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Meet Lucia Garcia

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lucia Garcia. 

Hi Lucia, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
Nails & Art are my passion. I’ve loved doing nails since I can remember & was proudly my neighborhood nail girl!!! I would do my friend’s nails, their mom’s nails, my nails, and it was something I looked forward to all the time! 🙂 In college I studied to be an Art Teacher & just knew that would be my career! Life happened & I quickly realized that my education would need to be paused because in order to provide I would need to climb the corporate ladder high up into management & that is what I did. 14 years later I noticed that time had literally flown by & I couldn’t remember even experiencing it! My son was growing up right before my eyes & the pressure to provide was overbearing! So, naturally, I did what I would NOW recommend EVERY ONE to do, I dared to chase my dream!! I put in my notice at work, sold my house, enrolled in nail school, completed the program, began booth renting, began teaching nails at night, & now, 3.5 long years later I am the proud owner of ‘Mi Luz Nails’. This journey was not easy. I have put in way more hours in a week than I ever did in the corporate world! I play every role required to build my business on my own! However, I also am able to be with my son, make my schedule, take days off as needed, build incredible relationships, & create nail art EVERY SINGLE DAY! I have no doubt I am right where God has placed me & I am incredibly blessed to experience the freedom I feel doing what I have always loved! 

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
This journey for me has been difficult at times yet incredibly rewarding… We only learn so much in school and our true lessons are learned behind the desk working on clients’ hands! This is when I was able to learn what products I prefer to use and what services I felt most comfortable providing. Learning my demographic and understanding how to market to them also took time! Learning how to use social media properly is still a work in progress! I’m still working on being consistent with much simpler things like making sure to take a lunch break and drink my water. All of this is part of the process though and is ever-changing in this amazing nail industry! 

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
Creating nail art is my Passion! I specialize in sculpted nails and creating nail art inspired by the photos my clients bring in to me. I am also so thankful that many of my clients will say, “Do anything you like!”… these words are music to my ears! I am known for, and most proud of, my hand-painted art! I absolutely love recreating detailed characters, drawing simple line art styles using multiple colors, & creating fun yet elegant styles! The results are gorgeous! 

What makes you happy?
On a personal note, watching my son grow and become an amazing young man is by far my biggest joy! Listening to his entrepreneurial mindset Is such a wonderful feeling! To realize that he has been observing me and is inspired by me honestly keeps me motivated! 

On a professional note, sitting at my nail table and building beautiful relationships with my amazing clients is something I look forward to every single day! I love coming to work! I enjoy our conversations & am so thankful for the love & support I receive from them! My clients are so incredibly special to me! 

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