CAMDEN — Mayor Toni Keesler and members of the Camden Village Council welcomed Nicki Henry and her new beauty salon to Camden with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, June 25.
Hair by Nicki is located at 217 East Central Avenue in what was once the Dodge Coal and Ice Company Office building.
Mayor Keesler began the ceremony with a congratulatory statement: “Welcome everyone today, and thank you for coming. This building has never looked better, but more important is the impact and contribution it is going to make to our community. On behalf of the village council, I would like to thank Nicki for bringing her business to Camden, and also for being a part of our community. Thank you.”
Henry expressed her gratitude to those gathered afterward, “I just want to say thank you to my husband, my family and to my clients. To Camden, for welcoming me, and everybody who has helped make this happen. I’m excited for my future and building up the salon!”
Henry is a West Alexandria native and Twin Valley South graduate; she and her husband Donivan have been married for 12 years, and now live in Camden with their three children, Kenslee, DJ and Carson. Nicki has worked in cosmetology for 15 years and she has been an independent contractor for over six years of that time.
Previously in her career, Nicki worked at Smart Styles, Fiesta Hair Salon, Just Teasin’ and had numerous internships at other hair salons around Ohio. Nicki accredits much of her current success to the support of her husband, for helping her achieve her dreams.
“I feel like Camden is really trying to get built back up, and I would like to be a part of that. I feel that everybody deserves to feel something special about themselves and I want to make people feel beautiful. So, if I can contribute to somebody’s confidence and also give back to the community and be involved and things like that, then I have reached my goal,” she said.
Hair by Nicki aims to specialize in all ages of styling. “I style anyone from two years old and it’s their first haircut, to eighty-five. I’ve done funerals and everything else. I see (clients) through all walks of life, and that’s really important to me too, because I build a really good relationship with them,” Nicki added.
Hair by Nicki is open for business, is currently scheduling appointments and looks to accommodate walk-ins.