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The Glow Social | Taking Ownership

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Amanda Riley


“When planning Taking Ownership all I could think about was myself and I’ll tell you why! Over a year ago I went booth rental/independent and was afforded the luxury of Taking Ownership over my business! When I was making moves I quickly realized there really wasn’t any reading material out there giving me step by step instructions on how to go booth rental, a blog, a book, a newspaper article or anything! So if you want to learn about going booth rental come to Taking Ownership!” -Amanda

Amanda Riley has been a hairstylist since 2008. After receiving her license in Colorado, she trained as an apprentice at The Parlour, a high-end salon in Denver. During her 6 years there, she worked on the bridal and photo teams in addition to her regular services. Moving to Los Angeles in 2015 has brought many new opportunities to Amanda including training to become a Wella Master Color Expert in February 2016.  Amanda works as an independent stylist at The Harbor!

Amanda’s specialty is color, due to her advanced training and certification. She enjoys working with blondes, balayages and copper colors! You'll find more of her work and day to day life on @amandarileyhairstylist.

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Sarah Nelson


Sarah has been a freelance makeup artist in Los Angeles for 8 years! She started her education at Makeup Designory (MUD) in 2011 and later assisted for celebrity MUA, Patrick Ta! Some of Sarah’s main clients include Zooey Deschanel, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Jasmin Savoy Brown. She is constantly striving to perfect her skills while being inspired by fellow artists in the makeup industry. Sarah’s special talent is keeping her client's natural beauty highlighted using clean, natural products. Sarah believes make up is an art form that takes place on a living canvas and there is nothing better than creating magic with a team and seeing that translate on camera. We are so excited to hear all Sarah has to share about her journey of freelancing and more about proper etiquette on set, booking or billing a client and all her marketing tips & tricks!

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Brittani Hamilton

@Brittani_Borboleta & @SoCalBeauty_

“Hello! I am Brittani Strong, I opened my first beauty business,SoCal Beauty, at 18 years old. I am obsessed with lash extensions and all things beauty! Determined to be successful in the beauty industry, I focused a lot of my attention into building a team of artists who work together. A team that defines "success" collectively, instead of individually. My salon has grow to a team of 8 amazing #GirlBosses and we have been open for over 4 years now. Also, I am a Corporate Educator for Borboleta Beauty, where I help to create the curriculums for industry leading courses. I believe that the first step in being successful is to invest in quality education. With all of these incredible experiences, I have realized there is a need for Lash #smallbiz owners to have a place where they can find tools to better their business and set them up for success. I am so honored to be speaking at the Glow Social event alongside so many amazing influencers that can help give you the tools you will need to be successful in this industry."

Join us for an informational gathering of individuals in the beauty industry looking to create community! Speakers will be discussing Taking Ownership and how you can build your dream business! Our speakers Amanda Riley, Sarah Nelson & Brittani Hamilton all have different aspects of business in regards to commission, freelance, independent/renter or ownership! Speakers will share about their personal journey creating their business such as: how to attract clients, retain them and get referrals, how to budget correctly when you work for yourself and real business expenses. Or the best ways to branch out and grow your personal business when you have a boss, having boundaries with clients and tax advice!

The Glow Social is hosted by Amanda Riley at 2827 Bellevue Ave Los Angeles, The Harbor Salon and open to all beauty professionals! Starting 9:00 AM, we’ll have coffee, snacks and mimosas to start the event. Our host Amanda, will share a brief intro on what The Glow Social is before speakers have individual time to share their personal tips & tricks. Taking Ownership will wrap up with a Q&A and networking around 11:30 AM!