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

Hi Salma, what is the most important factor behind your success?
I believe the most important factor for me was my son and my fiancé. Having my own business not only fulfills me completely but it also helps me be available for my family whenever I want to be. Being a business owner can be difficult but I make sure to always remember who I’m doing it for. Being determined and visualizing where I want to get to also helps me keep pushing forward. Hustling, determination, organization, and most importantly commitment are also the key factors to my success.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I started as a lash artist and loved having my own schedule, my own hours, and being able to boss myself around. After all, my success was as good as the amount of time and work I put into it. I then started obtaining new certificates and licenses and am now a Body Sculpting and Contouring Specialist. I can perform non invasive procedures to my clients and help them loose the stubborn fat that just will not go away. I really have grown to love and enjoy my new service, it feels amazing to help my clients reach their body goals and also help them look amazing with their lashes. It’s a whole new boost that I am able to give them and I love it. It’s all about women empowerment! I’ve learned along the way to keep pushing. I’ve also partnered up with a Body Sculpting school and am able to teach these procedures to anyone wanting to make a career out of it just like I did. I want the world to know that it is never too late to make your own business and build your own empire! There is enough room in this world for all of us to succeed.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I love being outdoors so I would of course show them all my favorite hiking places like Mt. Woodson, Mt, Miguel, Iron Mountain, Cowles Mountain. Every day we would try new food places. I’d show her my favorite Mexican restaurant, sushi place, Thai place, and take her to the coolest hole in the wall coffee places. San Diego has a lot of hidden gems. Our beaches are beautiful and those are also a must!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My family of course is a huge part of my success. My fiancé has built everything I ask of him in order to make my little ship look amazing! My parents, my siblings, and my kids are my number one fans and supported any idea I had no matter how crazy it was. My loyal clients and loyal friends who help me spread the word for new business! Because of all of them I am where I am now, cannot imagine doing this without any of them.

Instagram: @lashnbodbysalma