ABA October Monthly Member Highlight:
BELLA WINNI SALON
Every month we sit down with one of our amazing ABA members to get to know them a little better! For October, we spoke with Jessica Rothwell-Molea, owner of Bella Winni Salon. We ask each member the same questions, providing an opportunity for our members to highlight the important work that they do in our communities. If you’re an ABA Member and would like to be considered for future Monthly Member Highlights, please reach out to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Tell us about your business?
A: Bella Winni Salon is a full-service salon offering a wide range of beauty and spa services including hair, nails, lashes, facials, and much more. We have been in operation for almost 5 years. The salon is named after lake Winnipesaukee other meaning of beautiful water in a high place. We seek to offer a place of tranquility that represents and creates the peacefulness atmosphere of our lakes region. We strive to make our guests not only look their best but feel their best reflecting their inner beauty outward.
Q: Tell us about yourself:
A: I live in the community of Alton with my husband and two adorable kitties. I enjoy yoga, nature, golfing, boating and our beautiful lakes.
Q: How did your business get started?
A: Starting at the age of 12, I developed a strong work ethic that I feel my parents inspired. I followed a career path of cosmetology directly after high school mostly to appease my family and have a career that could put me through college (once I figured out what it is I wanted to do) luckily for me I fell in love with making people feel good about themselves. Along with my work ethic and jobs that helped shape and mold me to entrepreneurship. Working 7 days a week for 2 years I earned enough to start my own business. My husband and I designed and constructed the salon from start to finish. His support as well as the encouragement of our family, friends, and very loyal clients are a huge part of my pursuit of business ownership. Bella Winni Salon wouldn’t have been possible without many helping hands. As they say.. “It takes a village!”
Q: What has your relationship with the Alton Business Association done for you or
A: Alton business association has helped to advertise and promote many benefits we have held. Offering support and guidance they are an asset to the community.
Q: What do you value most about this community?
A: Small towns support each other in the biggest way possible. Many of my clients have been with me for more than 10 years. I’ve watched them celebrate life’s blessings as well as navigate its challenges. I’ve watched children grow up graduate college. I’ve met visitors from all over the country and beyond. Small towns may share many different personalities but there is a different kind of respect for each other and our community that isn’t felt everywhere else.
Q: Why did you want to open your business in this community?
A: I started out my cosmetology career in Alton. My clientele has grown far beyond Alton but it is centrally located and convenient to most. I grew up as a child visiting our camp on the lake. Nowhere else has ever felt like home. It’s where I’d like to own a home and raise a family. Plus, like I said the community supports one another in a way I haven’t experienced elsewhere.
Q: What business accomplishment are you most proud of?
A: All of them as it was not an easy task opening a business!!. The last four years have taught me so much as a young entrepreneur. I’m proud of my resilience over the last few years especially. I’m lucky and humbled to be able to have kept my business doors open. I’m presently most proud of the team of employees I have today and that not only do our clients look forward to visiting but they look forward to coming to work.
Q: What does the future hold for you and your business?
A: If you know me then you never know lol!! I have so many ideas. I hope to continue to grow and provide a space for others to escape life’s stressors. I hope to be able to provide jobs for our community and more services to our clients.
Q: What is one piece of advice you wish you had as a new business owner?
A: Manifest your dreams and believe in yourself. When you doubt and negative thoughts creep in brush them off. Positive thoughts create success. If you get up every day and continue to try your consistency will prevail.
Q: How can people who want to learn more about you or your business get in
touch with you?
A: Www.BellaWinni.com, Instagram/Facebook @BellaWinniSalon, Phone: 875-4114 and email is Bellawinnisalon@gmail.com