Today we’d like to introduce you to Quinton Jaxon.
Hi Quinton, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
I started out interning under a woman by the name of Aban Sonia and working at 424 on Fairfax. Aban put me on a crash course for styling and taught me the ropes. At the same time, I was working at 424 and building a network with people from around the block (Fairfax district) and different people I met while working. From there, I landed a job as a wardrobe assistant for Revolt TV and continued styling freelance. Currently, I work in TV and film doing costuming and costume design, as well as styling for celebrities.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
It’s definitely been a road of up and downs. There were a lot of sleepless nights for me. In the beginning while I was interning, I was also working two jobs just to have money while chasing a dream. There were times when I wasn’t sure if it was going to work out, I just remember the beginning being a lot of trial and error. From being turned away by showrooms and brands to pull and even finding clients to work with. Also honing I’m on my lane in styling and what direction I wanted to go in.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I’m a Fashion Stylist and Costume Designer. I’ve been in the industry for almost ten years and have had the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the most amazing people. I specialize in women’s and men’s styling and currently am focused on commercial styling and costume design. I’m most proud of how far I’ve come and that I’m able to take everything I’ve learned thus far and can share my knowledge with up and coming stylists. I think what sets me apart is that I learned early on that this isn’t a competition, we’re all in this to win. That you have to be genuine with your interactions with people and you’ll get far.
How do you define success?
Success is a journey not a destination, it’s also being completely happy with everything you’ve done and achieved and being happy within yourself.