We had the good fortune of connecting with Andrea Amaral and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Andrea, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
I firmly believe that my impact is direct with my society, especially with Latinos, as an immigrant I realized that Latinos do not have the same education or precaution to take care of our skin unlike other ethnic groups. I want to make a difference by educating and guiding my people to take care of their skin and not only to have clean skin but to protect us from skin cancer. Did you know that about 5.4 million basal and squamous cell skin cancers are diagnosed each year in the US? It is an huge sum! So my mission is to educate and create aawareness in my community!.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, I am an only daughter and since I was little I liked the world of beauty, my mom is a stylist and a barber so I grew up watching her. there is where my love for the beauty industry born, but in the end I decided to study Communication and Journalism. For things in life I had to emigrate from country (USA), and to be honest when I got here I felt lost, not knowing the language stopped me a lot, so I went to school and took English classes, there I met Mahelia whom I thank very much, I don’t know if she got in my way or I in hers (because We made a perfect team) she was the one who motivated me to be an esthetician, a career that I love, enjoy and am passionate about! I have learned that success is not measured in social media, it does not matter how many followers you have if they are not your clients, and the best publicity is by word of mouth, so my priority is my clients, I always give my best in all of my services! Who would say that almost 3 years later we are opening a second location in Century city!
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?
One of my favorite places is the Grand central market, it offers many options to eat and all very tasty! Without a doubt I would go to one of the buildings that I like, the “Bradburry” and also to “The last bookstore”. I would probably go to Amoeba music because its iconic!! Im not fancy at all so my recommendations to drink would be bars or breweries, one of my favorite bar is “Las Perlas” I recommend you have a delicious mezcal, and if you want to dance just across the street you will find a secret club! The Blind barber is another of my fav bars, and nearby you will find highland park bowl one of my favorite places to have dates! And last but not least I would recommend you do paddle board.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Without a doubt, the first people that I would like to thank would be my mother who supports me in everything, and Mahelia my great friend and mentor, thanks to them I am here! And to my friends who are always there to give me support and advices. “The bold type” is one of my favorite tv shows, with which I feel very identified, it shows a group of friends chasing their dreams, supporting each other, and loving each other. Right now my life is like that! So many thanks to all of my girls! #girlpower