Highlighting Hounds-Sarah Jacobs

Congratulations to Sarah Jacobs on the recent opening of her beauty salon, Pink Sunday Salon & Suites, located in Clinton, MA! Co-owning the salon with Tori Judd and Garrett Hardy has allowed Sarah to combine her passion for the beauty industry with the knowledge gained as a Marketing major with a concentration in Digital Marketing. Read the interview below to learn more about Sarah’s inspiration for opening her business, as well as her day-to-day responsibilities as a business owner.  

Sarah Jacobs ’24

 What does a typical day as a salon owner look like for you?

When I am not in school or spending time with my friends, you can find me working at my salon. I have extensive clientele and engage in services such as custom hair color, precision haircutting, and hair extensions. Along with managing my own clients, we have other hairdressers and workers who do services such as nails, eyebrows, eyelash extensions, permanent jewelry, spray tanning, and body waxing. Through co-owning our business, I use my education in social media marketing to post on our social media platforms and create content for our salon.

What do you feel most accomplished about opening your salon?

As a hairdresser, I have been able to educate others on the industry which is one of my favorite things to do. I hope to continue to educate throughout my career. I would love to eventually use my degree in marketing to educate other beauty professionals on how they can use social media marketing to enhance their business.

What are your career goals?

I would love to continue to follow my passion and take clients behind the chair, but my end goal is to be an educator and share my passion for the beauty industry with the world. Another one of my goals is to open more salon locations.

What have you learned thus far about owning a business? What skills have you gained?

Through owning my salon, I have learned a lot about myself. I can join my knowledge in the marketing world with my knowledge in the beauty industry. I have learned to be flexible, patient, and broad-minded; all necessary skills for a boss to have.

In this role, I have strengthened my work ethic and ability to work in a team. I look at myself as a team player first, and a boss second. I will continue to put my workers first and be the best boss I can be. I have utilized my strong work ethic in order to create my dream business and achieve my personal career goals.

How has your Assumption career prepared you for this position?

As an Assumption student, I have gained the confidence I needed to open my business. I have been able to strategically pair my degree with my profession and use skills from the classes I have taken at the university. I have used skills not only from my marketing classes but also from my finance classes to run my business. My education has paved my way to my success in the beauty industry and I feel so grateful I was able to balance my education with also owning my business.

What advice would you give to students who are interested in working while in their undergraduate career?

In a general sense, I highly recommend students get out into the working world and follow their dreams. Working during college has taught me how to manage my time, and it is very possible to have a school, life, and work balance.

Sarah is offering Assumption students and faculty 10% off any service at Pink Sunday Salon & Suites when they show a valid Assumption ID at checkout. This coupon is valid until the end of the 2024 school year!

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By Abby Sproles
Abby Sproles Graduate Assistant Career Advisor