The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic left people and business owners struggling, not only with the impending risk of contracting the coronavirus, but also with the task of picking up the pieces of their businesses after the shutdowns and stay-at-home orders were set in place throughout 2020.
These extenuating circumstances were no different for business owner Jhon Jhon Ventura, owner of the JHON-JHON Institute, a Cosmetic Enhancement Academy and MedSpa headquartered in Morganville, New Jersey. Like most people who suffered from contracting COVID-19, Jhon Jhon experienced a major setback when he fell ill during the pandemic, which led him to reflect on his business and work up the energy to come back bigger and stronger than before.
Back in 2007, Jhon Jhon Ventura opened his practice as a Paramedical/Cosmetic Permanent Tattoo practitioner, instructor and CEO of his practice, the JHON-JHON Institute. As the owner of his practice, Jhon Jhon’s goal was to help people who were suffering from various cancers who lost hair, areolas, etc. due to chemotherapy, radiation and other cancer treatments.
“As the owner and CEO of the JHON-JHON Institute, my goal is to help change my client’s lives for the better by providing them with the opportunity to regain their confidence and offer them the chance to receive a procedure that they may not be able to afford otherwise. Additionally, as an instructor, I want to share my skills with my students and afford them the opportunity to pursue their dreams,” noted Jhon Jhon about his practice.
The inspiration behind discovering this passion and opening the JHON-JHON Institute was Jhon Jhon’s experience helping his grandmother who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
“I would take her to the hospital once in a while to receive her chemotherapy and radiation treatments,” said Jhon Jhon, “Sitting in the hospital waiting for her to complete her treatments felt very depressing and somber, and it made me feel helpless.”
Helping People to Feel Like Themselves
One day, Jhon Jhon saw an advertisement for a charity event that was raising money for people with cancer. The sign read, “Make up for a Day.” As he read the sign, Jhon Jhon thought to himself, “Why just a single day? Why not make up for it every day?” After that, he did some research and was able to centralize his focus on the concept that people should feel like themselves every single day, despite any diagnosis.
The services Jhon Jhon offered existed, such as permanent lips, tattooed areolas, tattooed eyebrows and eyeliner, however these services were not widely offered or affordable for cancer patients who were looking to rebuild their confidence after experiencing life-altering changes caused by chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
“I took the initiative to make people feel beautiful and charming during the process of their [cancer] treatments. I also stress the importance of making each and every person I tattoo feel appreciated and recognized as they walk into my office,” said Jhon Jhon.
Lacking physical features such as hair, eyebrows and areolas can affect a person’s confidence, and that was something that spoke to Jhon Jhon and inspired him to open his practice in 2007. He is a businessman with the goal of making each patient and student feel connected to him on a human level so they can better understand each other and achieve great results.
In the past few months, the toughest decisions Jhon Jhon had to make surrounded dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, which placed all businesses in a bit of a peculiar situation. As a business owner, Jhon Jhon had to think about how to strategically invest money into advertising so he could grow his business and continue to set his employees up for success, while simultaneously preparing for the possibility of having to shut their doors down again due to the pandemic. “I think of my staff as family, and I always want to make sure they are taken care of. It is important to me that they are able to take care of their own families and put food on the table,” he said.
At the JHON-JHON Institute, they are constantly growing and exploring new services to offer to their clients. They currently provide a wide range of services and training courses including permanent cosmetics (tattooed eyeliner, eyebrows and lips), microblading for eyebrows, skin color and scar camouflage, hair follicle replication, plasma fibroblasting (skin tightening and non-invasive cosmetic enhancements), eyelash extensions, lash lifts and semi-permanent mascara. Soon, they are also going to offer different esthetic services such as facials, laser hair removal, laser tattoo removal, Botox and fillers. Jhon Jhon exclaimed, “We are constantly looking to expand our services to be able to provide our clients with what they need to feel confident.”
Announcing JHON-JHON Institute Expansion
With the expansion of services offered, Jhon Jhon is also in the process of expanding his business into other territories such as Miami Beach, Palm Beach and Los Angeles. Jhon Jhon Ventura is currently seeking investors looking for a once in a lifetime opportunity to grow with one of the most recognized brands in the permanent make-up industry.
“We provide everyone with the ‘JHON-JHON experience’. We try to make everyone who walks through our doors feel special and cared for. Every treatment performed is custom-tailored and personalized to our clients’ needs. Overall, I am very open – I relate to both my clients and students by showing them that I am human. I let them in and show them that I care; my goal is to help them advance in life and build/maintain their confidence,” said Jhon Jhon.
This business is not only a place for people to come and feel hopeful, but it is also a place for likeminded, dedicated students to learn the craft and follow in Jhon Jhon’s footsteps. This institution was built on a dream by a young man who watched his grandmother and caretaker suffer from a life-altering disease, and he is ready to grow this into a place that symbolizes hope for more people out there who are experiencing similar circumstances.
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