Meet our Staff!!!
Nikk Nelson, owner and stylist of Pressed Natural hair Care salon (NHCS) is a native of Dawson, GA. He graduated from Terrell Middle High School and matriculated at Valdosta State University where he received a Bachelors of Science degree in the field of Biology, as well as a minor in Chemistry. Upon graduation and moving to Atlanta, he refocused his career choice after a 4 year stent as a Laboratory Manager and decided to go into the field of cosmetology. Always having a knack for hair, he chose Proway cosmetology school located in Stone Mountain, Georgia. His career has allowed him to be surrounded by some of the greatest stylists in the Atlanta metro area. Today he is dedicated to making the hair industry take note of the phenomenal talent he and his team has to offer. He has had the pleasure of working with celebrities such as Angela Simmons, Vanessa Simmons, Jeanette Jenkins, Tasha Smith, Terri J. Vaughn, Teyana Taylor, Christina Millian and many many more. Mr. Nelson and his work has been featured on shows such as 106 & Park, The Game, Americas Got Talent, and Rip the Runway, and RHOA to name a few. Look out for his new and upcoming project, WHAIRDO© that is sure to be a success. So Stay Tuned!!!!
Stylist Willis J. McKinney was born in Columbia, SC but has roots in Miami, FL. He has 2 siblings, an older sister and a younger brother, and an adoring nephew. His father is a Army Retired Command Sergeant Major so he was afforded the opportunity to be raised all over the world. He is a man of faith and grew up in church his entire life. All his life he watched his sister and mother braid and style hair. This sparked his interest in the trade. After working in the customer service and banking industries for a few years, he finally decided to pursue his dream of hair styling and enrolling in the prestigious Paul Mitchell Cosomotology School. His specialties are extensions and healthy hair care. His focus is to ensure everyone leaves his chair feeling like the amazing person they are. In addition to positively transforming lives through hair styling, Willis enjoys traveling, shopping, and spending time with his friends and family.
ALBERT "A.LEE" WHITEHEAD
A.Lee is a international hairstylist who has been in the hair industry for 18
years. In his humble beginnings, A.Lee imagined himself as the master
stylist who worked all day in the salon, but quickly learned that his gift was
beyond the styling chair. His increasing passion for styling photo shoots, TV, commercials and miraculous makeovers made him thirst for more from his career. Since taking control of his career, he has been featured in magazines such as Vibe, The Atlantan, Fayette Woman, Eide Magazine, Jezebel Magazine, and Vogue Italia, just to name a few. He is also top pick among Fox 5 News Anchors, “Good Day Atlanta”, featured hairstylist on the TV program “The Chat Room” Fox’s “Dish Nation” and Bravo “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”.
A.Lee's strong commitment to succeed an willingness to learn paved the way for his future. To date, A.Lee’s work speaks for himself to reach the highest caliber of artistry, seeking out the top industry leaders to gain knowledge.
His close attention to details and innovative ideas has made him the choice
for celebrities such as Bravo’s Real Housewife Porsha Williams, Ashley
Tisdale, B.Scott, Dr.Oz, Damone Roberts, Diana Degarmo and Nene Leakes.
A.Lee is also a Global Educator/Platform Artist for FHI Heat. you can find
him at every trade show teaching classes and giving out the next big hair
A.Lee puts the “STYLE” in Hairstylist. Possessing both an amazing talent
and an outgoing personality, A.Lee is consistently booked for television,
and editorial photoshoots.
Lee, a native of Detroit, Michigan is the first face you see when you walk into PRESSED. Our Salon Manager graduated from Florida Memorial University with a Bachelors of Science in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. The eldest of 5, Leon has experience in event planning, corporate marketing and management.
Adrian Reshun, a native of Amite, Louisiana, has had a passion for hair since assisting in his cousins salon at an early age. Upon graduating from high school, Adrian pursued the traditional route of going to college by attending and graduating from Southern University in Baton Rouge Louisiana, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. He worked for several years as a Human Resources professional across many industries, before being “called” back to his true passion - hair. Adrian is a graduate of CEI Hair School in Atlanta, Georgia, and is already making his mark in Atlanta’s hair industry.
Demetris ‘Demi” Davis - brings over 20 years of experience in the hair industry. Having founded and managed two hair salons throughout her career – Demi has immersed herself into all aspects of cosmetology. She has extensive training in the latest products and tools, cutting, hair extension and coloring techniques – specifically Redken and Goldwell color formulation.
Candace Terry has always had a passion for the hair and make up. Growing up with a mother who has been in the cosmetology business for over 20 years, Candace grew up assisting her in the salon. She loves inspiring women through hair and makeup and being creative and innovative. Follow her on Social Media via Instagram @TheCandaceTerry.
Attention Current and Future Clients
Our operating hours are listed below.
Questions or concerns can be answered by our receptionists between the hours of 10:30 am until 4 pm Tuesday thru Friday. We are currently moving to a more automated system for booking and payments. Any questions or appointment requests outside of the hours listed above will be addressed the next day of business. We thank you for all of your continued support.