We had the good fortune of connecting with Jeni Nipper and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jeni, what role has risk played in your life or career?
As some would say, with no risk..comes no story. Something I have always kept close to my heart is that I would rather be successful and uncomfortable than be unsuccessful and comfortable. Taking risks played a huge role into what my career as an esthetician has become. I was always told in school that it was not a good idea to jump into having your own business fresh out of school because of the potential of failing.. but taking that chance didn’t scare me; I knew that I had to do what I could do and forget the rest. Furthermore, it is a year later and my small business as a licensed esthetician and acne specialist has flourished. I have impacted so many peoples lives, made so many relationships and have created a name for myself. I am so proud of myself for taking the risk because it has definitely paid off.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am the owner of @Loveyourselfbyjeni. I am a licensed esthetician and certified acne specialist. I not only perform skin therapy, I also dabble in lashes and waxing. Furthermore, I believe what sets me apart is that I am able to relate to my clients and my career is something I am so passionate about. I struggled with severe acne from 5th grade all the way into my twenties- it was something that really took a toll on my mental health. I was so insecure and had no confidence whatsoever. My goal is to help my clients achieve healthy, clear, glowing skin and regain their confidence. Thus, Getting to where I am today business-wise was not easy. I worked several jobs while I was in school, I promoted myself through social media, I threw myself into the esthetician community through several platforms just trying to learn as much as I possibly could learn, and I was also training with my mentor/ esthetician Tonnie during this process. I was a true believer that I had to do the work now no matter how uncomfortable or hard it was. Additionally, my brand name came from something my cousin had told me growing up. She told me that in order for me to live a happy life and to quit struggling I needed to love myself and be kind to myself. Her telling me this stuck with me and I knew it was something I wanted to help other individuals with. I wanted help others regain their self love by helping them get their confidence back through skin therapy.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Some of my favorite spots in the city would have to be the museum district, cidercade, chuys tex mex(maybe I am biased since I worked there for 7 years, but it is still my favorite) top golf, the movies, and breweries like back pew, lake houston brewery, etc.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I first want to give credit and recognition to, Kaden. Kaden is now my ex boyfriend, but he is a huge reason I am where I am today. He is the most amazing individual who supported my dream and was always encouraging me to keep moving forward. He always told people how proud of me he was and how they needed to come see me. He truly believed in me and pushed me to be better.
I also want to thank & recognize my family, friends, esthetician classmates , and my amazing clients for supporting my business, being loyal customers and helping me build what Love Yourself By Jeni is today.
However, I want to give my mentor, Tonnie a HUGE shoutout. Tonnie was my esthetician before I even thought of getting into the field. She gave me my confidence back after getting my skin clear; something I had struggled with all my life. I knew that I had to help others the way she had helped me- it had to be full circle. Tonnie guided me through school, gave me so much advice, taught me so much, and wanted me to do so well. Without her, I would not be where I am today.