You already know quite a bit about me by just looking through this website and my work, but if you made it here you obviously want to know more.....

Photo by Ken Clarke
Editing by me

So here are some random facts for a Nicole trivia quiz (you'll find the serious stuff on the right):

 I was born in August 1972 in Germany and lived and worked there until I moved to the UK in 2004.

My fabulous son Joel was born in September 1999.

I share my life with my talented soul mate John Coppinger

The first time I stood on stage singing I was 16 years old and since then I have been the lead singer in four different bands.

I used to perform Burlesque acts under the name Nicole A Lure 

I like to keep a good balance between being covered in sequins on stage and getting covered in mud in our garden.

Watching wildlife is the most relaxing thing to do for me, it doesn't matter if it's insects in our garden or more exotic animals elsewhere. I find them equally fascinating.

I am a Sci-Fi and horror Nerd, an obsession I share with my son!
Okay, here is the slightly more serious bit then....
My professional life in a nutshell:

Fully trained hair dresser and stylist. Trained in Germany and finished as best new hair dresser and stylist of 1995

Awarded a bronze medal for trainee make-up design in 1994

Make-up artists for several professional musical productions in Germany between 2001 and 2004. 'Tabaluga & Lilli', 'Falco meets Amadeus', 'Vom Geist der Weihnacht' (A Christmas Carol)

Head of make-up for Warner Brothers Halloween event 2002

Partner of John Coppinger (Life Form) Ltd. since 2004

Working on props and models with John Coppinger for 'Royal Institution Christmas Lectures', the British Antarctic Survey, Deafness Research and others 2004-2011

Sole owner of The Hourglass® since 2006

Layout designer and Editor in Chief of Tease and Cake Magazine from 2012 - 2016