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Alana Folen

Enhancing Clients’ Beauty

Nathalie Cookie Kim, owner of Salon Cookie Couture | Photo by Keoki Cabral

For Nathalie Cookie Kim, opening the doors to Salon Cookie Couture in July 2011 with co-partner Archie Awaya was like witnessing a childhood dream blossom into reality. As a hairstylist, makeup artist and cosmetologist, Kim’s sole responsibility is that her clients look and feel their best.

Located at 910 Pumehana St. in the McCully area, Salon Cookie Couture caters to everyone and offers its services to modeling and talent agencies, boutiques, fashion shows, television productions and more, along with prepping clients for special events, weddings and proms.

“Clients can expect professional services from a licensed cosmetologist that meet their lifestyle and beauty needs,” says Kim, who studied cosmetology at Hollywood Beauty College and accounting at Kapiolani Community College. “Salon Cookie Couture is a boutique-style salon with personal charm. If we’re not working on hair, we’re working on makeup or at photo shoots working with professional photographers and stylists.”

Services include haircuts (shampoo, condition and style), color and highlights, perms (Japanese or Korean), treatments (hot oil treatment, Keratin conditioning, deep conditioning, Keratin smoothing blowout), hair extensions, waxing, makeup application and more, at prices that won’t put a dent in your wallet.

“At Salon Cookie Couture, we can always help you achieve your best look,” says Kim, noting that feather extensions are popular among her clients. “Because we service such a wide range of clientele and offer a variety of services, our future could head in many directions.”

Kim says she has high hopes for the salon, and envisions working with more production companies in the future that will in turn aid in business growth.

“Creating is a passion that I have. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing our clients satisfied. Enhancing one’s beauty to the client’s liking is very rewarding,” Kim states.

“My goal is to work on movie productions while still running the salon. I’d like to be hired overseas all across the world.”

Big dreams and a lot of passion are what drives Kim to succeed in the entrepreneurial world, and through it all she holds onto her faith and a positive approach.

“Keeping a positive attitude and being persistent are the two best things that can help anyone thrive to success. Pursue your dreams,” Kim says with a smile.

For more information on Salon Cookie Couture, visit Salon Cookie on Facebook.

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