Meet Erin Martin
Erin is the founder, owner, and CEO of
Glambar. She lives here locally in Coral
Springs with her husband, Phil, and two
children, Peyton and Caleb. Her family is
her pride and joy. In today’s blog, Erin
opens up about the journey of starting her
third business and how it all began.
In mid-December of last year, my husband Phil and I were talking about the next step we wanted to take in our careers. We originally thought we were going to scale our photography business. Eventually, I decided that was something I didn’t really want to do. My mom and I were brainstorming how my husband and I can continue down this path of making sure family comes first while our children are young. Our desire was to forge a future without having to go back to work for somebody else. My mom said, “Erin, I think you’re going to have to think outside the box for this one. Maybe you could franchise something.” Later that day, I was talking to Grace, who used to be my hair stylist at the photography studio and knew about my photography business. She said, “ You know what? I think you should open a blow dry bar in your area. It’s really needed there.” That was it. Once the idea was in my head, I knew that I wanted to do it. GlamBar became a legal entity by January 1st and the next chapter unfolded.
As an entrepreneur at heart, I have started three businesses so far. My career in the beauty industry began when I was 18 and started working as a makeup artist at MAC. For eleven years, I worked with them and other makeup lines to learn the ins and outs of the retail side. I opened my first business in LA called A Touch of Color when I was 22. I offered freelance hair and makeup services for weddings, productions, and photoshoots. Even after I moved to South Florida, I had kept it going for awhile.
When I had my first baby, Peyton, I wanted to step away from the makeup industry. I have a Bachelor’s in the Arts and decided to go back to my roots and pursue photography, which brought Erin Martin Photography to life when I was 29. This was perfect as a mom of two because I could set my own schedule, be there for my two little ones, and have a business I was passionate about. All photoshoots would include professional hair and makeup. Photography fuses my love of showing women how to embrace their confidence and the beauty industry where I first came from.
After owning a photography studio for 6 years, I wanted to take it to the next level. What better way to combine my experience in the beauty industry and glamour photography than opening a blow dry bar? So here I am, at 35, starting my third business. My passion is making women feel confident in who they are, and Glambar is the perfect way to make that happen by combining a blow dry bar and makeup artistry.
Are you ready to feel confident again, or maybe even for the first time? Schedule an appointment at Glambar or walk-in and see what we are all about! “Let us help you create a life you LOVE, not just a life you live.”