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Women of Beauty: Jennifer Parks

October 27, 2011 | 8:24 AM

Jennifer Parks

Senior Vice President/National Account Sales

Sexy Hair

Women of Beauty: Jennifer ParksFirst job in beauty: At my mother’s Powder Box Petite salon when I was 11 years old. First real job was with as a Trucco Educator for Sebastian in 1982

Licensed:  Dycus College of Cosmetology, 1983

Three highlights of your career:

  1. The first time I was on a Distributor/Account incentive trip. We flew business class to Sardinia, Italy and hosted a 5 star sales meeting.
  2. Building a successful National Account Division for Sexy Hair from ground up while putting together some of the best sales talent in the industry.
  3. Watching Michael O'Rourke win the NAHA Lifetime Achievement award.

Beauty legend you respect: Donna Federici for her amazing spirit and talent. Donna can always be counted on to mentor a hard worker. She understands the value of our heritage in the professional beauty industry while helping to create a future for our professional women. Donna also has an innate talent to successfully package genius creative ideas.

Choose beauty because: Even though it is 2011, reports suggest that in the US women are still paid less than men for the same job. Not so in the beauty industry. Whether women are behind the chair, working for a manufacturer or doing one of the many other jobs this industry affords us, we are able to command the same salary as men.

Quote or mantra: "I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it."—Thomas Jefferson

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