Stylist Alejandra Umana is the owner of Lavish Hair N’ Makeup Studio. She is located in Studio 23 of iStudio Salons Boca Raton. Alejandra specializes in color, hair cutting, and makeup application.
She was born in Cali, Colombia. She moved to the United States when she was 5 and grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Once Alejandra noticed the drive that others saw in her, she was inspired to become a hair stylist and makeup artist. She started out in a hair salon where she gained hands-on experience for three years. She completed school in July 2017 and opened her studio in September 2017.
When Alejandra is not behind the chair or doing makeup, she loves to binge watch on Netflix. She also likes to invest in her craft by watching new hair and makeup technique tutorials for hours at a time.
We asked Alejandra to share something unique about herself. She responded that she set a goal for herself, took a risk, and conquered it! By that, she means she is proud to be a young 21-year-old with a thriving business. She never imagined a million years that she would own a business a such a young age.
What Alejandra loves most about iStudio Salons is the location. She is right in the heart of Mizner Park – a busy, high-end downtown with constant traffic and great people.
Some of Alejandra’s future goals include opening a salon with stylists, makeup artists, lash techs, brow techs and establish a salon filled with beauty and creativity. Another goal is to franchise Lavish Hair n Makeup Studio in other states and countries!
For aspiring artists or stylists, Alejandra says “when you love something give it your 200%. Never doubt yourself, be confident in your work, and always take risks (smart ones). If you never try it, you’ll never know if you could’ve succeeded!”
Alejandra posts beautiful pictures of her work on social media. She shared two critical social media tips with us:
- Own a ring light – lighting is everything when taking a picture
- Content is super important – consistently post content, but do not be repetitive with your content.