Jagwa is a teeny tiny salon little bigger than a dairy lea triangle, situated just off a truly terrifying roundabout the people of Brighton know as the seven dials and is acknowledged by many as one of the City’s ultimate treatment destinations.
Small but perfectly formed, we combine the talent of leading therapists with the finest brands and the most unique environment, to ensure every client has an unforgettable and luxurious experience.
2020 marks the 22nd year at the forefront of Brighton’s beauty industry and from the beginning we have endeavoured to provide the most innovative techniques, progressive therapies and the world’s finest salon brands, whilst maintaining an enduring devotion to tradition, perfecting the artistry behind the ancient beauty practices that have stood the test of time
Jagwa is independently owned by therapist, make-up artist and lecturer Tracy Ejuetami who has always firmly believed in encouraging not only women but men into having all kinds of grooming and healing therapies. Treatments include a menu of facials, massages manicure, pedicures… with active ingredients, to purify, firm and illuminate your skin. Our treatments are manually therapeutic and performed by skilled therapists. We also pride ourselves on our meticulous grooming services, waxing, lash and brow treatments… Jagwa also offers after hours convenience and killer deals.
My earliest memory is of standing on the back of a sofa watching my mother "put on her face". It's the very first thing that excited, fascinated and inspired me to enter into the world of make-up and beauty. I understood even at that early age what an incredibly powerful tool make-up really is. After school I would go to the salon my Mother worked in as a hairdresser, and watch women look at themselves in the mirror. I learnt vanity was a positive thing as it inspired confidence. I could see it grow in them as the treatment came to an end.
You could say I'm beauty institutionalised as all my life I have spent in salons. For me that has not been a bad thing as I have loved every minute and it all still excites me as much if not more to this day.
I don't like to say how many decades my career has been, so I won't but after leaving school I was desperate to follow my heart and become initially a make-up artist. I wanted to turn my passion into a full time career but in those days especially in the North of England I had no idea how to go about it.
In a strange childlike logic I threw myself in at the deep end, and planted myself in one of the most beautiful places on earth Northern Italy. The glamour of the Italian men and women just blew me away. I knew then I wanted to encourage all women to have this positive self awareness about them.
After a few years wondering I arrived in Brighton and studied beauty therapy which I did alongside theatrical and media make-up artistry. Over the years gaining valuable experience about all aspects of the industry I wanted to share my knowledge and experience with students so I began to develop courses while teacher training, this is also the time I started to teach NVQ qualifications in colleges.
In 1998 I decided I missed clients with all the teaching and opened up my own salon and work in it to this day. Balancing the teaching alongside my clients and salon environment I love.
I feel so privileged to love my work, everyday is different. Just never knowing whom Im going to meet.
Working as I do with many industry specialists keeps me up to date with emerging trends and innovations, so as to remain at the cutting edge of treatments. I understand the needs and emotions of clients and students, therefore offering them the best in both techniques and advice on the industry.
Hairdresser and Therapist
It’s second nature for me to be in as salon as I grew up in my Mother’s from the beginning. It started off with a beauty career but my real passion was with hair. In 2009 I spent 8 years learning with the best in London. I learnt from Desmond Murry who was great for high fashion blunt cuts, using bold colours, John Redman for men’s hair cutting techniques. Lisa Atherton for excellent blow drys. Natasha John Lewis for black Afro hair dressing. The list goes on.
I was a finalist at the British Hairdressing Awards 2011and won best new comer at the Wahl Awards 2011.
2019 runner up in the Salon Sussex Awards.
I always take time and never rush a client. From precision cuts to complex colouring, I can create the look you want.
My beauty background helps me see what balances your features and enhances the shape of your face, tone of your skin in relation to the colour of your hair.
Also, I will take your personality and lifestyle into account. And if you're feeling daring I can create a totally new look if that same old style isn’t doing it anymore.
As well as 13 years of experience in the beauty industry with Jagwa, I have qualified in every aspect of beauty and numerous types of holistic massage ranging from the relaxing aromatherapy, Indian head and Swedish massage to reflexology and sports massage. The body has always fascinated me and I have taken great joy over the years in honing my skills to treat my clients based on their specific, individual needs. I am passionate about my work, If it's choosing a colour from our wide selection of shellac nail varnish or helping a client find the right course of skin care treatment with our amazing new facial range, I am there to help you!
My service as a therapy dog began in the summer of 2011. I was born in a shop directly across the road. When my Mother paid a visit to look at the puppies to "just cheer herself up" fate was sealed. It was love at first sight for the both of us.
So right from the start I accompanied her everyday to contribute to the salon visiting experience. I'm very patient, confident, gentle and most of all loving.
I enjoy human hugging and provide affection and comfort to everyone who cares for it.
Your visit will be much more therapeutic by stroking, holding and talking to me.
I reduces peoples anxiety (especially the staff) and have helped in many stressful situations in some cases even cured some with dog phobias. Increasing their confidence and enjoyment of dogs with my calm and friendly nature.
I do hope you pay us a visit.