Nikoleta is an accomplished internationally award hair stylists. She is a professional hairdresser and the owner of Bangs & Whiskers in Caringbah.
As a young 16-year-old, she gained her education and experience in Athens, Greece, continuing to train in the art of colour by L’Oreal and Wella. Since 1975 she has been transforming the way women and men see themselves and feel, throughout this mode of artistry. Not only has she been given a plethora of opportunities to showcase her abilities and creative flair, but her talent took her all over Europe appearing in hair competitions and demonstrations to thousands. Seeing the world enabled her to meet other beauty industry specialists in fashion and makeup, bolstering her skills in styling.
Her 43 years of experience included international accolades and hundreds of juniors, and what stands out is she continues to have passion for all things hair.
‘While most of us don’t have the budget to have a stylist on standby, we can all afford the right mindset in how we see our individual beauty.’
The epiphany: doing the things that make us feel better about ourselves, the way we speak, think, look and act directly impacts our self-esteem. These are the elements of the beauty we create on the inside that ultimately shines outwardly, on the rest of the world.
Before she came to Australia 20 years ago, Nikoleta’s experience on the exhibition stage had built her confidence in sharing her expertise. These events saw her supervising up to 10 other hairdressers working furiously in front of hundreds of delegates waiting to be inspired by the newest trends and latest colours. This creative process was not only building her mentee’s confidence but opened her eyes to her own unlimited potential.
Without hesitation, she embraced these experiences and adapted her skills to develop important connections with her clients by taking the opportunity to extend her friendship to them, and in turn, developed a loyal customer base.
She is a stylist wearing many hats, and like others in her profession, she is an active listener, waiting for you to share the clues, cues and comments that confirm you already know what they want. And she knows it is her job to draw that information out.
‘Sometimes I have to get really creative with my approach as people need something a bit different to make them feel comfortable.’