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Hidden Gems: Meet Angelica Olguin of Glam by Angie

Today we’d like to introduce you to Angelica Olguin. 

Hi Angelica, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
Hello, my name is Angelica Olguin. I am 32 years old and have been in the beauty industry since 2010. I was born and raised in East Los Angeles, where I would see my mom do at-home services like perms and haircuts as a kid. From there, my interest started, and when I graduated high school, I enrolled in beauty school. Since then, I have had the opportunity to work in various salons. I started off as commission, then renting a chair, to owning a salon for 5 years. Now, I am working in an independent luxury suite. 

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back, would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
I have been in the beauty industry for a long time and have learned that it is very easy to burn out. I was a salon owner for 5 years, where I managed the ins and outs of the business while also being a full-time stylist. Working behind the chair with my clients was the reason why I started in this industry. After being behind the chair for so many years, I was fortunate to have a great clientele following but felt that the business side of it was taking me away from what I am most passionate about. At times, I felt like I was losing my relationship with my clients because I was overwhelmed by trying to accommodate to everything. I found that all of these factors started to take a toll on my passion for my craft. These struggles made me take a step back and reevaluate what I needed to do to get my spark back. Therefore, I chose a different setting that allows me to focus on my craft behind the chair and not be so consumed by the business side of it. I am now proudly working in a luxury suite where I can say that I have found my passion again. 

Great, so let’s talk business. Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
Glam by Angie started because I believe in holistic beauty and customer satisfaction. I pride myself with providing great luxury service, and I also guarantee the use of great quality products. My suite thrives to maintain a modern and relaxed ambiance while also being a safe space for all. I feel like my experience has allowed me to master by craft, and I am able to accommodate more clients. I specialize in blonding/balayage, color, and hair extensions. I also do bridal/special occasions hairstyles. 

What matters most to you?
What matters most to me is customer satisfaction. I strive to give my clients their expectations, and it is great to see their reaction when they are done with their hair transformation. 

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Elio Olguin

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