Nicolette decided to follow her passion 21 years ago and began her career as a Hair Stylist . After receiving a license from Pittsburgh Beauty Academy, she continued her education with Vidal Sassoon in Santa Monica CA, focusing on precision hair cutting. From there she acquired a stylist position in Nashville, closely working with the Bumble & Bumble product line and continuing advanced education for styling and texture cutting. This led her to being a Bumble & Bumble Network Educator for 10 years.  Along with creating all shapes and texture through cutting hair, she also loves working with color.  Nicolette has had the opportunity to work with a variety of color lines and techniques, becoming a Certified Colorist with Aveda, Redken, and Framesi.  

Travel has always had a huge influence on her life and work. In 2012, Nicolette took a year long personal journey through Thailand and India, where she focused on healing and self-care practices.  Through deepening her practice of meditation, Yoga and Ayurvedic medicine, she felt inspired to someday open an organic salon where she could focus not only on hair, but over all sense of well-being.   

After 21 years of working in three amazing salons located in Pittsburgh, Nashville, and Richmond, Nicolette has come full-circle back to Pittsburgh to open Mandala Wellbeing Salon. By using O&M COR color line along with Certified, clean, organic products, she is able to provide the same beautiful results without the harsh chemicals.  Combining this with years of hair experience and a peaceful space, Mandala is sure to create a refreshing salon experience.