Born and trained in New Zealand, and awarded ‘apprentice of the year’ , she left New Zealand and came to Australia, developing her skills and a earning a reputation of leadership, teamwork and exceptional customer service. Nakia’s big break came when leaving Australia and working in London for 5 years. Nakia made it into the session world and began working on various London fashion shows and hairstyling for celebrities, designers and music performers. She also worked on teams for product companies and finalists in various competitions.After leaving London Nakia came to be the Creative Director at the House of Ernest in Perth, Western Australia. With 4 major In House collections, creating a artistic team has brought her working with the media press on trend predicitions and blogging with West Australia, Perth style, Coveted Canvas and Beauty and Lace. Style.com, Perth Bridal, Scoop Magazine and also radio broadcast. Nakia is also being known on the social networking sites, creating fun and humerous blog posts. Nakia’s personality is high energy, career driven and a strong commitment to her teams with forward thinking. Nakia made the trend vision finalist and earning her a place on the Elite Wella Club team for Australia in 2012 and also the director for IHS-WA and helping hairdressers within her community to have the opptunities to get there work out there.
Nakia is also a finalist for the 2019 Western Australian Hair dresser of the year!
You can see more of Nakia’s work in the salon HERE on Instagram!
Nakia runs the fabulous Master Classes here at Chilli Couture, an intimate evening where she teaches clients hands on ‘how to do your hair’. For bookings please call us on 9328 8814