Love is in the air on Season 3 of Black Ink Crew: Chicago. 9Mag owner Ryan Henry is back with Rachel Leigh, the mother of his son Mason. Manager Charmaine is dating a 26-year-old from Elizabeth, New Jersey, Neek Bey. And tattoo artist Phor is now “committed” (his word) to Nikki Nicole, a hairstylist who has her studio in the same building as 9Mag. They were dating last season but Phor says things are easier with former 9Mag tattoo artist Kat not around. (Kat left Chicago for Los Angeles.)
Nikki Nicole is a 24-year-old weave specialist who has some strict rules in her salon including: no children and no men (unless they’re getting their hair done). It’s a cash only salon and if you’re more than 5 minutes late, there’s a $25 fee. Nikki also offers emergency appointments (1.5 hours, $150) and one-on-one appointments where you can shadow Nikki and learn her techniques (30 minutes/$600). Nikki also sells hair on her Nikki Nicole Collection website. Black Ink Crew: Chicago airs Wednesdays at 8pm on VH1.