An entrepreneur for the past 10 years, A Barber/Master Stylist for 25+ years, Owner & Head Stylist of the "IT" Factor Hair Studio. A Bridgeport, CT native.
I am Iristza Martinez-Sat, an only child of a very inspirational & motivated woman who serves as my greatest role model - my mother, who is also an entrepreneur & Stylist has empowered me to be the best in what I love and has taught me to never limit myself in my chosen art, my passion, in what I do best - "Create" - My canvas is hair and I make Magic.
As a single mother of two, I learned early on to stretch, sacrifice and place God above and ahead of all our plans. have dedicated my life to teaching my children to work hard. I have shown them through my leadership to simply Love, Respect and Honor themselves. I have instilled in them Kindness and inspiration and because of this, they have cultivated their gifts of creativity and utilizes those very gifts as they work alongside me as we, together, strengthen the family business.
I began showing interest in hair styling while in the 7th grade, first it began with experimenting on friends and step-brothers in the basement of out home (those are great and funny memories)
I attended and graduated from Bullard Havens Technical School in 1988 with a certificate in Fashion Design. A year later I earned my Barber/Stylist license and I chose to enhance my art by studying at the Redkin School of Color on 5th Avenue, New York, NY.
I opened my first Hair Salon in: November 2000 on Main Street, Bridgeport, CT
and Celebrated the opening of my second Hair Salon in January 2011 on Main Street, Stratford, CT.
I am Blessed.
Proud mother of Justin and Za-cheri Rivera
Proud Grandmother of Abel Antonio Bautista