Our Team

Nicola Smyth Humphriss

Salon Owner

A career spanning over 19 years in the hairdressing industry, an international Award Winning celebrity hairdresser based in Leamington Spa, Kenilworth, Warwick and Knowle. A Goldwell UK Guest Artist and has her own Nicola Smyth Training Academy

Dan Smyth Humphriss

Salon Owner

Dan looks after the Business side of the Award Winning Salons.

Kathy Halstead Smyth

Client Experience Manager

Kathy has spent 10 years in retail management prior to joining Nicola Smyth five years ago as Client Experience and part of the management team.
Customer service, care, and standards are Kathy’s priority along with the welfare and progression of the fantastic NS Staff.

Shona Wallace


“I have been lucky enough to travel with Nicola Smyth, flying to Marbella, Toronto, and Vienna, as well as trips to London! I have completed my Goldwell Master Colorist and love getting creative on the shop floor with all my clients. I am part of the Nicola Smyth Academy Education team as well as being an assessor for academy. Education is my passion and love sharing my knowledge with the young apprentices as help get them through their NVQ”

Jennie Adams

Senior Director

Jennie has been a fully qualified stylist for over 15 years with a Loreal colour specialist degree.
Since Jenny has been with Nicola Smyth she has also achieved the Goldwell Master Colorist Intense. Jennie is currently the Team Leader for our award-winning salon in Warwick. She specialises in curly hair and Balayage.

Alisha Wilson


Alisha is new to NS but have been working in salons for the last 6 years.

“Hairdressing has always been my passion and I?ve been lucky enough to have some amazing training in both colour and cutting. I am a Beauty Works Extension Specialist. I enjoy constantly learning new tricks of the trade and can?t wait to continue to do so with the NS team”

Marie Crowder

Director & Educator

Marie has been working as a hairdresser her whole career, now as a busy mum of 2 children, she still loves nothing more than working with the NS team.
Marie has come from a family of hairdressers and before joining NS she have previously qualified and worked as a teacher & assessor and from then Marie worked as an educator for the top colour houses in the industry.
Marie works on the salon floor and she also manages the NS Academy, Education is always a passion to her and feel to educate the team, she must always be educated, Marie loves nothing more than short, Precision cuts to compliment the colour created.

Summer Young


Summer has been with the NS team for 5 years now – “Nicola Smyth couldn?t have made me more passionate about what I do, giving me so many opportunities and always furthering my education. I got given the chance to join Nicola in doing the master stylist course with Jay Mahmood in London. I also have done my Master Colourist course and have been taken on trips around the world with the team to Goldwells Colour Zoom competitions. I am also an HD Brows and Nouveau lash lift specialist”

Tyarna Crosdale


Tyarna has been a part of the Nicola Smyth Team for 2 years.

“I started my journey with Nicola Smyth as an Apprentice where I was given the support and guidance to progress in my career. I am qualified in HD brows and Nouveau lash lift. I recently completed my Goldwell Master Colorist intense”

Megan Lee


Megan works from our Nicola Smyth Kenilworth Salon.

“I have been in the hairdressing industry for over 10 years. I am a qualified Goldwell Master Colorist. I have joined the NS academy to share my knowledge with our future stylists and to make sure I?m always on top of the latest education. I have picked up new techniques from all over the world and can?t wait to continue smashing my goals with Team NS”

Danni Williams


Danni works from The Nicola Smyth Knowle Salon –

“I have over 12 years of experience within the industry, within my career I have gained my teaching and assessor qualifications, and become a mommy to two boys. My passion is colour and since being with the NS team I have learned so much more, I cannot wait to continue my journey with the NS family”

Hannah Basson


Hannah works from The Nicola Smyth Leamington Spa Salon –

“I have been working for Nicola Smyth for nearly 2 years now, my knowledge and skills have grown immensely since I started. I feel really proud to be part of the Nicola Smyth family and I have benefitted from there bespoke training academy and feel privileged to have such committed college educators who have so much experience in the industry”

Millie Care

1st year academy student

Kate Knight


Kate joined the Nicola Smyth Academy in October 2018 –

“I am based at the Kenilworth salon throughout the week. Over the 2 years, we have had the best experiences and the learning is never-ending with the most up to date knowledge and techniques. I love working with the Nicola Smyth family I am very lucky to be able to work with the best educators and hairdressers who give me the support I need to progress in my hairdressing career. I can?t wait to get to the end of my NVQ level 2 and see what the future brings with the Nicola Smyth family”

Nieve Dale


Nieve works from The Nicola Smyth Warwick Salon –

“I?ve been working at Nicola Smyth for over two years now. I?ve learned so many new things that I love. I?ve been taken to amazing places to watch Nicola performing. I?m proud to be apart of the Nicola Smyth family, I?ve met such amazing people. They have the best academy that has taught me all of my knowledge”

Phoebe Rowe


Phoebe works in the Nicola Smyth Leamington Spa Salon –

“I?ve been at Nicola Smyth for over a year now, starting off just doing Saturdays. I previously studied a hair and beauty course at college which required a week’s work experience in a salon. I came to Nicola Smyth then soon realised I loved it and it?s what I wanted to do. I?m currently in the 1st year of my apprenticeship And I love every minute of it”

Lillie Cummings


Lillie works in The Nicola Smyth Warwick Salon –

“I started my journey at the Nicola Smyth Academy in September 2019, I have a strong passion for hairdressing which I am so lucky to be receiving outstanding training from the most talented educators and hairdressers. Since I have been there I have had a great insight to the hairdressing industry, learning lots of new skills and gaining valuable knowledge and confidence. I am proud to be a part of an amazing team and I am very excited to see what my future brings with the Nicola Smyth family”

Martha Smith

1st year academy student

Keeley Haylor

1st year academy student


Salon Mascot

Teddy is the original Nicola Smyth Mascot, You will normally find Teddy on the sofa keeping a safe guard on the Nicola Smyth Salons.


Salon Mascot

Our newest recruit, Meet Bear, Teddy’s younger naughtier brother, Bear loves keeping an eye on both salons.

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Join our Team

Get in touch with us at careers@slatestudios.club if you would like to join our Award Winning Team

Nicola Smyth


nicola smyth - owner