About US

Ernest’s Couture was inspired by my close relationship with my father Ralph “Ernest” Brown. My father succumbed to cancer in August 2008, it was one of the most difficult journeys of my life. God (Jesus) inspired my daughter and I to use our entrepreneurial spirit to bring healing.  I connected my creative approach for entrepreneurship to my passion for quality makeup & fashion and my daughter’s sense of fashion merchandising & her charismatic interpersonal skills that us to successfully operate Ernest’s Couture. We started an e-commerce store in 2010 and we evolved and opened our storefront in 2016. Once I completed high school, I received my bachelor’s degree from UCLA, a master’s degree from Pepperdine University, and I am an Ed D candidate at USC. As a former educator (I will always have a heart of a teacher), I appreciate and understand how education could provide broader opportunities to our students. Therefore, we offer student & makeup artists discounts on most products when you visit our store. Don’t forget to bring your ” current & valid” student identification. Our customers or “EC Beauties” are the stars in our store. We are grateful & look forward to our growth by partnering with fashion shows, pageantries, and product brand companies. We are excited about the team of experts (makeup artists, social media strategists, and estheticians) we are forming to serve our lovely customers.

Sincerely,

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Manasha Alvarado

Owner of Ernest’s Couture