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Meet Christy Soto of Skinspired Beauty in Heights

Today we’d like to introduce you to Christy Soto.

Christy, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I’ve had the desire to pursue a career in the beauty industry since I was a teenager but after getting married and starting a family at 18, I decided to put my dreams on hold. Six years ago, I decided to leave my customer service job to become a stay at home mom. As much as I loved having the opportunity to stay home and spend more time with my children, once my youngest was old enough to go to school, I began to start focusing on myself and decided to start doing makeup. I’ve always loved makeup and was pretty good at it, so actually being a makeup artist came pretty easily to me. I did that for a couple of years and then was offered the opportunity to work part-time at a Revive Salon & Spa as a receptionist. I helped to manage the owner, Myra’s, schedule and run the front desk. Myra is actually the person who inspired me to become an Esthetician. Working there introduced me to the world of Esthetics. I decided to enroll in Esthetics school and quickly fell in love with everything about this industry. After finishing school, I decided to go on my own and rent a room at Revive. Thankfully, it has gone pretty well for me and my clientele continues to grow. I have the most supportive friends and family. My husband of almost 16 years is my #1 supporter and I am so thankful for him. Becoming an Esthetician was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

Has it been a smooth road?
It has not been a smooth road. Starting a business requires a lot of time and money. I struggled with having the confidence to believe that I could do this. Learning the way way to gain clientele has also been a challenge but I know I can only go up from here.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
The name of my business is Skinspired Beauty. I offer facials, lash lifts, waxing, lash & brow tinting. I am probably most known for my lash lifts. I can get lashes so high, they almost touch the sky lol. I am most proud of how far I have come in so little time. I’m proud of how many women I have helped to feel even more beautiful. I strive to make every client that comes through my door, feel special and confident.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Yes, I do feel like our city is a good place for businesses like mine. Women run the world and we like to take care of ourselves and be pampered. We like to have moment to ourselves where we can get away from the everyday stresses of life and walk out feeling confident and powerful. All aspects of the beauty industry will always have a place here in Houston. I definitely would recommend to start out here. Anything is possible if you work hard enough and the power of social media is so strong that its easier than ever to get your name out there.

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