Nichols opens own shop in Blaine

Published on Thu, Feb 14, 2008 by Jack Kintner

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Nichols opens own shop in Blaine

By Jack Kintner

After 17 years working in other people’s shops, hairdresser Chrissy Nichols opened her own business, Bella Hair Design, last December 1.

The spacious salon is in suite 203 on the second floor of the large white Dockside Place building at 215 Marine Drive, and enjoys a commanding view stretching from the Peace Arch around to the marina and the west side of Drayton Harbor.

Nichols, formerly of Birch Bay Hair Care and Bayside Beauty Salon, said that her passion is to help people look their best.

“I believe I have a gift for helping people to maximize their assets and minimize their liabilities,” she said, “to not just please my customers by giving them their money’s worth but by giving them ideas on some design ideas that could make them look and feel better.”

She has several business clients, she said, who are after a style that can look professional day after day that they can maintain themselves, especially men.
A man’s haircut, including shampoo, is $22, and a woman’s haircut and blow dry is $32.

Nichols is a certified Pureologist, using and selling Pureology products that are completely vegan, sulfide free, anti fade and anti-aging.

As such she takes time, she said, to educate her clients about taking care of their hair to maintain its health and color.

Like the hair she cuts and styles, she likes to keep growing as well, “learning new things, keeping up with new ideas and designs,” she said. Nichols and her husband Larry have two boys, Noah, 9, and Ezra, 18 months.

Hours for the business are somewhat flexible as she works primarily by appointment, but is open to drop-ins Tuesday, Thursday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information call Nichols at 332-0900.