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

Hi Sophia, how do you think about risk?
I have always been a risk taker. I think it’s in my DNA; however I also have the tendency to stick to what’s comfortable at times too. I got to a point in my career where I was done working for other people and putting their needs before mine. I knew if I ever wanted the true freedom in my career and life that I just needed to make the leap to start my own business

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I opened Yrueta’s Aesthetic February 7th 2022, at Sola Salons Mission Valley East Location; So I could give my clients a truly personalized and private experience. I have gone through years of education and training with the best in the industry and love bringing my creative touch to each and everyone of my clients.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I absolutely love little Italy so I’d head to davanti for wine and the 4 cheese focaccia bread. It’s to die for. I would then walk down to the harbor and check The Star of India ship out and enjoy a drink above the brigantine and their port side pier bar. Then head back to my Hillcrest neighborhood and catch a drag show at Mo’s! End it with a little salt and straw ice cream, and it’s the perfect night !

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would love to shout out to Unite hair and Gary Baker specifically for having me on both their New York Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week’s hair styling team.

It was an amazing opportunity and unforgettable experience.

Website: https://yruetas-aesthetic-104449.square.site/

Instagram: @sophia_yrueta

Image Credits
Tanner Rex Getty Images

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