Born and raised in Raleigh, N.C., Niko grew up in the hair industry watching her mom, a stylist of 30 years, in the salon. From a young age it was always her dream to be behind her own chair. A curly hair enthusiast, Niko loves to teach fellow “curlies” how to style and maintain their locks.
Her bubbly personality and welcoming vibe gives each guest a positive and comfortable feeling. Niko is patient when listening to her clients wants and needs, and aims to give each client exactly what they’re looking for. Making education a priority in her career, Niko is always on the move to learn about the newest trends and techniques.
She absolutely loves the hair industry.
Niko started her hair career in high school as an assistant, then went straight to hair school after graduation. Upon receiving her cosmetology license, she apprenticed under Schwarzkopf Ask Educator, Jasemin Celik, for three years.
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Niko has been cutting my hair for a few years. I first started going to her after I had an awful hair cutting experience in another salon. Since that first cut I am able to walk in to the salon, talk a little about what I would like, and then just sit back and allow her work my hair.Niko has created a hairstyle for me that allows me to navigate between needing to have a professional look, as well as wanting a more casual look. She knows exactly what to do with each appointment to match the needed context of my life. I never feel rushed with Niko. She challenges me to see possibilities with my hair that I would never think of before talking with her. Niko balances taking time with my hair with the understanding that I do not need to be there long for my short hair. I receive compliments across the state on my hair style. I feel confident in how to style it with each cut. I tell Niko each time I see her, which is every three weeks on my preference, that hair cut day is my favorite day. I appreciate Niko, value her expertise, and highly recommend her.
Niko really listened to what I wanted to do with my hair and gave her professional opinion of what would work. I love her recommendations! She has much trending knowledge. Highly recommended
Niko has been my stylist for almost 7 years. She is a genius when it comes to styling curly and textured hair, and she can help you embrace your natural texture, discover the polished potential of your hair, or find a style for you that does both! She has extensive experience with color and can make your color look as natural or bold as desired. She is amazing at styling hair for special occasions. Overall, Niko's client-focused positive attitude make her the perfect stylist!
Niko was such a blessing! I have been struggling with my natural curly hair for decades and many stylists have treated my curls brutally. Niko Is the woman to see If you can relate. Niko educated me on my curly hair, assessed what I wanted from my hair, and gave me priceless tips along with a beautiful cut! Free flowing, natural and healthy curls? Yes please!This salon is a piece of heaven!