Behind every successful company is a team of amazing people! Meet Lilla. Rising up through the ranks out of our Guest Care department, Lilla has grown to assume a very important responsibility for the company. Lilla is our Human Resource manager for both locations. We would rather call her the People Manager, it just sounds better, and a little less corporate! Lilla has mastered the art of attention to detail. She covers a ton of bases every day, and has been instrumental in the company growth during her time with us. To give you a glimpse of what she does: she tours cosmetology schools recruiting only the best graduates, sets up guest education within all the local beauty schools, she hires, she fires, she trains, administers company benefits to her teammates and assumes the payroll responsibilities for the entire company. In a nutshell, she's one bad mamma jamma in case you're wondering! If you're looking for Lilla, she might be at either location as she also assists the Guest Care team when needed. Otherwise, the rest of her time is spent in our administrative offices located across the street from our South Congress location. Lilla's hometown is Fannett, Texas. In case you're wondering where the heck that is, it's in east Texas folks. Lilla is celebrating her five year anniversary with MFX today! In her spare time (yeah right), we sat down and asked her a few questions, here's what she had to say:
1) Why did you choose to join this industry?
I worked for Aveda corporation prior to joining MFX, so I was sorta already in the industry. I was impressed by the hiring manager at the time I interviewed five years ago. She was fun, sweet and you could tell she was genuinely excited about the company. I thought what the heck, I'll give it go and it's been a blast ever since!
2) What is your favorite part of your job?
The people I meet. The team members at MFX, the guests, the beauty school graduates!
3) What do you like to do for fun outside of work?
Bowling, dancing, playing with my dog Sandy (aka Sandy pants!), reading, watching Glee with my best friend Regan, hanging out with my boyfriend Cory, having dinner with friends, watching live music in Austin's live music scene.
4) What motivates you?
Making people happy, one person at a time.
5) Who is your favorite celebrity and why?
Johnny Depp because he is hot, quirky and a gemini, like me!
6) What attracted you to Maximum FX?
The team culture and that MFX had partnered with Aveda.
7) What advice would you give someone who's thinking about making a career in the salon/spa industry?
Go for it! It's very different than any other industry. For me, it was certainly different than anything I had done before, but it's really a fun industry to be in!
8) What is your favorite Aveda product and why?
Replenishment body moisturizer - it is lightweight, but very moisturizing!
9) Who has had the greatest influence on your career and why?
My mom, she had a really tough childhood, but became an awesome mom, an excellent RN, and a very caring friend.
10) Share one thing interesting about yourself that people typically don't know about you.
My age, but I'm not telling!
Posted on Mon, September 12, 2011
by MFXTeam filed under