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Introducing the team.

Updated: Oct 29, 2020

As you already know, I am Nicole Simmons. I own The Color Bar along with my Husband George. He does so much work behind the scenes for us and we are very appreciative of him.

I have known since the 7th grade that I wanted to do hair. I was very blessed to have parents to support me and when I was old enough in high school, I applied to the Cosmetology program at the local Career Center and was accepted. My last 2 years of High School was split between mornings at the Career Center and traveling back everyday to school for 2 afternoon classes. I took my state board exam in April, passed, and got my license before I graduated high school in June of 2005.

Starting out was scary and exciting at the same time. This is not a job you jump into and start making a lot of money right away. It takes time to build a clientele and make a name for yourself. Finding a salon you fit in is also hard at times, but I feel fortunate that I worked at a few different salons and learned so much from all of them. At the age of 28, I became a business owner of my own.

Next, meet Laurie Connelly. Laurie is married to my brother and worked as our receptionist while in school. As a married mother of 2, Laurie started Paul Mitchell in October 2016 where she attended night classes. In April, 2018, Laurie became a licensed Cosmetologist and started as a stylist in the salon. We all are blessed and continue to grow everyday. There is nothing better than team work!!

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