Nilou Henderson is a busy woman. Along with her two daughters, she juggles running three businesses: Henderson Ventures, Ziba Luxury Salon & Spa and Stage of Designs.
Stage of Designs is a full-service design firm, focusing on new construction, renovations, interior design and home staging. It’s a perfect complement to Henderson Ventures, an exclusive real estate brokerage firm she owns and operates with her husband, former NBA player Gerald Henderson. “We started Stage of Designs with the goal to be a one-stop shop for our clients,” Nilou says. “We want to deliver a white-glove service to everyone we work with.” Having moved around with Gerald’s NBA career, the Hendersons understand the importance of confidentiality when it comes to selling or buying a home and provide a seamless, rewarding client experience.
Right next door at Ziba – a full-service luxury Aveda salon and spa in Piedmont Town Center – customers can enjoy a cocktail or espresso while they relax and get pampered. The salon name means beauty, reflecting Nilou’s Persian roots. Raised to work hard and stay humble, she came to the United States as a young girl from Iran, where women have fewer rights.
“Leadership and empowering others are things I feel I have been called to do,” Nilou says. “I enjoy creating opportunities and successfully executing the goals and vision that I have manifested.”
Having a strong team and learning to delegate and trust allows Nilou to balance her roles as wife, mom and business owner. No matter how hectic life gets, she appreciates the freedom and opportunity to live out her dreams. “I want my girls to know they can do anything,” she says.