Beauty Entrepreneur Jordan Samuel Pacitti on Pivoting from Professional Dance
Jordan Samuel Pacitti is an entrepreneur you''ll want to now. He’s smart, strong, charming and understands what it means to be resilient. As a natural-born problem solver who moved his way into people’s hearts in the world of professional ballet, he’s now captivating celebs and beauty fanatics alike with his cruelty-free yet efficacious skin-care line, Jordan Samuel Skin.
In a recent chat, we discussed his journey to entrepreneurship, ageism and how he assists others in feeling their best and choreographing their own skin-care routines. Here are some great takeaways from our conversation.
Passion Is Paramount
“Knowing that ballet is a short career, I knew from the get-go I wouldn’t always be a professional dancer," says Pacitti. "Separately, I always had a love for all things in the beauty industry, whether skin care, hair care, body care or fragrance. You name it, I loved it. And having been lucky enough to find my passion for dancing at such a young age, I knew my next career had to be passion-filled as well. That’s when I started connecting the dots and immediately entered esthetics school upon my retirement from the ballet.”
Look Around Before You Leap
“I was always aware that my dancing career would last 15-20 years," confides Pacitti. "That’s it. And you’re starting professionally at 18 years of age, so you know that you need to eventually jump, whether you want to or not. I must say that helped me. I started to think about what I wanted to do next, and beauty called me. While I was still a dancer, I shadowed Lorraine Massey of CurlyWorld, learning about the ins and outs of the beauty industry. I would read books, ask questions, receive skin-care treatments and more -- doing everything I could to see if I would actually like the change in profession.”