Name: Fabiola Trujillo
Occupation/Company: SobeTan Owner, aesthetician, and spray tan artist
How did you get to where you are today?
With lots of passion for what I do as well as persistence and determination, I believe so much in what I do.
What is your elevator pitch on what you do?
Everyone benefits from good color on your skin. It makes you feel healthier, vibrant, better looking, thinner, hides cellulite and varicose veins. It is the best make up for your body, it is natural looking and it will last you for a full week, then I show off my tan line :):)
How do you define success?
Success for me is giving something to the community that makes you happy. I meet so many wonderful people doing what I do, and I bring happiness and confidence to them and that for me alone is success in my professional life.
What have been some of the most rewarding things in your career thus far?
Being able to help women, teaching them about the business and being their mentor whenever they are starting the business of spray tan.
What have been some of the hiccups (mistakes) along the way and what have you learned from them?
In the business of spray tanning, it is very important to be able to see the clients after they have showered because that is when we really see what kind of job we are doing, that is the way we kind of learn what to do and what not to do when spraying someone. I guess at the beginning I messed up a lot, but that is the way we learn, right?
What do you still want to achieve personally and/or professionally?
I would love to take my business to the next level and begin franchising.
Who has been your greatest inspiration?
My father is a person that I have always looked up to. I also love reading books about business women and how they made it happen, having their business flourish from nothing to a big company.
What makes you truly, genuinely happy?
Being with family, my son and husband. Having my friends near and enjoying time with them. I am a social person and for me it’s important to have people near me
What advice would you tell your 21-year-old self?
Oh my, I am so happy the way I have lived my life that I just would say it is going to be an incredible journey enjoy every minute of it, and oh yeah! Stay away from the sun because that tan that you are trying to achieve today will get right back at you, and not in a good way.
What is the biggest misconception about what you do?
Spray tans being bad for your health and containing chemicals, which is a total taboo. Self-tanner is derived from sugar cane, and we use only organic products. A natural looking self-tanner is key so clients do not get an unnatural outcome on their tans.
Any words of inspiration or your favorite quote?
“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. talent will not; nothing is more common that unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” – Calvin Coolidge.