Artist Stories: Nicholas French


Nicholas French, Artistic Director for Matrix, is one of the most inspiring and creative hairdressers we know. In addition to traveling around the world to inspire and educate for Matrix, Nick is a legendary competitor, having won North American Hairstylist of the Year Award in the Avant Garde category three times (and a finalist nine times).

In today’s Artist Stories video, French shares insight from his fifty-year-plus career, his love for Avant Garde hair, his thoughts on inspiration and more. 


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