Today we’d like to introduce you to Jazzmin Jones.
Hi Jazzmin, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
My name is Jazzmin Jones and I moved to Kansas City in 2016 at 6 months pregnant with my now 5-year-old daughter Kennedy, also known as Kdot. The famous question is always, “What brought you to Kansas City”? I’m glad you asked! I met my now husband on a cruise Nov 2015, I think from there the math is mathing! We got married on 4.3.21 and without being biased I must say our love story is definitely my favorite. This isn’t an interview about my love story that I can go on and on about, it’s about my other love story and passion in life, and Beauty is Her Name. As a young girl I have always loved everything beauty-related and my mom always referred to my personality as “dainty”. I attended Cleveland School of the Arts in Cleveland, Ohio where I was a dance major and where I can give the credit to for my introduction to makeup. Throughout the years I just kept practicing makeup, I have made countless youtube videos, millions of selfies, and so much more. In 2019 after jumping back into the workforce from being a stay at home mom I wanted to dive into the beauty industry. I was working in nonprofit jobs, being overworked, underpaid, and unappreciated. Not to mention, I just wasn’t happy, sitting at a desk did nothing for me, useless team meeting irritated my soul, but guess what I still had to make a living because I had a family. I started off with the hopes of selling wigs, hair bundles, and lashes. I came up with Dainty Extensions Boutique because my mom always told me I was Dainty and I could also pay homage to my late aunt Debbie “De’Bor’ah” who died from Lupus in 2008 (D.E.B). I launched my hairline in February 2020 and was shot down by Covid before anything could even take off. Let’s fast forward to 2021 shortly after I got married I received my lash extension certification from Mia Conley (@eyestylesbymia) she is so freaking amazing as not only a technician, but also as an instructor. I decided that I would add my expertise as a Makeup Artist to help build clientele. I would love to start doing more bridal makeup as I did my own makeup for my wedding as well as my Maid of Honor.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It has not been a smooth road at all, but what is a smooth road anyway. I want to be able to look back at the times I had the same 3 clients while looking at my current BOOKED month. Most of my struggles have come from not really having a network or clientele and of course money.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I specialize in makeup and I am absolutely obsessed with it. I would say I am known for an amazing highlight, I can give you a subtle glow or have you feeling like Austin Power’s Goldmember. I am most proud of myself for just stepping out, doing what I love and what feeds my soul. Making people feel more beautiful just feels good. I believe what sets me apart is my adaptability I can be my clients’ homegirl within the initial introduction.
We’re always looking for the lessons that can be learned in any situation, including tragic ones like the Covid-19 crisis. Are there any lessons you’ve learned that you can share?
A lot of the supplies I need are definitely more expensive. We are also just living in crazy times and I hate thinking someone just got their face beat for the gawds and have to cover it with a mask, but I try to make it worth it.
- Lash Extensions Full Set $40 until 11/19 and $80 after
- Makeup varies, but starts at $75
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: styleseat.com/daintyextensionsboutique
- Instagram: instagram.com/daintyextensionsboutique
- Facebook: facebook.com/daintyextensionsboutique
- Youtube: youtube.com/onebeatmama