We had the good fortune of connecting with Jessica Brown and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jessica, what do you attribute your success to?
I would say the most important factor behind my success with JB Beauty, is consistency! Doing lash extensions is a patient and time-consuming service, but it turns out to be very rewarding every time. Of course in the beauty industry you will have recurring clients and new clients, but being consistent with your hours and promoting can take you so far. Customers and clients knowing your serious about what you do is reassuring to them.
What should our readers know about your business?
JB Beauty’s goal is to helps spread confidence and beauty to all who shop and get serviced. From natural beauty products like, lipgloss and lotions, to helping clients be comfortable with their appearance or reach their fitness goals. JB Beauty has it’s own vibe, apart from the others. Making sure our clients feel relaxed and comfortable is our main goal. And making sure our clients feel important! Getting to this point in my business journey was not easy. But it became easier and easier was I noticed that my business is a world that I can create, and attract those that love the same things as me. In the beginning was taking clients in my small apartment, in my room. Eventually moving to a salon that gave me great experience that really showed me that, this was something I wanted to do. Going through the “do’s” and “dont’s” and learning from others around me, really helped me along the way.
Covid-19 pandemic really showed me that having my own online business was an experience as well. The world being in such an unpredictable state was very unsettling. But also learning that being my own boss was the best decision I ever made.
It’s definitely a learning experience starting your business. It’s nothing to be scared of, but it’s a challenge that only rewards you in the end. From disputes to upset customers, you learn a lot about yourself and people. Having a positive mindset and determination keeps you going though. Never ever give up, you give up on yourself and your audience when you do. Always need to remember why you started!
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.
I love this question! i’m a huge foodie so, here we go. Arizona is so versatile, from entertainment to amazing food places. My favorite place downtown is POMO pizzeria, with their amazing pizza and pasta! If you ever visit, definitely get their Pomo Lemondrop!
Arizona’s salt river tubing is a fun experience, that I take my out-of-state friends to every time they visit! Lots of sun, fun and great views.
If you want nightlife fun, I would take my friends to Bar smith. A two story venue with different types of music depending on what floor you are on. Great vibes and a fun time! My other favorite nightclub is Riot house, a great daytime venue on the weekends as well, but comes to life at night.
Any friend that comes to Arizona is definitely getting tacos with me. My favorite taco joint would be Joyride. A daily happy hour, with great street tacos and margaritas!
One more place I would recommend is a speakeasy cocktail bar. I love a good martini bar, and I just recently went to 36 Below! The business is located in a coffee shop called “Sip Coffe and Beer Garage”. Once you go in, there is a staircase that takes you down to a basement covered in flowers and vines. The drink appearances are so cool and they have great service.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Thank you to my twin sister Jennifer Brown, founder of Fatal Flaw LLC. Without my sister’s enouragement and words of support, I would not be where I am today. Getting started with JB Beauty, I was very nervous and shy about taking clients that weren’t my friends or family. But with my sister’s encouragement and great advice, I was able to start my own business and become my own boss! Having a best friend for life, a sister and a great business partner makes life so much easier.