Meet Redken Color Certified Hair Stylist Nika Lovegrove
Follow Nika on Instagram @NikaTheHairstylist
When did you know you wanted to be a hair stylist and how long have you been in the industry? I’ve always had a passion for painting as long as I can remember. I’d spend hours blending colours on a canvas not knowing what I was painting until I was finished. When it came time to choose my career I decided to pursue a different avenue initially and went to university, but didn’t fall in love with what I was doing. I then made the choice to enroll in hair school, it seemed like it ticked all my boxes; painting, uplifting people, a great culture, energy, fashion and design, and most importantly never ending room to grow.
There’s no glass ceiling in this industry and you can truly go as far as you are willing to work, no matter what your aunt Brenda says. I started my hair styling career just over 4 years ago and I’m constantly challenging myself, learning and growing.
What is your favourite color trend or hairstyle? I live for messy styles, dimensional blondes and smooth transitions.
Describe your personal style and tell us what inspires your creativity? My style changes like the wind but I know you can never go wrong with a great pair of jeans, a black leather jacket and a red lip!
What is your favourite Redken product? Fashion Waves 07 and Powder Grip are my go-to products for sexy bedhead waves and the Extreme line is my to-go for avoiding not-so-hot split ends and damaged hair!
When did you take the Redken Certified Colorist Exam and what was the exam preparation like? I took the exam in October 2019 and the preparation was a lot of hours studying and practicing. Luckily I have several coworkers who are Colour Certified who helped keep me sane.
What are the greatest benefits you received from becoming certified? So much more confidence, specifically during colour corrections. I love the challenge.
What sets you apart from other stylists? Aside from being Colour Certified I’m also a Babe Master Extension Technician . I love all transformations big and small. Quality and integrity are always my priority and it’s great being able to offer brighter results or subtle change without ever risking the hair.
Why should other stylists strive to become Redken Color Certified? I believe everyone should strive to elevate the industry and the first step to doing that is education! The more you know and understand the better your work will be and the more you will grow.
To book an appointment with Nika call the Head Shoppe located in Moncton 506 858-9464.