Today we’d like to introduce you to Leilani Palma.
Leilani, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Growing up as a performer, I discovered my passion for the beauty industry by applying makeup on myself and others for performances. After high school, I decided to pursue a career in cosmetology and graduated from Paul Mitchell The School San Diego.
I now currently work at Bumble Lash Bar as a Lash Artist and Makeup Artist.
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?
It definitely wasn’t easy! I’ve made a lot of sacrifices to be where I am today. It was very difficult going to cosmetology school and working full time but it was 100% worth it.
My advice to anyone embarking on their journey into this industry is that if you’re questioning whether or not this is the path for you, I would start by taking a tour of a few schools! That’s when I knew for sure that this was what I wanted to do. You have everything to gain and nothing to lose.
All of your hard work and sacrifices will pay off in the end and I can definitely vouch for that. I don’t question for one second that this wasn’t the right decision to make. This industry is amazing and so diverse! That’s what I love about it.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Leilani Luxe Looks and Bumble Lash Bar – what should we know?
I currently specialize in lash extensions! I am a 2x Certified lash artist and obtained my credentials from Maven Beauty Co. and Meraki Lashes. My most requested set would have to be hybrid lashes! Hybrid lashes are a mixture of classic and volume lashes which creates a full, but wispy look.
I also am a professional makeup artist and have worked for brands such as Urban Decay and MAC cosmetics. Although I do love Beauty Makeup (i.e. bridal makeup, special occasions, etc.) my true passion would have to be special effects make up!
What sets me apart from others is that I feel it’s very important to understand a client’s day to day routine as well as their wants and needs, as opposed to just offering them a service and sending them on their way. My main goal is to make sure that they leave my chair with a personalized set that enhances their own beauty and confidence.
That’s what I love about the services I offer. There’s nothing more rewarding than making a client feel beautiful.
Which women have inspired you in your life?
I would have to say my mom and my grandma have been the biggest inspirations in my life. Losing my grandpa at a young age was very difficult for my grandma. Throughout the years he’s been gone my grandma picked up her feet and was a great example to me of how to be independent.
Despite the challenges of raising me as a single parent, my mom was extremely hardworking and successful in her career. She has taught me many lifelong lessons and she will always be my biggest support system.
- Classic full set -$150
- Classic fill -$75
- Hybrid full set -$185
- Hybrid fill -$85
- Volume full set -$225
- Volume fill -$95
- Address: 2753 B Street 92102
- Website: www.vagaro.com/bumblelashbar
- Phone: 6198958021
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/leilaniluxe
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/leilaniluxe