We love sharing beautiful weddings, events, and styled shoots but getting to share the stories of talented vendors behind the scenes is extra special! Today, we’re interviewing girl boss, Sam Salk of Mobile Bridal Salon in her L.A. work space, styled by Blue Door Creative. Even though this girl is always on the move (hence her business’ name), we’re lucky she took a few minutes out of her busy schedule to chat epiphany moments and best advice.
Ever since I can remember I’ve always had a passion for make up. The realization that I had a talent came in college, by simply working at a Clinique counter. This stirred a drive in me to move to Los Angeles and pursue my passion. When I moved to L.A. 12 years ago, I was lucky to connect and meet some wonderful people in the industry, that helped me get to where I am today.
This was one of those “shower epiphany” moments. Working in the commercial make-up industry, I realized that I had many colleagues/friends that were all doing the same thing, but advertising separately, either commercially or in the wedding business. My epiphany was to create a “beauty agency” where we could all work under one roof, while I organized and coordinated.
“Community over competition.” This is some solid advice that I’ve learned. Stepping on others to get ahead really just hurts you in the long run. Community is key. And take risks! It is simple advice but something I take to heart and that has really helped me grow personally and in my business.
I love getting inspiration from photographers and other wedding vendors. Often once I meet the bride in person, they are my inspiration.
My go to products in my beauty bag are the waterproof gel liner in darkside from Anastasia, give me sun bronzer from MAC, translucent loose powder from Laura Mercier and last but not least Lucas Papaw Ointment.
I am collaborating with some photographers and a wedding planner for some styled shoots at new, up and coming wedding venues. Styled shoots are always a great source of creativity, so I can’t wait!
You’ve also worked with some high profile musicians and television shows. Do you have an all time favorite project?
My all time favorite project was when I worked on a commercial with Boyz II Men. They were not only lovely to work with, they also serenaded me on my 30th birthday with the most amazing version of “happy birthday to you” I have ever heard.