Nicki Potter, Owner

My name is Nicki Potter. I am the owner of Slay by Nicki J.

I am Married to an amazing husband named Derik, who is also now my business partner, and we have 3 beautiful children.  I have been exposed to the beauty industry for close to 20 years through my cosmetologist sister.  After helping her set up her most recent salon, I decided that I wanted to be a part of it and started an Esthetics program towards the end of 2014.

While in school it became abundantly clear that eyebrows are my true passion!!  I will never forget the day that my schoolmate, Chiqua, told me about eyebrow extensions.  I knew they would be HUGE because so many people need them!!  I did my research, found a company I liked that not only offered extensions, but a sculpting gel that allowed me to build an eyebrow from nothing…and the rest is history!

I graduated from school in July, 2015 and hit the ground running!  To date I have touched more than 500 brows and LOVED every moment of it!!  In October of 2018 I opened the current Slay by Nicki J, 3000 sq. foot, beautiful, all esthetics salon!  We offer everything from a basic brow design and shape to a permanent brow called Ombre’ Slay, to Botox,  Fillers and more!

It’s an amazing feeling to be able to go to work every day and do something I love with a team of driven, smart and dedicated women.  I am forever grateful!

Derik Potter, Manager/Owner

My Faith and my family are my number one priority. My beautiful wife and I have 3 wonderful children. Tey’anna who is 13, Qai Phoenix who is 10 and my mini me, Derakus who is 6.

I love being outdoors. My favorite activities include fishing, wood working and anything electrical. I am new to learning about the esthetics industry, but I value the knowledge and friendships I have come to have since I began this journey.

ShaMara Boone, Makeup Artist

ShaMara Boone is a self-taught makeup artist with a passion for creation. She has been collaborating on event makeup, bridal, photography and commercial shoots.
As a self-taught freelance makeup artist since 2012 her love of makeup goes back many years. Her forte is  bridal, special events, and natural makeup styles. She Also enjoys pushing the envelope doing creative editorial, and Avant Garde looks as well.
As a wife and mother this Louisville based Powerhouse makeup artist has made it her goal to be the best she can be and translate that same love and energy into her work.

6504 N Preston Highway
Suite 6
Louisville, KY 40229