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Community Highlights: Meet Nicole Cooper of The Hue Solution

Today we’d like to introduce you to Nicole Cooper. Them and their team share their story with us below:

Nicole draws upon over 20 years in the beauty industry, beginning her career as a makeup artist. After learning and mastering the art of makeup application, their ingredients and effect on the skin, she decided to combine her passions for makeup artistry and skin care – becoming a licensed Esthetician in 2001. After earning a diploma in Esthetics, Nicole continued her education and pursued extensive education from the International Dermal Institute. She is also certificated in pigmentation disorders, hair removal, brow shaping artistry, chemical peels, anti-aging treatments, advanced exfoliation technique including ultrasonic-peels and dermaplaning. Treating all skin types and conditions using the most advanced skin care system on the market today.

Nicole’s passion for knowledge in the dynamic, ever-changing skincare industry ensures that she stays informed with the latest technologies and cutting-edge ingredients in skincare, which she loves to share with her clients. As a self-professed “beauty junkie” she continues to enjoy searching for the best in unique and “must-have” beauty items and services.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
In the beginning, I struggled quite a bit 20 years ago getting a Facial was a luxury or for someone who had really bad acne and breakouts. For that reason, I struggled with getting clients to receive facials as well as body waxing. My biggest struggle was being an African-American Esthetician and the early 2000s late 90s. It was extremely difficult to break through a European-based Skincare industry and to find peers and business owners, other aestheticians and successful skincare companies that catered in African-American skin and their needs. With all the struggles and obstacles and all the discrimination I endured in a billion-dollar industry that was very white with almost no advertisements with people that looked like me. I pushed through and I went back to school: I am a certified pharmacy technician, I am a master cosmetologist master aesthetician, I am also a certified Reiki massage therapist certified reflexologist certified in aromatherapy as well as a B.A in Marketing with an emphasis in Cosmetics & Fragrance. All of the struggles and obstacles helped me to continue to just build my portfolio. I wanted to make sure that any beauty company a reason to say no to me when it came to my experience for that reason, The Hue Solution was born.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about The Hue Solution LLC?
Hue Solution is located in Durham, North Carolina. I have been open since 2018 we specialize in vegan skincare services and full body waxing for men and women. I specialize in Clinical Acne Facials that include Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels. Currently, I’m most famous for my all-natural wax with Brazilian & Vajacial services. The Hue Solution is known as the #1 go to skincare spa in Durham for clinical facials at a great price! Every day I wake up happy proud because of the love and support get from my clients, my reviews are phenomenal and my growth has been continuous throughout this pandemic.! I believe that is because I treat every client like my VIP and I make them feel like royalty every time they step in The Hue Solution. I want your readers to know about The Hue Solution is this is a black woman-owned business not only do I specialize An African-American skin I also specialize in all skin types and skin conditions. All of the skincare products that I use my own professional skincare brand are vegan and cruelty-free. The most popular services include Facials for pre-teens and teenagers, Acne Facial, Microdermabrasion facials and Chemical Peel Facial. I also do body treatments like body scrubs and Vajacials. I am one of very few waxing spas that do Brazilian waxing for women AND men.

Networking and finding a mentor can have such a positive impact on one’s life and career. Any advice?
I found mentors and support through Esthetician groups skin on Facebook and colleagues. However, what works best for me was to continue to Gain more education by attending tradeshows taking more classes and just really talking to people in the industry that has been veterans and know the business more than what I know.

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