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Salon Owner Story : Career Change from Cabin Crew

Ms Jasmine Yong

Owner of Blush Nails & Lashes

Double Certificate Nail Master Course Graduate Of Tokyo Nails and Eyelash Academy

 

Previously working miles high in the air as a Singapore Airline Cabin Crew, Ms Jasmine has switched to being a beauty salon owner after completing her Double Certificate Nail Master Course with Tokyo Nails and Eyelash Academy in Oct 2018.

Principal Rika visited her salon and interviewed her:

What did make you to decide to open your own salon?

I wanted to try something new and different.

How long did it take you to decide to start your business?

Before I start learning nails, I thought of doing a homebased salon. However, my husband encouraged me to open a salon as it is easier to get customers.
I will also be able to learn from my staffs who are experienced and gain experience about being a business owner.
If I were to do a homebased salon, I will have to wait for customers to make appointment and will have to do everything by myself. Therefore, since I started my nail course, it took me about 4 months to decide and open my own nail and lash salon.

Did everything go smoothly?

No.
As I did a takeover salon with existing staff, I did not need to find new staff but will have to transfer their work permit.
As I have no prior experience, I had to check all relevant government agencies such as MOM, CPF etc. It was stressful.

Renovation was relatively simple, it took only one week.
It is the administrative portions that took more time, sometimes we have to wait up to a week to get approval before proceeding and there was many steps involved.

However, I feel blessed that I have almost everything ready.
For example, I do not need to source for reputable suppliers for the salon. It is time consuming and can be a waste of money if the supplies were not satisfactory. The salon I took over has contact with a supplier with the best price.

So this salon has its regular customers, I just had to do a bit of advertising on social media such as Facebook and Instagram. The previous owner did not do so much because they had regular customers from around the neighborhood. I wish to expand our customer base to younger generations and from a wider area.

 What are the good points you learned about professional techniques in nail school?

If I did not do a professional nail course, I can only watch them when they are busy and can’t help. Being equipped with professional knowledge myself, I am able offer services to customers and to support and assist my staff when required. My staff feels at ease that as a boss, I am able to help and support them whenever required.

After you opened your salon and become a business owner, how has your life changed?

(Laughs) Stress. It was stressful.
When I was a cabin crew, it was stress free, I got to travel and was carefree.
Now, I have to think about rental, salary, how to get more customers, staff improvement etc. There is a lot to think about every day.

Being grounded as a nail salon owner now, you have more time to spend with your husband?

Yes. I have more time in Singapore and with my husband.
My husband used to have dinner alone every night previously.
Now we can go to different place to eat together every day.

So, your husband is the happiest person after you started your business?

Yes, my husband is the happiest (laughing).

How do you want to grow your salon and business?

I want to attract more customers, not just from the neighborhood. Sometimes, people are willing to travel Orchard Road etc to do nails and facial. I hope this salon will become another place that people are willing to travel to, for their nails and lash services.

Do you have any advice for people who are willing to start own business or become professional nail specialist?

Never try, never know.
Sometimes people are very scared to try something different and step out of their comfort zone.
I was also very scared to do something different, but I thought that previously as a cabin crew, it will be hard if I were to start a family. Therefore, I decide to make the switch with the support of my husband.
Try while you are still young, if it does not turn out well, try something else.  At Least Try.

 Thank you for your time and sharing with us!

 

 

 

 

Salon: CNY Operating Hour & Booking

Dear Valued Customer, please be informed of the following for Chinese New Year 2019.

CNY Salon Operating Hours

  • 29 Jan (tue)                  10am to 9pm
  • 30 Jan (wed)- 01 Feb     (Fri) 10am to 9.30pm
  • 02 Feb(sat) -03 Feb       (Sun)10am to 9pm
  • 4 Feb (CNY Eve)      10am to 6pm
  • 5 Feb (CNY Day 1)  Closed
  • 6 Feb (CNY Day 2)  Closed
  • 7 Feb (CNY Day 3)  Business As Usual

★CNY Booking

Please reply in the following format to make a booking:

Name:
Mobile Number:
Date:
Time:
Service: Handgel / Feetgel / Classic Manicure / Classic Pedicure / Single Lash / Volume Lash
Removal Required: Yes /No

★CNY Package

Existing package cannot be used from 26 Jan – 4 Feb.

Special CNY PACKAGE is available from $388 and can be used during this period.

Contact us to reserve your preferred slot today!

Peony Tokyo wishes all a prosperous new year!

Salon: Mother’s Day Promotion 2018

Peony Tokyo Salon Mother’s Day Promotion 1️⃣🌺

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1 . Bring your mum along for a pampering treat in our salon and enjoy ️50% OFF lower price service menu! 👩‍❤️‍👩

Valid now till 18 May 2018 (Friday)

T&C:
💫 Valid for all nails & eyelash extension services
💫 Mother and daughter must come for appointment together to enjoy this promotion.
💫 50% OFF lower price menu applies to every 2 services
💫 Not valid with other promotions and package purchases
💫 No request of specialists allowed
💫 Discount 50% OFF services cannot be paid with package
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2. Gift Voucher Promotions (Weekdays Only)

💟 Gel Manicure + Nail Art (worth $130) ➡️ $70 Only
💟 Eyelash Extension (worth $80) ➡️ $50 Only

Terms & Conditions Apply.

Please appointment for Call /sms.
ご予約はお電話又はsms にて承っております。(日本語対応可)
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📲Call/SMS 6582238706

📍103 Penang Road#01-05 Visioncrest Commercial Singapore 238467

Academy: Nail Machine Seminar with Certificate

PETITOR – NAIL FILE MACHINE- TECHNIQUE SEMINAR

photoYou can get “Nail Machine Basic” certificate.

In response to popular demand, we are very happy to introduce Made in Japan nail machine (nail drill) which is salon quality but affordable price !

Nail machine makes shorten your service time greatly but with some nail machine, customer feel vibration and heat. However, good quality and comfortable machine is high price…

Made in Japane nail machine Petitor is smooth, less noise, unbelievably small and portable.

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♥Shorten your service time greatly!!
♥Small and light ! Suitable for salon, home salon and on site nail service.
♥Salon quality machine with affordable price.

★Shorten your service time ! Nail Machine Basic Seminar★

Date:
Sat 22 July 10:30am
Thu 27 July 10am

You can learn;-
★Fast and safe Gel removal using nail machine
★Fast and easy cuticle care using nail machine

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+ FREE 8pc ATTACHMENT !!

♥Without Petitor Machine (bring your own machine) : $90

*Avaliable in Pink, Black & Silver

 

* Limited stock and seats available. Please book early!

For registration / enquiry
TEL / SMS 82238706
info@peony-nails.com

Academy: JANEA Nail Salon Hygiene Manager Certification Seminar

We will have JANEA Nail Salon Hygiene Manager Certification Seminar !

Improve your salon image and sales with Proper Salon Hygiene Management

You can get certification on that day!

salon-hygiene-manager-225x300In this seminar, you will learn:
●How to choose the right facility & equipment
●Hygiene Management Roles
●Knowledge of Infection, Irritation & Allergy
●How to protect yourself as a eyelash extension specialist
●Customer’s Consultation & Agreement
●Proper Disinfection & Hygiene of tools and towels

salon hygiene manager cert

“Good lesson and knowledge given. Hope this can reach out to more nailists out there. “
– Joanna Lee from Princess’s Cottage

“This course benefits me a lot, as to how to handle the different states of customers’ nails so that we can provide them with accurate advise.”
– Chevonne Yang from Princess’s Cottage

“Appreciate teacher’s patience in explaining and letting me understand a lot of nails knowledge. There are so many things that I do not know last time. Thank you!”
–Yaw Boon Teang from Pretticare

JNA 24

Price: $120 (Public), $70 (JANEA Member)

Date:
Fri  4 August 2017  2PM

Venue: Tokyo Nails & Eyelash Academy
20 Kramat Lane #04-10 United House Singapore

about JANEA nail salon hygiene manager
http://janea.jp/salon-hygiene-manager/

for registration / enquiry,
call/SMS +65 81155327

Academy: JANEA nail salon hygiene manager certification seminar

We will have JANEA Nail Salon Hygiene Manager Certification Seminar !

Improve your salon image and sales with Proper Salon Hygiene Management

You can get certification on that day!

salon-hygiene-manager-225x300In this seminar, you will learn:
●How to choose the right facility & equipment
●Hygiene Management Roles
●Knowledge of Infection, Irritation & Allergy
●How to protect yourself as a eyelash extension specialist
●Customer’s Consultation & Agreement
●Proper Disinfection & Hygiene of tools and towels

salon hygiene manager cert

“Good lesson and knowledge given. Hope this can reach out to more nailists out there. “
– Joanna Lee from Princess’s Cottage

“This course benefits me a lot, as to how to handle the different states of customers’ nails so that we can provide them with accurate advise.”
– Chevonne Yang from Princess’s Cottage

“Appreciate teacher’s patience in explaining and letting me understand a lot of nails knowledge. There are so many things that I do not know last time. Thank you!”
–Yaw Boon Teang from Pretticare

JNA 24

Price: $120 (Public), $70 (JANEA Member)

Date:
31 May 2pm
20 June 3pm

Venue: Tokyo Nails & Eyelash Academy
20 Kramat Lane #04-10 United House Singapore

about JANEA nail salon hygiene manager
http://janea.jp/salon-hygiene-manager/

for registration / enquiry,
call/SMS +65 81155327