Occupation: Cosmetologist and business owner Residence: St. Johns Family: Husband, Josh; daughter, Sunni Hobbies: Golfing (it’s a family thing), hair, fishing, water sports and shopping Need to take a load off? Some good ole fashioned “you” time? Then look no further than Nicole’s Salon and Day Spa located in downtown St. Johns. It is owned and operated by Nicole Devereaux along with her husband, Josh. For more information about directions and how to make an appointment, check out: www.nicolessalonanddayspa.com. Q: What lead you to pursue a career in cosmetology? A: It’s been a lifelong dream of mine to own a salon and I have always enjoyed doing people’s hair. Also, I felt that St. Johns needed a place like my own within the community. I wanted to show people that they didn’t need to go out of town to feel pampered, relaxed and taken care of. They could get all of that right down the street. Q: What services does your salon and day spa provide? A: We have six full-time stylists who specialize in all types of hair services, an esthetician — providing body waxing and facials, makeup artists, a massage therapist certified in all types of massages based on clients’ needs and a nail technician specializing in acrylic and gel nails; shellac manicures and pedicures are offered as well. Q: Being a young entrepreneur and already owning your own salon, it’s clear you have found your calling. What do you think has made you so successful? A: I have good judgment when it comes to taking care of people’s needs and we provide our customers with the best products and equipment available. My staff and I are very educated on the latest trends and styles and I wouldn’t be where I am today without them. They are wonderful and provide a great atmosphere to both work and receive service in. We are always trying to improve, and in this business, that process never ends.