• Nicholas French hails from a world famous British hairdressing family. Having owned several salons in the UK, he has expanded his interests to work in print, video and even motion picture.• Nicholas has traveled extensively producing 1,500 high energy educational shows for professional hairdressers worldwide in the USA, Japan Australia, Italy, France, Spain, Hong Kong, Holland, Switzerland and Croatia. His presentations range from small hands on seminars to large shows for over 2,000 people and has received many best main stage and educational awards.
• Nicholas exploits have extended to designing the runway hair for such designers as Emanual Ungaro, Eres, luca luca, Alpana Bawa, Guess Jeans, Levi, Doll House, Mavi and Betsey Johnson. He has recently appeared on Fashion TV, E Channel, Channel 7 in Chicago, Good Day New York Channel 5 and The Today Show. His work has been as diverse as producing and developing trends to film and print work.• Most notably, Nicholas has been invited to appear six times at the Alternative Hair Show, the last three in Chicago.
• Nicholas’ awards and achievements include 2 time winner of North American Hairstyling award for Avant Garde, 3 nominations for Southern British Hairdresser of the Year, Matrix “Avant Garde” Hairdresser of the Year 1997 and 2001 and Matrix Platform Artist of the Year 1998. Additionally, Nicholas was voted in the top 75 Educators of the Century by Modern Salon Magazine and was recently inducted into The British Hairdressing Icons, book published in 2004.
• Nicholas’ skill set is diverse, Cutting, Finishing, Dress work, Long Hair, Runway Shows, Trade Shows, Seminars, Motivational Speaker and Inventor.
Avant Garde• a·vant-garde• [uh-vahnt-gahrd, uh-vant-, av-ahnt-, ah-vahnt-; Fr. a- vahn-gard]• noun 1. the advance group in any field, especially in the visual, literary, or musical arts, whose works are characterized chiefly by unorthodox and experimental methods.• adjective 2. of or pertaining to the experimental treatment of artistic, musical, or literary material.• 3. belonging to the avant-garde: an avant-garde composer.• 4. unorthodox or daring; radical.