Today we’d like to introduce you to Krysthal Acosta.
Krysthal, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
The Snatch Trap came from me wanting to utilize my past experiences and my talents and to share it with others. I wanted my own space and personal experiences of owning a business, without the burden and strain that comes from a corporate job or the traditional ways of running a customer-based business.
For most of my life, I could never hold a job longer than a year, not because I wasn’t a hard worker. I always managed to become manager, assistant manager or key holder within a year at any job. My strong work ethic that came from being from an immigrant family and the courage to take initiative always set me on top… to look back it maybe I was bored; but I would feel unappreciated, underpaid, overworked and taken advantage of at most my positions. My mom would always say, “Krys your going into your 30s, you can’t just keeping quiting jobs. You need stability you need to think of your future.” She was right I needed to think of my future and at the time it wasn’t looking so great. I knew I had to create something for myself, because I know I would never quit on myself because everything would be riding on me. I left my low paying job last year with only $100 in my pocket. I believe in timing and true intervention from a higher power because how things played out it could have not been more perfect.
This was my time to claim and baby I did. The day I went to look at my location my landlord who met me for the first time loved my vibe and trusted my vision. She gave me the key to my store without a deposit or paperwork. I was shocked, how could this lady give me the key to a shop without a dollar down. Who does this? Let alone in LA. And of course as an irresponsible adult I filed my taxes late that year… thankfully, I did because as I locked up my new shop, I got a message from my tax lady that my return would be in my account that day. I was thrilled that was my deposit and 1st-month rent. The Snatch Trap was becoming a reality and it still is.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Essentially setting up has been pretty smooth but there’s definitely been struggles and there will continually be struggles throughout this process. Unfortunately in school they don’t teach us how to be entrepreneurs dreamers and how to sustain yourself and be independent and that is something I’m continually learning throughout this process. I accept that I don’t know it all and I accept that I’m gonna fuck up, probably a lot and that is OK. As long as I learn from each hardship that comes my way. I think the hardest struggle lately for me has been keeping momentum and keeping myself a float on those tough days. As a person who struggled with depression anxiety and mental health issues; struggling those hard days to have a successful business is definitely a daily struggle but it makes me even more proud of myself and what I have overcome up to this point in my life.
Please tell us about The Snatch Trap.
What I do at The Snatch Trap is basically what your essential beauty shop would do but with a twist. I provide a one on one experience at my shop. I’m only by appointment so when you come into my store you feel like royalty, it’s just you and I and this experience is all about you. I pour you a drank, get down to beautifying and start spilling the tea. Thankfully with all my past life experiences, life traumas and life successes, I have been able to have the gift of connecting with all types of people. I know that every time I do a Brazilian I’m helping someone’s self-esteem and sex life. I love that when I do someone’s brows if I’m tinting or shaping them or curling their lashes or doing a facial that they walk of my store gushing about the experience but the fact that they can not stop looking at themselves. It brings me so much joy to see a woman love herself even more. It is the best reward especially knowing that a part of my hand was there to uplift them, is just wow.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
I think about this often and if I had to start over would I do anything differently? Not a damn thing. I needed every mistake, I needed every unsuccessful day, I needed every failure to get me to this point. Without the trials and tribulations I don’t think I could be a successful as I am now or be the person I am today.
- Address: 9808 Maple St Bellflower CA
- Phone: 4243050905
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @TheSnatchTrap