EP22 - Beauty, Parenting, Addiction & Entrepreneurship with Shay Merchav
Thanks for listening to another episode of The DreamMason® Podcast. Today our guest is a relentless and scrappy entrepreneur, a beauty expert, and a loving, beautiful woman and mother.
It’s a pleasure to introduce you to Shay Merchav, one of the owners of Beauty Beach Lounge - a popular beauty salon in the rapidly developing area of Playa Vista, in Los Angeles.
In LA, beauty is a competitive sport. But Shay and her partner, Jennifer Nairn, are fun, fearless, hardworking and passion-driven entrepreneurs. But this episode isn’t just about beauty. Shay is also a loving single mother, a recovering meth user - who in her past lost everything including her home and her boyfriend who lost his life to the drug. Shay has big dreams, including opening additional locations, and creating a product line, as well as an academy.
Something I learned about Shay while recording this episode is her firm belief that in life you must be kind. It’s non-negotiable, and the place from which Shay does everything.
It was an honor to sit down with someone so open, vulnerable, and willing to share her journey. And her hope is that it may be of service to others.
For this episode, I went down to Shay’s Salon to record. But due to some unexpected circumstances, we ended up recording outside near a little pond.
I hope that you not only enjoy the conversation, but also the natural acoustics we discovered.
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You can connect with Shay Merchav here:
Instagram: @beautybeachlounge or @hairbyshaymerchav
You can connect with Alex Terranova here: