Salon Educator and Master Hair Stylist
Nicole, a native of upstate New York, moved to the Baltimore area 7 years ago. She has been a licensed cosmetologist since 1996, when she graduated from a Paul Mitchell Partner School in Saranac Lake, New York. While she began with a love of just styling and creating beautiful hair, that passion quickly turned into wanting to perfect her craft as a professional and expand on her knowledge of the industry.
Nicole has attended many classes to become a master hairstylist, displaying an exceptional eye for the details, including classes with Renee Furtherer focusing on precision cutting, Bumble and Bumble Advanced straight-razor cutting and styling classes, Sam Villa current trend cutting, and Tigi fashion-forward cutting. She is also a certified Alfaparf and Schwarzkopf master colorist and holds certifications from Loreal in special color techniques such as balayage and ombré.
Specializing in extensions since 2006, Nicole is able to transform nearly anyone’s hair into the celebrity hair that we all dream of! She is certified in multiple application methods suitable for almost any hair type, color, or texture.
Nicole was a passionate and eager stylist already, but her enthusiasm grew even stronger when she moved to Baltimore. Having a degree in fashion, she decided to marry the two things she was most passionate about: fashion and the art of hair styling. She wanted all of her clients to feel as if they were being prepared for a photo shoot every time they stepped out of the salon, so she directed her focus to creating beautiful work that was photo-shoot ready.
Nicole has been diligently working to become a stylist for print ads, session work, and runway styling by participating in Baltimore’s fashion week and Baltimore Magazine’s Top Singles, as well as recently taking classes with Tear Sheet NYC in Miami and Las Vegas to work on perfecting her skills in session and runway styling. These classes allowed her to work on-set with models for their photo shoots, to be used by her in her portfolio. The photos are exemplary of Nicole’s keen eye for detail and demonstrate her ability to transform the hair of each of her clients — not just models — into true beauty.