GMPR Exclusive: Jazette K. – The “Upgrade Artist”
Hair has become a staple for women. If it’s not effortlessly blowing in the wind with tamed silky smooth edges and perfect shine somehow the universe just seems off. If you don’t DIY, every woman prays for a stylist that can transform her hair don’t into a hair DO. Jazette K. is a hairstylist that gets it and women are lining up to sit in her salon chair.
With an appointment book that fills up pretty quick, Jazette K. has managed to turn her college apartment salon into a booming brand. Jazette was and still is the “go-to girl” on the campus of Hampton University. Though she still finds time to visit VA and service her college clients, she is beating the pavement in NYC. Learn more about Jazette in this exclusive Girl Meets PR interview.
GMPR: How did get your start?
Jazette K. : College! My undergrad years were the jump-start of my career. I was THE “go-to” girl for everything Hair. Parties, Special Events, Spring Break, you name it! At one point, I was running something like a Full Salon out of my apartment. Even with the local salons near by, it was cool to come to 4C and get your hair done.
While in college, how did you turn your skills into a brand?
Easy, My Team! I have amazing friends that were and still are super supportive. We would actually sit around my apartment and have meetings, kicking ideas around about my brand, my logo, fashion shows and hair shows, all of that. I’ve always been extremely strategic and I’ve been blessed with an ultra talented group of friends that really hold me down.
After graduating, how has your career progressed?
I wouldn’t trade my college years but I am so happy about where I am in my career right now! This past year was totally challenging, yet one thousand percent worth it. I’m back in NY working at Serenity Salon in Midtown, Manhattan and traveling to Hampton, Virginia once a month to service my clients at Textures Salon, make sure to look out for that schedule. I’ve had opportunities to go to a couple of Hair Shows, do a few Photo-Shoots, brush shoulders with celebrity stylist that I respect in the industry, revamp my brand, and grow my clientele all while enjoying life! That’s progression!
I have no idea why and I won’t question God but it means a lot to me, mostly because I know how much it means to my clients. When I have a client in the chair we really bond. I can vibe off them and feel the importance of their hair. The health, the styling, their day-to-day concerns. It means a lot to me to know that I can make it a little easier for you to get ready to take on the world every morning.
I believe that Hair is the ultimate accessory. It truly speaks volume to a woman’s character. How a woman chooses to wear her hair directly reflects her character. It’s important to me to be able to extract those qualities so that us Women can look as good on the outside as we feel on the inside.
What motivates you?
The list can go on. The one that really does it for me…my Bachelors Degree from Hampton University. Mid way through college I knew I wanted to make a career out of being the best Hair Stylist anyone has ever met. It took A LOT for me to continue to go to class, write papers and do homework after I figured that out.
My ultimate career goal…to change lives. God has blessed me with something truly special, I know that he has way more in store for me than Hair. I’ll have to take it how i comes
Your blog was great! What made you want to transition from a blog to a website?
What will the new website feature?
You can find Jazette at:
18 W 33rd Street
New York, NY
555 Settlers Landing
Girl Meets PR congratulates Jazette on all of her success and wishes her the best with all future endeavors.