Nicole's Open Road
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- Raised by a single mother, she had to work from a young age to help supplement their income.
- She was always the type of employee to go above and beyond, so entering the military just made sense.
- When she was sent to Afghanistan on an Army deployment, her skin started reacting poorly to the environment and the stress.
- Products on the market weren’t working, so she decided to start mixing up her own skin care solutions.
- Once she developed a few products that worked, she realized that she could go into entrepreneurship and sell her skin care products to others who needed them.
- Started taking online classes during her deployments and earned a degree in business administration.
- While she was trying to get the business off the ground, she encountered months of failure; there were days when she wanted to give up completely.
- But she kept persisting—something she chalks up to her military training—and eventually found success, with her skincare line being featured in multiple beauty magazines.