BY BRIAN PERDUE
MOST POPULAR SERVICES Although Beauty Triq Salon&Makeup Bar oers the full range of salon services, owner Mandy Granado said these are her salon’s threemost popular services: CURLY HAIRCUT: Stylist Jen Honer said the
key to cutting curly hair is cutting the hair when it is dry, in its natural state and trimming one curl at a time. She then recommends products and a full clarifying, or cleansing, if the client has buildup. The hair is then dried. New clients: $150 Returning: $75-$100
HIGHLIGHTS: Salon owner Mandy Granado specializes in blonde
highlights and balayage highlights, which are a freehand technique that does not use foil.
She said the key is to apply the highlights consistently and recommend the correct tone without compromising the hair. Partial: $95-$165 Full: $150-$220 Full, balayage (shown): $95-$230
Mandy Granado opened Beauty Triq Salon &Makeup Bar in 2018. (Photos by Brian Perdue/Community Impact Newspaper)
MAKEUP: Granado color matches each client’s skin tone to a custom foundation, which she mixes by hand at the salon and calls the most important step in makeup. Enhancements can be added to the foundation. Custom foundation bottles: $45 Makeup application: $55 Strip lashes: $25
Beauty Triq Salon &Makeup Bar A fter 16 years of working at other salons, mostly in downtown Austin, Mandy Granado decided to strike out on her own. She chose Cedar Park to start Beauty Triq Salon Mandy Granado brings high-end styling services to Cedar Park
A native of Houston, Granada moved to Austin after high school and became a receptionist at a salon. She said it was then that she discovered her “true love for the industry.” At 22, she styled the hair of her rst client, a reputable Austinite that Granado whose name she would prefer not to publish. “I was only 22 and had no idea what I was doing,” she said. “I had zero training and just dove right in.” Before a magazine photo shoot, the woman allowed Granado to style her hair and apply makeup. Granado’s artistry made a local magazine cover. “I knew I had some kind of talent, because she loved it and I loved doing it,” she said. Eighteen years later, Granado has a reputation as one of the area’s best stylists—but she said one of the most satisfying perks as her role as salon owner is getting compliments from customers about the salon. “It’s a space that I created, so I just love it when people come in and say howmuch they like it here,” Granado said. ”I’m happy that they like it here; I want them to feel welcome.”
andMakeup Bar. Since opening in January 2018, she said she has received a crash course in small-business ownership—and enjoyed the satisfaction that comes with creating andmanaging her own business space. “I’m the owner, receptionist, you name it,” Granado said on a recent Friday as she greeted clients while preparing to apply makeup to a client. Granado said her experience as a makeup artist— she starts by creating a custom foundation based on a customer’s skin tone—and a small cadre of specialized hair stylists draws customers from across the Austin area. One afternoon, for example, her salon was accommodating clients from Cedar Park, Austin and Round Rock. A self-taught stylist, Granado said she remembers the challenges she faced to break into the business, so she oers an apprenticeship program for new stylists. New stylists must rst pass a skills assess- ment test, she said.
SOURCE: BEAUTY TRIQ SALON & MAKEUP BAR COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
Beauty Triq Salon&MakeupBar 115 S. Lakeline Blvd., Ste. 215, Cedar Park 512-433-6626 www.beautytriqsalon.com Hours: Tue.-Fri. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., closed Sun.-Mon.
CEDAR PARK LEANDER EDITION • JUNE 2020
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