“The salon is very chic. I love the modern and minimalistic vibe” Annie A to Z
Thank you, Nikita Hair for making this collaboration possible. As always, all opinions are my own!
The founder of Nikita Hair, Inger Ellen Nicolaisen welcomed us into her beautiful home, a first for me. I usually meet senior executives at a restaurant for lunch, maybe a conference room and get a surprise visit by a VP but never inside of the founder’s home.
After a few minutes of hearing Inger speak, it started to make sense. Nikita Hair is one of the leading chains of hair salons in Europe, but that wasn’t what appealed to me at first. Her bigger than life and amazing sense of humor were contagious, however, Inger’s realness came out real quick. She was a teen mom, living in a village in Norway. Let that sink in.
Hair wasn’t always on her mind, it was trying to make ends meet for her baby. Since she had a child, her first business venture was selling children’s clothes. One night on the dance floor, she heard Elton John’s Nikita. That’s where the hair salon dream was conceived and she hasn’t looked back since. Over the course of 30 years, Nikita has opened 150 salons in Norway. After learning that there were forty three thousand zip codes in the United States, she couldn’t sleep until she occupied at least one and now Nikita Hair is in Boca Raton, Florida.