We had the good fortune of connecting with Darcio Fao and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Darcio, alright, let’s jump in with a deep one – what’s you’re definition for success?
The definition of success for me to live in peace with myself, with my family, be grateful all day for having it and being able to work with what I love most
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I started my career at the age of 14 and it was not easy emotionally. At the same time as I worked with beauty, I worked with diseases. I started my career in my parents’ company as a wig maker for chemotherapy patients. Seeing a customer’s eyes shine with each wig ready gave me even more certainty that being a hairdresser would bring me the pleasure of making people happier with their appearance. I specialized professionally and became an expert in highlights and in order not to leave aside what brought me to the world of hair, I also became an expert in hair extension. I always tell my daughter to do what she loves without thinking about the financial reward because it will come as a consequence. Thank God my profession gave me so much professional visibility in my country (Brazil) that I was granted today to be able to live with my family in the United States through the extraordinary hability visa in my profession. I see people leaving aside their dreams to follow “renowned” careers and end up living a mediocre life and a sad life because they don’t feel professionally fulfilled. If I can give you some advice, work with what you love because that won’t be a job.
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?
I’m crazy about the beach. I would invite a friend to contemplate the sunset on the wonderful pier of Sta Monica. Regardless of the time of year, sunset is unique. Nowhere in the world has the color of Californian sky. I would take my friend to dinner by the beach in Malibu/ Paradise Cove, so that he would not lose any of the corners of this beach setting. Any restaurant and bar has its value around here, each with its particularities and flavors but all wonderful. A must for a tourist to walk through Venice, Hollywood, Melrose…there are so many places I would tire any guest….I’m suspicious because I love living in this paradise.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
First of all, God and undoubtedly my wife who has always trusted my ability by my side as a support and mentor of my career.
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