Courageous, talented, and driven are just a few words that attempt to describe the brilliance of the multi-faceted woman, Nancy Coretta Scaife-Mullens. Nancy is a phenomenal artist, wife, mother, and visionary. This creative artist and innovator has become the CEO of the new company, Artistic Rootz. However, her incredible journey began long ago.
Nancy Scaife was born September 19, 1982 in Forrest City, Arkansas with innate artistic abilities. As a child, Nancy developed a passion for art. Her mother often found paper all around the house with Nancy’s unbelievable drawings on them. This impeccable talent was quickly spotted by those around her including a kindergarten teacher. The teacher immediately noticed Nancy’s amazing talent, and without hesitation spoke prophetically about Nancy’s gift: She would become a famous artist one day.
Nancy vividly remembers the day she became preoccupied with her 8th grade classmates’ hair. Before she knew it she had drawn the girl’s hair, strand by strand. This marked a significant transition into drawing hairstyles with such intricate detail. After highschool, Nancy soon felt compelled to produce a hair illustration book. Much to her surprise, beauticians fell in love with the book and readily purchased her work. Shortly after, Nancy stumbled upon self publishing information and followed a spontaneous inkling. In 2005, “Scaife Hairstyles” was published containing hand drawn hairstyles straight from Nancy’s God-given imagination.
In 2007, Nancy’s work became recognized by many moguls in the beauty industry. She obtained her first position within the beauty industry, working towards the creation of a unique magazine. However, Nancy quickly learned a valuable lesson. Her vision would not be fulfilled without God’s hand in the project. Over the next year, Nancy worked hard for the company, but faced many personal challenges. Towards the close of this partnership Nancy made a bold decision not to compromise her ethics, or allow credit to be placed in anyone’s hands other than God. It was at this turning point that Nancy dedicated her life to God, putting Him first in everything.
July 2009, marked a pivotal time for Nancy’s career and family. God revealed His plans for Nancy to start her own business and and original magazine. Nancy and her husband, Adrian Mullens sold all their possessions and headed towards their said promise land and current residence, San Antonio, Texas. Although she was starting from scratch, Nancy had faith that she was fully equipped this time with God in control.
In September 2009, the Artistic Rootz Company was established in San Antonio, Texas. The company consists of: Natural Hair Care, Publishing; beauty magazines & books, fashion design, and different medias of artworks created by Nancy: Acrylic, Conte, Charcoal, Pastel, and Ink Drawings.
For four focused months Nancy invested her time in creating the Artistic Rootz double issue magazine from her publishing company, Kingdomaire Publishing. God gave her the ability and knowledge to create every aspect of the magazine as the artist, graphic layout designer, promoter, and publisher of the project.
In February 2010, Artistic Rootz, the first magazine of its kind, was published and released. On March 5, 2011, Kingdomaire Publishing released , “In Times of War, Poems of Prayer” by her husband, author, Adrian D. Mullens. This book consists of powerful prayer poems & art with insight to each one.
In 2013, Nancy published a magazine for natural hair called Artistic Rootz Natural Styles & Illustrations magazine. She not only illustrated each hairstyle but also created the illustrations on the models in the magazine. She ventured on the journey to becoming a platform artist aka the "Hair Artist" Nancy, creating masterpieces, from the canvas to the styling chair. She teaches nationally at beauty conventions, bringing her designs to life straight from the publication. In 2014, Nancy opened up the first all natural hair care salon in San Antonio, Artistic Rootz Natural Hair Care Clinic, introducing a healthier approach with artistic styling for natural hair. In 2015, the company introduced 100 % USDA Certified Organic Hair products called Natural Hair Farm. This product was created to help people transition, protect & grow their natural hair. Nancy believes when the client walks out of Artistic Rootz Natural Hair Care Clinic, they should be transformed from head to toe!! That's why she created a natural clothing and accessory line called Napp2reality fashion, "Art You Can Wear!!"
In 2018, Nancy has published a series of books, Artistic Rootz Therapeutic Coloring book, where she hand drew each illustration for her customers to color. Another book was published called, God's Creative Process, the 7 Day Plan, by her husband, Adrian Mullens.
This work describes Adrian and Nancy's process of how they started the vision of every business they've created. In this book, Adrian describes how God created the world in a biblical business format.
Nancy Scaife is a humble and virtuous woman with contagious enthusiasm. Her God-centered organization, Artistic Rootz, is a testament of her faith. Wisdom simply pours out of this young woman and she hopes to inspire and assist others as she does what she loves most, her gift from God, art.
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Publishing: Kingdomaire Publishing