We had the good fortune of connecting with Griselda Arredondo and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Griselda, what do you attribute your success to?
The most important factor behind GLuxuryLashes is the knowledge and experience I have in the Makeup industry. As a Makeup Artist I am now able to provide a more personal approach in my Eyelash Business and Beauty Line. As a Freelancer I was able to work with different types of people and it allowed me to create a more unique Brand by paying attention to Detail. Consistancy and hard work.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
What sets G Luxury Lashes apart from others is the unique experience My clients have with the option to consult with me their personal needs and insecurities so I’m able to help them choose what’s best for them as individuals. My goal is to be able to provide a more personal approach and give them an experience by providing value to their purchase vs just selling a product. I’m always happy to answer any questions and provide knowledge when needed. As a Makeup Artist I found my self purchasing tons of lashes and lipsticks. That’s how my business idea came about. I wanted to stand out and give my clients a full service with high quality, Cruelty free reusable lashes and the option to purchase their own lipstick to retouch their makeup. Now we carry Lashes, Matte Liquid Lipsticks, highlighters and EyeLash Adhesive. Our goal is to keep adding great high quality products as the business continues to grow. It’s always exciting to launch New Styles and New Makeup products as trends begin to change. It took me a few years of working as a freelance Makeup Artist to gain enough knowledge in the industry to start my own Brand. You are never truly Ready is always a learning process. You just have to set fear aside and go for it. It took me a year of researching the right vendors, creating my logo/brand, testing out different products for quality and creating Beautiful packaging because every detail matters. I’m still learning as I go. I’m happy to be surrounded by other entrepreneur women. Together we empower each other as we grow individualy. Lessons are learned along the way with trial and error. You will never please the whole world and not everyone will support you but at the end of the day is better to cater to a specific group of people than to try to please everyone. Most of my clients are Women on the go that care about looking put together so I cater anything from your every day looks comfortable enough to wear to the office to full glam for a night out for cocktails. Classy, comfortable and Luxurious.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
You could never go wrong with a night out in L.A Live you have a variety of restaurants, bars and night life. My favorite Coffee stops are “7 Leaves and Tierra Mia” I don’t go out much so I stick to my favorite restaurants for Mexican food when I want to enjoy Mariachi music “Guelaguetza” is a must go to enjoy authentic and delicious food. When I’m in the mood for sea food and Spanish Banda “Culichi Town” is a must. For Thai food I prefer the hole in the wall restaurants “Jade Siam” is my favorite. As you can see I’m a foodie so I’ve done taco tasting in L.A and it’s hard to name them all.
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?
A Big Shoutout to my Instructors for setting the path to my success in the Makeup industry. My first Instructor Inéz Saucedo for teaching me her unique techniques and exposing me to the world of makeup artistry. My Instructors from TNT Agency and Mentors Alejandra & Hector Barraza for sharing their knowledge in business and skills in the makeup industry. My Business coach Sheila Bella for always encouraging me to just “Do it Scared” Every time I doubt my self she was there encouraging with her wisdom in business. Giving me the push I needed to launch my Brand. Last but most IMPORTANTLY my Husband Ceasar Langarica for supporting me in anything I set my mind to by encouraging me and not letting me give up, my loyal Clients without them G Luxury Lashes wouldn’t exist. Thank you for the Love, support and for choosing me in a world full of options.
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