Yasmin O’Shaugnnessy

I grab a coffee for the girls. Get ready for our first clients at 10am. We normally see 8 to 10 clients each in a day with treatments such as brow waxing, lashes, nails or make-up. In between we can be
doing anything from scheduling appointments, placing orders to cleaning up or eating!

How did you get your job?
I decided after working in a few salons at 19 to work for myself. For a long time I was on my own under Hello Beautiful Jersey, a concession in Blades Hair Salon and in 2017 I decided to take the plunge and open my own salon, Yasmin Taylor Beauty located at Snow Hill.

What motivates you in this role?
I really enjoy what I do. Over time you build a bond with your clients and it becomes like seeing friends all day and doing fun stuff I enjoy. I love who I work with and I have been lucky enough to build a strong team, without them the salon would not be what it is.

Are there any future skills you will need to learn for your role?
It’s a fast growing industry, there are always new things to learn. I make sure I set aside time for me and the team to learn and train every year with a mixture of local and overseas training to ensure we are exposed to a good range of trends. Human interaction is always good. As we move into a digital world, our clients tend to come in and want to talk, catch up and offload.

What are the three most important skills required for your role?
Passion, timekeeping and patience. None of these are rocket science but all go a very long way when working with loyal clients. We need to want to do a good job and be proud of the treatments we have done. Timekeeping is so important, both we and our clients are very busy so being strict and realistic.

What advice would you give someone interested in a career in your profession?
Definitely do it! It’s really rewarding and fun. It is hard work but you will get to meet great people every day. You’ll make people feel good and if you have pride in your work you will enjoy each treatment.

FUN FACT
I once applied for a job doing door-to-door sales, selling hoovers. The man told me I would be rich and driving a new car in a month. My mum told me not to believe him but I always think… what if?!

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