We had the good fortune of connecting with Alejandra Umana and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Alejandra , how do you think about risk?
Taking risks changed my life forever. The moment i came into an understanding that if you don’t take risks in life you can never know the outcome , and if you never take a chance to find out the outcome you may lose the chance of something great! Opening up my buisness at 21 years old changed my perception of taking risks. I went in with a mindset that if I don’t take the leap of faith and hope that my buisness will grow I will never know the capability of greatness I can create. And it wasn’t until the moment I said to myself no matter what the outcome of this risk will be at the End of the day If you don’t try you can never say you tried to succeed.

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.
I am an entrepreneur who never thought to love the craft of changing peoples image about themselves one hair at a time. Creating transformations with hair and makeup has made me the happiest when I see my clients face light up of joy and gratitude they have for the results of my craft. What sets me apart from many stylist is my bold but genuine side of being completely transparent when doing my clients hair such as the hair goal , the process , and the reality of what the outcome may be . I am most excited about the growth I’ve manifested for my future , since I opened my buisness I set manifestation goals and accomplish them. So to look up to what will be next in my career is very exciting for me ! I got to where I am today by taking risks and the biggest risk was to 1000% believe in myself , if you don’t believe in yourself no one else can believe in you ! Nothing in life comes easy but the perseverance pays off when you accomplish a goal. I’ve learned many lessons but the most important one is to look at a “failure” not as a failure but a lesson , the moment you begin to find the good in a bad situation your mindset will lead you into the right direction. What I want the world to know about me and my brand is that I am not anymore special than anyone else , I got to where I am today because I did not give up on my self and what I can create, perseverance has led me the way of success and continuing to do so .

Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
If my bestfriend was visiting I would most likely take them to Miami , Miami has much more exciting places to visit such as creative restaurants ,excursions, bars , and site seeing! It’s a city full of life and so much to do you cannot get bored , eating at a spunky restaurant , or visiting a cute boutique to shop , or even taking pictures by art work that is all over Miami and shoot pictures to create memories that will last a lifetime !

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My ultimate shoutout goes to God first and second my supporters , without gods plan for my life I wouldn’t be where I am today and without him I wouldn’t have the courage I have today in my life and career. Secondly, my supporters those who watch me , those who talk about me , those you feel inspired by me , those who have seen me grow from day one , and those who continue to support my craft and brand. I am so grateful for the amount of support from my followers, clients, friends and family members. Lavish wouldn’t be the strong buisness it is without you guys so I Thank you all from the bottom of my heart, for making my dreams a reality !

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