Innovator Spotlight: Jasmine Howard
Every week, we take some time to focus on someone in the metro Atlanta area that is doing amazing work that matters. Today, we’re talking with Jasmine Howard: co-founder of No Name Education
Tell us a little bit about what you do
I’m a hairstylist, but at my core I’m a teacher. Though I do work behind the chair taking clients, my main focus right now is a small start up Hairstylist Education company called No Name Education. My best friend and I founded it as a way to express what we feel the hair industry is missing. Our goal is to teach without ego, uplift our fellow stylists, and to create visibility for all types of people.
What are you excited about right now?
I am the most excited about this event I’ve been apart of hosting for the Atlanta Hair community. It’s open to everyone, and it’s all about providing a creative platform for under-appreciated artists. The No Class Hair Party is what we are calling this positive vibed and super fun underground hairshow. Connecting the community is a rewarding experience, and I think everyone should check it out.
What’s something that you’ve accomplished in the past year that you are proud of?
Honestly I’m so proud of so many things, which is an accomplishment in itself for me as I often under appreciate myself. In the past year I’ve accomplished most of the goals I thought it would take 5 years to accomplish; some of them are: working 2 seasons of NYFW, presenting on a Main Stage at an international Hair Show, and starting my own company.
What’s your vision for what’s next? Where are you headed?
My ultimate goal is to create a global representation of what a powerful woman can do, and I want redefine what that means. I want to further the truth that you can be successful while being authentic, outlandish, nerdy, unapologetic, and without having to over-sexualize yourself. While I’m doing that, I want to have created a successful international brand and be the creative director of it.
In the last 90 days, have you experienced a new resource that taught you something new?
I’ve learned that your best resources are often the people you encounter everyday. I encourage you to create meaningful dialogue with everyone you encounter. Learning to value everyone you meet creates so many opportunities that would not have existed otherwise. Everything I’ve accomplished in my life has in some way always been influenced by the people I was fortunate enough to build a relationship with.
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