Birmingham B1 1RF
0121 633 4009
Nicky Clarke Birmingham Salon
Starts from £20
Martin Palmer Creative Director & Salon Manager
After completing a fine art degree at Manchester School of Art, Martin decided to channel all his creativity into a career that would provide meaningful interactions. He loves to build relationships with his clients and to make them feel good about themselves.
He started working at Nicky Clarke in 2007 as an apprentice, after completing the Nicky Clarke training scheme, Martin worked his way up through the company and is now the Salon Manager.
“I like to take a holistic approach when it comes to clients, it’s not just about hair, it’s to do with the person, their personality, their lifestyle, and fashion choices.”
Martin has worked on local fashion shows, been involved with music videos, and even styled the hair of Royalty.
He is a ‘Hair Botox’ specialist.
Colette ParcellSenior Colour Director
Colette started working at Nicky Clarke in 2009 at the age of 17, since then she has gained an enviable list of achievements that include winning in-house salon competitions and working on local fashion productions such as the ‘Harvey Nichols Autumn/Winter Show’ and ‘The National Television Awards’
Colette has completed the ‘Wella Creative Colouring’ and ‘Colour Correction’ courses. She is also a ‘Master Colour Expert’ which is the highest award for Wella professionals
She believes excellent communication is the best way to get great results, “Consultation is key” is her mantra.
Her professionalism, know-how and obvious passion for what she does is apparent and brings clients back to her time and time again. Known for her eye for detail, meticulous technique and her honesty and warmth, her clients learn to trust her to create the best shades every time.
Michelle HoodSenior Director
Michelle has been in the industry for almost 20 years , she began her training at the prestigious Real hair in Chelsea London gaining a wealth of experience working at London fashion week and assisting on various shoots for Elle , Harpers Bazar and V magazine to name a few.
She later moved to Birmingham and began her career at Nicky Clarke, using her knowledge and experience to build a strong clientele. Michelle has an eye for detail, personal style and lifestyle when it comes to meeting new and regular clients.
She is also a bridal hair specialist and certified beauty works extension stylist.
Harvey KhelaSenior Director & Colourist
Charismatic and friendly, Harvey is a full-time City Centre hairdresser with an infectious positivity that shines with each and every hairstyle he creates, with curly cutting being his specialty.
Harvey has over 10 years of experience in the trade, time that has helped him to build a wealth of knowledge which, when combined with his passion for hair, translates into incredible colour and cuts.
For Harvey, cutting and colouring hair is like writing a story or painting a picture, with layer upon layer of a fun creative process to fashion beautiful hair and a happy client. “It was never about finding yourself. It was about creating the person you dreamed of being, and why not start with your hair?”
Simone Madourie Artistic Director & Colourist
Simone has been in the Hair Industry for 31 years and worked in the City Centre for over twenty. She has managed various salons within the city. Simone welcomes any client into her chair; her qualifications include Salon Business Management FDA, PTLLS – Teaching Certificate, Hair Extensions (Tapes and Micro Rings)
Simone specialises in all areas, and loves working with Afro textured hair, curly hair, short hair, and loves working with colour and enjoys doing a Balayage. Simone is dedicated to providing excellent Customer Service and perfecting a tailored style for each client and can be reliant on offering sound honest advice.
“The Greatest Thing About Hairdressing Is Making People Feel Beautiful.”
Joseph Jew Style Director
I started my career at Nicky Clarke as an assistant in 2013. After 3 years of training i passed all my assessments and became a stylist! I was over the moon with my new qualification and couldn’t wait to get started.
Nicky Clarke provided me with so many opportunities such as appearing on TV promoting and selling NC electrical products, going on stage with the man himself assisting him in his product sales and going to london for LFW blogging events and doing hair for the NTA’s. On the side of all of this having an amazing clientele it was just the dream.
However in 2019 i decided i wanted an adventure. For the next 3 years i lived in New Zealand. I travelled the beautiful country and found my love for the outdoors. I was based in Wellington for 2 years doing hairdressing in the busy City business district. It was wonderful seeing all the different techniques and approach to hairdressing! After a few weeks of working at the salon I was asked to teach the assistants my way of hairdressing. I obviously said yes!
After all the restrictions of the covid pandemic were lifted I decided to come home. It’s so lovely being back in Birmingham and working at the salon my career sky rocketed!
My favourite things to do in the salon: big, bouncy blow drys, curly hair cuts and creative haircuts.
Jessica LangridgeArtistic Director
It's always been Jess’s ambition to grow to the best of her ability in the industry since starting as an apprentice at 16.
She has continued to work her way up for over 11 years.
From sweeping floors to shooting her work for top brands, Jess has reached a level where her experiences are such proud 'pinch me moments', such as styling for the NTA'S, staring in creative HEAD magazine and travelling to create her hair up looks around Europe.
With her welcoming and hospitable approach, Jess always wants to engage a good understanding of her clients likes and dislikes so she can create them a unique look that not only will transform their hair, it will match their style and lifestyle whatever that may be!
Jess believes it’s all about enhancing and working with the natural with both cut and colour.
She thinks your hair should not only look good when you walk out of the salon, but last until you return to her seat.
“To transform people's hair is such a good feeling; mostly to give each individual confidence and make them feel good is my main love for hairdressing!