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

Hi Elena, can you talk us a bit about why you love what you do?
I love what I do because there is always a room for improvement. My favorite part is to achieve beautiful result at the end of the service.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
The biggest thing I concentrate on is a quality of my services. Being a nail technician, I invest a lot of time in education. I believe there is always an opportunity to become better in every way possible. Weather it is actual manicure where condition of the client’s skin can be improved, or nail art with so many different styles to practice- there is always something exiting to work on. I believe everyone has individuality that would set one apart from the other. A client will always have a choice which style to go for. Being passionate and truly loving what I do have brought me to where I am now: having my loyal clients. My story is definitely about finding passion that I am grateful for every day.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
San Diego is a perfect city in any way possible. I would be taking my friend to a different nature spot every day: Coronado Island, Balboa Park, Torrey Pines, Seaport Village, La Jolla Shores, Windansea beach, Potato Chip Rock, Lake Miramar, Gaslamp. We would check in for lunch in restaurants like “True Food”,”Bluewater grill” and “In-N-Out”. Picnic in lake Poway sounds like a good idea also. Restaurants in Little Italy such as “Kettner Exchange”and “Davanti Enoteca”sounds like great dinner ideas. One day I would take my friend to my favorite sushi restaurant in college area : “Tokyo Sushi Loha”. My friend also wouldn’t resist on grabbing beer in “Karl Straus Brewery.” What a nice vacation we will have.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Michael Cordero- lash artist. This is his Instagram https://instagram.com/lashedbymike?igshid=1grqq68wmpyah

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