What Is In the Nick of Time?

Mission Statement

To provide a professional full salon & spa experience brought to client’s home, work, or event with an emphasis on luxury, quality & cleanliness.

In the Nick of Time: The Elite Mobile Salon & Spa

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In the Nick of Time

In The Nick of Time: The Elite Mobile Salon & Spa brings salon and spa stylists and services to clients, wherever they are: home, hospital, hotel, events, weddings and workplaces! Stylists, barbers and massage therapists bring all supplies and equipment to provide hair care, nail care, massage, makeup, eyelash extensions, facials, waxing, and spray tanning wherever clients are. In the Nick of Time is totally mobile and does not have a brick and mortar salon or have a bus where clients come in; stylists meet clients right where they are.

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In the Nick of Time

is the first of its kind providing these services to not only high end clients that love the convenience, but also to the everyday busy client who enjoys on call services and also to ill and homebound clients who need a pick me up during a down time. On the website inthenickoftimespa.com clients pick their own stylist/barber/massage therapist, browse their portfolio, and book right from the website! In the Nick of Time is in the process of launching a mobile app in both the Google and Apple store which will give even easier functionality for clients to pick and book their stylist/barber/massage therapist. In the Nick of Time provides services to Virginia, Maryland and DC.

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In the Nick of Time: The Elite Mobile Salon & Spa has been featured in many different media publications: The Washington Business Journal, Northern Virginia Magazine, Viva Tysons Magazine, Copa Style Magazine, and News Channel 8 Women’s Report to name a few.

Ashley M. Ivey, the owner and founder created this business

April 2, 2016 Ashley Ivey in the hospital. An In the Nick of Time Stylist came to Ashley's hospital room to do her hair!
April 2, 2016 Ashley Ivey in the hospital. An In the Nick of Time Stylist came to Ashley’s hospital room to do her hair!

out a need she had of her own. After being debilitated by a severe case of Multiple Sclerosis, her mother brought nail technicians and hairstylists to do Ashley’s hair & nails at her home after Ashley’s chemotherapy session and hospital stays. After 10 years of Ashley fighting the disease, progressing through college and pressing to get her physical therapy license to help others, Ashley decided to launch In the Nick of Time to provide the same service she received to others.
Ashley has her license as a Physical Therapist Assistant with extensive experience in neurological disorders such as MS, Parkinson’s, and Strokes. Ashley started an Outpatient Physical Therapy Center with I-CARE Home Health Care focused on neurological disorders in 2011 and expanded it to a Health & Wellness Center in 2012. Ashley has spoken at multiple organizations such as church affiliations, and non-profits.

To read more about Ashley’s story PRESS HERE

Is it safe to color my hair when pregnant?

Good Question!

The question was asked: Is it safe to color my hair when pregnant?

Yes you may! Coloring your hair while pregnant is not a problem at all provided you seek professional guidance first. You can use ammonia free hair color products as well as highlight your hair, but being careful not to apply color to your scalp.

Things to remember!

– Use ammonia- free base/ semi permanent or all natural hair dye like Henna
– Test a strand first
– Do this in open space, properly ventilated
– Better to be in done after 1st trimester

Thank you so much for asking your question! For all beauty and relaxation questions please submit by e-mail


What Is Hair Weave & Hair Extensions?

What Is Hair Weave & Hair Extensions?

Artificial hair integration’s which adds length and/or fullness to human hair. This can be obtain by either clips, glue, and braiding techniques.

Hair Extensions Past, Present Future

In the early 1900’s Hair Extensions were seen as a luxury, and only people who had a surplus of money could afford them. The extensions of this era were called switches and they were clipped into hair, quite similar to what we do today.
hair extensions blog in the nick of time mobile salonThere is also evidence that human hair extensions were widely used back in ancient Egypt as cosmetic adornment and this dates back as far as 3400 BC.

Worn by Pharaohs and other important people these extensions

were attached to the hair using a complex system of weaving and knotting techniques.

In present day we have all kinds of Hair Extensions and techniques to suit your fancy from bonding ,to braiding tracks which we attach the hair on , and micro linking just to name a few.


Hair Extension Blog In the Nick of Time Hair SalonThe best quality hair used today is Malaysian virgin hair. Malaysian hair resembles your genuine hair. They also have less expensive hair as well, although the hair looks just as good the hair results aren’t as long lasting as the Malaysian virgin hair. Long hair seems to represent power and passion for ladies and femininity. These days with technology increasing you see celebrity and media changing the way ladies achieve that special look. Even wigs are starting to play a big role in the hair industry.



So what will we expect for the future of weaves and extension? Who knows but at the rate we are going from past and present the sky is the limit!