We had the good fortune of connecting with Belsy Larin and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Belsy, what habits do you feel helped you succeed?
The habit that have helped me succeed the most has been always surrounding myself with positive people. I love being around people that lift you, make you smile, have ambitions also want success and never settle. I have this habit which is listening to my clients, I often slow down my listening when they’re explaining what they previously done with their and where they would ideally love to be. Self care has been a habit I keep pushing more and more because sometimes it’s ok to be a little selfish take a day off unwind and relax detox the mind. That way I can be fully present for my clients. What should our readers know about your business?
After finishing hair school it felt scary I was very undecided of what I wanted to do or where I wanted to be. I worked in a salon denver highlands where I met amazing talented girls motivating me to focus in hair color and hair extensions. Although it was a great opportunity I still lived in little Fort Morgan and 2 years later driving back & forth from Denver was getting tough specially with 2 kids at home. I started doing hair from home to make extra cash which was not ideal for me. Over time though I realized word of mouth and social media was very powerful here in a small town. I happened to meet Brenda Rodriguez as a client from The Glam Shop in Fort Morgan which changed my life forever. She offered a room at her shop explaining to me what booth renting was encouraging me to go off on my own. Although I knew nothing about business at that point though I was determined to succeed and have my own business. I feel blessed to be surrounded by amazing girls like Brenda, karla & misa at The glam shop even though we work independently at the end of the day we are a team. My clients know I love delivering nothing but the best when it comes to anything hair. Best part of being my own boss is I am able to deliver quality over quantity. I lived at the shop the last 3 years I come home exhausted and tired but I love my career. Blondes, color correction and hair extensions are my specialty. I love seeing clients walk out with healthy beautiful hair. Overall I feel proud of myself that I kept pushing through rough times because now I can relax a tiny more and enjoy taking time off anytime possible to be with my family & traveling. Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
First of all we are small town making it a little tough but not impossible. I love food though. One of my favorite local spot for coffee and great food is Zazzy Cafe but if we don’t want to get off our car Peppys coffee is perfect for drive thru. The mav has amazing delicious food and cuban mojito drinks at any time. On one of these days Thursday- Sunday we can’t miss out on Pollo Norteño truck best burritos and grilled chicken around. Riverside offers a calm relaxing trail to go for a walk. Maybe we can even squeeze in for a small tattoo or piercing at Americanas tattoo shop. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Being a single parent is tough and I am beyond grateful with my parents & brother they are the reason I made this career possible. They have helped me so much with my 2 kids while I was away at school or working. It feels so amazing to be surrounded by so many people that have influenced me and guided me with their knowledge in person or online.
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