We had the good fortune of connecting with Jennifer Johnson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jennifer, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
If I don’t start now I never will.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
In spring of 2020, I decided to start freelancing. My first job was a wedding party of 3. I was nervous and terrified I would mess up. Everyone loved their makeup! Shortly after we shut down due to Covid-19. As soon as we opened back up I was back in the game. I had good and bad weeks, but I never gave up. I learned that patience is something you need when running a business. I specialize in Natural glams, Soft glams, Bridal makeup, and photoshoot glams. I absolutely love what I do, I can’t imagine doing anything else.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would take her to Sedona! Sedona is beautiful. After Sedona, I would take her to Downtown Phoenix. There’s so much to do, so many restaurant options. One of my favorite places to eat in Arizona is The Lola in Westgate, the drinks are delicious.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would love to send a shoutout to Mary (Makeup by Mary). You have helped me so much along the way. Your work is phenomenal, you’re the sweetest person I have met in this journey. I truly appreciate you and everything you’ve done.

Website: http://styleseat.com/jeislay

Instagram: https://instagram.com/jeislay?igshid=1urawmm3y4ufr

Image Credits
Mosi Jelani Photography

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