Inger Ellen Nicolaisen is the founder and owner of Raise Gruppen, which is one of Europe’s largest and leading Hair & Beauty companies with multiple renowned concepts and brands in one of the most exciting industries in the world, Hair and Beauty. With more than 150 Hair Salons in Europe, 5 International Hair Academies and over 1000 employees, the company is expanding it’s business in the US with its concepts and brands.
Nicolaisen has 14 kids who call her mom. She has given birth to three children and became a mother when she was very young. At the age of 15 she had her first child, Linda, followed by Christinah, and her son Peter. Additionally, she has 11 children from an orphan’s home in Eastern Europe.
A Hand to Children foundation, established in 1994, was founded by Nicolaisen to further support children in need and since she has actively worked to help children.
In 2015, Inger Ellen Nicolaisen and her daughter Christinah Nicolaisen launched their own hair and beauty range, Eleni & Chris, made with natural ingredients sourced from Scandinavia. Together, they own the company IC Scandinavia Group AS, which operates in Norway, Sweden, and in the US.