Aesthetician Nicole Williams started working at Beauty Boutique in 2014 and has helped clients enhance their natural beauty ever since.
Williams was born in Arkansas; however, her parents relocated to their native Mt. Juliet when she was three years old. Williams graduated from Mt. Juliet High School.
"As a teenager I struggled with acne and other skin issues. As a result, I experimented with different products and makeup to minimize it. It was a natural fit for me to build on the skills I had already gained in my personal experiences," she said of her career choice. "I wanted to become a guide for those who may get lost in the overwhelming amount of skincare products and procedures available."
Williams' expertise includes chemical peels, facials, hair removal and eyelash extensions.
"The most rewarding part for me is to make my clients feel better about themselves. Not only just their self-confidence in their skin and how they present themselves, but also how they feel in general. Many treatments I provide are very relaxing, which reduces stress," she explained. "When they leave the Beauty Boutique they are feeling good on the inside and out."
When she isn't working, Williams enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her family hosts a monthly poker night, and Williams is in the process of learning the game.
"I also love going to the movies and trying new restaurants," she said. "I've recently started horseback riding, which I really enjoy. I've started to travel more and hope to continue this coming year."
This fall, Williams was sworn-in as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children.
"I am a firm believer that to make changes you have to be a part of the solution," she said. "Childhood and adolescence are the most formative years of a person's life. Not everyone gets a great start, and I want to improve that for anyone I can. For many kids, having a CASA can be the difference between success and failure."
Williams listed her mother and grandmother as the women she most admired.
"They are two big influences for me," she said. "Both have taught me the importance of charity, equality and humbleness. These are values I'm truly grateful for."