We're experts at what we do. But knowing the best techniques is only part of the process, we're also here to make you feel great. Whether you're here for one service or several, your happiness is of utmost importance!
After 11 years of serving in the U.S. Air Force, Nicole pursued her undergraduate degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. In exactly one year as a Radio Frequency Engineer, Nicole started her esthetician journey with Paul Mitchell the School in Costa Mesa, CA. That was where the name Pillowtalk Salon and Spa was born.
The day after she passed her Esthetician license, she moved to Albuquerque, NM on September 17th, 2014. Her first job in the beauty industry was at the Benefit Brow Bar, which eventually led her into starting her own at-home business 6 months later. She entered the world of Permanent Makeup (PMU) by 2017. She learned how to tattoo brows, eyeliner, lips and 3D areolas. In 2019, Nicole decided to train under world renowned Jeff “Picasso” and Masoud with LDRSMP in the art of Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP).
Nicole finally opened a location that was open to the public in 2020. She enjoys the variety of services offered and is totally engaged in not only doing her business, but also growing her business. She plans to continue to serve her community with quality workmanship, professionalism and a heart of gratitude!
Learning how to do makeup was a big part of leading me to do what I do today. When taking care of myself, whether it’s doing makeup, skincare or waxing, if I look good I feel good!
I was excited to learn that the beauty industry not only offers temporary services like laminations and tints, but permanent makeup as well. In my permanent makeup curriculum, we were offered one service and my choice was my lips. My lack of pigment had not only added to my makeup time but didn’t stay on all day. That being said, I never have to put on lipstick or feel like I have to do a full face to feel like myself! Now I’m in an environment where my clients and I are able to discuss services they might’ve known were never an option. I look forward to meeting you soon!
Chiqui became a cosmetologist in 2012 and has never looked back! She is constantly learning new techniques and styles to bring to her faithful clientele. She returned to school for her Master Barber licensure in 2019 and has become fluid in her fades. Chiqui has a passion for creating the perfect cut and style for each person and takes detailed notes to remember the customized cut for her guest. Come and try out a Chiqui Cut!!