We had the good fortune of connecting with Katie Mueller and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Katie, what’s the most important thing you’ve done for your children?
I think the most important thing that I’ve done as a parent is show my kids to stand up for their convictions, be a bridge builder and create a safe space for people. I’m raising women and having a strong voice in this world is important, but having a voice someone listens to, that’s what changes things.
What should our readers know about your business?
Saltern Salon is a boutique salon that focuses on hair and scalp health. Its a 1 chair salon that’s open and roomier than a traditional salon. My clients have a space to come to that’s away from the craziness of life. Its a calm, peaceful space where people feel safe and heard. They get to walk away with beautiful hair and a feeling of relaxation. I educate all my clients on scalp and hair health from behind the chair. Everyone leaves understanding their hair and how to take care of it better, while also having beautiful new hair.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I’d probably take them to Torrey Pines Reserve for hiking and then to The Naked Cafe for breakfast. Maybe we walk the beach or had over to the zoo. I would take her over to Blue Ocean in Carlsbad for lunch or dinner and then maybe over to Raised By Wolves. We would probably head over to Morning Glory or Serea at some point. Maybe we would stay a few nights at The Pendry Hotel.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My Husband, Joe. He has been my steady hand and driving force to keep going when I wanted to throw in the towel. He encourages me and pushes me to think outside the box. When I’m ready to walk away or get discouraged, (owning a business isn’t all fun and games kids) he reminds me why I started in the first place. He has helped me create a space that not only I love, but my clients can come and breathe. My two other favorite people I go to are, my sister, Christie and my childhood friend, Erica. Both of these women are entrepreneurs and run their own successful businesses while balancing children and a family. The balance of this is not easy. It takes a steady group of people around you to help you succeed and keep you prioritizing the right things. Both of these women do that for me.
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