Twinsburg resident opens boutique after COVID-19 closes salon

Like so many enterprise homeowners, Dominique Nixon discovered her life turned the other way up by the COVID-19 pandemic.Nixon, who had studied at Paul Mitchell in Twinsburg and operated Salon Lofts in Beachwood for 10 years, discovered herself out of labor when companies have been shuttered throughout the state in March 2020.”When COVID-19 confirmed up and shut my Salon Loft down, I used to be devastated,” Nixon stated. “The profession I labored so arduous in and beloved and the best way I used to be capable of make a dwelling to supply for my two youngsters was at a standstill, with no revenue coming in and an enormous cloud of detrimental power and ideas crammed my thoughts.”However, Nixon stated when she watched the Netflix sequence “Self Made: The Life of Madam C.J. Walker,“ a sequence with Akron native and NBA basketball star LeBron James as one of many govt producers, “my wheels have been turning.” “Self Made” is predicated on the true story of a Black girl who would go on to turn out to be the primary feminine self-made millionaire. Born Sarah Breedlove in 1867, she created a line of Black hair care merchandise, which may nonetheless be discovered at present, based on data from the Guinness World Records web site.”I used to be in amazement of how she made one thing out of nothing,” Nixon stated. “For a few years, I’ve been specializing in dwelling a wholesome, holistic way of life as a lot as doable. As a licensed cosmetologist, I’ve studied the detrimental results chemical substances have on the pores and skin and hair. So I perceive how vital it’s to make use of all pure merchandise on myself and my youngsters. I studied recipes and I’ve been making physique butters, soaps and oils for my youngsters and myself since my son was born in 2011.”I had a thought, ‘What if I make these great merchandise and promote them to my household and buddies?’ And I did simply that.”The consequence was Crystal and Cream Boutique, which began earlier this yr as a web-based enterprise, promoting candles, pores and skin and haircare merchandise, and different gadgets.Nixon’s retailer at 10574 Ravenna Road in Twinsburg can have its grand opening Saturday, Oct. 9. The opening will run from midday to 4 p.m., and can embody meals, drink, giveaways and leisure.Nixon, who moved to Twinsburg together with her son and daughter about three years in the past, stated she had initially began promoting her merchandise in native companies across the Cleveland space. Some of the merchandise accessible at Crystal and Cream Boutique embody skincare, hair care, reiki crystals, facial therapeutic massage, and manifestations candles, Nixon stated. “My merchandise have assist me maintain my youngsters present them a way of stability throughout these very troublesome instances,” Nixon stated. “My boutique is a singular house to offer you love, mild, wonderful merchandise which are charged with crystals, and therapeutic providers with crystals. We supply lessons and customized coaching periods to assist manifest your goals into actuality.”Reporter April Helms may be reached at [email protected] a glanceBusiness: Crystal and Cream Boutique  Owner: Dominique Nixon   Founded: Grand opening Saturday, Oct. 9  Where: 10574 Ravenna Road, TwinsburgCellphone quantity:  216-978-3698.   Website: https://www.crystalncream.comEmail: [email protected] the sequenceThe Beacon Journal is profiling Black-owned companies in Summit County. Read extra of those profiles at The Beacon Journal will proceed to focus on minority-owned companies as a part of its ongoing common protection.

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