It’s no secret – when it comes to hair, Arab women with their thick, dark locks have a difficult time with color. While it may not be impossible, it can get tricky and leave you with results that you aren’t entirely satisfied with or worse – color and texture that falls short after a few weeks and requires hardcore maintenance. That’s where Nicky Lazou steps in and saves the day. Known to her followers as the Queen of Balayage – a title she blushes about – Nicky is here to save the day! She flies into Kuwait from the UK every few months to give your hair the treatment it deserves.
Originally Greek, Nicky fully understands what it means to have “Arab” hair. Long, thick and superbly dark at times, our hair is difficult to color when we decide on drastic changes. “It’s a tricky process but we can achieve the color you want in a sitting,” Nicky explained. Nicky has always been into hair and beauty. Originally having studied to be a journalist, she has a lot of respect for the craft but her heart is in hair. “I started out doing my own hair and my sister Rita’s hair,” she laughed, “now, whenever I try something new on myself or my sister, I get people telling me they want that [pointing at Rita’s hair]!”
From cuts to color, there’s nothing Nicky doesn’t do! Bouncing around between the UK, Dubai and Kuwait – demand is high for this hair guru. “My clientele hasn’t changed much,” she began, “People have been flying out to come see me at my Birmingham location or even London – so it was only natural that I expand my business and start coming to them!” Picky with whom she works with, she’s received several offers from salons in the region, but didn’t feel their heart was in it. “I love what I do, so I’m very selective,” she smiled. Now, she’s picked her handful of salons in the region and works exclusively with them. “I believe in loyalty,” she elaborated – only working with people she feels most comfortable with.
Her hair-adventures have her working out of London, Glasgow, Dubai, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia! While she continues to be based in Birmingham, she moves around every few months to extend her reach and help her customers get the best hair possible. “I love being here,” she exclaimed about Kuwait, “the women here are beautiful and very fashion savvy!” Choosing to work exclusively with the lucky ladies at the Candy Lounge Salon and Spa, she leaves them with specific instructions for after color treatments for all her clients. “Usually, you walk out of a salon with hair you love but then you hate it after a few washes,” she stated, “I know it’s not an easy process – so I make sure that this love lasts as long as possible.” Her attention to detail and understanding of hair is superb – while you might not like the initial outcome, she guarantees you’ll love it as you wash it!
“Healthy hair!” she laughed, “That’s the ultimate goal. I always make sure that your hair is beautiful and healthy so you can love it for longer!” She’s only in Kuwait for a limited time and can only see so many clients. Nicky and Rita travel the world and come to us, here in Kuwait, to make sure that our locks are healthy and gorgeous until the next time she visits.
Keep an eye out for Nicky’s destinations by following her on Instagram @NickyLazou. To know when she’s in Kuwait or general salon inquires for all your hair and beauty needs, follow Candy Lounge Salon and Spa on Instagram @CandyLounge.KW. For inquires and bookings, email Nicky at [email protected] and make sure to check her out on YouTube for hair and beauty tips and tricks @NickyLazou!