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

Hi Jillian, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I pursued a creative career because I find myself happier in life doing the things that I Love. I wake up every morning knowing I get to create beautiful work.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am a creative…an artist. I absolutely love what I do. I enjoy transforming and bringing out my clients beautiful features. That may be a hair style or makeup application. I rather my clients come to me for their total look. I’m going to give you hair and makeup. And if you want permanent makeup I’d love to take care of that service for you as well. I’m in love with the art of it all. It took years to develop my craft and I’m still growing. I want to sit in a room with day with the best of the best and know I belong there. So my efforts and my need to grow stems from me wanting to be the best. I’m hit with challenges daily and the best way to concur them is just to confront them and deal with them. I don’t run away from them…I welcome them. How can you grow without them? I learned several lessons in my field. The most important one I have learned lately is putting your business first. What I want the world to know about my story is that there is a place in any industry you want to be apart of for you. Everyone can be successful. Anyone can become the person they want to be. We all have the same 24 hours in our day. What you do with it will determine what your story will be. My Brand is the ultimate beauty experience. You can have healthy hair no matter the texture or length. You can be gorgeous with soft beauty or full on glam. Have fun and be creative with your style. The world is so full of art…be your own masterpiece.

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?
If my girls came to town we would definitely hit up some of my favorite spots to get a drink. The Roof Top at Hotel Indigo, Navi Wine Bar and AC Hotel for the best drinks in town. I’m a seafood fanatic so Blue Water Grill and the Salt Cellar are a must on my list of places to eat. I love activities and so do my friends so downtown has plenty of activities like water rafting, biking and zip-lining to keep us busy. The live concerts downtown are what rounds out my weekend! great live music, good food and drinks. All outside where you can enjoy the aroma of the natural air.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d love to recognize my group of amazing family and friends. They have encouraged me to step out on faith and my natural talent in order to grow as an individual and as a business. They encourage me daily with messages and conversations and just their ability to support me near and far. I love my support system. Always surround yourself with like minded people and those who will stay in your corner cheering you on.

Image Credits
Amir Leon InVogue Photography idaJohn Photography Matthias Sarrell

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