The Hairdressing Industry Mourns Sean Nolan [Updated]
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…
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.. ❤️”