Jennifer Anna’s passion for the beauty industry began at the age of 7, when she taught herself how to french braid. After hours and hours of sitting in front of the mirror she finally had it! She had mastered all the different types of braids by practicing on her sisters’ heads as well as her own. Throughout high school she styled her friends & sisters’ hair for all the dances. She even gave her best friend a haircut before heading to cosmetology school! It didn’t turn out as she had hoped, it was a little uneven! However to this day, her friend still trusts her with her hair. During her senior year of high school, her mom took her to look at cosmetology schools and right then she knew that was her path. Jennifer is passionate about taking pride in her work and making people happy.
Jennifer graduated from Pivot Point Cosmetology School in 2000 and headed to Chicago to begin her career. She worked at Ivan Noel for 2 1/2 years, where she was lucky to have met her mentor, Michael Jacobson. From there Michael opened his own salon called Michael & Michael in Chicago’s River North where she worked for 4 1/2 years. She had a wonderful experience working at the salon and built up a busy clientele. She was given the opportunity to style hair for a variety of fashion shows for Chicago local designers, including Chicago Fashion Week. She even helped with styling hair for a number of NBC5 Newscasters.
Jennifer is still keeping up with continuing education and the latest trends. In Aug of 2007 Jennifer decided to go back to school to receive her Esthetician license. She is constantly learning about the benefits of natural skin care products. She does a lot of research in the products she chooses to work with and takes pride in them as well as educating her clients.
Currently, Jennifer has been building her freelance career; hosting in-home spa parties, working as an on-site bridal stylist/makeup artist, and traveling to clients’ homes for one-on-one haircuts and facials. Over the past 5 years Jennifer has hosted over 100 in-home spa parties, and has been the lead stylist for 60+ weddings around Chicagoland and the Midwestern states. She even traveled to Hawaii as the stylist for her friends wedding who didn’t want anyone besides Jennifer for her perfect day. Jennifer’s clients keep her busy, often working 6-7 days a week.
Over the last few years Jennifer has really enjoyed extending her clientele working with children by helping them enhance their inner beauty. Listening to the kids & helping them feel good about themselves is the best feeling she could have. Jennifer continues to keep growing her business with clients of all ages, with a smile on her face.
Jennifer has been working in the beauty industry since 1999. With almost 15 years of experience she is dedicated and devoted to her clients satisfaction. Jennifer brings an enjoyable, fun energy to all of her clients, weddings, and parties. She is very passionate and professional about her work. Over her career of schooling, training, continuing education she has gone from working in a very high-end salon providing styling/haircutting/color to the clients needs, to onsite wedding stylist for the bride/bridal party, to traveling for in-home spa parties. Jennifer has enjoyed creating her own business; she takes pride in her work and making people happy. Working with her brides/clients has helped her appreciate her job even more.Jennifer quotes: “I love seeing the look in the brides eyes & smiles on everyones face, that I was apart of a girl’s wedding dream. I’m overjoyed with gratitude where my career has taken me. ” Jennifer quotes: It is so nice to not have to leave your house! We all have such busy lives & schedules that it’s hard to get to the salon/spa. This is a perfect way for you to treat yourself & not feel guilty. You will get the same experience in your own home as you would at a salon/spa.
Jennifer has completed a 200 hour Hatha Yoga teacher training course. She has been practicing yoga for 6 years. As a new teacher Jennifer is excited to share with her students the beauty that yoga has to offer. Yoga has inspired her to become more open & connected with her heart and it has also empowered her to deepen her practice on a physical level. Jennifer is here to help her students to get into proper alignment in each asana to have the best experience possible. She is also trained in yoga therapeutics and is able to give safe and accurate adjustments to all students. She will be offering private classes as well as yoga parties for all ages. She uses yoga as a part of her everyday life continuing to grow and learn.
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Jenny is here to make you feel absolutely beautiful from the inside out!
Her dream has been to have her own business and wants to thank all of her friends and family for their love and support through this journey.
Have fun choosing your service or spa party from Beauty by Jennifer Anna.