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

Hi Nicole, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
My thought process behind starting my own business began with the thought of wanting to be more independent so that I would have more time with my children. After I started my own business it became much more than that. Not only was I spending more time with my children, I began to touch the life of others and that became an additional fulfillment and motive to keep my business going.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
What sets me apart from other traditional hair salons is my professionalism and my patience. Most salons do not cater to children, sixty-five percent of my clientele are children. I have a passion to work with the youth especially those who have been diagnose with a physical or mental disabilities. Most salon do not cater to that population, but I welcome them in my salon with open arms.

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.
There are so many great places to visit within the greater Houston area but some of my favorite places are: Church: Jones Memorial United Methodist
Restaurants: Soul Food Vegan, Korny Vibes and Green Seed Vegan.
Parks: Discovery Green, Oyster Creek and Japanese Garden
Drinks: Bar 5015, Prospect Park, and Kapri Ultra Lounge
Shopping: Galleria Mall. Houston Premium Outlets and First Colony Mall
Entertainment: Houston Improv Comedy Club, Miller Outdoor Theatre, and Ensemble Theatre
Places: Buffalo Soldiers Museum, Space Center Houston, and 3rd Ward (view murals)

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to give thanks to my three beautiful children: Kevin, Jr., Kameron, and Kourtney, they have supported me non-stop since the beginning. They have assisted me with promoting my business by passing out business cards, assisting with my social media and websites and making sure the salon stays clean. My children have been very supportive by always giving me words of encouragement and consistently motivating me to always seek avenues to improve my business. I want to also thank Franklin Institute Barber and Beauty for giving me my formal education in Cosmetology. While attending Franklin Administrative staff was always encouraging me to one day open my own beauty school. They saw leadership skills in me that I didn’t yet see in myself.

Website: www.jazzyessential.com

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