Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in beauty and personal care but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jemma Winters, Owner of Jemini Hair Artistry, located in Calgary, AB, Canada.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Jemini Hair Artistry is an experience of total beauty. We are an all-inclusive salon with a broad array of personal services. From creative, vivid colors to stunning blonde to a collection of spa services. We are your collective beauty enterprise—all under one roof.
Tell us about yourself
I've worked under some amazing strong female-operated hair salons in my career, from small-town Drumheller to my current residence in Calgary. I was always a hair hustler and felt the need to go out on my own. At first, it was to create a space for my hair guests and myself. And quickly, it expanded into a fantastic team. I now find myself creating a safe, successful space for amazing artists. I enjoy watching hair artists grow into themselves and love to be a part of their stories, whether for a short time or a long while. Seeing a Jemini team member buy a house or their first car, for example, motivates me to do what I do.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
My biggest accomplishment as a business owner is keeping my transparency, honesty, motivation, and perseverance. I used to think this was my weakness, and I have come to realize that it's what makes me - me. So I now acknowledge it as my strength.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
One of the hardest things is staying motivated and seeing the big picture. You don't stop or "get comfortable "; you need to stay in the "slightly uncomfortable."
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Stay educated in your business and your art.
- Let others be your strength where you are weak. You can't do it all.
- Running a business is not a stop; you're in for a wild, fun ride. Do it only if you absolutely love what you do and what you are creating.
Where can people find you and your business?
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