AVON PARK — Niedrana King, known to many as “NK,” is a human dynamo. She is a woman overflowing with goodness, compassion and a never ending abundance of energy.
King is the owner and operator of Nappy Headz beauty salon, at 1109 Memorial Drive in Avon Park. However, this is but one facet of King’s giving life.
She was born in Brooklyn, New York and moved to Florida some 30 years ago when she was 9 years old. An Avon Park High School graduate, King enjoys having her entire extended family living in the area.
“She’s got way too much energy,” said good friend, Tonya Marshall. “She’s fantastic. Good Lord, she’s like, ‘New York hip-hop meets southern belle.’ She’s just the weirdest combination.”
Marshall says King’s salon has been open for about four years.
“Not only is she a phenomenal hair stylist, she’s got a voice that you would not believe,” Marshall said. “She can sing like nobody’s business. She’s also a big community activist. She’s got a charity called Back To School Braids And Beads, I think is the name of it. The kids come in and they do their hair and they collect