Self-made, determined and exceptionally skilled, Patricia Nikole aka @paintedhair defied all odds to become an industry leader and pioneer in hair painting trends. In 2020 Patricia has been appointed Wella Professionals Brand Ambassador.
In her new role, Patricia will exclusively collaborate exclusively with Wella Professionals across a broad spectrum of areas including content creation, digital transformation, creative collaboration, product co creation, color techniques, education innovation and influencer marketing. She will also create inspirational looks and serve as spokesperson for the brand.
Patricia has been coloring hair for over 15 years and has built a name for herself a name for herself using the combined power of social media, her education programs and her signature “Painted Hair” blends and natural looks. With over 923,000 Followers on Instagram (@paintedhair), she has also made her presence known on the emerging platform TikTok with over 100K followers. Estetica had the pleasure to talk with Patricia, and we’re thrilled to share our exclusive interview with you!
What three events made the biggest impact on who you are today?
“My full scholarship for my cosmetology license/hair education! Also, being trained by my amazing mentor Tami; she taught me so much about color, business, and how to be a confident stylist! Winning “Hairpainting a Masterpiece/HairPaint Shot of The Year” back in 2015! So many opportunities started, and friends were made during that time! Most recently, becoming a Wella Professionals Brand Ambassador – it’s a dream come true for me! Wella’s color portfolio really helps me take my signature looks to the next level! I would like to say that it’s such a huge honor to be a part of the Wella family and community! Be sure to tag me at @PaintedHair and Wella Professionals @WellaHairUSA with all of your beautiful Wella color creations!“
What is your favorite thing about this industry?
“The fact that I have the opportunity and privilege to make clients look and feel beautiful! Also, I absolutely love teaching my students online at www.paintedhair.com and giving them the knowledge and tools to feel empowered as a stylist! It’s so inspiring to me!“
What’s the most interesting thing you’ve read or seen during the lockdown?
“I think it’s interesting and at the same time amazing to see our industry shift and be so connected now more than ever through zoom meetings and live streaming! It seems that all future events for the time being will be digital! I actually think this could be a blessing in disguise and make education that much more accessible!“
What’s the most courageous thing you’ve ever done?
“Raising small children on my own and trying to build my career at the same time! Because I have been through so many struggles, I truly appreciate and value where I am now in my life both personally and professionally!“
What three things are you most passionate about?
“My Family, hair (obviously!), and interior design/home improvement!“
What quote has always stuck with you?
“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” – Coco Chanel
What signs make you think someone will go on to be successful?
“Someone who is determined and consistent! Someone who doesn’t lose hope even in the darkest of times! Finally, someone who has balance in their life and defines their happiness as living a healthy life, having a healthy and close family, and meeting and exceeding your personal best every day!“