At KF, we believe in the power of women. Each month, we'll introduce you to a 'Woman Who Inspires'. These incredible women are entrepreneurs, innovators and makers who are paving their own way in business, education, society, motherhood, and many more aspects of life. Learn how they started their ventures, the challenges they faced along the way and see how they are building their future - all of our futures - while inspiring others.
Jenn Dieas, founder of Glowout Salons
It's 2021 and we are pumped! January is a month of newness, resolutions and celebration. To start the year off right, we want to introduce you to our first inspirational woman - a woman who is ready to get you feeling your best inside and out. Not only is she a curator of beauty, she is also one of the most positive people you will ever come across (seriously, follow her personal instagram and see your motivation sky rocket).
Meet Jenn Dieas, the founder of Glowout Salons which provide communal workspaces for beauty professionals & Babes Behind Brands, a membership community for entrepreneurs.
Why did you start your company?
I grew up around small business owners. My dad was the town preacher AND the town auto mechanic, my stepdad was everyone’s favorite handyman, and I used to clean houses with my mom as young as 8. I think being surrounded by creative thinkers made it inevitable.
What is your biggest failure in business and what did you learn from it?
Gosh there are SO many! I’d say being too accessible. The idea of never being able to be “OFF” was ingrained in me when I started in 2008. So I created a habit of always being accessible which led to burnout over and over. Boundaries were an awesome tool for me that I learned through not having enough.
What is the first thing you do after waking up to jump-start your day?
Drink a glass of water, walk my pups, and enjoy a slow start. I used to wake up and look at emails which inevitably affected my mood for the day. Now I set the tone by starting slow and quiet.
What tools would you recommend anyone trying to start their own business or make your workday easier?
First I would start with your own personal development. Are you emotionally ready to handle the uncertainty of running a business? Are you physically ready? There is a stress factor to owning your own business that is underestimated by aspiring entrepreneurs. Your body will hold all of that stress and that can cause disease in the body. A physical practice is crucial to move the emotions of stress out of the body. I would look at your mental health practices. How do you manage your thoughts? Running a business will bring all of your deficiencies to the surface: will you be able to cope with addressing those when they arise?
Books: The Kobe Mentality, Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins, Untamed by Glennon Doyle, The Power of Now Eckhart Tolle, in 5 years (read this in a single day) by Rebecca Serle, The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav.
Podcasts: School of Greatness by Lewis Howes, any interview with Dr. Joe Dispenza you can find, Aubrey Marcus podcast, Joe Rogan Podcast
What person in history, living or dead, has inspired you and how?
I’d have to say everyday people inspire me more than famous people. I’m constantly in awe of how much we as people work to overcome ourselves and do better.
If this wasn’t your job what’s something else you’ve always wanted to do start or create?
My next adventure is traveling the country supporting as many small businesses as possible with BABES BEHIND BRANDS. Our mission is to help our community recover emotionally, physically and financially from the COVID 19 lockdowns.
Let's Get Deep...
What emojis do you use most when texting?
Laughing face. 😆
What is your go to cocktail?
What books are you currently reading?
Untamed by Glennon Doyle.
Go to fave garment in your closet.
A satin dress.
What is your signature scent?
Santal 33 by Le Labo.
Early riser or night owl?