Today we’d like to introduce you to Allison Romero.
Hi Allison, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
I’ve always had a passion for hair and makeup. I taught myself the majority of what I know over the years. I use to do makeup on friends and family for fun and even did my sister’s wedding and wedding party before I became a professional.
Over the years, I’ve had friends and family constantly tell me to pursue hair and makeup as a career. I never really took it seriously as I’m a mom of four and had a “regular” 9-5 job. One day, I decided to just run for it and it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I truly love what I do and I wouldn’t trade it. Networking is the way to go and advertising myself- I wouldn’t trade it 🙂
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
It’s been a pretty smooth road for the most part. Some of the struggles that I’ve had were women who don’t normally wear makeup, wanting their makeup done and not being completely satisfied. They wouldn’t blame me, but rather themselves, which still put a weight on my shoulders.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I’m a published makeup artist and hairstylist. I specialize in anything from bridal, photo shoots, special occasions, and commercials, to just because of glam. I love to see my clients happy! Communication is key to being a makeup artist and hair stylist! You can never really ask too many questions.
How do you think about happiness?
What makes me happy? My job makes me happy. When my clients are happy, I’m happy! My children make me happy- without them, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
- Bridal makeup $145 (includes mini touch-up kit)
- Bridal hair styling $95 (any style)
- Bridal party makeup $110
- Full face glam $100 (nonbridal)
- Hair styling $70 & up (non bridal)
- Instagram: @glambyallison_