Updated: Aug 27, 2022
We had the pleasure of interviewing our BOSS Jakia Marshall-Jones, located in Asheboro, North Carolina. Let’s see what she has to say!
Tell us about yourself!
I am an ambitious God fearing woman!! I am a wife and a mother and I pride myself on being a good friend. I think my best personality trait is that I am an empath! I love and care for people and make them feel good. This may be why I became a mental health and substance abuse therapist. I am licensed in North Carolina to supervise both mental health and substance abuse counselors and I am licensed as a mental health counselor in the state of Virginia. My passion that is most near and dear to my heart is the beauty industry; most specifically, hairstyling and hair care. I have been doing hair since I was a little girl. Being the oldest sibling, I was in charge of doing my other siblings' hair.
My mother gave me the gift of teaching me to braid when I was about 11 years old. I didn't realize then how important the skill of braiding was until later in my life. Soon I had dozens of people in the neighborhood that I serviced regularly right at my parent's home. I never believed I could make a career of doing hair so I didn't take it very seriously although I knew I was very good at it. I went on to college and graduate school and started my counseling career and it was many years later before I decided to go back and get my natural hair care license. In 2021 I opened my salon in Asheboro, North Carolina called Jazzy Elegance, LLC. My salon is named after my only child, Jasmine Jones. I also have a hair and scalp oil that I created to help with psoriasis called A'Lavon Ascension Oil. The name came from my mother's middle name, A’Lavon, who died of cervical cancer when I was 25 years old. I am a woman with many gifts and talents!
What or who is your number one motivator and why?
My daughter and my husband equally motivate me so it is difficult to choose only one. I simply want to create a living legacy for my family and make our name great.
If you could give a piece of advice to someone who aspires to become an entrepreneur, what would your advice be?
Be patient. Entrepreneurs have it hard because there are so many avenues to reach success. At times, we can get impatient comparing our journey to others and the truth is that our journey is just that; it’s OUR journey!
If you can name one person that helped you get to where you are now, who would that person be and how did they help you get to where you are?
I know the question asks for one person, but I have to name two people out of many. First, I have to name my father Derrick Marshall. He taught me very early what it meant to be responsible, to work hard, strive for stability, and to make sure that I was about my business. I thank him for always being there because many do and did not have their fathers in their lives, so I was quite fortunate. Second, I have to give credit to my backbone, my husband. He fusses and worries himself all the time but he never leaves and always makes sure he is all in! He doesn't take the easy road, he has the best work ethic I have ever seen and it has served as motivation for me.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I spend time with my husband watching Netflix shows and eating snacks. I enjoy playing with my daughter and annoying her by kissing, squeezing, and messing with her all day. I take naps and I dream about my future! I plan to do more with my free time that is why I am attending Bosses Sip Tea™ this year. I want to do more events like it and have more like minded women to spend my free time with.
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