7 August 2018

Nicola Hamm from Escape Hair Lounge in Southsea, Portsmouth has continued her Step Up & SHINE journey since winning the renowned industry competition, which is jointly run by the NHF and the Fellowship for British Hairdressing. Nicola’s bespoke educational package has opened doors to a variety of training opportunities designed to enhance the talented stylist’s career, which has included her attendance on TONi&GUY’s prestigious Creative Cutting Course.

TONi&GUY’s London Training Academy

Nicola was able to challenge her creativity as she explored some of the latest hair fashion trends during the full day course at TONi&GUY’s London Training Academy. The International Artistic Team then led the way in teaching Nicola the innovative approaches and advanced cutting techniques used to achieve the latest looks, before the Step Up & SHINE winner was able to discover some of TONi&GUY’s trend predictions for the season ahead.

Nicola commented:

“I wanted to train with TONi&GUY so that I could learn all about the latest hair trends and techniques from some of the best in the industry. Now I feel fully prepared to create some of the latest looks that clients visiting the salon will ask for. In fact, I’ve already been able to try a new interlocking curves technique I learned on the day on a client. My client was delighted with the cut I was able to achieve, so now I can’t wait to try more of my new skills out!”

Nicola's journey

Keep up to date with Nicola’s Step Up & SHINE journey by following her on Instagram and Twitter (@nicolakristel_hair).