We had the good fortune of connecting with Jazmin Warren and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jazmin, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
The thought process behind starting my business was a desire to control the outcome of my days and to make people feel good while doing it. I’m 22 and I felt like my efforts in the workplace had often gone unnoticed. More times than not being younger lead to a lot of conflict because older employees would try and put their responsibilities on me. While working in concierge in Buckhead, I’d interacted with so many people and they were close in age with me but here I was constantly working and feeling like I still needed to do more. Honestly, I figured why not try to bet on me? I was making $110/day on the clock. Meanwhile, I’d make more than that in hours selling hair. This drove me to begin looking into classes that were popping up on my Instagram. I was stuck between lashes or nails. I took the lash class first because I noticed how many women like extensions and what it does to boost their confidence. Sadly, I had a bad encounter with my moms eyes having an allergic reaction and I became terrified to try anyone else and to my surprise the process wasn’t something I enjoyed. Two weeks later, I signed up for my nail class and I loved it from start to finish. From that day forward, I’ve dedicated my time to branding and perfecting my craft.

Please tell us more about your work. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
I’m most proud of how many women I’ve been able to help change their lives in such a short period of time. I’ve been in the nail business for about one year and six months. I just graduated from Georgia State University with a major in Journalism and a minor is Sociology on August 10 but many people do not know that. Trying to juggle school , clients and nail classes was not easy but I got through it with time management and lots of prayer. What sets me aside from others is the actual passion I’ve developed for nails. Yes, I make money from it but my favorite part is seeing women older than me being able to change their lives or seeing them smile from ear to ear after their set is done. Although I’ve learned many lessons, the biggest lesson I’ve learned is patience and never doubting the potential of myself. I wasn’t always glorified the way my clients and students do today. In fact, the way others have mistreated me in school is what has driven me to help others. I know that’s crazy but I feel like I endured many things so early because of the position that’s brewing for me today. I’d like people to know that things are easy when trying to get your brand out there but if you stop because it was hard. Maybe it was never meant for you in the first place because far more challenging things will present themselves and once you’ve gotten so far, you can’t just run away. You have to take things head on. As my mom says, “Rome wasn’t built overnight.”

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?
Hmmmm.. I’m definitely more of a girl that likes some food and adventure. For breakfast, I’d have to suggest Soul Food Fine Food, Milk and Honey, Flying Biscuit Cafe, Breakfast at Barney’s or Toast on Lenox. For lunch/dinner, Outback Steakhouse, South City Kitchen, Kelz Kitchen, or Agave. All of the places listed have quality food and customer service, I hate processed foods, I believe you are what you eat and I need to be feeling good. To hang out, I’ve been wanting to go skydiving so I’d definitely try my luck to see if she’s interested in Georgia Skydive but if not Indoor Diving would suffice. Also, some arcade spots like Dave & Busters, Andretti’s or Main Event. I also enjoy the outside so we’d probably go down to Piedmont with my dog and try some of the restaurants inside the park. I’m not much of a clubber so she may know more about that than me. With COVID-19, i’ve yet to go to a club but we have many years to come so I’ll know one day.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d like to shoutout my mom and God. Since I was a kid, she has been the epitome of hardworking. She has always taught me that with hard work , faith and no excuses, you can get exactly what you want out of life. I’ve had weak points in my life and instead of offering pity , she was always honest with me and encouraging me to keep going. Overtime, this has created a mindset of relentlessness within me. There’s not much people can say or do to discourage me. I will get what I want no matter what obstacles are in the way because “Nothing worth having is easy.” On behalf of God, he’s with me always. Honestly, it’s because of him that I won’t give up. As I continue to expand my business, all things are authentic and on his timing. Prayer is all I know.

Website: www.nobrokennails.com

Instagram: @nobrokennails / @nobrokennailsuppy

Facebook: No Broken Nails – ATL Based

Other: https://linktr.ee/jazminwarren

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