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From Shoe Store To Hair Salon! Nikki Blonsky Makes ANOTHER Career Change!

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Ya gotta do what ya gotta do to pay the bills! Just ask fireworks-spokesman Joey Fatone!

Last we heard from Hairspray star Nikki Blonsky, she was working the register at a high-end shoe boutique in her hometown of Great Neck, NY…although she was of course totally denying it!

Now, we're hearing that Nikki's gotten her cosmetology license and she's landed a job at Superstar Hairstylists (above, and below) in her hometown.

Here's what customer Sally Miles had to say about it:

I was in the salon having my hair done and I saw her working there. I couldn't believe it. She was sweeping up hair but also doing people's make up. She was really nice and even let me take pictures of her. I asked her if she was still acting and she said that she is auditioning a lot. But she needs a day job too."

Here's what another customer had to say about Nikki:

I was so surprised today when I showed up at Superstar to get my makeup done and it turned out to be Nikki Blonsky applying it.

She did a great job and I really look like a SUPERSTAR. Thanks to all the wonderful staff and I wish all the best to their newest employee cosmetologist Nikki Blonsky.

Glad to hear UR doing well with the new gig, Nikki! And good luck with those auditions! We know it can be tough out there!

What do U think? Would U like to get UR makeup done by Hairspray's Nikki Blonsky???

Update: Nikki has confirmed it herself! She says:

Its true. I'm working at Superstar Salon as a makeup artist and more. I'm proud to be working and helping pay bills but I'll NEVER lose sight of my dreams. Just ’cause I'm part time working doesn't mean I'm gonna give up on my dreams and don't give up on yours. I might book something big soon. Keep positive.

You go, gurl! Werk!

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14 comments to “From Shoe Store To Hair Salon! Nikki Blonsky Makes ANOTHER Career Change!”

  1. 1

    Good for her! When you need money, get a job - what a concept! I have way more respect for her than for all those talentless reality show bozos.

  2. 2

    There is no shame in working other jobs while you do auditions.

    But what surprises me is that Zac Efron whom she loves with "ever inch of her body and soul" hasn't offered her a part in one of his movie. Come on Zac, step up to the plate. When they promoted HS back in 2007 he held her hand on the red carpet, looked lovingly into her eyes and told the press she was the absolute best actress he's ever worked with and how great it was to kiss her. He even kissed her on some live TV show to prove his love for her. Why isn't he helping the love of his life when she needs it? Oh, wait . . . he was just acting like a jerk to promote a movie. Such a douche bag.

    Good luck with your new job, Nikki.

  3. 3

    I have a LOT more respect for her than I do Kim Kardashian. At least Nikki is actually working.

  4. 4

    R-E-S-P-E-C-T to her for doing what needs to be done.
    S-H-A-M-E on Mario The Gay Nazi Bully for trying to humiliate her.

  5. 5

    I've met her a couple times (both times by accident) and she is super nice ! Much much cuter in person than in photos. She is also a lot smaller in person.

  6. 6

    Good for her - it's refreshing to see someone who takes responsibility for themselves. When you need $$$ you work. Crazy concept.

  7. 7

    good for her. its nice to see her doing something instead of just letting herself go broke and have to owe millions to the irs. more entertainers need to put thier pride aside and be like this.

  8. 8

    Thats me (the blonde) in the picture with Nikki and hair stylist Felicia! Nikki did an AMAZING JOB doing my friend Rosa's makeup and mine as well later in the day!…i have knows Nikki for a long time and was SHOCKED when i went into the salon and found out she was my makeup artist!!! good luck Nikki, your fabulous!

  9. 9

    good for her, i hope she can be cast in something soon

  10. 10

    Saw her in Hairspray and she was fabulous, producers should cast her in another movie or play.

    BTW for those of you saying to "get a job", I've been looking for over a year and a half and due to disability (bad back and arthiritis) not able to work retail type jobs otherwise I might have been able to get a job, even if parttime. Not everyone is able bodied.

  11. 11

    This is a girl that was plucked from obscurity to have a part in one film. Why is this news?
    I mean did anyone actually think she would become a star or something? These fat girls always have short careers.
    Good for her though, she realizes she isn't going to be a star and that Hairspray isn't gonna last forever.

  12. 12

    Good for her! At least she doesn't have her head too far up her ass like some celebs who go broke because they refuse to work for their money.

  13. pj88 says – reply to this


    That's the life of an actor.. a star one minute, and waiting for the next big break to come along.. I'm thrilled that she is so open about it and not denying that she has to work for a living. C'mon Hollywood.. there's got to be something out there for her? Glee couldn't use another substitute teacher???? How about the new SMASH show…???

  14. 14

    Amazing how everyone overlooks the REAL Nikki Balloonski!!!!! Nikki how bout you admit that you lied when you denied that you were working as a shoe sales person! Being a working class person was beneath you then but its ok now? Also come clean about your (fake) made up boy friends! Nikki is a pathological liar and its impossible to get an honest word out of her! I leave with a compliment to Nikki! Wow Nikki you look great! What ya put on another 50 pounds in the last couple of months!