We had the good fortune of connecting with Ally Benton and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ally, what’s been your favorite thing to do during quarantine?
My favorite thing to do during quarantine has actually been cooking a lot of vegan food. I finally perfected vegan cheese. My boyfriend and I have been going on hikes, and FaceTime friends and family. I’ve also been trying to do the Savage dance challenge hahaha, and also some Chris Brown dances.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’m passionate about my craft. I feel so grateful everyday for my clients and amazing people in my life. I’m excited about the industry I have chosen to be in. The lash industry is growing so rapidly since I started over 10 years ago. The lash technology is so impressive. It’s important to keep educating yourself, and surrounding myself with talented, creative people that motivate and inspire me. I have learned to be grateful , don’t take things for granted, tell people you care about you love them, remember what is important daily, and just know that no matter what you are worth it. We all need to remember that we all have a gift… No matter what, don’t ever give up, and you can always try again.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We would go to Disneyland first ! Then Salsa And Beers! The next day we would go for a hike at Elysian, get coffee at Alfreds, and El Cholo for enchiladas and margaritas. The next day we would go to Magic Castle, and more Mexican food at La Cabanitas and then a dance party at my place!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would love to shout out to my mother for always believing in me. She has always encouraged me to embrace my artsy side. I also have been so lucky to work with such great women at Wax and GBY Beauty.

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