Feb 18

Nicola Clarke takes the helm at John Frieda

By Phoebe Spuyman

Last night saw the launch of Nicola Clarke at John Frieda. In a hugely exciting move, the collaboration will see globally acclaimed Colour Director Nicola Clarke take the helm at the spectacular new Margaret Street salon, ushering in a new era for one of the world’s leading hair salon brands.

To celebrate the opening, Nicola hosted an intimate dinner party with some her most well known clients and closest friends..

Nicola Clarke at John Frieda is situated in the Margaret Street salon, which opened in September 2017, marking 40 years since the launch of John Frieda’s very first London opening. Over the past four decades, John Frieda Salons has built an unparalleled global reputation for exemplary cutting, styling and colouring, placing exceptional client service at the core of the brand’s ethos. Nicola Clarke at John Frieda, will embrace these values under Nicola’s own distinctive style and leadership.

Nicola’s trademark is super wearable, healthy looking hair. She has an unparalleled eye for colour and a gift for matching shade to skin tone to achieve the most flattering results, using a combination of foil, balayage and highlights to create a stunningly natural effect. This has made her one of the world’s most sought after and influential hair colourists with famous faces such as Kate Winslet, Kate Moss, Madonna and Cate Blanchett among her regular clients.
In her new role at the helm of Nicola Clarke at John Frieda, Nicola has handpicked an unparalleled Margaret Street team which will represent the cream of British hairdressing. Nicola’s stellar squad will boast top specialists across a diverse range of fields, from glamorous red-carpet styles and avant-garde creative hair to the sleekest of blow dries. On a global level, Nicola has brought together a hub of some of the most elite hairdressers from around the world, including Leanne Citrone, Renya Xydis and London based hair legend, Sam McKnight, who will all work from the salon when they’re in town. Most excitingly, in celebration of the news, Tracey Cunningham and her LA based team will be working at Margaret Street the week of the launch, delivering that touch of California cool usually reserved for their regulars such as JLo, Drew Barrymore, Charlize Theron and Jennifer Garner.

“I am so excited to launch Nicola Clarke at John Frieda at the stunning new salon on Margaret Street. I’ve got an incredible team behind me and my space will continue the amazing standards in hairdressing that John Frieda salons are known for, but with my own vision. It’s an exciting new era for both myself and the John Frieda Salons” Nicola Clarke

“Opening Nicola Clarke at John Frieda is a very exciting step for our brand. Having worked with her for over 15 years, I know that Nicola’s global renown makes her the perfect person to lead the business into the next stage, offering both new and existing John Frieda clients the exceptional standards we are known for, with Nicola’s own inimitable twist” John Frieda

Nicola Clarke at John Frieda’s Margaret Street salon sets a new salon standard in terms of contemporary luxury. Finished to the highest standard, the ultra-stylish design features polished concrete floors and counters across two floors, contrasted with soft leather seats and chrome shelving, accenting the overall minimalist ambiance. The contemporary table and chairs on the ground floor provide the ideal ‘workstation’ for clients to take their laptops to work whilst their colour develops.