Irwin began his hairdressing career in the mid-80s in the north of England, eventually moving to London to work with the Toni & Guy Art Team. He went on to travel the globe with the international super group. Irwin’s ability to understand the aesthetic of editorial and high fashion hair quickly brought him to the attention of hairdressing icon Anthony Mascolo, who mentored Irwin, allowing him the space and opportunity to develop into the celebrated talent he is today.
In 2004 Irwin took up the role of European creative director at TIGI International, he was appointed global creative director in 2011 and then to the board of directors in 2013. However, it was his leadership and creative direction of the TIGI international creative team that garnered him global recognition. Having taken the role of lead stylist at over 60 shows at the International Collections over the last five years, his ability to motivate and deliver is unquestioned.
2014 Nick embarked on a solo career and fully immersed himself in the session world. Nick’s work can be seen in Global Fashion magazines to International advertising campaigns. He has a star-studded clientele and works with some of the biggest photographers in the industry. His relationship with the Iconic Photographer Rankin and the team at Hunger Magazine is imperative in his creative thought process. Nick is one of the few hair stylists that can successfully work between the session world and the professional hairdressing industry.