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

Hi Nique, any advice for those thinking about whether to keep going or to give up?
You shouldn’t ever give up. If you ever feel like giving up, stop and think why you started. Every day will not be the same. You’re going to be tested, you’re going to doubt yourself, etc. You may have spent days, months, even years working so hard towards something. You’ve finally found your purpose, you feel complete. Why would you give up? Giving up isn’t an option. Remember why you started, maybe tweak a few things but always keep going.

What should our readers know about your business?

I’m a Licensed Cosmetologist that owns a Beauty Supply Store. Shopping at Nique’s Beauty Supply or even if you’re just browsing it’s a whole different experience then shopping at your average Beauty Supply Store. I’m able to give you recommendations for your natural hair. I can tell you what you need to achieve a hair style that just went viral on social media, better yet I can teach you how to do it. I’m most proud that I believed in myself. I had a vision and made it come to life.

I got to where I am today by putting in the work. I stayed dedicated, I did not lose focus, I knew what I wanted. It wasn’t easy. You’re going to face challenges; you’re going to feel defeated. Should that make you give up? NO!! I guarantee there’s another route you can take, and that route will be endless.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If my best friend was visiting Tucson, AZ we would go to Toast 101 to eat Breakfast/Brunch. The food is so amazing. Of course, we must go Downtown. We would walk up and down Congress Street and 4th Ave going to all the bars. You can’t visit Tucson without checking the scenic views. I would have to take my best friend to Gates Pass to watch the Sunset and take pictures. Being from New Orleans we must ride to Phoenix to go get a Daiquiri from Fat Tuesday’s. Last but not least we’re going to Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point), Mexico. Only a 4-hour drive and we are walking on sand, looking at the beautiful water, going Jet Skiing it doesn’t get any better than that.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to shoutout my parents. Their support in everything I do pushes me to go harder.

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