We had the good fortune of connecting with Jasmin Zimmerman and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jasmin, what is the most important factor behind your success?
The most important factor behind my success, I would have to say there’s two of them. One of them is the unlimited support from my family. I feel that without them, I wouldn’t be where I am at today. When I made the decision of going to hair school, they never doubted me. They were always behind me 100% and helped me with everything I needed. I am very fortunate to have a family like mine and I will always be grateful! The second thing is perseverance. I also believe that I got this trait from my mom. Seeing how she always worked hard for what she wanted and she made things happen. Taking the leap of faith to work for myself was one of the biggest decisions I have ever made and I couldn’t be happier!
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
So as you all know I am a hairdresser in Fort Worth. I have been working for myself almost six years now. I think the most difficult part was starting out. Having to figure out how to grow in the industry and how to get my name out there. I am thankful for social media because that is probably the main thing that helped me get my work out to the public other than referrals. Still to this day, both are what keep my clientele growing. Things I have learned along the way… practice makes you better at anything! Things that I wasn’t confident to do then, are the services I am mostly known for now. I’ve learned that being a hairdresser is not only about having a job. You truly have to love it because some of the work takes a lot of patience. I only work by appointments because I want to offer my clients one on one time. No distractions. I want to be there for them to do their hair, to talk, to listen and whatever else is needed. I do what I do because I truly love it. Even if I was rich and didn’t need to work, I would probably still do hair but take Saturdays off ! Just kidding! Everyone in the hair industry know that’s impossible.Just want to tell my clients not to worry because I will keep working Saturdays!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
. One of my favorite restaurants is Spiral Diner! All kinds of delicious vegan plates! The area also has many shops where you can just go grab a coffee and hang out! I sometimes go to Cinnaholic on 7th street in Fort Worth when I am craving a good treat! I don’t know if you see a trend here but I love food! I don’t think anything has outlived sharing a great meal with even better company. 7th street is also a good spot for nightlife. I personally like the outdoors so I would probably head out to a lake! I have seen pictures of Rockledge Park but have never been there! It looks beautiful so I would definitely head out there to see it in person! Finally, I would then of course take them to my shop and beautify them up before going to get more food!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Other than my family I want to thank my instructors! I attended Ogle Beauty School in Fort Worth. I had many instructors but I have to give it up to Ms.Kelly G and Mr.V! They ALWAYS had my back! They were always so kind and they weren’t just instructors but they were our friends as well. Always gave us great advice and they truly cared about us. I truly miss them so much and sometimes I wish I could go back to hair school just for them and some great friends that I made there as well! They even got to meet a guy I was dating at the time who is now my husband! I would also like to give him a shoutout. He has been there with me through the good and bad times throughout my career. Has helped me decorate and paint all the places I have worked at. He complains because he hates painting. He always helps me though and when I have a long day he is there to make my day a little less stressful….just a little. They have always encouraged me and never let me give up. I thank you guys so much for that!