Episode #22: Jason and Golriz Avery are the founders of Glam Lab Makeup Studios. Golriz is a pioneer in the image and beauty industry and is always inspiring and finding ways to help others succeed. Jason is an entrepreneur that has always focused on expanding businesses with a lean startup model. Together they are a dynamic duo that live life to the fullest. Golriz and Jason have infectious laughs, positive outlooks on life and polarizing energy. You will learn how growth actually happens during hardships and what freedom means to them. Please join us in learning and laughing!
Jason Avery is an Entrepreneur with a career that has focused on a lean startup model. Most recently starting Glam Lab Makeup Studios with his wife Golriz which started with an Idea and a $500 investment to 7 years later being a nationally recognized beauty education provider with around a 5 Million dollar market valuation.
Previously he launched Executive Boutique which was grown to 1.1 Million in annual sales and a Real Estate Investment firm that was grown to $4.5 Million in assets before the 2008 crash that left him and his company bankrupt. A career full of ups and downs, "its been a learning process" Jason states.
The #1 thing he now focuses on is his use of time, "When I was younger, impressing people is what motivated me, which didn't lead to happiness. I now like to benchmark my success by how I'm balancing my life. My family is #1 and if I can do what I love and have the time to be with my family, that is a WIN to me!".
Golríz, is a pioneer in the image and beauty industry and is always inspiring and finding ways to help others succeed. She is the Co-Founder of Glam Lab Makeup Studios and the C.O.O of Glam Lab Cosmetics. Her career began 29 years ago in front of the camera in the fashion industry in New York. After a few years into her modeling career she quickly shifted careers to more creative roles, utilizing her training and connections with some of the best & most high-profile in the industry. She has continued a career in the industry that spans over 26 years and has mentored countless artists to success. Golríz is world-renowned as having revolutionized professional Makeup, Beauty & Image Education and has been an innovator within the professional cosmetics industry.
Her background as a model, artist, and designer combined with her experience and business acumen allows her to bring unparalleled creative and branding strategy, all of which have been one of the major keys of growth for Glam Lab Makeup Studios.
She is recognized as one of the Top Educators in the industry. Helping thousands of men & women acquire the right combination of makeup skills along with business acumen, helping students take their dream of being a makeup artist into a functioning business.
Golriz is a mentor, a leader in her industry, businesswoman, a wife, and a mom. She balances these top priorities and she simply makes life better for those who are lucky enough to know her.