We had the good fortune of connecting with Emily Bonosoro and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Emily, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Every step along the past 14 years has involved different phases of risk. As I think back it is definitely the driving force in change and growth. To gain more experiences to make me a more well rounded artist and business owner has been so valuable. I don’t think I would obtain these goals, nor will I continue to unless there is some risk. Risk in trying new things. Risk in knowing when to change things up. Risk versus reward. Dealing and reacting to risk when it you fall. Practicing getting back up and evaluating the next risk you take. I must continue to practice and remember that risk has become apart of this adventure.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
When it comes to my art, it is forever changing. the medium involves texture, layers colors and creativity like all forms of art. I get to help fantasy come to life for people of all ages to enjoy! When I started doing Wigs more than human hair clients behind the chair is was a new release of talents, focus and creativity for me. Not only catering to the clients needs but turning that into supporting a performer becoming a character. Fine tuning the details around the face and securing the art to the person wearing it so that they can feel most comfortable and able to bring life and love to what they do. Even as I ship wigs across the country, I look forward to seeing my clients bring so much Joy into what they do. None of it easy. With time came speed and confidence but it took me a very long time to get there…I’d say just these past 4 years really having a firm grip on the mastery of my skill. Overcoming challenges seem to pass by when your know you are in love with what you do because consistency and patients override any bumps along the road. whether it be reaching out and asking others, fixing my mistake and apologizing or trying new things when supplies run out during a global pandemic. I think the world should know that I adore storytelling. Whether I’m apart of creating the story or I’m just listening…my lifestyle is customized around being apart of the traditions, culture and magic that story telling brings us all!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I may be bias here but I’d personally say a trip tp Disneyland would be on the list, stay the night, explore the castle. I love me some vibe and grub from Urth cafe so I’d say its a great place after or before airport travels. The Zoo, Observatory and Huntington Park are some of my favorite outdoor spots. A sunset beach bonfire is a must, hopefully two and complete with s’mores. Also a big fan of the studio tours in Burbank if its possible and nearby Naimie’s professional beauty supply where you might see a Kardashians assistant picking up supplies. Portos is a great breakfast spot and for dinners I’d say hit up some food trucks and farmers market for a few homemade meals with the local favorites.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Goodness. So many mentors in my craft from various projects and aspects of the industry. My Disneyland family will always hold a special place in my heart. My father, a small business owner, always shows such passion about working for himself. My high school dance teacher, Carrie Smith, for telling everyone in class I was going to be so cool when I grew up.
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