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Meet Lorena Padilla of Glowed by Lo

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lorena Padilla.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Lorena. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Well, I always knew that I wanted to have my own business, but I felt lost for a while. Finally, last year I ran into a spray tan artist’s Instagram page and felt so intrigued. She was tanning all sorts of celebrities and models and it looked like such a cool gig to get into. I immediately hit her up and signed up for one of her classes, where I was trained and certified as a spray tan artist. This was end of July 2019. It was a struggle in the beginning I didn’t perfect my skill till a lot later in my journey. Although it’s only been a little over a year it’s felt longer. I love what I’m doing though. I love making my clients feel more confident and beautiful, and all my clients are already so beautiful but the spray tan really helps accentuate their beauty. My clients are all amazing and I wouldn’t be where I am in my short career if it weren’t for them, and I’m excited to keep going and continue to grow in my business.

Has it been a smooth road?
It’s definitely not been a smooth road. I think all businesses have their hiccups and mine did. To be honest I was trained but my training was all summed up in six hours so I left very anxious and somewhat lost. I’m grateful for the training because it did get me started. In the beginning I didn’t know much about skin types and what solution would work best on my clients so there were times that after the development time the spray tan did not look it’s best. There were other times were my machine would stop blowing the solution while I was with a client and that was a horrible experience to go through. Another time my motor blew in my compressor and I had to apply the self tanner on my client by hand because I was just started the tan when that happened. So yes things happen more so in the beginning I feel because everything is still so new, but I didn’t give up and I’m still here.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
So my business is Glowed by Lo and I am a mobile spray tan artist. I’m proud to be a Latina American woman who decided to start my own mobile business. I think what sets me apart is that when I meet a client and I spray them I like to always check in on them I will never spray tan someone and just that’s it. I think it’s very important to always be accessible to your clients and always check in on them. They appreciate that you actually care. In my case I really do. Customer service is everything in any business.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Oh most definitely LA is the place to be a spray tan artist there are so many influencers and celebrities who honestly love to glow. For photo shoots, red carpets, vacations, or just anything because why not, right? I think there is enough people in LA for every single new spray tan artist who wants to start.

Contact Info:

  • Phone: 8186797286
  • Email:
  • Instagram: Glowedbylo

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