Jaynee Meyer, is a talented nail technician, who has created a sanctuary for her clients at Southwest Studio. Originally from Utah, Jaynee’s journey into the world of nails started as a part-time endeavor. filling the void left by the pandemic-induced closure of her regular nail salon. However, what began as a casual pastime evolved into a profound passion that eventually led her to pursue formal education in nail technology.
“I never thought nails would become my career,” Jaynee confesses.
From Pastime to Passion
Despite initial reservations, Jaynee decided to take her newfound passion seriously. Graduating from nail school three years ago, Jaynee spent the past year dedicating herself wholeheartedly to her craft. Her journey was not without challenges, but she embraced the obstacles, learning invaluable lessons about business ownership and personal growth.
Initially, she had pursued a path in education, aspiring to become an elementary school teacher. However, life had a different plan for her. As she was on the verge of completing her teaching degree, Jaynee grappled with health issues. Struggling with her health, she realized the demanding nature of teaching might not align with her well-being. This realization became a turning point. Jaynee reassed her career choices and prioritize her health and family above all else. She pivoted towards her newfound passion for nail technology, embarking on a journey that not only transformed her career but also highlighted her courage in facing life’s unexpected twists and turns.
Creating a Haven for Customers
Opening her own salon was a pivotal moment for Jaynee, marking the realization of her dreams and being the first person in her family to open in a brick and mortar location. “It was tough, navigating the complexities of running a business, but I’ve learned to surround myself with knowledgeable people,” she shares. “As the first person in my immediate family to own a business, I’m proud of the path I’ve chosen.”
Jaynee’s salon is more than just a business; it’s a safe haven for her clients. With a focus on providing a personalized experience, Jaynee ensures her clients feel comfortable and relaxed during their appointments. Whether clients desire a quiet session or engaging conversation, Jaynee adapts to their preferences, creating a unique and memorable atmosphere.
Looking ahead, Jaynee has ambitious goals for her business. Recently obtaining her nail tech instructor license, she aspires to venture into the realm of education. “Teaching others about nail technology is a passion of mine,” she states. “I want to empower aspiring nail technicians, guiding them to success just like I wish I was guided.”
For those aspiring to venture into the world of business, Jaynee offers insightful advice: “Surround yourself with people smarter than you, ask questions, and take it one day at a time. Every small step counts, and with determination, you can achieve your dreams.”
Although Jaynee’s appointment book is currently full, those eager to experience her expertise can join a waiting list through her salon’s Facebook page. Additionally, Jaynee is on the lookout for like-minded nail technicians who share her vision and passion.
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