James Nicholson

A creative force to be reckoned with, James has something unique and special that endears him to clients from all walks of life. Whether it’s on the studio floor, education platform or during the creation of trend and fashion looks for runway shows and editorial shoots, James’ inspirational touch on the industry is endless.

Hailing from Bristol, United Kingdom, and trained in Australia, James spent time crafting and honing his aesthetic overseas from Tokyo to New York and Los Angeles before building a permanent base in London, where he has a fiercely devoted private and commercial client list.

In James’ words, “My offering is mindful hairdressing with honest communication and expert skills. To put it into perspective, I’ve been described as ‘hairdresser to the infamous and eccentric’. I draw inspiration from my nomadic work life, from human interactions along the way, and through my creative network, which is linked through the Arts, Fashion and Performance industries.”

James’ 30-year journey of professional self-discovery has led him to become the remarkable artist and mentor that he is today. His work has been seen in numerous local and international publications, including Vogue USVogue UKVogue Australia, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, and Russh & Oyster, and on runways around the globe. As a true artisan of his craft, James specialises in strong dramatic shapes and natural-forming textures, where the work he creates continues to reflect the KEVIN.MURPHY aesthetic and philosophy seamlessly.