Mark Leeson – erstwhile British Hairdresser of the Year, super-talented colour ambassador for Goldwell and all-round mega-successful salon owner – has invited HairClubLive member Nicola Smyth to join his first-ever Mark Leeson Art Squad. Nice one! Having battled for her place in a live competition, Nicola (pictured above, second from right) is one of four up-and-at-’em colourists invited by Mark, in association with Goldwell, to form a team that he will mentor for the next 12 months. The smashing programme of opportunity includes six full days of education and inspiration, and will help team members to evolve their artistic skills, push their creative limits and grow their technical talent. The culmination of this dream-experience is a professional photo shoot with photographer Richard Miles. Wowza! Don’t forget to keep us updated Nicola… we will be watching your journey with envy. The full line up for the Mark Leeson Art Squad is •Nicola Smyth-Humprhiss @ Nicola Smyth Award-Winning Hair • Lauren Harvey @ VAE Salon • Lauren Hamlon Mortimer @ Cutting Image • Rebecca Hill @ House of Klamer.