We had the good fortune of connecting with Sabrina Porsche and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sabrina, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
The whole thought process behind me starting my business is, I realized I didnt want to work for anyone anymore. I worked in the corporate world for about 10 years as an administrative assistant and the thought that I was helping someone else become successful really got the best of me and I didnt feel like I could grow because I didnt have a college degree which made me realize that I wasnt going to move up much. I knew I had to make a change if I just wanted to be happy, so as hard as it was I quit my job and moved from the Bay Area to Los Angeles. It was scary to quit a job that I was so comfortable in, but getting myself out of that comfort zone really helped me realize I had more hustle in me that I ever knew I did!
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Before I moved to Los Angeles I didnt even know that I was an artist, I never realized that doing hair was my form of art, I started to realize that when I started seeing my work in photoshoots and in magazines. The way a team can come together and collaborate to bring a photo to life is trully an amazing thing. Thats when I realized that I was an artist amongst other artists. I am most proud of the fact that I was able to quit my 9-5 and do something I love and get paid more than i ever thought I would before!
I decided to leave my 9-5 when I realized that I wasnt going to be able to move up in the company. realizing that I was only a number amongst hundreds of other applicants. I was an administrative assistant for about 8 years and all I kept thinking is I am helping this person be great and make all this money while I do all the work they dont want to do. I knew It was time for a change, so I asked my boss to lay me off and I used my severence money to move to LA. I originally thought I was going to open an online clothing boutique, but I realize that wasnt for me. I would tell people that I was a Hairstylist but only as a side gig. Well I happened to tell the right people because my career took off from there!
In the beginning of my hair career in LA I had to make a lot of sacrafices i wasnt make money really at all and I knew that if I didnt give it 100% I wasnt going to succeed.
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?
When my friends come in to town I love taking them out to eat of course! One if my favorte places to take my friends is to Crustacean Beverly Hills! They have the best sea food and drinks! With the pandemic its been hard to get out of the house, but before all of the craziness started I loved going to roof top bars like EPLP in West Hollywood, The Broken Shaker in DTLA and Upstairs at Ace Hotel to name a few! Also I feel like you can’t have people come and not take them to the beach! My favorite little beach is El Matador in Malibu! Its cute and quite and overall nice. LA has so many fun places to visit like Disney Land and Universal Studios of course, great museums, beaches, amusement parks, night clubs and bar lounges! My favorite places to go are to bar lounges! Somewhere fun to hang and people watch!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are so many people who helped me and saw so much in me that helped me get to where I am today. First my family for never questioning my decisions and believing in me. The very first person who took my under their wing, my friend and Wardrobe stylist Tyler McDaniel. My mentor (even though she wont admit that she is)and Celebrity Hairstylist Matilde Compos, who showed me set etiquette and and how to set up my hair kit, how to price my clients, who to word emails and even promote myself. The list goes on and on, she is amazing! Matilde introduced me to another amazing hairstylist who works on some of the biggest celebrities in the world, Her name is Nakia Rachon! Nakia trusted me with some of her biggest clients and I will be forever grateful for her!
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