Hey cutie, how are you? Today I want to share a rough translation of one of Jesus Diamante’s super old entries on how to be a Jesus Diamante girl/shop staff. I’ll include screenshots of the Japanese writing below, but for now I’m just going to use Google Translate hahaha. Enjoy!
Please note: Below is a direct translation of their blog post written in 2004. I have written notes on things that I do not necessarily agree with.
Diamante girls have long, voluminous hair!
Something we’re asked all of the time: “how do you get such voluminous hair?” There are people who are really good at creating the “Diamantease” and we all work hard together. Besides, there are no princesses with short hair, right?
All about having beautiful skin!
Lizzie’s note: Before I translate – we have to remember that JD shop staff were Japanese where there was/is a very heavy focus on skin whitening. They were also very much influenced by the Rococo period + Marie Antoinette. In my honest opinion, I would just take this rule to say “have clear skin”. All skin tones + colours are beautiful!
Being a Diamante girl is all about whitening and having beautiful skin. Having enough Vitamin C, good sleep and being a non-smoker is also very important!
Have beautiful makeup
It doesn’t matter how heavy your makeup is, it should make you look beautiful and respectable!
Diamante girls need nail art!
You have to have a cute manicure! Having long nails is fine, but it might be difficult to unfasten/fasten buttons, remove necklaces and open fastenings (but that’s okay – I can do it for you!)
A Diamante girl is a person who can live happily every day with the confidence of “I am the most beautiful person in the world!” who does their best.
Be a hardworking Jesus Diamante shop staff
“I want to work at Diamante, but~” There are people who always come to me once a day. I am truly grateful.
However, when interviewed and asked about their reasons for applying, most of them answered that they love Diamante’s clothes, want to dress up neatly and stand in a gorgeous shop, and want to be on the website? ! And so on.
The job of sales may seem easy from the outside, but it requires a lot of mental and physical strength.
The people who suffer the most are those who do not meet the minimum requirements. If you’re late for work or take a rest other than on public holidays (it seems that you suddenly have a fever in the morning or have a stomach ache…), you can’t do any kind of work… then you should stay home for the rest of your life!!
People who are not late or absent do not necessarily wake up well or have strong bodies. But you should have a strong sense of responsibility. Excellent Diamantes will come out to serve customers even if it’s a public holiday because they can come at X o’clock today. This is because I think it’s only natural for a salesperson to adapt to the customer’s convenience. Even though you have a cold and a fever and are feeling sluggish, you can smile brightly when a regular customer comes to you.
At Diamante, we have a thorough responsibility system. It has long been said that selling people is better than selling things. If I go to Diamante, there is Mr.XX who knows all about my tastes and sizes, and even when I am too busy to go, he will quickly tell me about new products over the phone. I won’t buy it unless it’s from this person.
Recently, the importance of customer service has been reassessed even at mass retailers. Many shops are still waiting on customers. A person who was the number one seller at another store is now working, but at Diamante, we have to do it again. (Sorry I don’t really understand this part…)
If you hone yourself, have a perfect product knowledge, concentrate your attention, and always have a sense of urgency when dealing with customers, you will definitely be able to communicate with them.
If you read this and can say that you are okay, please call me, but your appearance must be that of a princess…
Lizzie’s notes: Gosh… So they basically want you to just work pretty much all of the time hahaha. I would hate to only be off on public holidays! But I do understand about providing good customer service. Being a Jesus Diamante shop staff sounds exhausting…
That’s all for this rough translation! Like I said, there were a couple of things that I didn’t necessarily agree with that I wanted to write about, but gosh it’s so interesting to see what their conditions were to be accepted as a Jesus Diamante shop staff!
Until next time~