Born and raised in Michigan, Nicole moved to Los Angeles to study cosmetology at the Vidal Sassoon Academy, where she discovered her passion for hair design. After extensive training in LA and Chicago, she became the Assistant Creative Director of the Vidal Sassoon San Francisco Salon. Nicole has taught advanced creative cutting classes in London, San Francisco, and Los Angeles; she believes that the key to mastery of the craft is continued education and training. After leaving Sassoon, she co-owned Oso & Miggs Salon for three years, and is now the proud owner of Tailored Salon.
the key to mastery of the craft is continued education and training
Nicole finds inspiration in modern design, architecture, the paintings of Egon Schiele, and the natural world—her father, a taxidermist, introduced her to the beauty found in raw nature. In her spare time she enjoys yoga, meditation, spending time outdoors, and expressing herself through fashion design and photography.