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Cara Santana On Style, Beauty And The Glam App That Brings “On-Demand Beauty” To Women Everywhere

“I wish there was an Uber for beauty.”

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Cara Santana is so much more than just the fiancé to Desperate Housewives alum, Jesse Metcalfe.

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She’s a self made actress, entrepreneur, and fashion blogger.

Santana has been known for her roles in WGN’s Salem, the Netflix series, Santa Clarita Diet, CSI, CSI: Miami and various independent films.

In addition to acting, Cara has become a powerful influencer.

She currently holds 755k+ followers on Instagram, curates her fashion blog: CaraDisclothed, which is a look at the world of fashion, beauty and style through her eyes, and co-founded The Glam App, which aims to bring luxury/affordable “on-demand beauty” to women everywhere.

Cara Santana On Style, Beauty And The Glam App That Brings "On-Demand Beauty" To Women Everywhere

Checkout out our convo below, as we talk about her style, beauty obsessions and her beauty venture: The Glam App.

Your style is edgy, sexy and just total perfection. What influences your style?

Travel, culture, and people really influence my style and aesthetic evolution.

When I travel, watch films, and observe other cultures and ways of life, my feelings are greatly impacted, directly translating into what I wear and how.

With that, do you have any designers you’re loving at the moment?

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I have Alexander Wang everything. I love his collections every season.

I am also a big fan of Public School for ready to wear and street style.

Proenza is an obsession at the moment.

I also like Phillip Lim and Derek Lam. They understand women.

Also, you skin is flawless. Tell us your secrets.

Never sleep with make up on. Ever.

Cara Santana On Style, Beauty And The Glam App That Brings "On-Demand Beauty" To Women Everywhere

You’re a major influencer. Did it just seem natural to take on such an influencer type of roll in addition to acting? Or did you always know you wanted to create a platform to express your love for fashion and beauty?

I think for an actor, the way you look is so much a part of creating a character. So for me it was a natural progression to explore fashion, beauty, aesthetics and how they communicate what we feel to the world. I love engaging others in those types of conversations.

I have to ask, who takes your photos? Do you always use a professional photographer?

Karen Rosalie of the Rosalie Agency. She’s amazing!

What photo apps are you loving for Instagram photos?

I think Karen typically uses Photoshop, however, VSCO and Snapseed are favorites on iPhone.

Cara Santana On Style, Beauty And The Glam App That Brings "On-Demand Beauty" To Women Everywhere

Moving on to business ventures. Lets talk The Glam App. It’s been a major MAJOR success! How did the concept and collaboration with Joey Maalouf?

I was shooting Salem in Louisiana and needed “glam.”

With no local resources, no idea how to get to a salon and zero knowledge of Shreveport, I found myself thinking:

“I wish there was an Uber for beauty.”

So I decided to create it.

I wanted to make it an equally advantageous platform for consumer and provider alike, so I called Joey and asked him to come aboard and help us understand the plight of the freelance beauty professional.

How did your relationship with Joey Maalouf emerge?

We had been friends for awhile and he was my go-to hair and makeup guru in LA. We have a really balanced partnership. His strengths are my weaknesses and vice versa.

Cara Santana On Style, Beauty And The Glam App That Brings "On-Demand Beauty" To Women Everywhere

I saw that during Coachella 2017, the Glam App partnered with L’Oreal and Foray Collective. What was that experience like? And do you have any exciting collaborations we can look forward to this summer?

TONS! We launched with W Las Vegas and have some exciting things in the pipeline with L’Oreal.

Stay tuned.

Cara Santana On Style, Beauty And The Glam App That Brings "On-Demand Beauty" To Women Everywhere

Where are you hoping the The Glam App will be by the end of 2017?

Continuing to expand and revolutionize the beauty business.

Do you have any other business ventures you’re working on?

I think my plate is full.

Cara Santana On Style, Beauty And The Glam App That Brings "On-Demand Beauty" To Women Everywhere

What does the rest of 2017 look like for you personally and professionally?

Gearing up for a new TV show, exciting projects for CaraDisclothed, and propelling The Glam App forward.


Cara Santana On Style, Beauty And The Glam App That Brings On-Demand Beauty To Women Everywhere

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