Team & Prices

Nicky Oliver

Nicky Oliver

Founder & Director

The Nicky Oliver brand is synonymous with high quality hairstyling and is well established nationally and internationally.

As a winner of many prestigious Hairdressing Awards, Nicky is regularly featured in the hairdressing press, women’s magazines and lifestyle publications across the globe, and appears on radio programmes and television shows throughout the UK.

Known by many as ‘Britain’s leading authority on styling for Afro/Caribbean and Asian hair’, Nicky regularly lectures and trains in the UK and abroad, attracting audiences of up to 4,000 people.

To make an appointment with Nicky call 0161 410 0602

Sylvia Oliver

Sylvia Oliver

Director & Make-Up Artist

Director of Nicky Oliver Hairdressing, Sylvia Oliver has worked alongside Nicky to establish the salon’s reputation for excellence.

Her creative flare as a make-up artist has led to work in publications, TV and contributed towards winning national awards.  Sylvia regularly works with Nicky creating beautiful and innovative make-overs for international shows and educational seminars.

Sylvia is the leading contact regarding all enquiries for any special events involving Nicky Oliver Hairdressing.

For all enquiries regarding special events, please call 0161 410 0602

Alison

Alison

Named Stylist & Teacher

Alison is the longest serving member of the team having being at the salon for more than 17 years. She is a named Stylist in the Salon and a Teacher in the Academy.

She loves hairdressing as she is very creative and enjoys working with people. She specialises in all aspects of cutting and colouring male and female hair. Her favourite styles are Choppy Bobs and Gents Fade.

Alison loves the finer things in life; a glass of Prosecco, eating in nice restaurants and travelling abroad on holiday. Palma is one of her favourite locations.

Named Stylist Alison’s Prices

Women Cut and Blow Dry £69.00
Men’s hairdressing cut and finish £66.00
Blow dry from £36.00
Barber cut £29.00
Colour service starts from £54.00

Laurel

Laurel

Named Stylist & Teacher

Laurel has worked in the Salon for fifteen years as well as teaching in the Academy. She has been nominated for Northern Stylist of the Year and specialises in Afro, European and Asian Hair. Laurel also specialises in all colouring techniques, Brazilian blow dry and cold fusion hair extensions.

Laurel enjoys dining out and loves travelling, especially New York.

Named stylist Laurel’s Prices

Women’s Cut and Blow Dry £69.00
Blow Dry £36.00
Colour service starts from £54.00
Relaxers from £62.00

Bakita

Bakita

Head Stylist

Bakita has been a Hairdresser for more than 25 years and has worked at Nicky Oliver Hair Salon for 13 years.

She loves everything to do with Hairdressing! She adores ‘doing’ hair and every style is a passion, so she really can’t name her favourite style – she loves them all and is happy working on any hair type. In 2016 she was a finalist in the Bridal Stylist of the Year awards.

Bakita specialises in Afro hair, Weaves, Long hair dressing, Box braids, Hair extensions, Dread Locks and Relaxing and Perming.

In her home country of Angola she is a well-known Hairdresser. She speaks fluent Portuguese and has a young son.

Head Stylist Bakita’s Prices

Women Cut and Blow Dry £63.00
Blow dry from £36.00
Relaxers from £62.00
Weaves from £26.00
Colour service starts from £54.00

Tia

Tia

Senior Stylist

Tia loves fashion, always dresses immaculately and loves to make her clients look and feel good.

Her hairdressing favourite is ‘Hair Ups’, whilst her favourite style is the long, wavy Bob.

She started working at Nicky Oliver’s salon as a ‘Saturday Girl’ five years ago and in 2015 she was a finalist in the Black Hair Awards. She also works in the Wig Room styling and cutting wigs.

Tia is a real animal lover and she also loves travelling, making sure she always has a holiday booked to look forward to.

She specialises in European hair, Afro hair, Colouring, Long hair Dressing, Cutting and Wigs.

Senior Stylist Tia’s Prices

Women Cut and Blow Dry £52.00
Men’s hairdressing cut and finish £49.00
Blow dry from £31.00
Barber cut £28.00
Colour service starts from £54.00

Indiania

Indiania

Senior Stylist

Indiania’s hair is always dyed a ‘Crazy Colour’ which she changes regularly.

Eight years ago she did work experience at the salon when she was just fourteen, then stayed on as a ‘Saturday Girl’. When she left high school she started her apprenticeship at the salon and has been a member of the team ever since.

She loves the variety of hair types…European, Asian, Afro and Gents.

Her favourite styles are whatever the current trends are, but she really enjoys doing colour.

Indiana specialises in European hair, Asian hair and Afro hair.

Senior Stylist Indiania’s Prices

Women Cut and Blow Dry £52.00
Blow dry from £31.00
Men’s hairdressing cut and finish £49.00
Barber cut £28.00
Colour service starts from £54.00
Relaxers from £62.00

Maarja

Maarja

Senior Stylist

Maarja joined Nicky Oliver in October 2016, when she came to Manchester from her home country of Estonia, where she was a hairdresser for five years. She loves the city and the warmth and friendliness of the people here.

She specialises in European hair and loves Colouring and ‘Up-do’ styles.

Maarja is a very sporty person, particularly enjoying Running, Skiing, Swimming and the Gym. She also loves Cooking.

Senior Stylist Maarja’s Prices

Women Cut and Blow Dry £52.00
Men’s hairdressing cut and finish £49.00
Blow dry from £31.00
Barber cut £27.00
Colour service starts from £54.00

Denim

Denim

Stylist

Denim has been part of the team for five years and is instantly recognisable by her pastel coloured hair, which she changes each month to another pastel shade. She specialises in European hair and her favourite hairstyle is a disconnected gents cut – heavy on top.

Denim is really interested in UFO’s and loves Sci-Fi books.

Stylist Denim’s Prices

Women Cut and Blow Dry £46.00
Blow dry from £26.00
Men’s hairdressing cut and finish £41.00
Barber cut £27.00
Colour service starts from £54.00

Evelyn

Evelyn

Stylist

Evelyn joined the Nicky Oliver team in April 2017. Born in Zimbabwe she came to Devon in the South West of England when she was six years old and trained to be a hairdresser there after leaving school.

She loves any hair that she can be creative with, particularly if it involves colour, while her favourite styles are plaits and hair-ups.

Evelyn is a keen Basketball player and coached a school team in the past. She is passionate about soul and motown music, loves writing her own songs and plays guitar.

Stylist Evelyn’s Prices

Women Cut and Blow Dry £46.00
Blow dry from £26.00
Men’s hairdressing cut and finish £41.00
Barber cut £27.00
Colour service starts from £54.00

Nakia

Nakia

Marketing Director

Nakia has been the welcoming face of the salon for the last six years, running the busy reception and product section and looking after clients, as well as being responsible for marketing the Salon and the Academy.

Out of salon hours Nakia is a well-known House Music DJ who has guest mixed on Unity Radio and DJ’s at major Manchester city centre venues including Venus, South Ark and Lock 91, as well as at private events.

Nakia loves Ibiza! She has DJ’d there and would love to go back soon and do it again.

Bianca

Bianca

Financial Director

Bianca is responsible for the accounts and finance for both the Salon and the Hair Academy.

Fabienne

Fabienne

Assistant Creative Director

Fabienne works within the creative side of the business, assisting and recently co directing the salon photoshoots and shows, she is also responsible for the sounds and visions of the in-house media. Fabienne also works on the salon floor on the reception on a Saturday.

She has recently graduated in with a BA in Fashion from MMU and is also a DJ which she loves with a passion!

Theo

Theo

Apprenctice

Theo is training to be a Hairdresser by working in the Salon as well as attending the Academy. He is very artistic, interested in fashion and loves working at the cutting edge of the industry.

He loves all hair, especially Afro hair and braiding and plaiting are his favourite styles.

He is definitely a Shopaholic; shopping for clothes is his favourite pastime and Theo can often be found in the Vintage Clothing Shops in the Northern Quarter.

Olivia

Olivia

Apprentice

‘Livvi’ is currently training to become a professional Stylist in the Academy. She loves changing hair styles, from wearing her natural hair to wearing vibrant coloured wig. She also loves head accessories such as head wraps.

Livvi is also the salon songstress. She has an amazing soulful voice and is currently studying level 3 music at college.

Melissa

Melissa

Apprentice

Melissa has grown up around Salons as her mother is in the beauty business. She has worked in the salon for two years as a Junior whilst training in the Academy.

Her speciality is ‘Hair Ups’ and at the moment that is her favourite style too!

She has an adorable little sister and spends as much time as she can with her.