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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!!!

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Whitney CardellMaster Esthetician

I’m 24 and a Taurus 

Favorite hobbies: loves watching anime and scary movies, working out  

Fav holiday is Halloween  

Fav service to perform are spray tans and enzyme treatments  

Fav color is green and black  

I’m a foodie 

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Candice Johnson, Cosmetologist

I’m Candice Johnson aka CandiLash. I’m a cosmetologist but I’m not into hair. I’m into caring for the rest of your body! I’m a hardworking mother of an athletic, intelligent and caring son. I love ❤️ lashes and brows! I have been lashing for 3 1/2 years now. Brows are my first love and I’ve been doing my own since I was a teenager, so your brows are definitely safe with me. Helping you achieve flawless skin is a specialty of mine. Through customizing a plan for your skin with treatment plans such as, Facials, derma-planing, and chemical peels. I can help you with reaching your weight loss goals as well, through body contouring and wood therapy. I offer other services too and would love to pamper you!

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Monica Shamell, Master Esthetician

I’ve always had an admiration for the beauty industry, as a whole, because of the details and creativeness to make others look and feel great. So at 18, once I realized I had a natural talent of taming and shaping even the bushiest brows, I began tweezing and defining the shapes of all my close friends and family members eyebrows. I played around with this talent for years and never took it serious because I had no idea how to turn it into an actual career, but my passion never died. In 2017 I decided to make a complete career change and dive head first into the beauty industry, by returning to school and obtaining my esthetics license, which allowed me to hone in on my brow shaping skills, as well as growing a new love for full body waxing and skincare. To be able to have a career where I make others feel confident, while doing something I love, is the most amazing experience ever and I’m so lucky to work with such an amazing team! I’ve been with Slay by Nicki J Salon since October 2018, and specialize in full body waxing and brow shaping, including Brow Sculpting and Ombré Slay.

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.

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Cheyenne GloverMaster Esthetician

My hobbies include watching anime, going to the gym, and eating. 

I love anything spooky.  

My favorite colors are black and tie dye. 

My favorite service(s) are Brazilians and derma-planning. 

Ella Herrera, Director of First Impressions 

22 and a Taurus, I love all things Beauty related and would like to become a lash tech soon! 

 My favorite colors are pink and black, and I love cats! 

Kelly MettlingDirector of First Impressions 

My hobbies include going to the gym, going on hikes, and watching Netflix. I love fall. My favorite colors are orange and blue. My favorite services are facials and brow tints.