Beauty Store Business

DEC 2014

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What would readers fi nd surprising about you? ____________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Do you prefer the city or the country? _______________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ What's the best piece of advice you've ever received? ______________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ Who is your hero and why? ___________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ Name one person you'd love to work with. __________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ What country would you like to visit?_________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ What is your greatest wish? ____________________________________________________________ What is your most treasured possession? __________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ Who are you proudest of? ____________________________________________________________ What's your favorite sport? ___________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ What was your fi rst job? _______________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ What is your secret vice? _____________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ Shelley Moench-Kelly is managing editor of Beauty Store Business. 72 December 2014 | The Last Page Nicole Freeman Nicole Freeman leads The Freeman Group, a manufacturers sales rep group based in Southern California that covers the 13 Western states and select accounts in Baja California in Mexico. The group services multicultural and full-service beauty distributors, beauty supplies, beauty-retail chains and nail dealers. Freeman's team includes multicultural and multilingual sales associates and merchandising specialists located throughout the territory. Prior to joining The Freeman Group, Freeman served as vice president of operations for a beauty-retail chain that she credits with providing her valuable insight into retail-purchasing strategies, which she uses daily to support her manufacturing clients and from which she developed The Freeman Group to work with emerging brands that are seeking to break into the beauty-retail field. Freeman traces her family's participation in the beauty industry back to the 1930s and Standard Beauty Supply of New York. One of her fondest memories from her youth was helping her father and uncle prepare rebates for Freeman Cosmetics; and her parents, brother and uncle remain actively involved in the beauty field to this day. Freeman earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona and her master's degree from the University of Southern California. She lives in Southern California with her husband and two daughters. Image courtesy of Nicole Freeman The city. . As my dad always , be au Tha My are my heroes. They've t work ethic. him for the past couple of years. . would be lost without them! from Korea who tell me how beautiful it is. Their history is so ■

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