NicoleIn May of 2014, I relocated from Toronto, Canada to Bath. After meeting my boyfriend in Canada we decided to move to the UK for a short period of time. I have family here and always dreamed of living in the UK one day. After spending a few months in Bath and the southwest of England, the short term plan turned into a new long term plan.

On arrival I thought it would be a nice change to try something new and began working at The Royal Crescent Hotel as an Events Coordinator. It didn’t take long for me to realise how passionate I am about the hairdressing industry!

My hairstyling journey first began as a young girl. I was sweeping the floors of any salon who wanted me! In high school I competed in the Ontario Skills Competition for hairdressing. From there I attended one of the most respected beauty schools in Canada, the Fiorio Beauty Academy. I went on to work in one of their salons in downtown Toronto where I specialised in colour for the next two years.

I enjoy everything about the industry, but I would have to say I would never get tired of doing highlights! I also enjoy perming and cutting beautiful classic bobs. I’m so excited to be working and creating at Material and to be working alongside Paul and Tania! The salon has such an amazing atmosphere, I already feel part of the team! In the next few months, I will be developing my precision cutting skills with Paul and attending perming courses and colour workshops at the Wella Academy in London.

It feels so good to be back in the industry and I’m ready to give it all I’ve got!