Today we’d like to introduce you to Sammitta Jackson-Walker.
Sammitta, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I began my journey in the beauty industry in 2004, starting cosmetology school. I worked during the day and attend school at night. I was also taking care of my two-year-old twins while my husband fought in Iraq. While I was in school, he was killed in action. This rocked our whole world! After some time off, I returned and graduated from cosmetology school. In 2017, I decided I wanted to return to school to become a licensed aesthetician and enrolled in the full specialist program at Artistic Nails & Beauty. I graduated and became licensed within the same year. I took training courses from other fellow aestheticians and became certified in microshading, v-steam, body contouring, teeth whitening, and tooth gems. I am currently preparing to take my state boards to become licensed in permanent hair removal as an electrologist and laser specialist. I’m also a notary for the state of Florida. That’s a lot, I know, but I believe multiple streams of income are so important in today’s status.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
There have been a few challenges along the way. But they’ve only made me more determined! The loss of my husband in 2005 was my major obstacle. Losing him really changed my life forever! I became a single parent in the blink of an eye! But with the help of my family and friends, we never had any worries! They’ve stepped in multiple times to ensure I could further my education and reach my career goals.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
Hair Addictz Beauty Bar aims to enhance the beauty that every person already has inside and out. All services are performed at a professional level and in a professional setting. Whether it’s brows, lashes, waxing, teeth whitening, tooth gems, or skin we aim to please!
I am most known for providing my Microshading service. Microshading is a semi-permanent brow enhancement procedure that lasts two to three years.
I am also known as one of the few that offer tooth gems and teeth whitening in the Tampa Bay Area.
What sets me apart from others is being able to offer multiple services in one location, at a professional level so that clients won’t have to visit multiple businesses to receive different services.
I am most proud of offering my clients a great experience when they come to see me! My hope is that they leave feeling better than they did when they came in.
I am a true believer that GOD gives the provision, as long as I keep HIM as the main source. I believe the faith, joy, and love I have for my craft exudes out of me, and others can see that light shining and showing up in me!
Do you have any advice for those just starting out?
My advice would be to not just want to start a business but also learn the legal and financial aspects of running a business. Or employ someone to handle that side of the business. Also, remember “All money isn’t good money”! Some clients will be for you and some won’t.
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