Nina is a native Rhode Islander, who has had a passion for hairdressing, and the beauty industry, all of her life. Although she grew up watching both her grandfather and sister do hair, she took a slightly longer route to establish her own career in the field. Prior to doing hair, Nina earned her college degree in Communication, gave birth to her daughter, and held many jobs in between…None of them ever seemed like the perfect fit for Nina.

When the pandemic hit, and Nina was put on hiatus from her job, she decided it was finally her opportunity to pursue her one true passion -HAIR!! She chose Aveda because of the mission of the company and their beloved reputation in the beauty industry overall. Since becoming an Aveda graduate, Nina’s love for hair has grown more than she ever thought possible. What Nina enjoys even more, is helping bring forward the inner beauty of her clients, and the feeling they have when leaving her chair. Nina looks forward to bringing this joy to Zinke, and being a part of their amazing team!

When Nina is not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, and hanging out with her loving Shih Tzu, Ozzy. She enjoys cooking, traveling, and hitting the beach whenever possible. A fun fact about Nina is that she is a certified, Level II, Usui Reiki practitioner, and hopes to someday incorporate this wonderful healing technique into her list of offered services.
INTERESTS: traveling, the beach, hiking, reiki, cooking, movies, crystals and spending time with friends and family.
FAVORITE QUOTE: “Faith is taking the first steps when you can’t even see the whole staircase” –MLK Jr.