In the next round of our Inspirational Series, we have Jessie, the founder, and owner of Beauty Recipe Aesthetics & Academy. Besides training under her mum for 20 years, she was directly coached and mentored by Branko Babic, founder and CEO of Phibrows Training Academy! With 15 years in the industry, Jessie is not only a certified adult educator but also an internationally-accredited beauty educator.
1. What does your typical day look like?
My days are spent working at Beauty Recipe Aesthetics & Academy meeting wonderful clients and making them more beautiful. I also meet awesome students from all over the world and impart life skills to them. After work, I switch to my role as a mother and spend time with my son.
2. What is your business about?
Beauty Recipe Aesthetics & Academy is a multi-award-winning beauty provider and training school. The name “Beauty Recipe” comes from the culinary namesake. We believe that the perfect recipe with the best ingredients will produce amazing results. At Beauty Recipe, we understand that the right products and equipment, used by well-trained staff following precise and efficient procedures will deliver outstanding results to our customers. We strongly believe that beauty is for everyone and we aim to become the best beauty provider and training academy to customers and students worldwide.
3. How do you overcome adversity?
I have encountered numerous challenges in my personal life and in my business. Some experiences include having to take on a business loan after a vendor disappeared with my payment and failing in my overseas expansion plans as my overseas business partners had overpromised. I believe the most important thing is to not be afraid to fail and never give up. Eventually, we will reach our goals. God is a great source of comfort for me — I know my strength alone is insufficient, and relying on Him has helped me to keep my spirits up and strive to keep going no matter what difficulties I encounter.
4. Did anyone inspire you to be an entrepreneur?
Beauty has always been my passion and my life since I was a little girl, and I have my mum to thank for that! My mum used to work as a beautician, and her love for taking care of and beautifying her clients was passed on to me. This inspires me to set up my beauty business.
My parents had divorced when I was a teenager, and my mum brought me up single-handedly. Despite all that we faced, I am proud that she has brought me up the best that she could. My mum is a hardworking woman who works every single day without fail. She always goes the extra mile for all her customers and they love her very much and are loyal to her until today. Her commitment to her customers inspires me to want to provide the best services for my customers as well in my business.
5. What is your favourite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
Being an entrepreneur involves a lot of hard work! However, through these hard works, one also finds fulfillment in life. Starting from a home-based salon 16 years ago, I could never imagine Beauty Recipe growing into what it is today. Now we are an international beauty academy which gives my team and me an avenue to touch thousands of peoples’ lives, from all over the world. I feel extremely lucky and truly blessed to have an awesome and dedicated team of partners, trainers, and beauticians, who have been with me for the past 6–15 years. As I grow older, I also realized that because I love what I do, it doesn’t feel like work! It just feels like you are enjoying and having fun every day!
6. If you could offer a first-time entrepreneur only one piece of advice, what would it be?
For first-time entrepreneurs, be prepared to have a huge learning curve. As you try to build something for yourself, aim to learn as many lessons as you can through the journey. Always focus on the end goal and remember that starting a business is not always about the money. Focus on building the business passionately and strive to provide the best and highest quality services. By constantly improving yourself and striving to nurture your skills to the best of your ability, the payoff will come eventually.
7. What is your favourite quote ?
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney.
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Beauty Recipe Aesthetics & Academy is an award-winning, internationally-accredited salon & school with 40 years of experience, over 100,000 satisfied clients, and has trained over 3000 students. If you’re looking to get Semi-Permanent Makeup done, there’s no better place to do it than here. Book through Vaniday for 10% cashback on your next visit!
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