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Nichole Baskett Hines, C'89

October 2022

Nichole B HinesAs vice chairman of the Kansas State Board of Cosmetology, a licensed cosmetologist and esthetician, and a small business owner, Nichole Baskett Hines, C’89, continues to honor the significant role Spelman College plays in her abundant success in the beauty industry.

Before joining the Spelman sisterhood, Hines could not have imagined the impactful space she was about to enter, but her experience throughout her tenure proved to be invaluable.

"Until my arrival, I did not know how much I needed seeds planted…that would carry me positively," said Hines. "Even as I am currently negotiating the biggest business move of my career, it is the confidence and courage that was nurtured within me decades ago by staff, professors, the education, and my peers that lives within me today – never doubting my abilities."

With nearly 30 years of experience, Hines has built a beauty empire and continues to pave a rich legacy that further highlights the excellence that Spelman inspires.

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