Who's Jaclyn Ivy
I was born and raised in Klerksdorp, South Africa. I moved to the heart of South Africa, Bloemfontein, in 2007 to pursue a career in Somatology and studied at the Central University of Technology. My entrepreneurial spirit fired up early in life and I went straight on to start my first, small beauty salon in a life style center. In four short years the salon grew into an advanced aesthetic clinic. During this time I worked part time as a somatology lecturer at the Central university of Technology. Although I loved my clients and this business, it was surpassed by my love for education.
My experience in both beauty and education next lead to the distribution and training sector of the beauty industry. At 25 I took over the reigns to Nov-U, a professional salon supply distributor. In 5 years Nov-U has shown a 400% revenue and profit growth and stands firm.
My next stop was my first international training in Madrid, Spain in 2014 followed by the beauty world trade show in Dubai in 2016 and 2017. I was in love with my industry and the opportunities it presented. I went on to develop my own brand Beauty Innovation under which I started doing my own imports and product development. In 2017 I was rewarded with the South African Business and Excellence Forums Young Entrepreneur of the year and ended top 3 for Retailer of the Year as well as Female Entrepreneur of the year.
Despite national and international opportunities, my heart is in the City of Roses. Doing business from Bloemfontein hosts a string of advantages, resources and a quality of life. What started out as a small beauty salon has evolved into a small empire of businesses in beauty.
I currently own and am involved in Nov-U professional supplies and education, various Kryolan professional make up retail stores, an import company Beauty Innovation with its developed brands under the same name. I offer small to medium business consulting for businesses specializing in the beauty industry. A feat I have dreamed of doing, giving back and passing on the skills passed onto me through my mentors, experience and education.
I will continue to build, collaborate in and empower beauty business development in South Africa. We have so much to give.
At heart, I am a free spirit who loves to travel, eat chocolate and take photos. My love, friends and family are my world. I am centered in Christ.
I believe that beauty inspires change. We inspire change by empowering businesses and consumers within the health, hair, fashion and beauty industry to reach their full potential. This empowerment will innovate and grow the South African health, fashion, hair and beauty industry and influence the behavior and perceptions of the end consumers.
We will achieve this by providing high quality, well priced brands and supporting services that are accessible and consistent to our clients with continued energy, passion, consistency, professionalism and innovation.