San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
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Nikki Rushing is the CEO/Founder of Hair 180° product line and a self-proclaimed “hair advocate". Hair 180° came to fruition as a result of the frustration Nikki experienced with trying to find a hair product comparable to one she used for years that was unfortunately discontinued. During her quest, products with poor quality ingredients or containing multiple words she could not pronounce seemed endless. Nikki desired to use hair products that would nourish her hair without the use of harsh chemicals. Ultimately, Nikki filled a deficit she saw in ethnic hair care products and created her own hair care line that could be used by all ethnicities with varying hair types through the use of certified organic ingredients, antioxidants, fatty acids, raw butters and vitamins. After endless hours of research, surveys, lab tests and field-testing, Hair 180° now retails in health food stores, salons, beauty supply stores, online as well as in Esthetics Center for Dermatology. Customers find comfort in knowing that Hair 180° products are free of harsh alcohols, sulfates, petroleum, silicones and parabens.
Education is one of the core values of Hair 180°. Nikki facilitates workshops within corporate, school, faith-based and community settings and participates in multiple community events/expos in order to assist others with understanding how proper diet and nutrition coupled with the use of organic and natural product ingredients can holistically benefit the overall health of one’s hair. Get acquainted with Hair 180° at:
Deborah Ayers has been a Cosmetologist for 17yrs. Deborah has an enormous passion for teaching. After teaching students for 15 yrs, Deborah is currently a stylist at Styles By Shawn full-time. Cosmetology is both a passion and purpose for Deborah. Deborah is a mentor to students who are new in the industry and continues to teach by offering continuing education classes. When you encounter Deborah, you get professionalism, care and concern for your hair beyond the chair. Deborah remains on the cutting edge of new styles and techniques to keep you looking trendy whether you are natural or relaxed. Color and cutting are also favorites for Deborah. "Building a business is a life commitment, but when you are building purpose it makes the hard work exciting!"