Today we’d like to introduce you to Jenny K Huynh.
Hi Jenny, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I specialize in Eyebrow Tattoos (Ombre Powder), Henna Brows, Hyaluron Pen Needleless Lip Fillers, and Saline Lightening/ Removal. I am also a trainer and mentor! I am certified, licensed, insured, and OCHD approved.
To simply answer your question, I put my mind, money, and focus into an idea/vision and never looked back since. Growing up as the eldest daughter in a Vietnamese family, where my parents are war refugees, I was only taught to value school. My parents came to America after the Viet Nam war with no money in their pockets and were forced to rebuild their life here in Southern California. Their main focus for my younger sister and I were to finish school and get a stable job. I was never taught about entrepreneurship, money, or business. I was taught to follow the trajectory of “finishing school, getting a stable job, and starting a family,” and nothing more. Growing up, I loved all things beauty-related and often dreamt of owning a store/shop of my own.
In 2016, when I started to see Ombre Brows blow up on Instagram, I immediately grew an obsession for it! I wanted to take a training for the service, but being a broke college student, I couldn’t afford it. So I put that thought aside, focused on finishing up my Bachelor’s Degree, and continued working at my “9-5”.
Fast forward to 2019, I finally decided to take action after all these years of just watching, wishing, and waiting. What I can tell you is that after wishing for so long, I got tired of my own excuses and just went for it. After my first training, I continued to invest in myself, my education, and my craft. Not only did I grow professionally in this industry, I grew as a person as well.
Now in 2021, I am over 10x certified and will continue to seek more knowledge. I believe that we are all students of life. The moment we start to think that we know it all, we really are doing ourselves a disservice. We can be the person to stop our own growth. So no matter what I do career-wise, my goal is to take at least one training every year! Not only am I bettering myself, but for my students and clients as well.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Being a self-employed individual or a business owner is never easy, and the road is not always smooth. There are many things that can go wrong, and most likely, they will go wrong! Truth is, that’s reality and I did not let that scare me or stop me.
One struggle I can honestly share is that it took me a little more than one year to finally gain some acknowledgment and momentum in the industry by other peers and clients. For example, I would compare myself to other amazing artists. There were times where I questioned my business if it was right for me to invest thousands of dollars and not see any money being made back. I can tell you right now that this journey is not for the weak, you have to be persistent. If one door closes, it’s okay, you have another to knockdown.
Another struggle I faced was not seeing a return of investment for about almost two years. If entrepreneurship was easy, everyone would be doing it! The reality of it is that you get what you put in. If you put love, time, and commitment into your business, it will love you back! It’s like a relationship, it goes both ways… right?
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I specialize in Eyebrow Tattoos (Ombre Powder), Henna Brows, Hyaluron Pen Needleless Lip Fillers, and Saline Lightening/ Removal.
Aside from making my clients feel beautiful and confident, I also train and mentor other beauty professionals! I love making my clients feel beautiful, seen, and heard. Our appointments are literally bonding/ therapy sessions! I love that my clients feel safe and welcomed when they walk into my studio! I pride myself in making connections with my clients and students beyond the appointment. I am so thankful to be in the position I am in and I don’t take it for granted. Therefore, any client and student who supports me, I always want to show that love and appreciation back 100x more.
Aside from providing my beauty services, I am also an instructor specializing in Hyaluron Pen and Henna Brows training! Being a mentor and trainer has opened up a whole new world for me. I love being able to share my knowledge and guide my students in the right direction. I want to inspire others by showing them that their life can change if they really want it to. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing my students flourish and thrive after my training and knowing that I was a big part of their journey.
What makes me unique is the background I have in education, nonprofit, case management, foster youth, curriculum building, and understanding different learning styles. This has helped me be empathetic to those I meet, as well as helped me build a strong training curriculum. I know what students need, how they learn, and the different methods of learning needed to cater to each student.
Lastly, I want my future clients and students to know that I run my business with them in mind. I put my clients and students first! I am big on integrity and respect, so that is what I incorporate into my business. I am here for the long run, not for a quick buck, so every client I have, I want to make sure they feel welcomed, safe, heard, and seen. My clients know I value open, respectful communication! Don’t be afraid to speak up in your appointment or training! I care about what my clients and students have to say!
Any advice for finding a mentor or networking in general?
I have so much to share in regards to finding a RIGHT mentor for you! To keep it simple, Tip 1: Find someone whose work you admire and reach out to them to see if they offer training/mentorship.
Tip 2: The most important one is to ASK QUESTIONS!!! Interview them! Make sure they have what you’re looking for!!!
I also want to mention that you can take the most amazing training, but if you don’t put in the work, that amazing training you just took would mean nothing. After all the trainings I’ve taken, I went home and studied the manual over and over and over again until I could memorize or get familiar with the service. Next, I began practicing and looked for models to work on. When I first started, I worked for free! I did not complain, I just put in the work! There’s really no secret. Most people run from hard work, but being able to get out there and be fearless will set you apart.
I can sit here and tell you a whole day’s worth of stories so I want to announce that I have something launching very soon in regards to helping others find the right mentor for them! How to ask the right questions, and what the next steps to take are when looking for a training. Please follow me on Instagram to find out when I will release this course!
- Eyebrow Tattoo $350
- Henna Brows $40
- Hyaluron Pen Needleless Lip Fillers 1ml $200
- Saline Lightening/ Removal $100/ 1 Session
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