Today we’re chatting with Jena Satterlee, Bridal Stylist at Be Inspired Salon!
What inspired your business name?
The Creator & CEO of Be Inspired Salon was literally inspired in the middle of the night. She woke up in the night with the tag line, “Be Bold, Be Beautiful, Be Inspired Salon”. It was more than a name — it was a feeling.
How long have you been in business?
We opened in 2010 and are celebrating our 8 year anniversary this August!
Why did you choose to pursue your current profession?
I chose this career because it is very rewarding. I’ve met many interesting people while creating amazing looks for them. Giving someone the confidence to feel good is all the reason to be a stylist. The ability to be creative is a great perk as well.
What sets your business apart?:
There are three major distinctions that set Be Inspired Salon apart, and they are education, communication and reputation. We bring in the best educators from across the nation to ensure our bridal stylist teams are performing techniques that are of the highest caliber. This year we’re bringing Heidi Garrett from Southern California! She’s an exceptional bridal hair & makeup artist with over 100k Instagram followers. We’re tapping into her success, and are thrilled to share that with our brides and bridesmaids! When it comes to communication, we sort of joke that we’re on steroids. We recently won Salon Today’s Top200 award for customer services. This is because we work with brides who appreciate prompt responses, the ability to connect with their stylist prior to meeting them, and on-going reminders of their wedding details. Truly, it’s a ton of fun and we’re grateful to have the opportunity to be in relationships with our brides. These contribute to our reputation. We’re grateful that our brides have had some amazing things to say about us on many different platforms. It really speaks to our salon’s commitment in being Madison’s most elegant choice for bridal hair and makeup.
Describe your ideal client(s):
My ideal bride is someone who is positive and someone who wants to thoroughly enjoy our time together. It should be a time of joy, laughter and excitement :)
What is your most frequently asked question from engaged couples?
“How do you think this will look?” Brides will show me their ideas for hair and makeup. We’ll look at their dress, veil, if applicable, and talk about their wedding day and their lifestyle tendencies. Based on our consultation, I will offer guidance towards a style that is fabulous and functional for the time of year and type of woman wearing the style.
What’s on your iPod, Pandora, etc. while you work?:
We really love a variety of genres. We enjoy everything from Billie Holiday to Maroon 5.
What do you like to do when you’re not working?:
I love spending time with my boyfriend Will and our puppy, Ty! We also love to go hiking and watch movies.
Who inspires you?:
Nick Arrojo. As a kid I always watched the show “What Not to Wear.” I loved how he was able to take someone from ordinary to extraordinary with just one simple makeover.
Do you have a quote you live by?:
“One kind word can change someone’s entire day” ~unknown
Is there anything else you’d like to add?
My most memorable moment with a guest was during a bridal trial. After creating her bridal look she started to tear up and told me this was the prettiest she had ever felt. It was a very heartwarming moment and I’ll never forget her.
To learn more about Be Inspired Salon and schedule a consultation with Jena, visit the Be Inspired Salon website.