Inside the industrial-chic Flock Salon is Kansas City stylist Nick Jenkins, a KC transplant who projects his own ebullient personality into each cut. Growing up in Omaha, Jenkins didn’t struggle to choose a career path. His style, abstract and far from technical, has been honed with experience and a stretch working with ethnic hair. Then came Flock; it fit like a glove. Jenkins’ star is on the rise, with national editorial work in The Knot and other wedding magazines.
What makes Kansas City a great place for creativity and innovation?
KC is a bit of a hidden treasure. People that transplant or visit are often pleasantly surprised at how diverse and up-and-coming it really is. With that said it’s the perfect incubator to grow, create and enjoy any medium of creativity you choose. KC has a city feel but still small enough you don’t feel rushed or behind the curve to accomplish or create something great.
When and where are you happiest?
I’m happiest when I have order in my life. I’m a creative mind which means I need some bit of structure or at least something close to it...or else things just get messy. That and endless nights of laughter and wine with best friends.
What is your favorite place in Kansas City?
Favorite places in KC range from the obvious to the unconventional. I spend a good amount of my time at work, Skyline Downtown Salon, which I feel pretty lucky to be able to say is one of my favorite places in KC.
Where's your favorite place outside of Kansas City?
I love to travel, whether it’s a state away or overseas. I’m usually a sucker for hot weather and a beach. Honestly though anytime I’m out of my comfort zone around new people, new surroundings and exciting energy is just fine
What's your most treasured personal possession?
Pictures, hundreds and hundreds of pictures. All from past, present and future.
Who's your favorite fictional hero?
Christian Gray and Ursula the Sea Witch.
Who do you most admire in real-life?
I’ll keep it short and sweet. I admire the ones who inspire me, encourage me and give me unconditional love and support.