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

Hi Steven, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
The thoughtfulness process about starting my own business was trying to open my first and own salon during Covid on 2020. But thankfully it was a good challenge and it’s been really good knowing the location I moved to has been a success.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
The best thing about being an artist, is that you get to create your art on the way you see it. Being a hairstylist Is an art form. As an artist I got the opportunity to work on sets for TV, Photoshoots, salons, DragQueens and travel around the world with my magic.

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 always recommend people to visit Rome. Roma is such a beautiful city. I can see my self living there in a future ones I retired from doing hair. The art. The people. The history and of course the food is just incredible.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I won’t be where I’m if it wasn’t for the people that motivated me and support it me to get a career and an education. Thanks to my ex who helped me a lot during my years of collage. During Beaty school I got to meet the most wonderful instructor and person at school. I had 2 classes with miss, Chen and I learned so much from her. She pushed me to be creative and to love what was coming for me, knowing she knew I was gonna be a good hairstylist. Thanks to her I know what I know.

Website: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hair+By+Steven+Buitrago,+1358+Fifth+St+Suite+102,+Santa+Monica,+CA+90401/@34.0173501,-118.4948886,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x80c2a55ef241937f:0x56ce33095f70266a

Instagram: Eastwood_salon

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Yelp: https://yelp.to/kPyFLg1d8eb

Youtube: https://m.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR3ykK-2NgJaD0JRnS30EnxDAIyOgOKRNCy_lVglyDoZLYcLR8fulsoFTHA&v=dA7q7_f6ix8&feature=youtu.be

Image Credits
Ron Katagiri Eastwood Cuts & Color

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