Jims passion for the Beauty Business started over 30 years ago. His beginning interest led Jim to become a make-up professional and color-analyst. His interest in teaching led him to teach to the general public make-up and hair styling for 15 years at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. He was a fashion consultant For Fox 6 local affiliate and provided feature fashion stories for The Birmingham News Lifestyle Section. As a salon owner for the past 25 plus years Clairol has certified Jim as a Color Councelor and Jim has received Certifications in Fusion hair extension and Ring extension techniques as well as Thermal Reconditioning techniques or, sometimes referred to, Japanese Straightening. This knowledge is passed on for the clients benefit, to the co-workers at Jim Ostroskys Salon.