We had the good fortune of connecting with Iryl Gomez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Iryl, is there a quote or affirmation that’s meaningful to you?
What you think you create. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you become. I am such a firm believer in the law of attraction. Your mind is always working. I always envisioned myself doing big things in the beauty industry. I manifested the things I wanted but I put in the work to make those visions come true. We are like magnets. You become and attract what you think but you have to put in the work. And always be in a state of Gratitude.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I started my permanent cosmetics journey just a little over 4 years ago. Not soon after, I started my business. I took a leap of faith. I had no mentor, no business knowledge or background. All I knew is that I wanted to be my own boss. I rented a small room for about 6 months and unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances I had to end my lease. For at least 3 months, I searched for a new location. I almost gave up on finding a new location, but I am so glad I didn’t. Not long after I found a place to call my own. My business was built with no loans, no hand me downs. I even sold my old car just so I can get my floors done. It took me months and months to build. I saved and saved for months to get it up and running. I am still learning on how to run a business. I am self employed and I run into challenges all the time. It is a full time job and it is not for everybody. I am a prime example that you can do anything you set your mind to. I just want the world to know the hard work I put into my business. Don’t rely on other people. If you want something, you have to go out and make it happen.
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?
If my best friend came down to visit, I would take them to some of the best restaurants in SoCal. I am originally from Fresno, anything as simple as shake shack would be amazing to some of my friends. I love being by the beach. Maybe a day trip to Santa Monica, or a small hike to see the Hollywood sign and show her the sight of LA at the observatory. I spend a lot of time in Carlsbad We would go and do some shopping at south coast plaza and introduce her to one of my favorite places to eat, Din Tai Fung.
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?
I wouldn’t be where I am if it wasn’t for my supportive family, friends & clients. My biggest and number one supporter is my boyfriend Taylor. He is my ride or die. He goes to all makeup gigs and events, makeup shows, supports my other business ventures, my handy man & supports any further education I plan to attend. I am truly grateful for him and his support.