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Meet Nicci Walls of The Pretty Experience Hair Salon & Boutique in Long Beach

Today we’d like to introduce you to Nicci Walls.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I’ve been a cosmetologist for over twenty years. Helping women recognize that special part of what makes them “pretty,” both on the inside and the outside, has always been my goal. It’s what drives me to keep doing what I do.

After working in various salons over the years, I decided to open my own in 2015. I wanted something different than the norm. I love offering a place where women can steal away for a while and not just get their hair done, but to be pampered and celebrated at the same time.

Great, 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?
Not at all! I’ve had so many challenges since deciding to open The Pretty Experience. Gaining access to capital, transforming the space to fit my vision, and building the right team have been some of my biggest struggles. Trying to make time for my family with such a demanding business has also been a challenge. It’s not much different than what other entrepreneurs face, but it’s still hard to balance everything.

Please tell us about The Pretty Experience Hair Salon & Boutique.
I help women bring their “pretty” by offering hair care services and personal styling. I also help them tap into the best version of themselves and helping them build confidence in who they are. I specialize in hair care services ranging from natural hair to chemically treated styles, including corrective color.

I’m proud to offer a unique experience that includes great customer service and a pleasant environment while services are rendered. I’m also proud that in addition to hair care services, we offer nail, brow, and eyelash services and a boutique to make our clients’ lives easier.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
Going to visit my cousins in Louisiana and playing around in each other’s hair. I remember running out of hair curlers once and making our own with strips of brown paper bags. We always had so much fun getting creative with our style ideas!

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Wedding image posted to by user/client, Whitney L.

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