Our Story

We’ve come a long way since Romano Zullo opened his first salon in a tiny space above a newsagent’s in 1989. From those humble beginnings, with just two stylists and a whole heap of determination, the salon has thrived and grown as hairdressing has changed and evolved, becoming an award-winning salon and centre of excellence (scroll down to see award wins).

From the start, Romano had a vision of quality, bespoke styling that would equal the very best in British and global hairdressing. And it wasn’t long before the small salon started to develop a big reputation among discerning clients as one of Nottingham’s best-kept secrets.

With space limited, the salon’s rising popularity meant appointments were fully booked for weeks ahead, and it soon became obvious that a move to bigger and better premises was the only real option. So the salon upped sticks for our current home in Upper Parliament Street, rebranding as Zullo & Holland on the way and never looking back since.

Staying true to his early vision of making Zullo & Holland a symbol of unrivalled hairdressing excellence in the city, Romano has nurtured the business, taking on some of the best hairdressers around and carefully developing their talents, watching Zullo & Holland grow and develop into a world-class, fashion forward salon recognised with a string of major industry awards.

In 2013, the business took another major leap forward when Romano made Z&H Creative Director Angelo Vallillo joint owner. Angelo brought fresh thinking and new ideas to the business, expanding the salon into an amazingly light and airy space upstairs and opening the Angelo Vallillo Hair Academy above that, an outstanding centre of excellence in hairdressing training that draws stylists from top salons around the world, keen to learn from the best.

We have been invited to work at London and New York Fashion Weeks and represented hair product giant Wella at too many events to count. We have had our work published in major national hair magazines and our excellence recognised with a string of industry and consumer awards. We represented the UK at the Wella TrendVision competition world finals in 2009 and 2014. British talent at its best! Zullo & Holland is without doubt now Nottingham’s premier salon.