We had the good fortune of connecting with Alexandria Grado and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alexandria, putting aside the decision to work for yourself, what other decisions were critical to your success?
I feel that taking a leap of faith in myself and doing what was best for my daughter, Sofia, and me was the most overwhelming decision I had ever made in my entire life. There wasn’t a certainty of success, but failure wasn’t an option so I knew I needed to decide in that moment if I wanted to succeed I needed to do something bigger. So I made a vow to myself that I would always be consistent in everything I do and helping everyone on my team succeed so therefore I succeed. But it had to be genuine so I decided to be dedicated to my staff’s excellence and I strive for every one of them to be the best version of themselves because that is the only way they will be happy and therefore successful.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I believe doing hair is an art – you have a certain eye to be great and not every hairstylist has that eye or desire to be different and make it great. There are ways that The Glam House does hair to put our signature on it so if that client goes to another salon they will be right back because of the different techniques and ways The Glam House does it. Not only is my staff trained through a rigorous program of techniques and formulating for so many variations of color, they also go through a customer service training that sets us apart from everyone. Our mission “at The Glam house is to help each vaLued guest reflect their inner beAuty while enjoying a luxurious atMosphere.” We hold ourselves to a very high standard in our art and in our customer service.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
My favorite ways to spend time with friends, family – all the people I love is around meals! I recommend and frequent: Los Gallitos, Coco Piratas and Machete’s. I love to support local businesses always. Certified Tattoo Studios has the best tattoo artists and team. They welcome anyone with skin and their culture and values are incredible! When shopping, I make sure to visit Pink’s Boutique, Inspyre Boutique and Wish Gifts.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to say thank you to my dad, grandma, my daughter Sofia, and my family. They are seriously so supportive and encouraging. Thank you to all of my friends and clients who see so much in me and keep me motivated to do more and be the biggest best version of myself. Thank you to my staff who believe in my vision and respect my determination. Thank you to the people who support from afar – honestly I see you all send me words of encouragement, letting me know that what I am doing is not in vain. Thank you so much!
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