Nicholas James was born in London, England, and was trained by Vidal Sassoon hair stylists. After training and working in Covent Garden, he moved to Milan to embark on his session career in the late 80's. He enjoys creating hair with texture and movement. Throughout the years Nicholas has headed numerous fashion shows, including Sisley, D squared, Byblos, Iceberg, Jean Paul Gaultier (menswear), and Gucci. After being based in Milan for 8 years he moved back to London and then onto New York where he has worked with many international photographers and stylists.
Nicholas has gained a great deal of experience working on both commercial and editorial shoots for international magazines, including I-D, Vogue (Italian, British, German, Spanish), Velvet, Marie Claire and Elle. As a truly international hair stylist, he currently divides his time between London and Milan.