By Nikki Nelms

Nikki Nelms is a Brooklyn-based hairstylist with a knack for using unconventional tools and embellishment — she calls herself a “hair MacGyver.” She’s created red-carpet hairstyles and showstopping Met Gala looks for Solange Knowles, Zoë Kravitz, and Janelle Monáe.

“I hope when this is over, we will never forget how much we need each other. For now, I do an Instagram Live show on Wednesday (#WalkInWednesday) to help anyone needing hair advice. I hope the beauty industry will keep in mind just how important we are to the world — to understand our power and always use it to make the world better. I hope my [heart] design will help health care workers on the front lines feel appreciated, and I hope their patients will think of love when they see health care workers wearing my design.”