We asked some of the city’s rising stars to reflect on what made a difference in their journey. We asked them to tell us about what they think the most important factor has been behind their success.

Jessica Brown | Lash Technician

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. Read more>>

Tabatha Lester-Jones | Master Stylist and Educator

If I had to attribute one factor to the success of my brand, I would have to be consistency. Regardless of the industry or the service that you provide, consumers are looking for consistency, they want to know that they’re going to receive the same quality of service every time they walk thru your doors. I’m very big on customer service and that starts well before a client even sits in my chair. People like to feel special and so that’s my goal with every client. I greet them at the door of the salon and try to make their time with me enjoyable in addition to ensuring that I provide the best possible service. I’m also very big on education. Some states don’t require continuing education for hairstylist but I believe that you have to stay current on technical skills and the trending styles so I attend classes whether it be in person or zoom just make sure that I stay aligned with what’s currently trending. I’ve created a niche for myself in the industry and so I’m continuously striving for perfection and so I will forever be a student. Read more>>

Julie Kim | Co-Owner, Nail-ed It Salon in Scottsdale, Arizona

Here at Nail-ed It Salon, we believe that a key factor to our success is our team. They’re a passionate bunch and don’t take themselves too seriously. We’re always looking for new talent who have the same passions as ours. When a team can work as one, the results lead to delivering quality and consistent services for all our clients. Read more>>

Heer Patel | Realtor and BollyX -The Bollywood workout Instructor

Your health determines your performance and the more you perform, the greater your chances of success. You are the owner of your body and mind and should be able to feel when you are on the right track mentally and physically. For me, success starts from your mindset. Success is a continuous process, as a realtor for me is the most important is customer satisfaction. What’s their requirement. Most of us have failure phobia which stops us to the best in our life. Our self is our brand, how we can get out of the best. It’s required team efforts and all teams members have one vision to make our brand successful. Read more>>

Jamie Bohannon | Advance Practice Nurse Injector & Owner

The #1 vital factor in my success and creating Skin Salvation is education. I’ve always had a passion for continued education and I don’t think I’ll ever get to a point in my career when I feel like I know everything. Medicine is a continuously changing field. If you stop learning, you stop growing and I always want to offer the best, most up to date, evidence based medical practice to my patients. Aesthetic treatments (like Botox and filler) may seem easy & spa-like from the outside but they’re advanced procedures that require a medical license (RN, NP, PA, DO, MD), certification, training, and experience. Read more>>

Serkan Atrek | Portrait Photographer

The most important element that helped me throughout my career is trying to see the project through my clients’ eyes. No matter how good my past work is, each project is a new challenge. So communicating and understanding their needs is crucial and this communication should be before, during and after any portrait session to have a happy client. Read more>>