Nicole Smith chose the name of her brand new business with care and love.
“The name comes from a verse in the Bible, Song of Solomon 4:7, “You are altogether beautiful my darling; there is no flaw in you,” Smith said. “This is a concept I dreamt up several years ago, but at that point, I had absolutely no intentions of opening a salon, I just loved the idea. When my family and I first started talking about the possibilities of me opening a salon, I knew I had to name my salon this.”
Smith grew up in Georgia, but her father was from this area, and they moved here nearly 10 years ago. She attended college, earning a degree in human services. But after spending a few years in that field, she realized her true calling was in cosmetology.
“Thanks to the amazing stylists I’ve had in my life through the years, I have always had a love for the hair industry,” she said. “Looking back, I can truly say that I love this more than anything I’ve ever done or tried to do and because of this, I feel like my passion grows on a daily basis when I’m behind my chair.”
Smith quit her job and attended cosmetology school at Preston’s Beauty Academy in Marietta.
The next step was to open her own business. This was not something she had planned on prior to changing her career path.
“Truthfully – I have not always wanted to own my own business. A lot of people talk about how they have always wanted to open their own place, but I was never one of those people. I loved – and still love – my pervious employers and because they were so great, it has made it easy for me to be an employee.
“Branching out on my own and opening my own salon was not something which I thought would happen so quickly; I had a few conversations with my husband and then with my family.
“As soon as I brought up the thought to them, they were all on board and ready to go. With the recent passing of my Dad, the Reverend Larry Copley, former pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Belle Valley, it became even more clear that I wanted to open Salon Four Seven, more than ever; not only for myself but also to honor him. To have the Grand Opening (held on September 29) on my Dad’s birthday was such a bittersweet way for my family to celebrate and remember him as we stood together and opened the salon doors to the community that he (and we) loved so much.”
Salon Four Seven is located at 409 West Street on the Square in Caldwell. They offer a wide range of hair services for men, women, teens and kids with more to be added in the coming year.
They will be open Tuesday – Saturday, and there are openings for new clients, as well as walk-ins. Call (740)305-5251 for an appointment.