Jean Nicole King’s passion for styling hair was developed as a youth while crafting French hair rolls for family, friends, and neighbors in her family’s home. Jean marveled at how stylists of her day could make women glow with pride and excitement after having their hair done. She desired to emulate the creativity and commitment displayed by these stylists she had long admired.
Soon after high school, Jean enrolled at Canella Beauty School. She graduated in 1998 with honors and received her license. She knew that hard work and dedication were the cornerstones to success. Upon graduation, she began working at Simone’s Salon, where she sharpened her skills. In 2001, King joined the II Kilos Salon and continued to garner the trust and respect of various stakeholders in the cosmetology industry. In addition, clients, other hair care professionals, distributors and community leaders revere her abilities.
To hone in her craft, Jean took educational courses regularly. In 2002, she became a Platform Stylist and Educator for Chicago-based Luster’s Products, traveling across the country to shows and classes.
“These accolades were wonderful but I wanted to do more,“ Jean said. “I am a socially conscious individual. So in 2007, I started the Naej Affect.” The Naej Affect is a non-profit venture that provides mentoring, education and support to young women who are excelling in school as they transition from elementary to high school.
Striving to achieve more, in 2012 Jean developed Lavish Lengths her own international hairline. The following year, she introduced L2, a hair care maintenance product line. L2 products are made of essentials oils that provide optimal health for hair and scalp. The products can be used on both, natural hair and extensions. Taking her talents to another level, Jean opened a new salon, Jean Nicole, in Oak Brook, IL in November 2014. This location allows her to provide expert styling with a personalized touch and excellent service in an intimate setting.
This young woman has made her mark on the beauty industry by being a visionary, pioneer and creative force that will radiate for years to come.
Jean Nicole Salon
3021 Butterfield, Suite 109
Oakbrook, IL 60523