October 20, 2015
St Vincent-born Edris Nicholls got her start in the hair business as a teenager in New York, learning her first tricks of the trade in a Koch-era after-school program. After paying her dues at uptown salons like Warren Tricomi, the stylist set out on her own in 2003, opening EDRIS Salon on one of the last deserted strips of the Meatpacking district. Known for her uptown/downtown aesthetic and her multicultural approach to hair styling (all staff are trained in the specific needs of African American, Asian, and mixed hair types), Nicholls’ equal-opportunity attitude is reflected in her diverse client base.
EDRIS Salon has been voted numerous times by ELLE magazine as one of its Top 100 Salons.
Edris is also a long-time supporter of Voss Foundation, and has served on our Women Helping Women New York luncheon event committees and African Bazaar curatorial committees for the last two years.
I admire Voss Foundation for actively engaging in work to help communities around the world,” says Edris, “especially because women and girls benefit. By helping women, Voss Foundation is improving the lives of future generations. As the adage says ‘it takes a village.'”
I wanted to be a part of the Voss community of amazing women. The water plight is at the forefront, not just in communities around the world, but also at the home front (eg. California). All it take is a few less drops of rainwater or overuse, to deplete communities, change the map, and families lives forever! If women can come together around the world improve access to water, WHY NOT!