Today we’d like to introduce you to Nikki Creacy.
Hi Nikki, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I have always had a passion for all things beauty. Growing up I was always playing dress up, cutting my Barbie’s hair and deemed myself the hairstylist & makeup artist of the family (huge apologies to my grandpa & brother!). I graduated from The Salon Professional Academy in February of 2012!
Before graduating, I began my journey as a hairstylist/makeup artist for weddings & other special events. I quickly fell in love with the bridal industry & knew that was exactly what I wanted to do! I worked for a few different companies along the way, but never seemed to find the perfect fit for myself.
In 2019, I launched my first on-site hair & makeup company called Nikki Creacy Hair Design & Makeup Artistry. Along with my passion for bridal, comes my passion for business. It was a dream come true to be able to combine the two! I have never stopped training or perfecting my technical skills, but I found myself wanting more! As a result, I decided to go back to school to get a degree in business management! All of the pieces to my puzzle were finally put together (or so I thought).
My business was doing amazing (despite Covid!), I was happy to finally have a college degree but something was still missing! Recently, I was presented with an opportunity to purchase Posh Beauty Co LLC. It was then that I realized, that it was the missing and final piece to my puzzle. This new journey has given me the chance to combined two very amazing teams to form one of the most talented and brilliant teams in the bridal industry! Not only that, but we also have a full service beauty lounge! I could not be more excited to see what this journey has in store for myself & my team! I am forever grateful.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I did not start this journey until I was 22 years old. I think had I started right out of Highschool, my story & journey would be a lot different. As one of the older students, I found myself taking things far more serious than others, truly putting in the effort & striving to be my very best. Month after month, I won award after award. I also completed and surpassed the Summit Salon level system our school had in place. At the time, I was only one of two students to do so!
Nikki Creacy Hair Design & Makeup Artistry began with just myself & 2 other freelance artists and we completed over 50 weddings our first year. Despite Covid-19’s efforts to destroy everything, I worked so hard for, our second year in business was even better! Our team grew and we almost doubled the amount of weddings we did our first year!
Fast forward to 2021, After the merge of Nikki Creacy Hair Design & Makeup Artistry & Posh Beauty Co, we now have a team of 20-30 freelance artists and have a combined total of over 200 weddings so far for 2021!
Overall, I am very lucky to say that it has been a fairly smooth journey!
We’ve been impressed with Posh Beauty Co, but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Posh Beauty Co consists of 20-30 very talented freelance hairstylists & makeup artists. Posh offers luxury on-site hair & makeup services for weddings & other special events in St. Louis MO & surrounding areas. We have no limitations. No distance is to far & no bridal party is too small.
One of many things that sets us apart from other on-site companies is that we also have a full service Beauty Lounge where we offer services such as: lash extensions, spray tans, makeup classes, etc.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank or give credit to?
First & foremost, I owe my work ethic and passion for business to my dad, Papa C. I watched this man turn his hobby in our tiny little house growing up to his own (very successful) small business. He went from having a few shelves in our living room to two different store front locations! Over 30 years later, He still works as hard now as he did then. I don’t know where I would be without his guidance.
My Bubba, was my biggest fan and number one cheerleader. Although he passed away before I was able to fully fulfill my dreams, I know I have made him proud.
Last but not least, those that have doubted me along the way for one reason or another. It’s these people in your life that push you a little further & a little harder to prove them wrong.
- Special Occasion Updo $80
- Down & Styled $55
- Airbrush Makeup $80
- Traditional Makeup $70
- Travel $75+
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- Website: poshbeautyco.net
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