We had the good fortune of connecting with Kimberly Garza and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kimberly, how do you think about risk?
My nail career was based on taking the biggest risk of my life. I made the decision to quit my 9-5 to become a full time business owner, and to be able to make my own schedule so that I can be there more for my daughters. I do not regret it because now I have my loyal clientele, and get to attend every, and any event my kids have.
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.
As a nail artist, I can honestly say that it looked easier than it actually was. I went in so confident because I got my nails done my whole life, but once I was the person on the other side of the brush I got a taste of what it really was. Not only did I have to learn about the structure of the nail, I had to learn about nail infections, sanitation, deseases, prepping, allergies, shapes, brands, and so much more. One thing about me is that I never stop learning. I love to invest in myself and my brand. I still continue to take classes, watch tutorials, read about products, and soak in all of the knowledge and feedback that I receive. There is no limit on how much you can learn, or invest.
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?
Houston is such a big city I wouldn’t know where to start! First and foremost I would take them to my favorite Mexican restaurant Teotihuacán on Airline. The food there is amazing! I would take them to the galleria for shopping, we can take a walk at discovery green, go to the zoo, go look at the many amazing museums that they have here, and we can go to El Bolillo Bakery for some good sweet Mexican bread to finish off our week right.
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 wholeheartedly first would love to give recognition to my husband for having my back while I made the biggest step by quitting my professional career. He has been my biggest supporter by letting me practice on him, pushing me when I felt like quitting, showing me YouTube videos, giving me advice, and hyping up my nail sets. I am such a detailed person, and when my sets weren’t coming out the way I wanted I would cry in frustration but he kept pushing me to keep practicing. Second, my dad for helping me pay so that I can get my license, and my mom for being my model. Lastly, my very loyal clients. I don’t know where I’ll be without them. The fact that they kept coming to me even after those sets looked horrible and they still posted them on social media, and told their friends. Now that is real support. I’m honestly blessed.