Secrets To Achieving Optimum Hair Health
Emirates Woman|March 2021
Global hairstylist Nicky Lazou reveals her secrets to achieving optimum hair health
Olivia Morris

Can you talk us through your career in hairstyling and hairdressing?

I started getting into hair when I was around 14-years-old working in salons as an apprentice and just grew from there. Originally, I wanted to be a journalist, but I was just naturally talented with creating styles. I think it’s because I have so much hair – I used to do my own hair really well and I learnt from that. I fell into hairdressing just because I gradually built such a huge clientele, but I also think what really drew me into this career is the fact that someone can feel so good because of you. The feeling that you can make someone’s day better when they leave your salon is priceless. It was also bringing me a great income from such a young age, it meant I could help the people around me including my mum and dad and it inspired me to just keep working hard. I have come through some challenges with people knocking me down, but I kept pushing through. I’m very creative and see my hairdressing as a form of art. This is how I came to create ‘The Melt’, my balayage signature, by experimenting on myself and my family.

I then expanded my business to the Middle East after meeting someone in Selfridges, Zeina, who is from Kuwait. She told me she follows me on Instagram and asked me to consider flying to Kuwait to do hair. From there I went to Dubai, to Qatar, to Bahrain and Saudi Arabia is next.

What is your approach to creating healthy hair?

I feel like hair is such an important thing in a woman’s life. I see hair as our crowns and just like you invest in quality skincare and body care, we need to invest in quality hair care. People don’t seem to understand that healthy hair does come from within. If you eat healthy, you will see the benefits in your hair. My approach to hair is: we need to love our hair, nurture our hair and treat it like it’s our best friend.

In terms of wellness of the hair, what do you recommend your clients do?

For the wellness of the hair, it all starts with hair care. I used to travel all the way from Yorkshire to Leeds to Harvey Nichols to source the best hair care that was out there. Eating the right foods has major benefits all around. It helps to have a healthy scalp, which then helps your hair to grow. You need to have the right nutrition to ensure your hair will be at its optimum health. Then you need to have the right hair care, such as masks, to maintain its health.

What is the best way to achieve thick and full hair?

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