Nicky Oliver

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Part of the Nicky Oliver Hairdressing Group, the Nicky Oliver Hairdressing Academy,invites you to come and experience an exciting, new level of hairdressing training, which could change your life!


We offer hairdressing training courses for everyone!


Situated at the heart of Manchester’s trendy, vibrant Northern Quarter, the Nicky Oliver Hairdressing Academy sits alongside the award-winning stylist’s legendary Nicky Oliver Hair salon, making it the ideal location for students who are often inspired by the buzz in a busy working hairdressing salon, as well as the occasional glimpse of a celebrity client.


Deservedly recognised as one of the leading hair salons in the country, we know exactly what training is required to turn every student on any of our hairdressing courses into a working, professionally trained stylist.

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From complete beginners, who want to realise their dream of becoming a hairstylist or barber to those looking for a career change, the Nicky Oliver Hair Academy, an international brand renowned for excellence in hairdressing education, is their first choice.

The Nicky Oliver Hairdressing Academy places a strong emphasis on the importance of ‘thorough and effective’ training, which is just one of the many attractions for signing up to one of the excellent hairdressing courses on offer.


Trainees are not only taught to the very highest professional standard, but are also given the full attention they need to complete their hairdressing course, no matter what level they are working towards.


So it is no surprise that qualified stylists who need their confidence building and more advanced stylists who want to refresh their skills or learn new skills and fashion techniques, choose from the full range of hairdressing courses at the Nicky Oliver Hairdressing Academy.Enquire now >>


Training on every hairdressing course at the Nicky Oliver Hairdressing Academy is motivational and confidence building and delivered in a mature atmosphere.

 Another unique feature of the Nicky Oliver Hair Academy is that unlike many other training academies, we use female and male live models throughout our courses instead of students working on each other, which maximises students working capacity.


 All the hairdressing classes are kept intentionally small to ensure guaranteed direction and support throughout your training and also allows for each student’s personal requirements to be recognised very quickly, meaning you are taught accordingly.

Training courses canalso be tailor-made to suit your personal needs or to the requirements of your salon.


 “We know exactly what is required to transform you into a working professionally-trained stylist,” says Nicky Oliver, who ensures his students are involved in highly practical work on live models from Day One. “We also have extremely small classes so each student gets the individual attention that can maximise learning.


 “Students at the Nicky Oliver Academy may want to work in a salon or perhaps open their own salon. Some may opt for a styling career in TV or films. Others may go into self-employed mobile hairdressing while some will fulfil their dream of a styling career on cruise ships,” added Nicky. “Whatever their ambitions, our aim is to enable you to fulfil your dream of becoming a professional hairdresser and be the very best at whatever you decide to do. Plus we want you to enjoy our hairdressing courses and have fun on your learning journey.”

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Hairdressing training with the Nicky Oliver Hairdressing Academy is inspirational, innovative, fun and life-changing and we will be with you every step of the way!


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Eik Gisladottir

"I had just moved to Alderley Edge in Cheshire and wanted to study hairdressing."


"I had worked as a Graphic Designer in London and fancied a change that would suit more with being a mum of three boys. I did a search online and found Nicky Oliver. I rang up and went in to see him. First thing I fell in love with the atmosphere and his personality. So I signed up for the 18 weeks course, NVQ 2 Level. I loved every minute of it. He is the best teacher that I've had and I got to know great people who were on the course. The pace of the work I liked, it suited me as he goes with the pace that suits each individual. As I was finishing the course my husband had changed jobs again and we had moved back to London. I applied for a job at Headmasters, did the trade test and started to work as a Stylist. I love working as a Stylist. I cut, colour and it is creative job."


Warm Regards Eik




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32 Oldham Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester. M1 1JN           Tel: 0161 241 0380, (Calls from outside UK: 0161 241 0380)

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From his Manchester based hairdressing school, the secret of the success of Nicky Oliver is his drive and ambition to be at the top of his profession and his understanding that this is achieved by talent, hard work and determination. He surrounds himself with hard working, ambitious people who share his drive for success.

Nicky built his Manchester hair academy and training business around this strong team, with Nicky Oliver as a motivating influence, passing on his knowledge and skills to help others fulfil their own potential. Nicky Oliver leads a prolific team, directing photographic shoots with his internationally renowned artistic team.

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