We had the good fortune of connecting with Nicki Gazlay and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nicki, why did you pursue a creative career?
I chose to pursue an artistic and creative career because it came so natural to me and I can have fun and be creative! The beauty industry is forever changing and I love being challenged. In the beauty industry, I can really explore so many paths and there is never a dull moment. I love surrounding myself with other creative people that love to collaborate on fun projects.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a professional hairstylist and makeup artist. What sets me apart from others in my industry is my ability to build relationships and by being an honest, trustworthy hairstylist and make-up artist. I have thorough consultations with all my clients to make sure I am able to provide the services they desire. I always give options and strive to make every person that sits in my chair happy. How I became the hairstylist I am today is by being a hard worker that continually evolves with the beauty industry. This hasn’t been easy but I am always up for a challenge. I’ve worked and built a strong clientele in three major cities across the United States. I was able to build this clientele by always being honest with my guests and providing top-notch, educated, excellent results. I would love people to know how much I LOVE my career. I love helping people feel and look their best; whether that’s a color or cut change, a makeup lesson, a special event style or just taking the extra few minutes to educate a client on products and the use of hair tools.
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 I had a friend visiting from out of town, the first place we would visit would be Salon 377 of Argyle so I could make sure their hair was on point! The next place I would take them would be the Fort Worth StockYards because it’s so unique and so TEXAS! I love supporting small, family owned businesses so we would definitely go eat at Rustico in Flower Mound; we’d split the prosciutto & date pizza, the Marsala Steak appetizer and horseradish mash potatoes. After that yummy dinner we’d have to find the energy to head over to Cinnamon Creek Ranch for all the fun activities they offer: axe throwing, archery and shooting range. No Texas adventure is complete without outdoor live music; we’d have to check the local music scene to see what band is playing at Chop Shop in Roanoke or Marty B’s in Bartonville!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would love to give a shout out to Shelby Black. During the quarantine lockdown, hairstylists could not work. I had a lot of time to do some self-reflection and really look at my goals for the future. Shelby opened a boutique salon in Argyle, Texas called “Salon 377 of Argyle” in November of 2019. During quarantine, I reached out to Shelby to see if she was adding independent hairstylists to her team. Shelby excitedly said YES and built a salon suite to accommodate myself and my clients. She believed in me and two other hairstylists that were ready to be self-employed artists in the beauty industry. Our new salon home is absolutely exquisite and nestled in the heart of Argyle, Texas. We have seven extraordinary hairstylists, amazing Davines hair products and a beautiful environment that is inviting and comfortable.
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