Photo by Lindsey Erhart of LuLu Charmed Photography.
Photo by Lindsey Erhart of LuLu Charmed Photography.

Abigail’s Specialties:  Formal Hair Styling for Weddings, Proms, and other Special Occasions, Cut and Style.

Abigail’s Story


Abigail Nelson is a multi-talented cosmetologist that specializes in formal hair styling.  After graduating from Columbus High School in Columbus, Nebraska in December 2002, she enrolled in the cosmetology program at Banner College of Hair Design in Fremont, Nebraska where she graduated with honors in March 2004.

In January 2014, Abigail moved to Rapid City with her loving husband, Brandon, and their two charming basset hounds Layla and Lynard.  They added an adorable Lhasa Apso named Butter to their family at Christmas 2014.

When she’s not at work, Abigail enjoys hiking with her husband and her fur babies.  She loves being immersed in the beauty of the Black Hills, and the more isolated her location, the better. She loves exploring new places and finding a location where she can fully clear her mind to focus and meditate.

Recently, Abigail began taking guitar lessons.  Music is her favorite hobby, and she loves discovering new music and attending live shows.

Abigail is a dedicated stylist with a zest for continuing education.  She loves what she does and has a passion for creating beautiful hair.  She’s especially fond of formal hair styling because she says she loves being part of someone’s special day.  Making someone feel beautiful and confident is the best perk of this industry.

Who do you admire the most and why?

My Mom; she is strong, constant, truthful, kind, hilarious, and has never stopped believing in me.  She takes unconditional love to an entirely different level.

What was your first car?

A 1979 Ford Courier.  It didn’t have a working speedometer, gas gauge, or radio.

Have you ever been told you look like someone famous?

Maggie Gyllenhaal.

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.

E.E. Cummings