Nicole is a creative & enthusiastic hairstylist who can be found behind her chair at The Los Gatos Beauty Bar. She has been doing hair professionally since 2009. Prior to attending the Redken Academy for Salon Professionals, Nicole spent 5 years running the front desk of a prominent full service salon in Los Gatos, CA.
After graduating from the AFSP and passing the California State Board exam, Nicole became an independent stylist at Trends Salon in the heart of Los Gatos. Here she rented a full time station and began building both her reputation and clientele.
Client satisfaction and education are Nicole's top priorities. She firmly believes you can't have one without the other, that requires commitment to staying ahead of the curve on techniques, products and styles. She attends hair shows, educational seminars and belongs to an online education community. Nicole has not only spent time learning in the classroom but was honored to be asked back as a guest educator at the AFSP!
In 2014, after 5 wonderful years at Trends Salon & receiving the Los Gatos Weekly's "Best of Los Gatos: Best Hairstylist" (*2nd place*) Award, Nicole decided to embark on a new adventure -- opening up her own 1 chair shop in downtown Willow Glen, CA. There she was able to spend quality time with her clients & focus on giving them 1 on 1 attention in her studio. Though she and her clients loved the intimate style of this studio, Nicole's business and clientele had begun to outgrow the studio's small space. Nicole had always wanted to work with one of her best friends who had been running the front desk of Trends for years. The 2 of them had made a deal stating that if either of them ever had the opportunity to own their own, bigger salon they would work together again. This dream became a reality when in the beginning of 2016 Rianna Hendry bought into a successful salon in Los Gatos - The Los Gatos Beauty Bar. It took 1 phone call & lunch meeting to determine that this was Nicole's next move. She and her clientele were elated.