Who’s Who: Ashley Jean

Luminous lashes and more!
By Mike Butler

We are 3/4 of the way through 2020 and more than ever we need to take a breather, relax, and just regroup after the last few months, am I right? Things are waking up again—cafes, restaurants, schools—and if you haven’t had a chance to treat yourself to something fun in awhile, some self-care is needed! There’s a wonderful new business on Main Street, Wolfville called Luminous Beauty Bar & Boutique, and within this quaint beauty bar you’ll find Ashley Jean, and she is just as luminous as the business.

Luminous Beauty Bar & Boutique is a little bit different from most salons. Tara Cameron is the main owner of Luminous, and Ashley has her own space within. Even being her own separate business, they all consider themselves a team of equals. Within Luminous, Ashley has her separate business called 902 Lashes. Let’s discuss this further!

Ashley is a BC girl, born and raised, and her husband hails from Montreal. “Our journey here was a leap of faith so to speak” Ashley says. “Fuelled mostly by our desire to relocate somewhere quieter and laid back. Somewhere with a strong sense of community where we could put down roots and grow as a family. A series of fortunate circumstances brought us to Grand-Pré, we purchased our dream home, and we’ve never looked back! We are very proud to call Nova Scotia home.”

Ashley was always passionate about the beauty industry. She feels that helping people feel good about themselves is very empowering and it was that passion that motivated her down the path of aesthetics. After completing her education she continued to take advanced training courses to broaden her knowledge and build her skill set. And although she is trained in medical aesthetics, skin care, and laser hair removal, her true passion is providing lash extension services.

2020 has certainly been a tough year on businesses and residents here in the Valley, and when asked how a new business is coping and thriving, Ash answered, “Being busy entrepreneurs with young families of our own we knew all too well the challenges that we and other female business owners are faced with daily. That was one of the driving forces for the creation of Luminous and remains one of our guiding principles: striking that balance between professional and home life. I am thrilled to be part of a supportive and healthy work environment and I believe that this environment is apparent to anyone who walks through our door and our goal is to allow all of our guests to feel comfortable, and empowered by other women! We really love to build each other up and that’s what’s made us successful!”

Ashley’s focus for the next while will be to grow and expand her business here in Wolfville. And although her plate is quite full fulfilling this current goal, she will never sherk her love of community, family, and friends. Her future ambitions are to branch into educating in the beauty industry and she hopes to share her passion and knowledge for this industry with others in this field.

To contact Ashley simply pop into Luminous Beauty Bar at 303 Main Street, Wolfville (site of the old Exit Realty Building, close to Willow Park) or find her on Facebook at 902 Lashes at Luminous Beauty Bar. The entire Luminous team is excited to meet, greet, seat, and beautify the Valley! Enjoy and support local!