CARRIE HREHA | STA-GLAM makeup & BEAUTY BAR
Sta-Glam Beauty Bar
1105 Calumet Ave
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Tell us about YOURSELF
I’m a wife (married to Tony since 2006), and mom of two children (Aubrey 10 and Anthony 7). I grew up in Monterey, Indiana and moved to Valpo for college. I graduated Valparaiso University in 2005 and went back to beauty school for my esthetic’s license.
TELL US ABOUT STA-GLAM
We are a beauty bar specializing in airbrush makeup and skincare. We offer facials, chemical peels, waxing, eyelash extensions, lash lift and tints, dermaplaning, custom spray tans, special event hair styling, airbrush makeup in studio, and makeup lessons. Also, we offer on location bridal hair and makeup and retail a full makeup and skincare line.
HOW MANY EMPLOYEES DO YOU HAVE?
WHAT’S THE INSPIRATION BEHIND YOUR NAME?
I ponied off my husband’s business name, Sta-Kleen.
FAVORITE THING ABOUT BEING AN ENTREPRENEUR
The flexibility of making my own schedule so I don’t have to miss out on my children's activities.
MOST DIFFICULT PART ABOUT BEING AN ENTREPRENEUR
Trying to do it all and to do it all well! I’m always in the weeds!
Favorite local shop
Aster + Gray
Favorite local restaurant
best entrepreneur resource?
My husband! I love bouncing my ideas off him. He is incredibly handy, so, he plays a huge role behind the scenes. He’s basically a certified IKEA assembler by now! 🤣 My dad was also one of my biggest supporters and motivators. He created and ran a successful business for almost forty years.
MOST VALUABLE THING/LESSON YOU’VE LEARNED BEING AN ENTREPRENEUR
Be patient and don’t force things. If it’s meant to be, things will fall into place.
Watching Bravo while elbow-deep in a jar of Nutella - it’s an incredible stress reliever!
Fun fact about you
I was co-host of a sports show on Channel 22 in South Bend my senior year of college. Clearly, I’m no Erin Andrews, but, it was a fun experience!