Aug 29, 2023 - Business

A newly opened beauty salon in south Charlotte is providing jobs to refugee women from Ukraine

Nobu Beautique opened in south Charlotte in May. The salon aims to help Ukrainian women reclaim the careers they had before the war.

“They want to work as they were in their country,” said Nobu Beautique owner Nabo Tsatsigil, who immigrated to the U.S. from Russia.

Why it matters: It’s a woman-owned business with a goal of supporting other women. So far, Tsatsigil has hired four Ukrainian women to work at the salon as hair stylists and nail technicians.

  • Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, over a quarter million Ukrainians have been granted entry into the U.S., Axios has reported.
  • Tsatsigil felt drawn to hire refugees through her experience moving here after a divorce. “I was in their situation too, and it’s hard,” she said.

Flashback: Tsatsigil immigrated as a single mother 18 years ago.

  • When she arrived in the U.S., Tsatsigil went back to school to become a cosmetologist.
  • She worked as a stylist in Charlotte for eight years before opening Nobu Beautique in May.

What to expect: Nobu Beautique is a hybrid beauty salon, meaning it offers both hair and nail services, including hair coloring and cuts, extensions and makeup application, plus manicures and pedicures. 

Between the lines: Nobu’s interior was created by Tatiana Mozerova of TNT Staging. Mozerova and her business partner, Tatiana Murga, also immigrated from Russia.

  • “The green and beige interior was chosen to represent nature and create a soothing, relaxing atmosphere,” Murga said.
  • In other words, the beautique isn’t meant to be somewhere you’ll go for a quick cut or mani.

Details: Find Nobu Beautique at 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road in Caramel Village.

  • It’s open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm.
  • The easiest way to book an appointment is through the salon’s website, Tsatsigil said.

See inside Nobu Beautique, now open in south Charlotte:

Photos: McKenzie Rankin/Axios

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