We had the good fortune of connecting with Mayra Malik and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Mayra, we’d love to hear what makes you happy.
I have a true passion and love for hair and makeup. Being able to creat beautiful hairstyle and enhancing a clients natural beauty with makeup is so much fun. I can honestly say I have fun at work! But what’s most rewarding and makes me really happy, is when a client looks in the mirror and loves how beautiful she looks. To see your clients expression of happiness, shock, confidence, empowerment is the best feeling I can’t even begin to describe. This is why I do what I do, to give my clients the confidence they need to keep moving forward.
What should our readers know about your business?
Simple Beauty Artistry was established in 2010 and offered on location hair and makeup for events. It started with just myself as an artist traveling on location for events and although it was fun it was also very stressful balancing my time between my newborn daughter and work. I spent countless hours reaching out to clients, vendors, venues, planners, tv stations, anyone who would listen to what I had to offer. With quitting crossing my mind several times, my husband encouraged me to hang in there and keep trying. I continued to push forward offering more services to clients and business started growing. But now, we have more work than one person can handle, what do I do? I reached out to some of my friends who worked with me in MAC, Sephora, Toni&Guy, and beauty school and said hey…will you join my team. Thankfully they said yes!! And so we be an to grow our team and opened our first store front in old town spring. As business grew I was extremely happy and excited but now I have to not only worry about work for myself but for a team; it was time to work harder to keep us busy, and boy was it difficult. I now have two little ones a year apart wanting mom and I wanting more for my company. What do you do? I have my family and my team depending on me. With my family’s encouragement I continued to work and expand. Here we are today 18 members on our team and a beautiful studio in old town spring. I made many mistakes on the way and I learned many lessons but the most important part in my success is to never give up. If you fall just get back up and try again. I would like everyone to know that we work hard, we are here for you, and it’s very important to my team and myself for you to feel part of our family. We want you to look and feel good that next time you have an important event, you will think of us. I often keep close relationships with our clients. I get to see them for their engagements, wedding day, maternity shoots, anniversaries, birthdays and we just become a big family. That’s what reminds me that I am doing something right. Although 2020 has thrown us some curve balls and it’s been difficult adjusting to the new “normal” during a pandemic, we can’t wait to see what 2021 has in store for us. We’re ready for bigger and better things!
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.
Ohhh man, this is a tough one I have done anything since my early 20’s. If I had a friend come in town for a visit we would definitely visit corkscrew bbq, Babins seafood, mikoto ramen & sushi bar, and we can’t miss out on Kabob Korner. As you can see I love food! We would visit the museums downtown, Wet & Wild water park, and we have to go to Galveston beach for some fishing. And who doesn’t love shopping? We have to visit the premium outlets to shop for a whole lot of things we don’t need but totally want.
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 like to thank my husband Jamal and son Elijah and my daughter Leila for always standing by me and telling me to never give up. Believe is yourself and you will be unstoppable.
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