Thursday, November 29, 2012

Support Local. We Do: Hair 180° Organic

Nikki Rushing started Hair 180° after no longer being able to purchase the hair products that she had been using for years. After an all out search for her beloved product, she began looking for a replacement, but all of the big words on the bottles meant nothing to her. She began to educate herself about natural and organic products, but found there to be a void of products for her hair type. That's when her husband suggested that she try making her own and the rest is history!

Nikki is a native Charlottean believe it or not! She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1991 and has spent the last 21 years working in the Human Service Field, which has mainly consisted of working with adults that were homeless, in shelters and halfway houses, had mental health and/or substance abuse issues, were incarcerated or had a combination of said challenges. She is currently working in the child and adolescent arena. She feels her life's work is a calling and a gift. Hair 180° is a passion, that developed into a business opportunity and she says that she is able to keep going while working full-time because of "God and my customer's feedback." It's all worth it when she hears how much impact her products have had on someone's hair, self-esteem and lifestyle. She also wants everyone to know that she is available to help educate people about natural hair care, whether you buy her products or not.

About the products:
Nikki was very careful about the ingredients that she chose in the developmental phase. She was adamant about not including any sulphates, petroleum or its derivatives such as mineral oil/ paraffinum liquidum and parabens and instead infused her products with pure and certified organic ingredients. At Healthy Home Market, we carry the Hair 180° Revitalizing Shampoo, Nourishing Hair Serum, Leave-in Conditioner and Detangler, Whipped Shea Butter, Curly Custard and Styling Creme. Check out the ingredients and usages below.

Nikki owned a salon earlier in her career and hopes to open a new salon within the next year. You can currently find her products at South End and very soon at Independence and Galleria! Check out this Hair 180° video shot at South End, featuring some of our employees!


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