Nicolas (Niq)

Creative Director/ Owner

With extensive experience in the industry, Nicolas is not only Unique PHD’s co-owner but an inspiring team leader. He draws upon a strong background in advanced colour science and offering a luxurious hair service so that you walk out feeling fantastic.

From the initial consultation to the basin and the blow wave, Nicolas is not only honest but reassuring. He has created an ambience where Unique PHD is a ‘destination’ rather than just a salon. It’s been a long challenging journey but Nicolas has been there every step of the way.

He is a transformation specialist who helps others love the relationship they have with their hair.



Senior Stylist

I’m a fully qualified hairdresser, with over 14 years experience. Originally I was born in The Phillipines and moved to Australia 2 years ago. I specialise in doing upstyling for special events.  I love my career and I’m very passionate about the hair and beauty industry always wanting to better myself and learn new techniques and trends that arise.

I pride myself on attention to detail and my speciality is styling/up styling, and cutting. I love meeting new people and building a strong connection with my guests.

My next goal is to learn as much as I can from Nicolas to build on my knowledge.  Mariedel xx


Keiron (Kez)


I am co-owner of Unique PHD, Director of Salon Administration and Nicolas’ other half in life! For me this little salon, creative space and home for many, is a lifetime dream of wanting to own and manage my own business. Have the opportunity to be able to do this with your best friend is simply a dream come true!

I started my working life in retail and managed the nations busiest Kmart stores before joining the QAS. After seven years looking after the most vulnerable, I joined Brisbane City Council then Murrays Coaches. Since we opened the salon doors November 2015 I have been in the background working on the salon with the odd appearance here and there.

When the opportunity arose for Nicolas and I to run our little salon together we jumped at it! And here we are today. It is both our goal to be able to help others on their personal journeys in life and for Nicolas it’s through hair and creativity, for me it’s being able to listen and have a yarn! We feel very humbled to offer to you Unique PHD.