The Interview — Samira Far, Founder of Bellacures
A nail biter turned manicure-addict, Samira Far had been frequenting salons all over Los Angeles since the age of 12 and saw an opportunity to fill a niche for a branded, high-end nail salon; thus the birth of Bellacures. Samira founded Bellacures, a premier brand in the nail salon industry, in 2006. With locations throughout Southern California, and one in Dallas, Texas, Samira has developed a salon that is renowned for being unparalleled in comfort, service and cleanliness standards offering cutting edge techniques and packages designed by the industry's most talented technicians. Today, Bellacures offers franchise opportunities using a proven successful business model. Check out Bellacures at www.bellacures.com and be sure to follow Samira on Twitter and Instagram.
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What do you love most about your work:
My work allows me to use so many various aspects of myself—creativity, financial management, strategic thinking, to name a few—while still giving me space to grow and learn every day. That's what I love about being an entrepreneur.
One piece of advice you would give your 18-year-old self:
If I could go back in time, I would tell my 18 year old self: Samira, you are safe and worthy just the way you are.
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Skincare product you can’t live without and why:
I cannot live without witch hazel, it makes me feel clean and fresh.
Go to workout song on your most recent playlist:
My go to workout song right now is "Diablo Rojo" by Rodrigo y Gabriela.
Your last great read and why you enjoyed it:
I absolutely adored the book Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes because it is a rite of passage for every woman and I wish I had read it a few years ago.
You decompress each day by:
I decompress each with a 5 minute meditation where I imagine elements of the earth (water, fire, soil, air) come into my body and feel them inside of my body.
The skill or sport you’re dying to learn:
I would love to learn to indoor rock climb.
Favorite pizza topping:
I love fennel sausage pizza.
Your longest lasting friendship:
My longest lasting friendship is with Melody Godfred who I just partnered up with to launch Fred + Far.
What is the best gift you’ve ever received:
I have two favorite gifts I have received in my life—one is a Sonnos and the other is an Apple TV.