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Nicky Oliver Hairdressing

Fact File
Salon Name:Nicky Oliver Hairdressing
Tel:0844 999 0644
Address:32 Oldham Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester M1 1JN
No. of Staff:22
Sections:19
Opening Date:1/1/1990
Twitter:@nickyoliverhair @nickyoliverway
Facebook:Nicky Oliver Hairdressing
Website:http://www.nickyoliver.com/


TIME TO TALK
We interviewed Nicky Oliver from Nicky Oliver Hairdressing


What was your inspiration for the salon?
I have always admired world renowned creator, designer and architect Philippe Starck’s work and wanted a post-modernist look for my salon designed by him.


Who is your role model?
I guess it would be Trevor Sorbie, as I admire his artistic skills.


Best moment? (customer base/ award winning/ promotion/ messages/recommendation)?
That would have to be about 13 years ago when I was in Taiwan presenting the Schwarzkopf’s 100th Anniversary show to 4000 people. It was amazing to speak and show my creative ideas to such a large live audience and I really enjoyed the occasion.


Funniest hairdressing moment?
I can’t name just one, but I can honestly say that every day something funny happens which really makes me laugh and reminds me of why I chose to be a hairdresser.


Best piece of advice anyone has ever given you?
That’s easy – Believe in your dream!


Whats the most important quality you look for in someone joining your team?
I look for enthusiasm for the industry and conscientiousness.


What would you like to be known for?
I also run the Nicky Oliver Hair Academy and I am passionate about training hairdressers and people who what to be hairdressers. I love to share my ideas with them, so I would like to be known as a ‘quality creative educator’.


What couldn't you live without?
My wife Sylvia and our six children.


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