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Meet Rolando Aqui and Amia Serrano Aqui of Romiastyles in Koreatown

Today we’d like to introduce you to Rolando Aqui and Amia Serrano Aqui.

Rolando and Amia, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
R: We met on set of a two day photoshoot for a hair campaign in Malibu. I was one of the hairstylists working it and Amia was styling it.

A: He took initiative in conversating with me the first day on set which then led him to asking me out on a date when we wrapped the second day.

R: Few weeks later, a colleague of mine who is a photographer contacted me for a test shoot in DTLA and so I referred Amia to style it and he was all for it. After that we decided to become a hair + wardrobe team called Romiastyles.

A: I want to say it took us like an hour to think of our name. Ro – from Rolando’s name; mia – from my name and then styles bc we both style hair and wardrobe.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
A: It definitely hasn’t been a smooth road. As a team, yes, but as for the grind, no.

R: Yeah, booking clients isn’t easy. We’d have times where we’re getting booked back to back then hit a dry spell and not get booked at all.

Romiastyles – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
A: We are a hair + wardrobe team. Rolando does the hair and I style the wardrobe. We work all kinds of projects too: editorials, music videos, etc. Projects vary and are always open to new opportunities.

R: I’ve never heard of a hair + wardrobe team to tell you the truth, so I feel that’s what sets us apart from others. We’re proud to be married and able to work together in the same field we love working in and creating dope stuff…

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
R: Being happy and loving what you do.

A: And accomplishing those goals you made for yourself that have taken you either days, weeks, months or even years to accomplish that you were determined to do.

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