Jackson grew up in the western suburbs of St. Charles and currently resides in the Bucktown/ Wickerpark neighborhood near the Salon. Hair wasn't Jacksons first love. He is a classically trained chef and went to Johnson and Wales University in Charleston, South Carolina. After college Jackson worked for Marriott Hotels in Baltimore and then fell into the technology recruiting/ HR world when he moved back to Chicago. Jackson trained at the Paul Mitchell School in Chicago and worked at varying salons in Chicago. When an opportunity presented itself to where he could run his own salon he took it. He is currently the sole stylist at Salon Visage and Day Spa in Bucktown.