I left school at the age of 16 and then went to college in Stoke to study hairdressing, following in my mum’s footsteps. I went to college once a week and worked the rest of the week in a mother and son run salon, called Jean and Antony Nicholson and worked there until I got married and came out of hairdressing to have my family. I then returned to hairdressing a number of years later, as my daughter (and salon director) Beckie, encouraged me to join her and the rest of the team at KH Hair Ashbourne. I did a year’s training at KH Hair Academy to refresh my hairdressing skills, which lead me to winning the 3rd year competition and starting a great career with KH Hair.
I worked at the Ashbourne salon for a few years and then in 2008, myself and Beckie opened KH Hair in Tutbury! In 2015 I went to London to develop my hairdressing skills a little more by doing a Vidal Sassoon cutting course. I have also had a day in London with Vivienne Mackinder which was very inspiring. In 2021, myself and Beckie took over KH Hair Ashbourne as well.