We had the good fortune of connecting with Thelma Duran and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Thelma, what principle do you value most?
I would definitely have to say that one of the most important principles I learned that has translated into my business now is to do everything with excellence and with a great attitude of service.
I strongly believe that how you make a client feel is key to establishing long term relationships with your clients. Not just because its a benefit for you but because how you make people feel matters. My goal is not only for my clients to leave my chair feeling beautiful externally but also internally through a positive interaction and great service. My job is to pamper and cater to you and and if in that process you leave feeling confident then that is a huge plus! Yes, skill and talent is important, but the way you make people feel through your service is just as important if not more.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I love being a Make Up Artist and I am very grateful to be able to continue in my journey as an artist. I am excited to announce that I will be hosting a Self Make Up Application Class on May 20th! In which I will be sharing everything I have learned throughout my journey. A fun fact about me is that I love learning new things and sharing what I learn and in the world of beauty there is always something new to learn.
One of the biggest lessons I have learned is to receive feedback in every area of my life. I have been fortunate enough to have people I can trust in every area of my life that can correct me, guide me, support me and encourage me. Whether as a wife, mom, singer and even as a business owner. In order to be successful in every area I must remain open minded and learn from people who can and are willing to pour out their wisdom into me. I would like the world to know that it is possible to accomplish anything they put their mind into as long as they are willing to work hard for it.
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.
So I recently celebrated my 8 year wedding anniversary with my husband and we went to The Post Houston and we absolutely loved all the variety of food,desserts, the aesthetic and let’s not mention that rooftop with the perfect view of the Houston Skyline! It’s definitely a go to spot for us! We would eat at Taqueria Del Sol with an agua fresca de Horchata and a gordita de fajita lol (brings back childhood memories),
Micheladas y Birriera for some awesome quesabirria tacos
Niner’s grill for some great burgers! The Waffle Bus!
La Madeline for some french breakfastI am a huge foodie! Lol
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would love to dedicate this shout out to my husband Raul Duran, my parents Amelia & Beaney Cortes to my home church Community Transformation and my pastors Alex & Evelyn Garro, my friend Helen Leal and my mentor Rafaela Garcia. I am so grateful to each and every one of them. Only God knows where I would be without them.
Photo #1 Emmanuel Arredondo Photo #2 Yamileth Umanzor Photo #3 Mascorro Photography Photo #4 Ivan Garcia