Today we’d like to introduce you to Jasmine Doublette.
Hi Jasmine, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
I am a third-generation hairstylist. I grew up around the beauty industry and was always a gurly girl at heart. I love watching my mom get girls dolled up in her salon and sometimes she would take me with her to weddings and I truly just enjoyed that part of the industry. She did eventually get out of doing hair and makeup and went into a totally different industry and she encouraged me to pursue something different as well and keep hair as a hobby. So going through school, I was on track to pursue a business degree and I knew I wanted to start some type of business. Well, the beauty bug kept biting me, I would have friends asking me to do their hair for homecoming and prom and I really enjoyed it.
After getting my first job at CVS Pharmacy, I knew right then in there that I could not have a job that I was not passionate about. I always enjoyed doing hair and makeup and I was determined that was exactly what I would do. At the time, I also was involved in a full-time ministry work and I knew that being a hair and makeup artist gave me full control of my time and I could focus on the ministry work as well. So with the support of my mom, I started cosmetology school two months after graduating high school. I finished in eight months and got my first job at a well-known high-end salon and started building my clientele. I was one of two artist out of 35 in the salon that did makeup, so I stayed busy with weddings through the salon. I came home one day and I told my mom that I wanted to start a hair and makeup business. She took out a piece of notebook paper and literally hand drew my logo and came up with my name.
Brides Be Beautiful was born in 2009, one year after being in the beauty industry. From that point, I started making connections with local wedding magazines and vendors and started to build some great relationships that have sustained me to where I am today. Fast forward to 2018, I was looking to add more diversity to my work. I loved doing weddings but I also love the commercial and studio side of the beauty industry and in order to book those types of jobs, my name at the time brides be beautiful just didn’t speak to that world. I also wanted to incorporate everything I did under one name. I still worked in a salon setting, doing color and cuts and still doing makeup and special occasion styling. So I rebranded to Jazz It Up Artistry. I kind of went back to my roots, when I first started in the salon, my name then was jazz it up hair, so I felt like jazz it up stuck and the artistry described every part of the beauty industry I’m involved in. Perfect timing the rebrand was because I ended up finding the perfect spot to open my very own salon up and host the stylist that worked for me doing hair and makeup. So in 2018, we signed a lease and opened up March of 2019. I am so blessed to have a team of five solid girls who are just as talented as I am, just as passionate as I am about their craft.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
It hasn’t been the smoothest road. I have had to learn many things after being burned. I have had stylist who worked for me go behind my back and work for vendors who we had contracts with under my name. I have had to swallow being judged as an African American/Puerto Rican women that the only clientele I catered to were women who only looked liked me. Getting to a place where I can trust my team enough to do jobs on their own so I can build the volume of work we do and diversify the type of work we do was also a struggle.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I am a licensed cosmetologist and makeup artist. I do everything in the salon from cut, color, styling. I specialize in balayage blondes and redheads. I’m known for my dimensional color techniques and amazing bowdrys in the salon. I own a on-location hair and makeup team that travels to events, weddings or any occasion for hair and makeup services. What makes me stand out from the rest and my team stand out in the diversity that not only embodies the makeup of our team but the inclusivity that we perform on everyone. No matter the skin tone or hair type we truly specialize in everyone. I am most proud to truly say I can service you no matter who you are.
What makes you happy?
The thing that makes me happy is the reaction to any client of mine seeing themselves after I get done doing their hair or makeup and they feel confident and sexy and beautiful. It’s the greatest feeling to know you are responsible for helping someone to see and be happy with their outside just as much as their inside.
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.jazzitupartistry.com
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/jazzitupartistry, www.instagram.com/jazzitupartistrysalon
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