Jessica has been a stylist at SALON ONE since 2004 when she graduated from Headlines Academy right here in Rapid City. Most recently, she attended the Aquage Academy Class in Las Vegas.
Jessica moved to the Black Hills from York, Nebraska, a small town outside of Lincoln. Being raised in a smaller community has given Jessica a great appreciation for family and friends, and she enjoys building close relationships with her clients.
She says she has the best memories growing up in York, surrounded by a great neighborhood and great friends. She and her friends would spend their days riding their bikes all over town, especially to the pool during the summer where they spent nearly every day. Jessica says they also passed the time playing kickball, soccer, hide and seek, and ghost in the graveyard. In the winter, they would build so-called igloos! She says that their parents would pretty much kick them out of the house and they would return at dark. You could always find her and her friends at someone’s house in the neighborhood.
These days, Jessica is married and has two boys, Keaton and Gabe. She also has a step-son named Matt. These boys are the light of her life. Growing up with two older sisters, Jessica has come to appreciate just how different boys are from girls.
Jessica enjoys the simpler things in life, especially cooking and baking. She and her family enjoy the parks in Rapid City, and they try to visit the lakes in the area as often as they can.
What is your favorite trip or vacation?
When I was 16, I was able to go to Germany for three weeks with my high school German club, without parents. We stayed with a host family for a week, went to school, road the train, and lived what is a typical week for them. Germany is the most beautiful place I’ve ever been to. I wouldn’t trade that experience for the world.
What was your first car?
A 1993 red Ford Tempo. I remember so many nights in high school in that car with my friends cruising around town, blaring music and singing at the top of our lungs!
Remember how far you’ve come, not just how far you have to go. You are not where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be.