Get to know your stylist - Jenessa

By Erica | Apr 8, 2014

Get to know your stylist – Jenessa

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Describe yourself using three words:

Sensitive, stubborn, fiesty.

Tell us a bit about your salon experience, education, background.

I went to the Aveda Institute of Beauty and Wellness in Milwaukee graduating in 2005.  I have worked primarily with Aveda until moving to NYC in June.

What celebrity do you get mistaken for?

Recently Miley Cyrus, I don’t know whether this is a good or bad resemblance. And I don’t stick my tongue out like she does, only sometimes ;)

If you could have any superpower what would it be?

Apparition. For those of you who don’t know what it is.. It’s from Harry Potter. Being able to transport yourself from one place to another. That would be awesome.  Because I HATE public transportation.

Do you have a nickname your friends call you?

J, Jness, Nessa, Ness, Jess, but mostly Jenessa. And I do not particularly enjoy being called Jen.

What are three things people may not know about you?

I am an only child. I love history. I hate anchovies. (Really I haven’t tried them, they just gross me out).

Do you have a hidden talent?

If I do… it’s still hidden.

List your three best personality traits and your worst.

Friendly, honest, responsible.  Indecisive, selfish, stubborn.

If you have 30 minutes of free time, what do you do?

Pinterest-ing for DIY ideas I’ll never do, vacation spots, fashion ideas, and food recipes. Because eventually I’m going to cook more.

Name one thing you consider yourself good at.

Speaking random thoughts. And being able to name songs based on what movie they were in. Oh and I have a memory like an elephant.

Name one thing you totally suck at.

Snowboarding.  It was an EPIC fail.

Favorite food?

Chocolate!?! And sushi.  I also love breakfast for dinner.

You wouldn’t be caught dead where?

Times Square. I’ve been there one too many times now.

List the contents of your purse.

My mophie, planner, wallet, a million different tubes of lipstick, chapstick, and lipgloss, headphones, etc.

What story does your family tell about you?

I had very long, tangly, unruly hair for a little girl and I would never brush it. The only way my mom could get me to sit down long enough to brush my hair is if we played “beauty salon” and she was the stylist and I was the client.  High maintenance? Perhaps. I consider it grooming me for my future.

What was the first thing you’ve done for the last time?

Attended the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

What part of your daily routine can you not function without?

Brushing my teeth. No one wants funky breath.

What do you love about your job here at FAMS?

The chill, comfortable, and cozy family feel that evokes you the moment you walk in.