Ivy Oates


Ivy Oates works for Western Piedmont Community College, in Morganton, NC, as a teacher in continuing education.


Along with her teaching position, she is a small business owner and entrepreneur. She owns and operates Nice Nails and Hair salon with her daughter. Having a small business keeps her quite busy.


At the salon, her duties include running the books, making appointments and performing beauty services.


Ivy, who lives with a mental health condition, was able to work through her challenges and received an associate degree in education and a bachelor’s and master’s degree in accounting. She has also received certifications as an esthetician and manicurist.


She is proud to have accomplished all that she has on her own and is delighted to be working with her daughter at their business that makes others feel good and happy daily.

Ivy Oates is a teacher and a small business owner. She owns and operates Nice Nails and Hair salon with her daughter, and also works at West Piedmont Community College.

Ivy Oates is a teacher and a small business owner. She owns and operates Nice Nails and Hair salon with her daughter, and also works at Western Piedmont Community College.

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A certified esthetician and manicurist, Ivy performs detailed nail services on a client. Having the right equipment has helped her hone her craft, especially when doing nails.

A certified esthetician and manicurist, Ivy performs detailed nail services on a client. Having the right equipment has helped her hone her craft, especially when doing nails.

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Ivy smiles as she chats with a client, while performing one of many nail services at her salon, Nice Nails and Hair. She always enjoys speaking with her clients, which makes her job even more enjoyable.

Ivy smiles as she chats with a client, while performing one of many nail services at her salon, Nice Nails and Hair. She always enjoys speaking with her clients, which makes her job even more enjoyable.

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Always expanding her clientele, Ivy books a new appointments at her salon as one of her many responsibilities.

Always expanding her clientele, Ivy books a new appointment at her salon as one of her many responsibilities.

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Making sure she has the best variety of products for her clients, Ivy checks the inventory at the salon.

Making sure she has the best variety of products for her clients, Ivy checks the inventory at the salon. 

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