BEHIND THE CHAIR
I’m passionate about hair and I love my job! My professional career began over 20 years ago, when I secured an apprenticeship with a leading regional salon. Working as a stylist for a few years, I developed ‘itchy feet’ and became cabin crew for Virgin Atlantic Airways travelling to some amazing countries. I moved into HR and finished my corporate career at the House of Commons, with a pretty cool office, just a stones’ throw from Big Ben!
After becoming a mum and needing more flexibility, I returned to my roots (excuse the pun) and the art of hairdressing. Completing refresher training at the London Wella Academy and Farnborough Tech College gave me the skills and confidence to launch Hair by Nicky McKenzie. I’ve worked very hard to be the best at my skill and I am fortunate to have built up a client base of 100+ lovely people in and around Farnham. My speciality is Hair Up – I simply LOVE creating special occasion hair and have dressed over 100 special hair ups for a wide range of occasions from Weddings, Proms, Operas, Balls, Ascot, Special Birthdays, First Holy Communions to Award Ceremonies (and she won!)
And Nicky at Home? I have two boys who keep me on my toes! So I fully appreciate how precious time is whether you work full-time, are a carer for children/ elderly or are simply juggling everything life throws at you. I love all things to do with hair, beauty, and fashion, and when I do get a spare moment, I switch off with my love of Running and being a Pinterest addict!
© 2016 Hair by Nicky McKenzie | Photographs courtesy of Ginny Marsh