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Nik Petrakis

Nik Petrakis, Great British Hairdresser
March 2011

Nik Petrakis left school at 13 and found a work experience placement in a salon in Cardiff. ISA Training were already delivering training in the salon and developed this into an extended work placement and he achieved NVQ Level 1 in Hairdressing. As soon as he turned 16 he started his Foundation Modern Apprenticeship and gained experience by working in various Cardiff salons.

At 19, Nik moved to London to train with Steiner Cruise Liners and worked for Steiner for 12 months. On returning to Cardiff Nick found a job at Vanilla Rooms as Designer Stylist and completed his Level 3 with ISA Training.

After a client nomination, Nick came second in Nation’s Favourite Hairdresser in 2010 and reached the last 18 of E4’s Great British Hairdresser, televised in April 2011, bringing kudos to his salon. Nick has recently completed his A1 Assessors Award with ISA and has been made manager of the salon, he will soon start assessing NVQ learners