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

Hi Pauline, why did you pursue a creative career?
It became my passion. Learned it during my early years in the hair business.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
When I was in high school, I took cosmetology to put myself through college. I graduated from high school, worked at a salon and was a full time student. After about six months of working at the salon, I began to really like it. Love it actually. I worked at a salon that I had to really bust my bootie to make it. I had to prove myself. After a few years, I moved to New York City. That’s when I had the most challenges. NYC is a cut throat city. It’ll chew you up and spit you out and chew you up again. I can not express how difficult it is there! My biggest lesson was to be patient and persistent. If you wanna be someone, you gotta fight for it!

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’ve only been back in Houston two years. A lot has changed. I’m a foodie so I would take my bestie to some of the finest restaurants in town. Some of my faves are: Ciro’s at Memorial City Carabbas off of Voss and Woodway Chavez in Spring Branch. Best Mexican in Houston Bella Green in City Centre. Then we hit the spa at Beautique in Town and Country next to City Centre. Then we’ll go to the movies at Studio Grill and get some ice cream at Creamisty.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
One of the main people in my life’s story is my mom, Maria Messina. She’s been through all my craziness and happiness.

Website: Beautiquetc.com
Instagram: @mspauline212
Linkedin: Pauline Messina
Yelp: Beautique Town and Country

Image Credits
Pauline Messina