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Melanie Nickels is the founder of the Raw Hair Organic Salon in Naples, Florida, one of the top Curly & Natural hair salons in the country. She is the founder of the Raw Curls Academy, and co-founder of the Raw Curls brand of organic & natural products for curly hair. She is an American Board Certified Master Haircolorist (specializing in curly hair), and a former educator for the organization, as well as a former judge / exam evaluator (one of only 19 certified Professional Hair Colorist Exam Evaluators world-wide).
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Melanie was personally trained and mentored by a U.S.National Hairdressing Champion and British National Hairdressing Champion, who worked side-by-side with Vidal Sassoon, as well as graduating top of her class at the #1 Aveda Institute in the United States.
Melanie also served as a stylist on the long-running hit Broadway musical "42nd Street", and was a SAG union member.
She has extensive Curl-Specific training and certifications with the top disciplines in the world: The Deva Academy, Ouidad, Curlisto, and more. She is undoubtedly the most Comprehensively-trained Curl Specialist in the world today.
Melanie holds two college degrees as well: Accounting and Business Management.