We had the good fortune of connecting with Kerstie Tarango and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kerstie, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I pursued my career in cosmetology because I love to make people feel good. I feel like hair and makeup artists are like unlicensed therapists giving clients the opportunity to lay out their challenges or stresses of life without the judgement they might receive from family or friends. Along with that they also get to modify or enhance their appearance and leave my chair feeling refreshed both inside and out. Beauty therapy is some of the best therapy out there and I pride myself on being able to take my clients on that escape through beauty.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
What sets me apart from others is my undivided passion for anything beauty and my ability to think outside the box in how to achieve what my clients desire. Where I’m at professionally today has been a long and challenging journey. Throughout the last 10+ years, I’ve learned I don’t have to say yes to everything and when to choose the opportunities that are best for me. I’m a workaholic so I tend to keep going and take every opportunity that comes my way, but some never panned out the way they should. I’ve been taken advantage of more times than not in the beginning of my career which taught me that while I love what I do whole heartedly, I can’t allow anyone to take advantage of my talent or time. I want people to know that my brand is everything I stand for, Beauty, Passion, Love, Strength, Empowerment.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
My favorite places that I would take my bestie to eat and drink would most def be Sushi Marquee, the Mexican Bar Company, Legacy Hall, El Pueblito, Gold Lion Gastropub, & Wild Salsa. These places have amazing food that’s definitely insta worthy and their drinks, omg they are equally delicious and pretty to look at. The atmosphere at these places is very chill vibes and no bad experiences, making it easy to stay awhile and enjoy your surroundings.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I received motivation, inspiration, and boost of drive in my career from all the entrepreneurial women all over the world, who succeed no matter the circumstance or sacrifice needed to achieve each ones dream. My secondary support and encouragement stemmed from all my friends, family, clients as well as work family throughout my career. These people have not only gone out of their way to shoutout/praise my talents but also encourage me to keep achieving higher goals within the industry. I would not be where I’m at today both mentally and professionally without all these amazing people.
Youtube: Coming soon!