Jody Thongoulay


BBBY: What words best describe you?



BBBY: Who is one of the most inspirational women in your life? And why?

JODY: #girlpower

I don’t have any single woman that inspires me, also there's so many women to recognize! The idea of women's empowerment is so important, is to why I LOVE sharing my ideas, and things I learned as an entrepreneur, an owner, and being a woman is important to share. 


BBBY: What was the inspiration for starting your own business?

JODY: Working in a barbershop/salon as a front desk receptionist. I helped clients select hair; shopping local beauty supplies and various websites for quality hair that best suited clients wants. As the client base grew. I knew then that I wanted to provide luxury hair that lasts. 


BBBY: What is the mission behind your business? 

JODY: PASSION!  It is what really shows in your work and what drives me to want to provide excellent product and excellent customer service.  Behind my passion is where I found my company name "Jai"'s named after my son and translates to "heart" in my Laotian/Thai language.  


BBBY: What challenges did you face when starting your own business?

JODY: I chose a very overly saturated industry, also chose to enter an industry that isn't new.  Niche and my target audience,  I knew was that where I'd have to get creative.  After spending a year and a half writing my business plan I thought that would be the most challenging part...boy was I wrong! Getting someone...ANYONE to hear me out was the most challenging hurdle.  Of course I overcame that and MANY more challenges.  The thing about obstacles and challenges is remembering your basics ABCs and 123s... asking myself, why did I start this in the first place? What was the core part of my ideas and company? 


BBBY: Do you have a life mission or inspirational quote that you live by?

JODY: "LOVE what you do and you will never "work" a day in your LIFE!" 


BBBY: What inspires you to do what you do?

JODY: Lets just be honest, I don’t make money off of inner beauty... BUT my job is to ENHANCE all of her beauty... I am "extending" her beauty.  She already has hair, and with Jai Hair Extensions I am just extending length and volume.  If she beats her face, I am just enhancing her look with Jai Hair Extensions 100% Mink Eyelashes.

The inspiration I get is the reveal and the reaction when she looks in the mirror and smiles, then a hair fluff and flip or a extra batting of her eyes.  I get to give woman THAT feeling!


BBBY: Tell us about a time in your life, where you felt most powerful as a woman.

JODY: Hitting that LAUNCH button, when my website went LIVE! That right there, was a powerful moment in my living room wearing my pajamas. I am on the WORLD WIDE WEB! 


BBBY: What has made you most proud and why?

JODY: One of my target audiences is the pageant world, and I get so much joy from sponsoring and seeing young woman wearing my product on the big stage.


BBBY: What's the most important lesson you've learned as an entrepreneur?

JODY: The most important lesson I learned was networking with EVERYONE AND ANYONE! You never know who you'll meet!


BBBY: What are 3 tips you can share with aspiring entrepreneurs or someone ready to go after their dreams?


1. Do everything in threes. 3 price points, 3 options, 3 payment avenues etc..

2. Always remain PROFESSIONAL... you never know who will meet... live and breathe your brand!

3. Write it down: your ideas, your thoughts, your contacts.  Once its written in black and white; its like its out in the universe... also it’s a great way to keep a time capsule and looking back at your progess.


BBBY: Fill in the blank: I feel most empowered when I_____:

JODY: wear heels!  "The higher the heel the better you feel!"

Please reload

Featured Posts

Camay McClure

July 1, 2016

Please reload

Recent Posts

August 2, 2017

July 1, 2017

June 1, 2017

May 2, 2017

April 1, 2017

March 2, 2017

February 2, 2017

January 1, 2017

December 2, 2016

November 2, 2016

Please reload

Please reload

Search By Tags

I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!

Please reload

Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square
  • Facebook - Black Circle
  • Instagram - Black Circle

© 2015-2020 by Cherish A Jewel / Be Bold Be You       ALL RIGHTS RESERVED