Today in the papers I have the lady who has made many look amazing, when you look at her, she looks like the simple , shy young girl who will not talk much, but she is a super power tackling motherhood, Boss lady and a top class beautician with a great brand under her name “Jyunka “.
Married to the famous hair master Gavin these two love to travel, and most importantly enjoy their family time, today she speaks about her life beyond her profession and so much more!
Full Name – Nadeera Rankoth Hannibal
Birthday- 21st Oct
Favorite Colors – Green
Why did you choose a career in beauty?
As a child I always enjoyed watching my mother getting ready for parties and enjoyed playing dress up. So I got into the industry right after school.
What do you like and dislike about being a beautician?
I love meeting new people and building great friendships with my clients. There’s nothing I really dislike but rude clients are a bit challenging.
Who has been your biggest support in your life?
This may sound cliché but I have to say my husband since he’s in the same industry.
How do you keep up with the latest styles and trends?
I love to travel and do it as often as I can so that keeps me in the know-how.
How do you suggest treatments, cosmetics and skin therapies to your clients?
I ask them about their diet, life style and sleep pattern. Once I have a better understating, I make my recommendation.
How hard is it to run a saloon?
Gavin and I have been in the industry for a very long time so we know how to maintain a successful salon but what we do find challenging is with millennial staff – some of them don’t have a sense of commitment.
Tell me your style of work?
I’m inspired by the nature so my style of work reflects that – gentle and calm.
What are some of your most defining moments in life?
When I became a mother - nothing is life prepares you for that level of unconditional love.
What has been your favorite travel destination and why?
London! I love the historical sites and of course the shopping.
Tell me about your family?
My family is everything to me. They are my happy place.
What type of work environment do you prefer?
Who has impacted you most in your career and how?
There have been many. I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to work with and be trained by some of the best in industry both here and internationally. I feel that has not only improved my professional skills but also my personality.
If your five-year-old self suddenly found themselves inhabiting your current body, what would your five-year-old self do first?
Eat everything I was not allowed to as a child.
If you were arrested with no explanation, what would your friends and family assume you had done?
Probably wandered into some restricted area in a foreign country because the view was beautiful.
If someone asked to be your apprentice and learn all that you know, what would you teach them?
I love teaching and I think I’m pretty good at it. What is important is to find the individual’s strength and then build on that.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I would love to have my husband’s self-confidence. He’s the only grown man I know who looks great in a Mickey Mouse T-shirt.
On the Spot
If you did not run a saloon, who will you pick, Ramani Fernando / Ramzi Rahman/ Johann Peries or anyone else?
What is the biggest issue in the beauty industry?
It’s now hard to find staff with experience and commitment.
How do you handle tricky clients?
By hearing them out – listening is key.
What was your favorite toy growing up?
A doll named Betty.
Name 3 celebrities you most admire.
Jessica Alba for starting The Honest Company
Julia Roberts for her likeability
Michelle Obama for her tenacity
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
I’ve raised a very beautiful human being – my son.
What's the most beautiful place you've ever been?
Which historical figure would you like to be?
Using one word, how would you describe your family?
What's your favorite time of day?
What's the one food you could never bring yourself to eat?
I really love food so this is hard. Maybe…pig snout.
What is the sound you love the most?
Waves crashing on the shore.