We had the good fortune of connecting with Stephanie De Los Santos and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Stephanie, can you talk us a bit about why you love what you do?
I love to create. I love to make people feel beautiful and achieve their goals. To see them smile and shine is what I love most, to be able to turn their day around, to allow them to see their inner beauty.You never know what is going on in their world.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I love to just create, What I love to do is attempt the new newest trends. Anything that includes lots of fashion forward colors. After years of learning, you can never stop as a stylist we are constantly growing, moving, and changing. Our industry evolves and challenges us to be greater in so many ways. As a business owner it has been challenging to grow in my own salon. At first, it was somewhat easy to transition into a new location, after a few years I have realized I have to rely on social media to grow and advertise my creations. Being complacent is too easy to fall into and I find myself getting lost here and there, but as I continue to learn I realize that I have to be on top of everything, You cannot stop, I am passionate about what I love to do, so I continually remind myself that eventually everything will grow organically.

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?
My family… My mother who is my mirror, because of her I never would have stop the hustle, She is one of the strongest woman I’ve ever known. Through insurmountable odds, she raised 4 women all by herself and all have been very successful in their own way. My husband who has supported my every move, even if it wasn’t very easy. He is my best friend and always challanged me to become good everyday. My mentor- Katie Fancher who is truly amazing in everything she does! She encourages me to try and do my best in everyway.

To my Children who I love so dearly who are my driving force. I want them to know what it’s like to be passionate about what you love to do, challenge yourself, and to put your heart into it. I am very proud of them and want to see them grow into their best.
My Mentor- Vanessa Ybarra who also encourages me to be my best. Her wisdom and guidance has truly been a blessing. She is a voice that is strong with love and truth when I didn’t have one.

Instagram: @Stevie_de_stylist
Linkedin: Stephanie De Los Santos
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