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Personality and Skill are the Secret Behind Young Hair Dresser’s Success  

Scientologist Jasmine Quaranto won’t take “no” for an answer. Told she was “too young,” she went right ahead and opened her La Canada Flintridge, California, beauty salon. Her profile is one of 200 “Meet a Scientologist” videos on the Scientology website at

“The best part of being a hairdresser is making people feel good about themselves,” says Jasmine Quaranto.

In a video featured on the new Scientology Video Channel at, Quaranto’s style and friendliness shine through, revealing the secret of her success in her chosen career.

Trained as a hairdresser in Paris and New York, three years ago Quaranto, at 24, decided to take her job to the next level and open her own salon.

“No one would lease to me,” she says. “They said I was too young.”

But Quaranto never lets anything stop her once she has made up her mind. By sheer force of personality and persistence she prevailed and she owns a thriving salon with nine staff and a long list of loyal clients.

Brought up in a Scientology family, for as long as she can remember she has used Scientology technology to handle problems in life.

Quaranto is a friendly, upbeat, talented woman people naturally open up to.

“Clients tell me their problems,” Quaranto says, “like the time a woman who was worried sick admitted to me she had cheated on her boyfriend.  She wanted to tell him but didn’t know how and she was certain he’d be upset. We went over it and she decided to come clean and make it up to him. It salvaged the relationship and he even came to my salon to thank me.”

Quaranto continues to expand her skills and services. Specializing in color and hair extensions, she has achieved the status of L’Oreal Professional Elite hair stylist and has created her own line of mineral-based makeup as well.

But it’s the people that make her work so much fun—every client becomes a friend.

“You get to work and hang out with your girlfriends,” Jasmine says. “It doesn’t get any better than this.”

View the Jasmine Quaranto video at

The popular “Meet a Scientologist” profiles on the Church of Scientology International Video Channel at now total 200 broadcast-quality documentary videos featuring Scientologists from diverse locations and walks of life. The personal stories are told by Scientologists who are educators, teenagers, skydivers, a golf instructor, a hip-hop dancer, IT manager, stunt pilot, mothers, fathers, dentists, photographers, actors, musicians, fashion designers, engineers, students, business owners and more.

A digital pioneer and leader in the online religious community, in April 2008 the Church of Scientology became the first major religion to launch its own official YouTube Video Channel, which has now been viewed by millions of visitors.