We had the good fortune of connecting with Ciera Cece Garcia and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ciera Cece, why did you pursue a creative career?
While working in an office definitely paid my bills and allowed me to acquire proper business skills. It didn’t allow my soul to speak. I am a creative, I need to create for my sanity. Nails are my canvas & my creative outlet. I am blessed to have a career I truly love.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My art is a direct reflection of me. Nail art is what I currently specializes in at the moment. Whether it’s a simple neon line on a nude nail or stone placement. Something so simple can speak volumes! That’s powerful to me. I am so proud of how far I have came. Although I still have a long way to go. I see the improvement daily. I am extremely passionate and eager to be the best I can be. I put all of myself into what I do and that’s what sets me apart from everyone. I have worked countless hours studying, researching, asking questions and practicing to get at this stage in my career. It was not easy there has been times were I was discouraged, unsatisfied and questioned my decisions. However the want to keep pushing has always surpassed any doubt I may have. Building your brand takes a lot. You want your brand to represent you and to be relatable to your consumers. My brand represents love, faith, passion & courage.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
My favorite spot in the city is down town Phoenix I feel like it’s the heart of the valley. Everything comes to life at night and your surrounded by Art. Hanny’s is my go to & has been my favorite spot since high school.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
God first always, nothing I do is with out the lord. Special thanks to my sons. I do it for you two. The love of my life who supports me in anything & everything. My family my rock holding me down and building me up. Penrose and all the dope nail techs that share their knowledge with me!