Humans of 2074, Jess Taylor
We spoke to the owner of JTaylor Hair in Turramurra.
Nestled underneath The Music Lounge on the corner of Eastern Road you’ll find JTaylor Hair, a beautiful salon owned by Jess Taylor, who boasts a 14-year career in the hair industry at only 30 years old.
How long have you had your salon in Turramurra and what do you love most about the local community?
I’ve been in Turramurra (at 1a Eastern Rd) for six years now and have absolutely loved every minute. Ever since we opened, I’ve felt so embraced (my favourite thing is everyone always says ‘hello’!) and we support each other.
Have you always been a local?
Pretty much! I grew up right on the edge of St Ives and Turramurra, living on Bimburra Ave ever since I was born. I also attended PLC, so basically grew up in this part of the North Shore - it was a natural progression to open a salon locally. The majority of my previous jobs were also on the North Shore, so it’s been great to keep in touch with old clients.
What can someone expect when visiting JTaylor Hair?
The salon has a really tranquil and calming atmosphere. I always try to offer a very personalised, one-on-one experience, so we will only have one person in the salon the majority of the time. I want my clients to come in and leave their worries at the door, so they can really immerse themselves in the experience. Around 90% of my bookings are with clients who I now consider friends aftering looking after their hair for many years!
What are some of your greatest accomplishments across your 14 year career?
I won Apprentice of the Year in 2009, which was my first year in the industry. I’ve also travelled to LA and New York and worked as a stylist for magazine shoots, which was amazing. Those are all amazing highlights but I think my greatest accomplishment was opening my own salon at 24 (JTaylor Hair!)
You must have some great hair tips - what would be the top three?
Shampoo twice - the first gets rid of dirt/grime, then the second cleanses the scalp and cleans the hair.
Never put conditioner on your roots, only mid-lengths to ends. Your roots already produce oil so you don’t need to add anymore. This will also help you get some more volume.
Always use a heat protection spray/treatment when using any heat tools; hair is at risk of burning and drying out without.
1a Eastern Road Turramurra, NSW 2074