The Hairdressing Industry Mourns Sean Nolan [Updated]

by charlottegw / last updated May 24, 2019

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Sean Nolan, head of technical for HOB Salons and Academy has sadly passed away at the age of 37. A star of the hair world and a much-loved figure, Sean’s death comes as a great shock to the industry.

Sean was enjoying working on the HOB Academy show for the Wella Trend Vision Awards tour in Scotland earlier this week when he was taken ill and rushed to hospital. It was discovered that he had a cyst on his brain, which quickly led to a fatal brain haemorrhage. His family were with him when he passed away.

HOB have commented: “Sean was a colour legend in his own right; a born creative, a dynamic performer, and a passionate advocate of education. He will be deeply and unequivocally missed by the whole HOB family and everyone that knew or worked with him.”

We will be updating this page as we receive industry tributes to mark Sean’s life…

“All of us at Hairtribe are deeply saddened to hear about Sean passing. We had the opportunity to work with Sean and create some videos with him recently. He was an incredible colourist with so many creative ideas and approached his work with a real passion, craftsmanship and care. He was such fun to work with and put a smile on all of our faces. Our thoughts are with his colleagues at HOB, his family and his friends. He will be missed.”
Hairtribe team
“Sean was an amazing inspirational guest colourist and colour creative  for Wella Professionals, who shared his passion, creativity, beautiful colour work and energy with everyone he met.  We loved working with Sean and he will be truly missed by us all at Wella Professionals.”
Judith Holmes, Wella Studio operations manager 

There has been an outpouring of love on Sean’s Instagram page. Here are just some of the tributes shared by those who knew and worked with him:

“So so shocked and saddened☹️ you was always the life and soul of a room and such an amazing big character! You will always be missed Sean, thank you for everything you have ever taught me. Rest well in heaven ❤️❣️”

“Rest in peace Sean.. now heaven has an angel like you it will forever be colourful .. 🎨💙 .. you’ll live on through all the people you taught and your amazing work✨”

“I’m still so shocked & saddened by the news 😥 I first met Sean at LCF when we were both studying for our BTEC in fashion. I had never met anyone like him & somebody who made me laugh until I cried.. We became close friends & I feel honoured to say I have many happy memories with him.. Remember our hysterical Budgens trip Sean?! 😱😂
I won’t ever forget you.. you are a special soul.. Rest In Peace my blue haired friend.. 💙 My love & condolences go out to your lovely family.. ❤️”

If you would like to donate towards Sean’s funeral then please follow this link. Any money remaining after Sean’s funeral will be donated to charities that Sean supported.

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