Nicole Mangrum is a Chicago native and renowned hairstylist, artist, and entrepreneur. Her 25+ years of work as a hair artist has earned her three Makeup and hair Guild nominations (MUAH).
Nicole's creative approach to hairstyling, wigs, and extensions has attracted a power list of clients, which includes Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Gayle King, Mellody Hobson, Valerie Jarrett, Sanaa Lathan, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams amongst others.
Her work has been featured in such publications as Vogue, Variety, Vanity Fair, Oprah Magazine, Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal, The Hollywood Reporter, People, Essence, Time, InStyle, Elle India, and Harper's Bazaar. She has also collaborated with renowned photographers such as Annie Leibovitz, Mark Seliger, Ruven Afanador, Mario Sorrenti, Phil Poynter, Michal Pudelka and Harring & Herring.
Nicole now resides in California.
years old when I styled my first client
(I was paid $10)
years as owner of Freedom Salon in Chicago
The year I started workin as Oprah’s personal hair stylist
Nominations for best hairstyling at Make-up Artists Hair Styling Guild Award
lbs of tools I travel with every week