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

Hi Donna, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I decided to do things very differently and focus on personalized service, building long term relationships with my clients and not focusing on high volume. This plan has served me well. My clients love and appreciate the high regard I have for them and the integrity with which I work.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Education is the key to success. Learning and growing day by day. I have been blessed working with and learning from the best. I am on top of every trend and welcome every client, finding that which makes them look and feel their best. My brand is that of aesthetic excellence, professional integrity and respect for all.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
The city has a vast variety of experiences. Outdoor ; hiking and biking, swimming and surfing right here in Santa Monica. Cafes and restaurants abound. I like the coffee at Bluestone on Wilshire Blvd. Thai Vegan on Santa Monica Blvd is a great spot for authentic thai food.

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?
My shoutout goes to my loyal clients- you know who you are!! My life has been enriched by your overwhelming support!

Website: www.donnamalatino.com
Instagram: @snipart
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hairstylistdonnamalatino/
Twitter: @DonnaMalatino
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DonnaMalatinoForHair
Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/donna-malatino-santa-monica-4

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