My role in The Fellowship
I am The F.A.M.E. Team Project Leader ensuring that the four members have a calendar of incredible educational opportunities, as well as providing the support and guidance throughout
My industry background
Irwin began his hairdressing career in the mid-80s in the north of England, eventually moving to London to work with the Toni & Guy Art Team. He went on to travel the globe with the international super group. Irwin’s ability to understand the aesthetic of editorial and high fashion hair quickly brought him to the attention of hairdressing icon Anthony Mascolo, who mentored Irwin, allowing him the space and opportunity to develop into the celebrated talent he is today.
In 2004 Irwin took up the role of European creative director at TIGI International, he was appointed global creative director in 2011 and then to the board of directors in 2013. However, it was his leadership and creative direction of the TIGI international creative team that garnered him global recognition. Having taken the role of lead stylist at over 60 shows at the International Collections over the last five years, his ability to motivate and deliver is unquestioned.
2014 Nick embarked on a solo career and fully immersed himself in the session world. Nick’s work can be seen in Global Fashion magazines to International advertising campaigns. He has a star-studded clientele and works with some of the biggest photographers in the industry. His relationship with the Iconic Photographer Rankin and the team at Hunger Magazine is imperative in his creative thought process. Nick is one of the few hair stylists that can successfully work between the session world and the professional hairdressing industry.
What does being part of The Fellowship mean to me?
It’s a huge honour to be part of such a prestigious organisation that is steeped in the British Hairdressing history. To be asked to be the Project Leader for The F.A.M.E Team is very humbling and also plays a personal part in my views towards the next generations of our industry.
Something people might not know about me…
I’ve been a DJ for over 25 years and played most of the major clubs and events around the world.
Nick has had a tremendous year with the 2017 F.A.M.E. Team and is looking forward to another brilliant year with Ellie, Katie, Paddy and Peter.