Today we’d like to introduce you to Manasha Alvarado.
Manasha, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I have been a full-time educator for 15 years. I was preparing for educational leadership but my father died of cancer. My daughter and I wanted to honor my father & combat cancer by opening an online beauty/clothing business. We operated the online store for 7 years while I taught full-time, eventually we opened a store front in Jan 2017.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I learned and developed from many challenges in the beauty world. It’s a very competitive business. My biggest challenge was partnering with companies. Most beauty & clothing companies do not want to partner with online businesses. I knew I had to work assiduously so I could evolve into opening a store front.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
I think we are unique in the sense of offering brands in our store that you usually see online. Our store provides a cozy intimate beauty environment. Also, we are preparing to implement beauty services by Jan 2018. We will provide basic facials, microdermabrasion, waxing, nails, and Micro-blading.
What were you like growing up?
I was extremely introverted and shy as a child. Once I started college, I became more assertive. I felt I had to change to compete in my career field. Today, I believe I find my balance as an introvert & extrovert. Meaning, I need time alone to be creative, plan, and reflect on my daily practices. However, I allocate time to mingle, participate in shows, and market the company’s brand.
- We offer affordable but quality products from $0.48 to $4.99.