“And whatsoever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” (Colossians 3:17.) For Ebony Nichols, President and Founder of 3:17 Hair incorporated, this is both the inspiration for her nonprofit beauty business, and the motivation for her life. Ebony was born in Akron, Ohio, but has been a happy resident of Mobile, Alabama since 2008. Ebony attended and graduated with the class of 2000, from Coventry High School, and later attended The University of Akron for elementary education; however, Ebony’s struggle with the autoimmune disorder, Alopecia Areata (hair loss,) prompted her pursuit of a career in the beauty industry. She attended Gerber Akron Beauty School, where she received her certification as a licensed cosmetologist in 2005. Her nonprofit business, 3:17 Hair, founded in 2015, provides beauty and hair care services to the disadvantaged, underserved, and those experiencing hair loss due to Cancer and Alopecia. Ebony is the mother of five beautiful children, and loving wife of Nikeland Nichols, with whom she serves her home, church, and community through missions and music. The couple are co-founders of the nonprofit organization, PUSH inc. (Persevering Under Severe Hindrances,) which mentors, tutors, and advocates for at risk youth in Alabama, Ohio, Mississippi, Atlanta, California, and Kingston, Jamaica. Ebony has participated in public service since her teen years as a community volunteer, and is currently pursuing a B.S. in Human Services. She is honored and excited to join the cause of The HUSH Project, and hopes to continue to serve, both in word and deed, for the growth and empowerment of her community.