President & CEO
About 30 years ago, Janet West started her career in The Villages, Florida, behind the chair. Today she owns and operates three full-service salons (Salon Jaylee® salons), a 10,000 sq. ft. accredited cosmetology school (The Tenaj Salon Institute), a beauty product distributor (TENAJ Beauty Group), a beauty product supply store (Beauty Bistro), and her own professional hair care line (ProTenaj®).
She opened her first salon in The Villages in 1986. With hard work, dedication, her ability to think outside the box and develop with the latest trends in the beauty industry, she has been successfully growing and expanding her business ever since. Her ongoing commitment to continued education and learning keeps her team ahead of the curve providing elite customer service and salon services to their guests. The advanced training and workshops she offers for her service providers empower them to develop their businesses behind the chair.
Janet’s philanthropic efforts speak highly of her desire to give back to the community that supports her team. With over 75 employees, this power in numbers has come together to make a positive difference through many charitable causes such as The American Cancer Society, the Backpack Program and Educational Foundation of Lake County, Operation Shoebox and the Wounded Warrior Project and many community efforts such as support in local schools and women’s shelters.
Janet has also dedicated her time to help her peers in the beauty industry, working as an outside consultant sharing her success stories with other salon owners. “It’s very rewarding to be able to pass on my knowledge and experience to the next generation! We all need to continuously educate and reinvent ourselves!”