Beauty Expo Australia sat down with Jazz Pampling, brow educator, about coping in lockdown, personally and professionally.
Tell us a little about you and how you got into the beauty industry
My name is Jazz and I specialise in shaping brows here in Sydney. When I'm not shaping eyebrows I am teaching beauty therapists and makeup artists how to shape brows. I stumbled into the beauty industry by accident. I decided I needed to know how to apply makeup, which introduced me to brows and the next thing I knew I was working for myself. I’ve worked with industry legends like Rae Morris, Sharon Blain, and Sarah Laidlaw. I've shaped brows for celebrities and worked backstage at fashion weeks. I feel so incredibly lucky to have had the career I have had so far.
What do you enjoy most about working in the beauty industry?
I love the before and after of brow shaping. I really enjoy fixing brows that were damaged from incorrect hair removal. Many people have had their brows damaged over the years and it's nice to be able to undo that damage both physically and mentally.
From an educational standpoint, I really enjoy teaching other professionals how to create great brows. I want other people to be as successful as possible in their own endeavours, and If I can be a small part of that, it's a nice feeling.
How do you manage your business through lockdown?
Gosh what a ride Covid has been. I genuinely don’t know how I would have survived if I was in lockdown in Melbourne. I most likely would have lost my brow studio. I'm lucky enough to have a strong client base, I really feel for the Victorian beauty industry.
I personally like to keep booking clients in, even though I am closed. I book people in and continue to push them back on my calendar. It means that I prioritise the people who were meant to see me pre lock down, and I have a business ready to go as soon as the doors open. It's a great way to have your clients feel cared for and prioritised.
I’m also taking this time to double check my website info, google info, online booking links etc, are all working. I never have time for this admin and I like to make the most of this time.