There is a word that comes to mind when you meet Nicholas. Unpretentious. But don’t let that fool you. Because he is so kind and approachable, you may not realize that he is such an accomplished Colorist, having worked in some of the most elite salons in Chicago since 1988, after leaving his hair styling birthplace of Hollywood, CA. His tenure at Soho Chicago, Ivan Noell and Studio Vital helped mold a Colorist so talented and full of knowledge that we knew we had to scoop him up immediately. His passion is classic, timeless color. Blonde on blonde and redheads really get his color brush going! “I always strive to maintain the integrity of the hair, and try to team up with the best stylists to ensure my clients walk out with the prefect cut and color.” That says it all!

That unpretentious quality can also hide the fact that Nicholas is an accomplished singer, working professionally in Chicago for 10 years, and painter with his work hanging in several Chicago, nation-wide and international churches. Besides his professional “hobby” of being a great Colorist, Nicholas also enjoys record collecting, antique hunting and finding vintage movie memorabilia, proving that he is a true artist in every sense of the word. His eye for unique beauty extends beyond his salon chair. When you meet him, you will see (and appreciate) all the wonderful qualities that make him an invaluable new addition to the Joseph Michael’s family.


Nicholas works Wednesday through Saturday. His colors start at $88 and highlights from $160.