We had the good fortune of connecting with Jamilynn Ross and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jamilynn, other than deciding to work for yourself, what was the single most important decision you made that contributed to your success?
The most important decision that I’ve made that contributed to my success was believing In my gift and investing in my brand the moment I knew which path I would take.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
When it comes to hair I do a little bit of everything what I specialize in is protective hair styles which opened a big door for me . I also provide makeup services for weddings , fashion shows, and other special occasions. What sets me apart from others is offering a variety of service’s whether it’s locs , natural hair , or makeup .Making it a one stop shop. I’m most proud of the increase in my clientele and the support I received over the past year and a half. I’ve gotten where I am today by taking a leap of faith and believing in myself . It wasn’t easy not knowing where my gifts would take me after being let go from my 9-5 In 2019. Scared ? Yes ! I kept going and made a name for myself . I over came challenges by not giving up. Wherever there was a mistake I didn’t let it overwhelm me Instead I worked through the hard times to get better results. Lesson I’ve learned along is Success Comes To Those Who Work. Don’t Be Afraid To Take Risks. And manage your time. I would like the world to know that here at The Glam Kartel you’ll have an amazing experience and feel ravished from beginning to end! Leaving my salon being the best version of you . Looking and feeling good . I hope my story inspires other to believe in themselves. You’ll never know where your dream can take you until you try. If you believe it you can achieve it!

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Here in Houston I’ll take her to taste bar and kitchen where the food here is very delicious. Then we’ll stop my bar 5015 for a few cocktails. Later dinner at this new restaurant called Thirteen In downtown Houston

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to thank my mother Jamie Smith for seeing my gifts as a little girl and being supportive the whole way through

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