Q & A with Ginny Cardenas, founder of Scotch Naturals & Hopscotch Kids

(Ginny Cardenas)

Meet Ginny Cardenas, founder of Scotch Naturals & Hopscotch Kids

How many years have you been involved in the spa/hospitality industry?  

I have been in the spa/hospitality industry for five years.

What was the path that led you into the spa industry? 

I was looking for a safer alternative to solvent-based nail polish for my girls to paint their nails. When I found that there was not a safer alternative, I decided to create it myself. That’s how Hopscotch Kids was born and Scotch Naturals a year later.

What is your proudest accomplishment?  

My proudest accomplishments are my sweet kids, of course.

What’s your go-to spa treatment? 

My go-to spa treatments are massages and pedicures.

What nail trends should we expect to see this year?  

Nudes and soft pastels along with modern French manicures will be seen on nails this year. For the perfect modern French manicure, be sure to file your nails into a soft, rounded shape (no more sharp square corners).    Nudes with metallic, matte base with glossy tips, and darks with lights, it such a fun way to accessorize your wardrobe.   

Which brands are your go-to favorites?  

Jane Iredale for my makeup and Tata Harper Skincare and REN for my skincare regimen.

Tell us two things about yourself we don’t know.

I forgive easily and I rarely take no for an answer.

What positions have you worked in that you feel have been most influential to your career?

My most rewarding positions have always been when I’ve volunteered. I love the feeling of giving unconditionally to others.

If you could work in any other profession in the world, what would you be?  

I would be a naturopath or a baker.

How would you sum up your personal philosophy?

I tried perfection and failed miserably. Now, I just enjoy life as it enfolds.

What’s the best advice you’ve received?

I had a college professor who pushed his students to get out of their comfort zones and ‘take a risk.’ I’ve had so many wonderful adventures when I took a risk.—Compiled by Jessica Morrobel