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Conversations with Jaslynn Gasow

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jaslynn Gasow.

Jaslynn, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I found my love for doing hair at a very young age when my grandmother taught me how to french braid. I used to practice my color and cutting skills on anyone daring enough to let me before I went to beauty school!

My professional career began at the Aveda Institute Minneapolis where I started to really hone in on my skills.

An apprenticeship with Travis Parker – a L’Oreal Professional National Artist – followed, exposing me to cutting edge education and instruction. Later I moved to NYC, where I was able to work alongside some of the top experts in the industry and elevate my techniques. I am now back in Minnesota where I grew up and I continue to build on a solid foundation of 17+ years experience with advanced education.

When I am not behind the chair, I love to spend time with my two beautiful little girls, Willa & Chandler, my husband and friends. When I have some self care time, I regroup with a fitness class, a run, or a good book.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
This career choice has definitely not always been a smooth road! Moving around so much was such a wonderful learning experience, but having to rebuild a clientele each time was so hard and made me frustrated at times.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
My philosophy is rooted in a sense of effortless beauty so I specialize in lived in color and baby lights to enhance someone’s natural beauty and strive to keep their hair routine low maintenance.

When I sit down with my guests for their consultation, I really try to understand their morning routine and ability to upkeep their hair. Are they going to come in every 6 weeks? Will they style their hair every morning or do they usually air dry? I try my best to cater to their needs and customize their color and haircut to something that is going to work best for them, not just the picture they bring me because they love it and it looks great on Instagram.

What does success mean to you?
Success to me is loving what you do. When I wake up every morning I am still excited to go to work and create after 17+ years. I truly believe that if you love what you do people will be attracted to that and the other parts, such as flexibility, overflowing clientele, money, etc. will follow.

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She Wanders Photography

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