Nick – Owner

An award-winning hairdresser with over 40 years’ experience, Bliss Salon Group Owner Nick now spends his time working on the business behind the scenes. 

Nick meets weekly with each member of the senior team who run the salons for him – the Bliss Angels, who share & drive forward the vision, values & mission for the company. 

A teacher and assessor, he has enjoyed the opportunity to travel extensively as a session artist hairdresser on photo shoots, film and TV in many exciting locations all over the world.

After spending an inspiring time living and working in London, Nick returned to his East Midlands roots. During his career he has opened five salons, leading to the three branches of Bliss Hair in Nottingham and Loughborough.

He continues to take inspiration from travel, but especially from the capital and all it has to offer in culture, arts, fashion and music.

Nick is really proud of the fact that he and Bliss have contributed to the careers of some amazing hairdressers who started out on the Bliss training programme, but he is especially proud of the current members of the Bliss Family, who continue to keep him motivated & inspired.

“I have learnt that in order to grow & develop, it’s essential I surround myself with passionate, like-minded people,”says Nick. “Although everyone is an individual, we all share a real passion for our craft.  It’s important team members have a positive attitude first – if that is not there, it just isn’t going to work.”

Nick has always thought that hairdressing is an overlooked art form and gained a degree from Nottingham Trent University in Fine Art Practice. As a mixed media artist, he fuses his role at Bliss by producing, exhibiting and selling work that concerns visual narratives and personal storytelling, a lot of which turns out to be autobiographical. 

Nick currently has several pieces on display in public spaces & exhibitions as well as on the walls of his three salons.

Get To Know Nick

Bliss Salon Location : All 3!
How long have you been in hairdressing : 41 years
What attracted you to the hairdressing industry :Helping people to look & feel fantastic – hair is 90% of your selfie & the outfit you never take off – I love how it has the power to transform everything!
Favourite thing about working at Bliss : No 2 days are the same & we never stop evolving & growing
Favourite Food : Indian, Sunday Roast
Favourite Colour : Orange
Favourite Drink : Gin & Slim
Favourite Holiday Destination : Sicily, Mexico, Spain, USA
Favourite Animal : Dogs 
Favourite Music : Soul, House, Funk, Jazz plus lots of guilty pleasures!
Favourite Films : too many, but I have seen Some Like it Hot & Carry on Screaming dozens of times
Favourite TV show : anything on Netflix 
Favourite Book : again too many – I love an autobiography & always have one on audio
Favourite Celeb Style : Debbie Harry, young Elvis, 70’s & 80’s vibes
Favourite Magazine : Sunday Times style magazine, Creative Head
Hair Icon : too many! Debbie Harry, Diana Ross, Farrah Fawcett, Mia Farrow, Diana Dors
Fun Facts We May Not Know About You :I love to travel – it’s the biggest gift you can give to yourself – my partner Rob & I enjoy diverse places from Whitby to Sicily, Lisbon to London. Solo I love Mexico & the USA – especially the Deep South! I love food! Eating out, cooking at home, trying new flavours – I find my roots as a hairdresser means I can work really well with what is in front of me – I’m most creative that way. I’m deaf & live with heart disease but neither stop me living my life to the full!

Click here to see his work. 

Nick shares his expertise & experience as a business owner by volunteering & being on the board of trustees for the NADP – National Association of Deafened People

He is also a trustee & active volunteer for a Nottingham based organisation called Hear Together

Nick is a member of The Fellowship for British Hairdressing & his achievements have been recognised with numerous awards & nominations over the years including UK’s Most Wanted Salon Team, British Hairdressing Awards, Shell Livewire, Edge Employer Awards, Investor in People, The Face of SAK’s Apprenticeships, British Hairdressing Business Awards and many more. 

“I know that as hairdressers we are masters of re-invention & this has always been reflected in the growth of Bliss – change is guaranteed & I’m looking forward to what the future holds for myself & everyone involved here. Watch this space!”

You can read some articles written by Nick on his blog – featuring some of passions including travel, culture & his experience of LGBTQ & other campaigns & activism. Of course Bliss is on there too. Nick’s “Sweeney Tedd” Blog.

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Emmy Lou
Bliss : Best hair salon ever. I'm always thrilled with my hair do when I've been to Bliss. Extra big well done and thank you to the Bliss staff at the moment, no sooner was Lockdown 2 announced when I got a call from Bliss to rearrange my appointment that fell in lockdown. 48 Hours later after a super friendly, very COVID-19 secure visit to Nottingham Bliss I have an awesome new haircut. Big thanks to Maya and for all the hard work from everyone behind the scene. If you're getting your hair cut elsewhere, what are you doing? Go to Bliss instead!
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Jo Godfrey
Had a total transformation today with the wonderful and very talented team at Bliss. Walked in Blonde and came out Brunette. My stylist also cut a fringe in and I feel like a new women! Thank you so much! My stylist has been cutting my hair for a while now. I completely trust her and she always does an exceptional job. She listens to what you’re thinking and seems to just get it spot on every time. The team at Bliss are all super stars and I can’t recommend them enough
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Nicola Huntington
Love having my hair done at Bliss. Everyone is super friendly. Emilie always listens to what I’d like and takes the time to explain things. Super attention to detail.
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Kay Adey
I love having my hair done at Bliss. My stylist always knows what I want, usually before I do. She give s me great advice, a brilliant cut and has encouraged me to be much more adventurous with colours. No matter how I feel when I go in, I a always leave feeling good about myself. All of the staff are friendly and professional
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Fi Corbett
Very friendly, professional staff.feel well looked after and very careful to ask about preferences. Would definitely recommend.
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Charlotte Thrussell
Love my new hair cut! Mt stylist was amazing and feel so much better. Great service all around
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Bronwen Smalley
Love coming here - hair always looks fantastic and the colour just seems to last so well. Thank you.
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Cal Lawrie
Absolutely love going to Bliss in Loughborough for my hair! I don't think I'll go anywhere else now. All the staff have been amazing, super friendly and highly skilled. I am very happy with all my cuts and dyes and feel very safe with the environment. Emilie is an absolute star, and spends time advising and helping me with all my hair needs! So thank you!