of creativity and effort but hard work will not go unnoticed.
Other imperative task in the industry include: always being accessible and continuously communicating with clients in a timely manner; possibly driving to far and multiple locations on the same business day; and standing up for an extended amount of time without a break for yourself, Throughout all the difficult obstacles I’ve encountered while constructing my career, I can honestly say being trusted with some of my clients most special life moments is truly an honorable and satisfying feeling. Having such a big impact on someone’s important memories is a grad fulfillment.
My advice to anyone wanting to start a career in hair and makeup is to never give up and to push through all the difficult moments that may arise. You may even feel like you might have chosen the wrong career path, I still plead that you should never give up and see it through if glam is truly your passion. Remember success will not happen overnight, it genuinely takes your time and dedication. Take as many education classes as you can and you can always grow and learn new techniques to stay in trend and to work with the many different faces you may come across.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Makeup and hair by Chrissy – what should we know?
I am a makeup artist and hair stylist. My specialties for makeup include bridal, special event glam, special FX and print. My specialties for hair include cut, color and styling hair for bridal, special event glam and print.
I’m known for doing the most seamlessly beautiful and accentuating makeup applications for my clients on their special day and it’s what I take pride in the most.
I believe what sets me apart from others is my artistry and ability to work with many different ages, skin types, skin colors and the many different lips, face, and eye shapes.
So much of the media coverage is focused on the challenges facing women today, but what about the opportunities? Do you feel there are any opportunities that women are particularly well positioned for?
I believe any woman is well positioned for any opportunity that they set their heart, mind and soul into achieving.
- Single service application ( makeup OR hair) $85
- Double service application ( makeup AND hair) $160
- Bridal single service application ( makeup OR hair) $140
- Bridal double service application ( makeup AND hair) $190
- Bridesmaid single service application ( makeup OR hair ) $90
- Bridesmaid double service application ( makeup AND hair ) $170
- Website: www.makeupandhairbychrissy.com
- Phone: (619)867-4638
- Email: Christen.email@example.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamchrissyyy
- Other: https://www.yelp.com/biz/makeup-and-hair-by-chrissy-san-diego-2