We had the good fortune of connecting with Shaina Hernandez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Shaina, what do you attribute your success to?
The most important factor behind my success / and the success of my brand is client satisfaction. My client’s happiness is my priority. I always try to go above and beyond what I’m supposed to do to make sure my clients feel beautiful and that I have given them everything beyond what they expected.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am a full time Makeup Artist. I work at the Telemundo Spanish tv network during the week and attain to my bridal parties & Clients on the weekends. I’ve been a makeup artist for 11 years – started in 2008 with always having a love for makeup growing up. I started working for MAC Cosmetics as a freelancer, to being a counter manager, and then with the help of my husband, I started focusing on my business full time. It wasn’t easy, making the jump, not knowing if I would have steady clients, but I haven’t looked back since! Along the way, I’ve learned so much from so many who believed in my work, trusted me, and also my mentors- I have been able to learn so much from other artists helping me to become the artist I am today.
I would love to let everyone know how much love I put into what I do- I care about how they FEEL on their important dates and events. Every ounce of me goes into every stroke of brush, and makeup item I buy for my kit.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Disney world is my most favorite place to be- a place where I can forget about anything going on- and just focus on what I’m going to eat next or what ride I’m getting on. since it is 4 hours away, and not as easily attainable, there’s a couple spots I do love here in miami. Definitely FINKA-table and tap for dinner. The food there never disappoints! As well as the drinks. Barton G has one of the best lobster Mac and Cheeses as well as drinks I’ve ever had- located in Miami Beach. Definitely a day at the beach is a must here- south point is my favorite spot water is pretty clear all the time. Lincoln road mall is nice to hang out, shop and walk around.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
A lot of my success I have my husband to thank for. He’s my number one fan. He’s always been behind my ideas, what I stand for, and how I should run my business. He’s my best friend and partner- and always makes me want to do better.