We had the good fortune of connecting with Nicole Patterson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nicole, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I was in college when I started selling hair extensions to earn extra money and later on, I decided to start making my own hair care products because I wanted a more cost-effective way to take care of my hair. It started off as a hobby but soon friends and family members would see my hair and ask what I used so I decided to start selling products. The following year, I was diagnosed with Grave’s disease which is an autoimmune disease that causes hyperthyroidism. After taking the prescribed medication, my levels still had not dropped so the doctor prescribed more medicine; however, I am not the best with remembering to take a daily pill. At this point, I decided to take my health a bit more serious by being mindful of what I put in my body and used on my hair. That was the turning point of where I decided to use my only my products on my hair and provide the same opportunity to others. All of my products are all-natural, handcrafted and safe for use on all hair types.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
What sets my businesses apart from other businesses is the meaning and intentionality behind my brand along with the products I use. This business isn’t just money for me, but the wellness and well-being of others. I am most excited about growth and improving. I enjoy keeping up with research, gaining knowledge, and learning what people need and want. I want the world world to know that I believe hair care is health care. What you put into your hair is just as important as to what you put in your body. What we use in our hair can be absorbed into our skin and bloodstream so our health can definitely be affected by hair care. Success did not come over night for me. I had to overcome myself and my own mind to build my brand to what I want it to be.
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?
I’m more about the experience rather than the type of food or place. We’re in the middle of a pandemic so my favorite place would definitely be my house! I love nature and outdoorsy places so anything along those lines.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to dedicate my shoutout to God and friends and family who have encouraged me to start my business.