When dreams come true!
When Jemma Porch originally launched CJP Nail Systems in late 2015, as a new and unknown brand, she told Salon Magazine that she had no idea if it would take off – or if it was just a dream…
Within minutes of the newly-launched website going live, back in 2015, orders started to roll in. Having no budget for advertising we had to rely on word of mouth and luckily it spread, by summer 2016 we had gone to a team of four and were looking for bigger premises!
Late 2016 – a year to when we launched – we took on our first unit and quickly outgrew it by filling it with products and staff! In 2017 we moved again into a much larger unit and our team grew again, and it was here we opened our shop and training centre.
As CJP grew, some of the finest nail technicians in the industry noticed us and choose to use our products, and soon enough technicians from all over the world were asking for our stuff!
Myself and my husband, Jay, now run CJP alongside an amazing team of staff and administrators up and down the country who help with the online group; we have a huge support group on Facebook called CJP Nail Systems.
We became fully qualified dangerous goods license holders last year, and started off with America and now we have customers all over the world, alongside supplying many colleges and independent educators. We are lucky to have some amazing technicians as official CJP educators all over the country, and also we were nominated two years in the row for the Scratch shooting star award.
I am as involved in the day to day logistics as I was three years ago and enjoy seeing what everyone creates with our products; I do get jealous at times that I don’t get to play with them as much!
I personally test every single product we launch for a minimum of eight months while it goes through the safety and wear testing, so I do get to be the first one to try the colours we create!
With regards to the cosmetics we are excited to grow the range line as we have with the nail products. We have a huge array of acrylic colours now and are always looking to add more exciting products.
My passion lies with the industry and I believe CJP has changed the working lives of thousands of technicians.
We are so lucky people gave us a chance, in the early days myself and my husband worked up to 18 hours a day and now we look back and wonder how we coped! We have three children who have been known to sticker pots! Our daughter has just started to learn how to do nails, and hopefully she will become more involved in the company as she progresses.
We often get asked by technicians if they can become ambassadors for our brand and we always say the same thing; “CJP isn’t about the chosen few, it’s about each and everyone of our amazing customers, from the beginners to the seasoned techs. Everyone is equal and every single one of our customers are ambassadors for our products.”
To find out what CJP Nail Systems can do for your business, please visit cjpnailsystems.com