March Employee of the Month

Hey lovelies!

Our March employee of the month goes to our stick of dynamite, Nicole Watson! FullSizeRender
Nicole has been with Studio 417 for 10 years! She has perfected her techniques and continues to grow and push herself. There really is no limit with her.

Nicole grew up in small-town Everton, Missouri, graduating high school with just 12 other kids.  She knew before graduating that she wanted to be a hair stylist after successfully cutting
her younger sister’s hair at age nine. By the time she was 13, she was cutting her mom’s hair! Throughout high school she cut and styled hair, and she really enjoyed art. So after high school, she went straight to Missouri College of Cosmetology.

What do you love about the industry? 

“The people I meet! It’s fantastic to be such a big part in someone’s life- not only do you get to express your talent, but you also create a deep relationship, built with respect and trust. Also, being able to work with my hands and be creative is such a huge part of why I love the industry.”

What specialty services do you offer?

Extensions and blondes! With extensions, I get to not only make your hair longer or thicker, but I can change someone’s life. It’s a reward that never stops time after time, especially cancer survivors. Blondes have all these fun tones that challenge me. I love color in general,
but those blondes excite me and give me some creative challenge.”

What is your favorite service to perform?

“I am asked this question often and when I come up with an answer, it usually leads me to all of them! I truly enjoy haircuts, all coloring services, extensions, updos and styling hair in general. I believe that you can’t have one without the other. A good color needs a good cut. A good cut needs a goo style.”


What hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?

“I absolutely love living out in the country. I’ve been blessed with five acres, in which my family and I have chickens, dogs, and a cat. I love to garden and landscape. My three year old daughter loves to help with everything! And I got married this past October!! We had the ceremony and reception on our land. It was just beautiful and so perfect!”

Anything else you want readers or clients to know?

I’m very humbled and blessed for all the opportunities that have come my way. I’ve grown so much throughout the years and look forward to all that has yet to come. You really can have anything you want with a good mindset and some goals.”

Here is some of Nicole’s work.



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