My name is Nicole Ficke. I have had a passion for doing hair for as long as I can remember, all the way back to playing with my friend's hair in elementary school. It was shortly after graduating high school that I realized I should follow my passion for my career. I attended Paul Mitchell the School Jersey Shore. During cosmetology school, I tried to be a part of every single class and extracurricular hair-related activity that was offered. I even went on a trip to Las Vegas to learn hands-on from some of the top educators in our industry.
After graduating cosmetology school, I worked every job in a salon, from assistant, to front desk coordinator, to manager, and of course hair stylist. My passion has always been behind the chair, so that is the job that I chose to pursue. I believe that working so many positions in a salon has sculpted me into a well-rounded stylist with a profound understanding of amazing customer service. Upon starting my hair styling career, I was given years of hands-on, one-on-one training in color, cutting, and styling hair. I also received a certificate of completion from a multi-part advanced Wella Color class, as well as many advanced balayage classes. I also believe it is extremely important to continue your education and stay up to date on the latest color and cutting trends, so I make it a priority to attend classes and continue to perfect my craft.
My strongest passion in hair styling definitely comes from coloring hair. My specialties include blonding, highlighting, and seamless hand-painted balayage on all hair canvases. I also love working on curly hair and teaching curly haired clients how to accentuate their natural curl pattern. I have a natural style and I love bringing out and emphasizing features that are already so beautiful about my clients. I look forward to seeing you soon here at Modern Tekniques!