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Community Highlights: Meet Ashlee Nicole of Snatched by Ashlee Nicole

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ashlee Nicole.

Hi Ashlee, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
I was told that doing hair was not a real career. That lie kept me in a box for so long that I almost missed out on my calling. I started out in 6th grade braiding my own hair, then eventually moved on to my friends and family that trusted my work.

Eventually, in college, I was the “go-to” hairstylist on campus. I then got pregnant with my twins my junior year and decided to leave school and be a mom. As time went on while working, I finally decided to enroll in cosmetology school and peruse my passion.

I went to work during the day and then to school in the evening to complete my hours. December of 2019, I decided to take a leap of faith and walk away from corporate America. I became a full-time hairstylist/MUA working for myself.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
The road I traveled has not been smooth.

The biggest struggle for me was trying to operate a business during a pandemic. I started full-time right before the shutdown happened, which took away from the initial startup phase and gaining new clients. It took a while once we opened up to have consistent clientele, but it came down to staying current.

In this industry, you have to stay up on what’s trending and perfect it. That’s how I was able to come out on top.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about Snatched by Ashlee Nicole?
I am a hairstylist/ makeup artist in St. Louis, MO.

I specialize in natural hair, braids, sew-ins, color, and much more. I am most known for my Braids, Locs, and Makeup. The one thing that sets me apart is time management and producing grade-A work.

I am most proud when I go somewhere and there are a couple of people who are rocking one of my styles. I have a lot of braid specials coming up for the summer, check me out!

Before we go, is there anything else you can share with us?
https://www.vagaro.com/us04/hairbyashleenicole.

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3 Comments

  1. Bri

    May 12, 2022 at 2:37 am

    What a good way to show determination! Keep it up Ash!!! 👏🏾👏🏾

  2. Antoinette Manning (aunt)

    May 12, 2022 at 1:36 pm

    I am and has always been so proud of you

  3. Jré Dejuan

    May 13, 2022 at 10:14 pm

    Definitely top tier cosmetology services in St. Louis. I don’t allow a lot of people to work in my locs. Anytime I come home to visit, I only go to see Ashlee cause I know my crown will be treated with the upmost care! For the best servicing in St. Louis, go book an appointment and get Snatched!

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