We had the good fortune of connecting with Nikki Romano and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Nikki, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
When I decided to open up my own business, it felt like I was at a point in my career where switching salons wouldn’t break the boundaries of furthering my career. Starting from the bottom as an assistant folding towels all the way up to working behind the chair, I have built the confidence to finally take a chance and follow my gut.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Hair is my art form. My attention to detail is what sets me apart from others. If a client were to say “I could never be a blonde”, I find this to be untrue. Anyone can rock any style, color or cut as long as their personal features are taking into consideration. As a hairstylist, I love to embrace my clients best features by bringing them out through beautiful lived-in colors and styles designed specifically for their hair needs.

I’ve learned that one size does not fit all when it comes to hair. We can use the same color on two clients and the results will be always be different. This has taught me to remain creative.

I would love for people to embrace their own style and just go for it! Use inspirations from social media as guidelines and let us do the creating for you. The reason you may love that photo so much is because it’s completing that models features.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Id like to thank my family for always pushing me to work hard and never quit. Even if it seems hard at first things will eventually feel easier. This has taught to me to keep moving forward.

Website: vagaro.com/shadestudioaz

Instagram: @shadestudio.az

Yelp: Shade Studio AZ

Other: shadestudio.az@gmail.com

Image Credits
Three professional photos of my business, not of the hair, were taken by alexiroseproductions

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