After opening her salon in June 1993, she returned to Dudley Cosmetology University for her Bachelor’s Degree in Cosmetology. She also completed advanced courses in makeup and platform artistry, master hair cutting, coloring and business. She is an educator and licensed instructor and has taught Chemistry Theory classes at the local cosmetology schools, in Jacksonville Fl. She was also a national technician assistant for Dudley Products and Influence Hair Care Company in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Janice is currently serving on the board of cosmetology with the Department of Business and Professional Regulations, the American Cancer Society, working on the “The Look Good Feel Great” project. This assignment allowed her to do makeovers and handmade custom wigs for cancer patients.
Janice is not just limited to the world of cosmetology which she loves dearly, she also enjoys mentoring, uplifting and motivating the up and coming entrepreneurs of our future generation. After 25 years of inspiring others in the cosmetology industry, she expanded her vision and passion for motivating in the fitness world. While attending a group fitness class at a local gym, she was more motivated with a personal goal of losing over 100 pounds, which also included a healthy lifestyle change. She was determined to be healthy and not be a statistics of being an overweight African American female, a stressed out business owner, and live with a family history of cancer and lupus. This is her “WHY” story.
Becoming a certified group fitness instructor was her goal! She became certified by the American Sports and Fitness Association (ASFA), and Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She was hired as the top spin instructor. Janice touched lives of many gym members and sold out numerous classes during her years as a gym instructor employee.
Janice now knows her purpose in life is to continue to encourage and motivate others through fitness and health. While still a current stylist, she was driven to launch Soul Fitness Health and Wellness Studio, a studio that offers group fitness classes, weight loss management, nutritional smoothies and massage therapy sessions.