Nicole “Cole” Patrick is the founder of TheNaturalCole.com, an online resource for women with natural hair to learn about hair care, hair products, and hairstyles.
Growing up in a large family of nine and with a mother who was an at home beautician, Cole has always had a love for hair.
After graduating from high school, she wanted to pursue a career in cosmetology, but instead, she attended college where she obtained her BA in Computer Information Systems and an MBA in Business Administration. While attending college Cole’s passion for hair never subsided.
In May 2012, Cole made the decision to “big chop” and began her natural hair journey. She attempted to transition several years before but was unsuccessful due to a lack of knowledge about caring for natural hair.
In the beginning, Cole was uncertain of her natural hair journey and
often felt like giving up due to a lack of understanding of how to care for natural hair.
Instead, Cole began to learn the science behind natural hair care by reading cosmetology textbooks, books about hair care, and watching YouTube videos. This in-depth research taught Cole how to care for her natural hair. Eager to share her knowledge with other women who had textured hair, she created TheNatualCole.com in 2013.
After blogging for a year, Cole wanted to expand her reach and speak directly to her audience, and in September of 2014, she created The Natural Cole How-To Workshop held in Dallas, Texas. The workshops are facilitated in a hands-on classroom environment to educate women about natural hair care, hair product usage, and hair styling techniques.
Cole’s passion for hair care has gained her the opportunity to work with brands such as Universal Beauty Products, Denman Brush Inc., Alikay Naturals, Giovanni Cosmetics, Firstline Brands, Curls, and a list of others. Cole’s mission is to help women be confident with displaying their natural tresses and owning their look through her online blog articles, YouTube videos, workshops, and online courses.
The Natural Cole has been featured as a guest blogger on BlackAmerica.web, Denman Brush and has been seen on Essence.com. Cole has also been a guest speaker at several hair expos such as the Bella Kinks Expo, New Orleans Natural Hair Expo, Armed Forces Natural Hair and Wellness Expo, and at the AVEDA Dallas Hair Institute.
In her spare time, Cole enjoys cooking, reading, traveling, encouraging others to be their best, and learning everything she can about natural hair care.