25 Jun June’s Twisted Sista | Jessica Orford-Garde | Glow Bar
This month we introduce you to Jess Orford-Garde, owner of Bondi’s very own Glow Bar. Glow Bar is a Tanning, Lash and Brow Salon that specialises in offering a welcoming, warm environment and using all natural products (which we LOVE here at planet Twisted, obvs). So grab yourself some Twisted or pour yourself a glass of wine and let’s take a dive into the life of Bondi’s favourite beauty guru.
What made you start your own business? Have you always had that Girl Boss Hustle? Or was it something that you grew into?
Definitely something I grew into! I always knew I wanted to run my own business but I never knew in what … After a 10 year career in finance I tried my hand at spray tanning & beauty & It grew from there!!!!
What makes Glow Bar different from other beauty salons?
We genuinely care … we take detailed notes on every bit of your treatment & each technician follows the same meticulous application technique so we can always deliver you the results you’re after, with every visit to us. We use products that are safe and have clean formulas & will never compromise on quality. We have address all the reasons you may be deterred from having one of our treatments so you can look and feel your best.
How do you want your customers to feel when they visit Glow Bar?
Light, refreshed, happy, calm, safe.
What was your dream job as a kid and why?
I never really had a dream job, but if I had, it would have been Glow Bar for sure!!!!!
What are three things you Stand By to make your business run smoothly?
Honesty. Hard work every single day no matter what is going on. Make it easy for our guests to do business with us!
Tell us about another #GirlBoss who has inspired you
Libby Babet from BUF girls … she is serious fun, hard working and has helped me SOOOO Much!
Oohhhhhh … tough one cos I LOVE your twisted range!!! I’d have to go something chocolatey with hidden surprises, maybe M&M’s mixed through.
Have you had any major setbacks whilst running your business? if so, how did you bounce back?
My health is an ongoing challenge for me as I suffer with chronic arthritis but I LOVE what I do and I LOVE getting to see my Glow Getters so I just get up and get on with it! It has meant everything has grown and progressed slower than I like but I have to accept that is my & the Glow Bar journey. I don’t have any control over that, I just have to do my best and be my best self.
How would your BFF describe you?
If you could share a glass of wine with anyone (famous, not famous, living or dead) who would it be and why?
My Nan … I’d give anything to have more moments with her!