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Meet Clara Algobia

Today we’d like to introduce you to Clara Algobia.

Hi Clara, 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?
My grandpa had a barbershop so since I was a kid, I was involved in the hairstyling world. I always love it so much. My friend came to my house to do their hair. I used to dye it, cut it, do highlights… and I was around 10. Later they start coming for makeup as well for special occasions. But I never took it seriously. I thought was a hobby instead of a profession. So I continue my life doing this as a fun thing until 2018 when I had the opportunity to work in a studio doing makeup and I took it. A few months later, my friend from Spain wants to start a hair business since she has a hair salon in Barcelona. And she wants to partnership with me in an online store to sell hair here too. So I didn’t thought twice. I say yes and we start an online hair store. But a year later, we split since we have some differences and I continue the business by myself. So in question of a few years, I start doing what all my life kind of dream and everything flows very smooth in that direction.

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?
Obviously, it is very hard, specially in LA and with all the “Instagram profesionales” that are around. But I feel I can’t stop right now. I have to keep going even if it’s hard. I feel finally limited because I invest the money I make doing makeup in my hair company and it’s kind of hard because there is many competition with a bigger budget than mine. But I just love it so much that I don’t care to work harder.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I do makeup, hair (every variant), wigs, ponytails and extensions from the making to the install.

What quality or characteristic do you feel is most important to your success?
My hardheaded personality and the passion I have for the industry. When you don’t feel that you are working is where you are doing the right thing.

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