Nicola Aitken is delighted to realise a long standing dream with the opening of ‘Istana’ (meaning ‘Palace’ in Malay) Hair Salon. NIcola spent six months travelling in 2014, something which Nicola had longed to do for many years. Nicola is no stranger to ventures which require bravery and commitment, including jumping out of planes, and sponsored charity runs, to competing in and winning ‘Scottish Hairdresser of the Year’. Nicola say that her personal confidence, creative ideas, and self-belief all increased through her experiences whilst travelling. This culminated in her desire to return home to invest her talent, and passion for hairdressing into her dream of running her own salon.
On going training and keeping up with the latest trend is a must for Nicola.