We had the good fortune of connecting with Jessica Denise Clark and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jessica Denise, how do you think about risk?
Over time I have been able to convince myself that If I have an idea, if I can think it up, then it is possible. No matter the risks. Although I think through my ideas realistically, I absolutely believe that anything I set my mind to do, it can be done. It feels very risky but once I begin to believe in myself and have no fear of failure, my dreams come true.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’ve always considered myself an artist and I’ve been creative my entire life. Even though I can’t draw, paint or sculpt, when I do permanent brows or facials, I feel like I’m putting the finishing touches on a work of art. The work of art being my clients. I try to create individualized beauty results for every client versus drawing the same eyebrows on every client or giving every client the same facial. My heart skips a beat every time someone lays on my table and says, “you’re the professional, I trust you, go ahead and do what you do, I know you got me”. Being trusted and confident in providing the best services was not easy and it did not happen overnight. I’ve taken several training courses as well as decided to re-enter the education system to get an esthetics license. I continually invest in myself and business by taking training courses at least once a year. Even if that means traveling to another state to take a class from educators I admire. Through it all, I’ve learned to accept the failures with the wins. If an idea I was passionate about doesn’t go as expected, it is perfectly ok to move on. Momentum is key. Try not to get stuck in one stagnant place and keep moving. This is important when it comes to branding in the age of social media. Everything changes in the blink of an eye. Something that is viral today will be a thing of the past tomorrow, so be open minded about CHANGE. Embrace it, expect it and love it!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
The Best Wewek Ever Itinerary (Non Quarantined) Monday in Fort Worth Brunch at Cork & Pig Visit the Modern Art Museum And Yoga on the Trinity Trails Tuesday in Dallas Brunch at Sankofa Kitchen Visit the South Dallas Cultural Center And Bar hoping in Deep Ellum Wednesday in Dallas Brunch at the Ten Eleven Grill Visit the African American Museum in Fair Park Shopping at the Pan African Connections and Dinner at the Island Spot Thursday in Dallas Brunch at Yolk Visit the Dallas Museum of Art Shopping and Dinner at Dallas Farmers Market Friday in Fort Worth Brunch at Snooze Visit the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Dinner at Oni Ramen Saturday in Carrolton Breakfast-Dinner Spa Castle Sunday in Fort Worth Coffee at Black Coffee with friends and family
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Seriously how can I shoutout everyone?! From the moment I mentioned starting a business the support from everyone I know has been unbelievable, amazing and humbling. First, I have to shoutout my 12 year old son who has been so understanding with me working long days, nights and every weekend, He never complains even though he misses me not being around as much. Second I would like to shoutout my future husband. My fiance’ is always there and is without a doubt my rock. He never hesitates to step in when I need him. And lastly, my family (which includes my closest friends). These people have cheered me on since day 1, They have been guinea pigs and walking advertisements. Their word of mouth and sharing of posts have helped me excel and stay as busy as I am. I am so grateful for the beautiful souls in my life.
Alphonse Bell and Jessica Denise Clark