JENNIFER ENGELS IS THE CEO OF PARADISE MED SPA, ONE OF THE MOST SORT AFTER MASSAGE PARLOR AND SALON IN LEKKI LAGOS. IN THIS INTERVIEW WITH SOCIETY REPORTERS NG, SHE TOLD US THE MOST UNIQUE FACTORS OF PARADISE MED SPA AND WHY NIGERIAN CELEBRITIES PREFER THE SPA TO MANY OTHERS…………… ENJOY!
Let us know more about Jennifer Engels?
Answer: I am a very creative person with a genuine love for people and a passion for anything beauty and fashion. I have been in the beauty industry for 20 years and am one of those lucky people who knew intuitively what I wanted to do with my life at a very young age.
Why do you love hair styling?
Answer: I view hair styling as sculpting. I have always been hungry for inspiration and love creating things with my hands. I believe hairstylist are artist and visionaries. I become overjoyed when I am able to assist a client and help to transform their look. The look in the client’s eyes when they are finished; so happy; feeling beautiful and attractive. Some even walk differently when they are thru and hold their head up just a little bit higher. That is just a peak at some of the reasons I love my job.
Why did you decide to set up Paradise Medspa and what are your expectations?
Answer: It has always been my husband’s dream to one day return back to his roots and share all of his knowledge, education and experience that he gained while living and working abroad as a physician in the states. So when we felt the timing was right we took the plunge. We came up with Paradise Salon, Medspa and Medical Center as a way to combine our passions and talents. His for medicine and cosmetic medical procedures and mine for beauty, fashion and complete wellness. Our expectations are to grow and add value within our community and offer the people here in Nigeria excellent medical care, all the cosmetic services people usually have to go abroad for and of course a High, Upscale, American standard brand of hair, skin and wellness that people can rely on.
Can you state some of the challenges you have faced as a new business in Nigeria
Answer: So far we haven’t had any major challenges. If I had to name one it would be learning how to deal with the electricity differences from where I come from.
Compare the beauty business between Nigeria and US?
Answer:To be honest there really aren’t that many differences other than styles and products. Beauty is universal and people everywhere like to look and feel their best.
What services can one get on the spot when he/she walks into Paradise Medspa Lekki?
Answer: Clients have many fabulous options to choose from for a last minute stop to our facility. You can opt for a facial, hairstyling, fixing, weaving, braids, retouch, Mani/Pedi, Massage, Barber cut, wax and teeth whitening just to name a few.
You are also a cosmetologist, tell us about it?
Answer: Being a master cosmetologist, I specialize in many areas of beauty not just hair. My training was very extensive.
What are the common beauty mistakes Nigerian women make and how do you think they can correct it?
Answer: The use of bleaching cream. I see so many clients per day regarding their stretch marks and how we can help to remove them. But when we do our consultation we find out that most of the time it is a bleaching cream that they have used that has broken down the collegen production and has caused them to develop severe stretch marks. They can correct it by first stopping the use of bleaching cream to prevent further damage and then come see us for stretch mark removal.
You are married to a Nigerian, tell us what you love most about your husband?
Answer: There are so many qualities I love and admire bout my husband that is it difficult to pick just one. He is sincerely the most intelligent man I have ever known and I find that very attractive. Also his passion for helping people makes me love him so much as we share that common trait.
What are your expectations for Paradise Medspa in the near future.
Answer: My expectations for Paradise Salon, Medspa and Medical Center are to get rooted in our community and be of maximum service to our clients.