A passionate and versatile hair artist, Jessica brings more than 20 years of experience to her studio. She received her cosmetology license in 2001 in her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. Since then, she has continued to advance and refine her skills, training with some of the very best artists in the industry, including:
Advanced cutting with Keune international artist Gareth Palmer
Head Shape Matters (HMS) training with Kim Moore
Keune advanced color certification with George Alderete (@colorboygeo) and Amber Skrzypek
Sunlights Balayage certification with Candy Shaw (aka, the Balaylama)
In addition to her cut and color expertise, Jess has a talent for special occasion hair and has styled countless brides, bridesmaids and young ladies attending prom. She is skilled in advanced barber techniques with training from Andis and Wahl.
In 2007, Jessica rented a space on Lady Street in Columbia. Twelve years later, when the salon owner retired, she took over and J Clark Hair Studio was born. With her love of learning and all things hair, she launched her own brand of hair products in 2020.
When she’s not working, Jessica can be found hanging out with her husband and their animals, working in the garden, cooking, practicing yoga, camping or paddle boarding. Among her many passions, she enjoys spending time each year with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, shaving heads to help raise money for childhood cancer research.
Jill Jones is an expert hair stylist and color specialist in Columbia, SC. She is a self employed sylist and runs her business at J. Clark Hair Studio, where she is a booth renter. Jill has been doing hair in Columbia and West Columbia for over 25 years and has been trained by some of the top professionals in the industry. She got her instructors license in 2020 and is ready to see where that journey leads as she continues follow her passion to work behind the chair.
Jill takes pride in her work and values customer service! She will take the time to have a full consultation before starting any service. She will combine her expertise, vision and experience to create the perfect hairstyle for your hair type, lifestyle and personality.
Jill really loves the feeling she gets when she is able to make someone feel better about themselves by freshening up their hairstyle!!