We had the good fortune of connecting with Claudia Varga and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Claudia, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
As I’ve gotten older its become harder to take risks, but I still do it I just ponder it more. I’ve been taking risks my whole life. When I was just starting out I convinced my boss at the time(20 years ago) to let me work remotely for a year so I could move to LA. I rented an apartment sight unseen and put myself through makeup school. I knew one person there! But it paid off and started me on the path of my career. It was always my dream to have my own business. The timing of it may not have been exactly how I wanted it, but all the risks I took along the way led me to where I am now.
Please tell us more about your work. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
I come from a very artistic and creative family. I didn’t get that trait in the traditional way, for me my clients skin is my canvas. I was a Make Up Artist for many years before I transitioned to doing esthetics. Now that creativity flows through the way I customize and mix ingredients for my clients. I’ve always had a less is more approach. I believe in bringing out everyones natural beauty. It took me a long time to get to where I am today, it was A LOT of work. Work that no one really guided me through, I had to figure it out along the way. I’m about to be 45 so there was no social media hen I first started out. I had to grind to make my work known.
I think what I want everyone to know is that I really do love what I do. I love the connections I make. I love taking my time and engaging with my clients. My business is based on skin, lash and brows but really it is so much deeper than that. I have clients who brought me their daughters when they were 13 and now they are in college!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My shoutout would have to go to my family and friends. I’ve been through a lot in the last three years and there is no way I would be where I am now without their support and encouragement.