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Meet Angie and Nelli Gumuryan of Glow Girl LA in Valley Village

Today we’d like to introduce you to Angie and Nelli Gumuryan.

Angie and Nelli, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Glow Girl LA was started by my sister and I, in hopes of getting men and women to stop exposing their skin to the sun without some kind of protection. Spray tanning is not a form of sunblock but it gives you a faux tan to avoid sun exposer yet get the same results for a better cause. We used to sunbath every summer and if summer was over, we would run to the tanning beds. That is, till we realized our skin was looking more and more freckly than ever. I told my sister we have to come up with something because for two summers I didn’t tan and every self-tanner I ever used was patchy, glittery or too orange. We tried spray tanning and it was great but the worry of driving back home without trying to sweat in the summer heat or even avoid getting a tiny bit of water drip on you for the next 6-8 hours was such a struggle. That’s when it clicked! And we decided to do mobile spray tanning.

My sister has always been into the beauty industry and she’s actually a cosmetologist. I, myself am more into skincare so I am always worried about my skin and what goes on or into it. We both have dreamed of having our own salon one day so this was the perfect step in making our dream come true. Now your probably saying to your self ” Big deal spray tanning has been around for so long, what makes you any different?” Well, the answer to that is the solution we use. What you put on your body is so important. You only get one skin so you have to really take care of it. It’s not like hair where you can cut it and it grows back the same way. You do one thing wrong with your skin and its damaged forever. This is why after trying out so many different products out there I finally came across one that not only is the BEST color, but also the BEST for your skin. It has natural ingredients in there such as aloe vera and green tea which are full of antioxidants plus Matrixyl 3000. Matrixyl 3000 is a formula used to lift and firm skin by promoting collagen and elastin production while stimulating fibroblast cells in the skin, enabling them to significantly reduce the appearance of wrinkles. I’m not even mentioning all the natural oils that moisturize your skin so your skin looks not only glowing the first day of your tan but throughout the next 5-10 days, it may last. So, what separates us from other spray tans, is we care about not only your color but the ingredients that go on your skin. Everyone’s skin is different, but it needs the right nutrients to give it life, rather than damage it.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
This journey was not easy at all! We have a lot of competition and getting our name out there was the most difficult challenge I had to face. My sister and I were very kept to ourselves which means we didn’t like to grab extra attention whether it was on social media or in public. But for this type of work, we had to be out there all the time advertising our selves so people can see what Glow Girl is all about. We worked late hours and charged less than almost everyone else doing mobile tanning just to build clientele. We were both just normal girls working a 9-5 job when we decided to drop everything and take this chance. See where it would lead us because this is what we are passionate about.

Glow Girl LA – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Glow Girl LA started out as mobile spray tanning and now we have a location where we offer eyelash extensions as well as other tanning products. Our mobile tanning service is what got us started so even though we offer lash extensions now, mobile tanning is what we specialize in mostly. We are very proud of ourselves for getting to where we have by pushing each other not to give up. The beauty industry is probably one of the most difficult industries to get into and actually succeed. You have to build a name for yourself and it doesn’t happen overnight or by chance. It happens with hard work and dedication. You have to really be passionate about what you do and once that passion is gone, it’s all gone. What sets us apart from everyone else I would say is most importantly our solution and second our knowledge about it. We take time to actually evaluate your skin and decide what solution will work best for you while educating you in the process.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Success to us is not defined by how much money we are making but by all the positive feedback we are getting on how we actually make a difference in someone’s life. When you have a happy customer, you are happy and that to us is a success. You might think beauty is not a big deal but for someone to look just a little different on the outside, can change a lot about how they feel on the inside.

Pricing:

  • Mobile Tanning 65-100
  • Salon Tanning 50-70
  • Eyelash Extensions Classic only 120

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