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Nicky Clarke Interview: a life in hairdressing


Over the last three decades, Nicky Clarke has cut, primped and preened the hair of some of the world’s most famous people and he’s gained celebrity status in his own right. He has worked with Penelope Cruz, Princess Diana and The Beatles to name but a few of his glamorous clients, proving that Nicky’s hairdressing career really has been a cut above ... Read More »

What does a hairdressing apprenticeship involve?

If you’re really keen on a career as a hairdresser the first thing to do is to get some work experience. If you’re still at school, you can work as a junior in a salon on Saturdays, in the evenings or during school holidays or you can start your career on a hairdressing apprenticeship. Once you have some experience and ... Read More »

Hair-raising poster

A hairdresser in west London found himself under scrutiny by North Korean embassy officials after he displayed a massive poster of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, in the window of his salon. The poster, with the words ‘BAD HAIR DAY?’ written underneath an image of the North Korean leader,  was devised by the salon owner’s son in a humorous ... Read More »

Fringe benefits

The hair and beauty industry constantly requires new talent to satisfy trend-conscious clients. BY SOPHIE BARNES The hair and beauty workforce needs to be focused and have an eye for visual and creative detail not to mention excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to gauge a customer’s mood, to know when to be cheerful and chatty or when clients just ... Read More »

A cut above the competition

Careers in hair and beauty can take you anywhere you want to go, but don’t take our word for it – a former world champion hairdresser lifts the lid on an industry that’s truly attractive. BY Sam Worth The hair and beauty industry offers a diverse range of careers in a multitude of environments, whether as a barber, beauty therapist, make-up ... Read More »

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