We are Nala


Nala is Shannen & Serena

Nala Hair Academy was founded in 2020 by two female entrepreneurs Shannen and Serena. It has always been a dream for us both to open a school for hairdressing. We decided to open this academy together to deliver top quality education to new and existing stylists. Education is a huge part of our job and its something we both thoroughly enjoy. Our aim is to educate up and coming stylists with crucial information to ensure they become top leading stylists in this industry.


Serena has over 10 years’ experience

in the hairdressing industry. She is so passionate about the industry and believes education should be permanently part of your hairdressing career regardless of experience. Serena is a Wella Master Colour Expert since completing her exams in the Wella Academy with distinctions in 2018.

Serena has a love for colour and believes everyone should have the knowledge and confidence to transform and create masterpieces on the salon floor. To Serena, Wella is the dream company to work with as they provide top quality education.

Her journey in hairdressing began in 2009 when she started as a trainee. From there Serena made her up the ranks to manager in 2014. She was given the opportunity to buy and own her own salon which she named Hairloom founded in 2015. She has an amazing team behind her supporting her.

She is highly educated in all aspects of hairdressing from masters to extension specialist. She has been nominated in many awards both winning and placing.


Shannens Journeyin hairdressing

started over 10 years ago. She originally started out with Serena as a trainee and they worked together side by side for 4 amazing years. Shannen then went on to manage another salon for 4 years.

In 2019 they reunited again, but this time as business partners. Shannen has an unbelievable passion for all things colour. From the very beginning, the science of hair fascinated her. She wanted to know more and regularly attends courses ran by Alfaparf Milano. She went on to become a two-time Colour Degree Master Specialist with Alfaparf Milano also awarded with distinctions in 2018 and 2020.

Shannen believes knowledge is the foundations and key to your success and with that brings so many opportunities to succeed in the hairdressing industry. Education is a huge part of her career and she believes that there’s room for everyone to grow and succeed. She specialises in blondes and colour correction which wouldn’t be possible without the education she received in her career. She loves every aspect of hairdressing and wants to instil that in future hairdressers. She also is a Platinum hair extension specialist.