Alright – so today we’ve got the honor of introducing you to Jasmine Lucier . We think you’ll enjoy our conversation, we’ve shared it below.
Jasmine , looking forward to hearing all of your stories today. We love heartwarming stories – do you have a heartwarming story from your career to share?
This story is quite recent actually but I find myself still thinking about it constantly. I work in a very busy SuperCuts in Scottsdale. It’s was a Friday and I was just getting to work. There was a little boy running around in circles and his mom standing there just trying to get him to stop. My coworker was trying to get him to sit down for a haircut. After some time we had some other clients walk in and she asked me if I wanted to try and get his cut done. I looked at the little boy, who I later learned was only 3 years old, and told him to pick anywhere in the salon that he wanted to sit and that’s where I could cut his hair. This poor little boy DID NOT want a haircut at all. So I just sat there next to him in the lobby for a bit watching his little show on his moms phone with him with my scissors and comb in hand, his mom gave me a little look and a head nod to start cutting. I was able to get a few snips in before he started freaking out. His mom then told me he had a couple of bad previous experiences with haircuts where the people were just so mean to him. His mom at that point was in tears. I could tell she was tired and it broke her heart that he was so terrified of getting his haircut because previous stylists were so mean to him. I would say I worked on trying to just cut his hair enough so it was out of his little eyes and so he looked just a little less shaggy for about an hour I would say and the whole time he screamed and cried and ran around so we couldn’t get to him. His mom cried and apologized and I just kept reminding he was just a kid and it happens sometimes and that it was okay. At the end of it when they were leaving she looked at me and said with tears in her eyes “You are an angel, thank you so much for trying and just being nice to him and to us. You are meant for this” I may not have been able to fully cut her sons hair but when they left I could tell by the look on his moms face that she was relieved I was able to get just a little cut and that she was doing things just fine. Sometimes we all just need a reminder that we are all just doing the best we can and to take it a day at a time. For me this experience just reminded me that my decision to go to nursing school and change careers to Pediatric nursing was the right choice. I have always seen myself working with kids. I have so much patience for them and I know how to talk to their parents as well to give them some peace of mind. I love to help people and in that moment I helped a mom feel a little less stressed just by simply being nice.
Jasmine , before we move on to more of these sorts of questions, can you take some time to bring our readers up to speed on you and what you do?
For those that may have read about me before I spoke about my modeling career. Since the covid pandemic I have ended my modeling career to focus on schooling and my cosmetology career. I have been a licensed cosmetologist since 2017. I have been with my current company since 2018. It seems crazy to me that it I have been licensed for five years already. I love my clients and I love my job. I got into this industry because I think there’s more to being a Hairstylist than just doing hair. Some of my clients come in on their worst days and leave feeling like a whole new person. I love that I get to do that for people. However, I am changing gears into the medical field. I have always seen myself working with kids and have decided to go back to school to be a pediatric nurse. I love to help people feel better and I love children so I felt it was the right path for me. I will still do hair part time because I love what I do and I love my clients.
How’d you build such a strong reputation within your market?
I would say the biggest thing that has helped me build my reputation within my market is consistency. You have to be consistent in the cosmetology world. What I mean by that is I show up consistently, I am consistent in my craft, I am consistent with learning new techniques and skills to keep up with the trends. I’m this industry stylists tend to get complacent and stuck in autopilot. The biggest complaint I get from clients is how much turn over there is in the industry and it’s sadly very true. You have to be consistent to build a clientele and to build your business.
If you could go back, would you choose the same profession, specialty, etc.?
If I could go back I think I still would have chosen cosmetology school. However, I think I would have chosen both nursing and cosmetology at the same time. I had the option to go to a college that offered both but opted to stay in Arizona and just pursue cosmetology. I think everything happens for a reason and that I still made the right choices in my career path, but I feel like I would’ve saved a lot of time.
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