MEET THE TEAM
Meet our team, some of the most talented and dedicated in the industry.
From our home grown who have completed their four year training at the Institute itself, to our Master and Creative directors who have participated in London Fashion Week, won numerous industry awards and have created our inspirational Aveda collections.
Tell us something about you? I've been cutting hair since 2000 and really love my job. In my free time I enjoy doing yoga and practice almost every day. My other hobbies include sailing and traveling.
Guests should go to you for… Precision cutting is my strength but I also love working with different hair lengths and textures!
Favourite local hangout? I really like the prime location of our salon, as there's lots of different places to hang out in Covent Garden.
Tell us something about you? Over 25 years in the industry and still loving it! I've been a Hair Awards finalist 6 years running. I've had some incredible experiences, such as being featured in leading hair magazines and working backstage at the BBC Music Awards. I love traveling the world, meeting people, cooking, reading, world history, yoga, swimming, flower arranging, gardening and growing my own food.
Guests should go to you for… From cutting to blow drying and hair-up styles, I love all hair textures. I enjoy using different techniques to lock-in styling, such as silk pressing and twist plaits.
Favourite Aveda product? I love the dry remedy™ daily moisturizing oil.
Favourite local hangout? I hangout anywhere there are fun, lovely people.
Tell us something about you? I'm passionate about hairdressing and believe that learning never ends. I joined Aveda to get the best education to support my hairdressing career. While I'm experiened in blow-dry services, my current passion is offering barber services with a great experience.
Guests should go to you for ... All barber services, grey blending.
Favourite local hangout? Anywhere in the sun!
Tell us something about you? I was trained as a hair stylist and colourist at Vidal Sassoon in both classic and creative after leaving school. I joined the Aveda team 18 months ago to further my experience as I passionately agree with the brand's mission. I'm interested in all aspects of beauty, from cutting and styling to makeup. I’ve even been fortunate enough to be chosen as a stylist on shoots both with Sassoon and Aveda.
Guests should go to you for ... I am the queen of waves! So if you want a technically excellent haircut, that's in a style right on point, then I’m the one for you.
Favourite Aveda product? My favourite Aveda product is damage remedy™ daily hair repair, as it's amazing for everyone!
Favourite local hangout? Anywhere busy and entertaining as I love meeting new people.
Tell us something about you? I'm proud my work has been featured in Marie Claire and Aesthetica Magazine; and I won an Aveda Pure Image Award in 2011. What inspires me? Japan for its beautiful nature and innovation. I also love opera, jazz and soul music, as well as eating out and discovering all sorts of food from around the world! My hobbies include swimming, watching world movies, art exhibitions, and walking or cycling with my family.
Guests should go to you for… A haircut, restyle and advice on how to recreate the style at home.
Favourite Aveda product? confixor™ liquid gel - I've been using it on my guests for 20 years! I love the aroma and the results are outstanding.
Favourite local hangout? Monmouth Coffee Shop
Tell us something about you? I love music; it inspires me and keeps me going, fixing some of the system failures of life. I also love every kind of art and watching people in the streets, looking out for trends. I love nature but I also love the city. I think in life you should try and see as many different things as you can – without fear or schemes. I find a lot of inspiration comes from my own imagination.
Guests should go to you for… an Aveda pampering and restyling experience. I always try to deliver the best natural and on-trend looks possible.
Favourite Aveda product? My favourite product is thickening tonic. It's amazing for hold, volume, grip and texture.
Favourite local hangout? After a long day there's nothing better than a proper meal at Byron's, just across the road.
What's your area of expertise? Cutting, styling, blow-dries and hair-up
Tell us something about you? I love music, it inspires me, keeps me going, fixing system failures of life. I love every kind of art; watching people and trends in the streets; I love nature but I also love the city. I think in life you should try and see as many different things as you can. No fear, no schemes. Lots of inspiration comes from my own imagination.
Guests should go to you for… restyling and an Aveda pampering experience. I always try to deliver the best natural and trendy looks I can do.
Favourite Aveda product? My favourite product is thickening tonic. Amazing for hold, volume, grip, texture
Favourite local hangout? And after a long day nothing better than a proper meal at Byron's just across the road
Tell us something about you? I've worked at the Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa for 12 years and have nearly 20 years experience in the industry, resulting in numerous awards including The Trend Vision, Alternative Visionary Award and Employee Of The Year; working on shows across Europe. The go-to for quotes and tips with Beauty Editors and as such is regularly featured in all the major glossies. For 6 years, I've managed the styling team and led training classes, focusing on communication and product knowledge as well as cutting and styling. In my free time I'm a keen ceramicist, making one-off pieces in clay that he has exhibited in London, including the Barbican.
Guests should go to you for ... Any type of hair cutting. You should see me if you are looking for someone who can interpret your ideas into a haircut that feels part of you. I'm inspired by the individual and my guests are the most important part of the equation when designing individual haircut.
Favourite Aveda product? smooth infusion™ style-prep smoother™
Favourite local hangout? The Charlotte Street Hotel for pavement dining.
Tell us something about you? I love travelling and discovering different cultures.
Guests should go to you for ... I'm always excited to help people on their curly journey! I'm extremely passionate about what I do and believe in using naturally-derived products to bring out the natural beauty and vibrancy of curly hair.
I aim to provide a perfect style by cutting on dry hair, so for curly-haired guests, my advice is to attend your appointment with freshly washed hair, detangled and dry. Use little or no product and avoid tying your hair up - this is really important as doing so can change your natural curl pattern!
Favourite local hangout? Anywhere in the sunshine.
Tell us something about you? Cheeky chappy, friendly, a people person, genuine, creative, into design and architecture, foodie, traveller.
Guests should go to you for ... Precision cuts and curly or relaxed hair.
Favourite Aveda product? The smooth infusion™ range!
Favourite local hangout? Clapham/Brixton
Tell us something about you? After training and working at Vidal Sassoon for 7 years, I joined Aveda in 2002. I'm constantly updating my skills with the very best techniques to create individual styles and beautiful hair. Great hair is holistic, so I love to create looks that will work with not just your hair and bone structure but also your personality and lifestyle. I truly believe you should look and feel great!
Guests should go to you for… Precision cutting, great short haircuts, long beautiful hair, perfect curls and excellent all-round haircuts and styles from classic to contemporary; straight, curly, wavy and all types of hair.
Favourite local hangout? Anywhere fresh, fun and new. It changes all the time but my old favourite is excitable Soho!
Tell us something about you? After being trained by Aveda, I have grown from being an apprentice to a colourist and educator. In my spare time I love DIY, weight lifting and riding my scooter! I love a good sense of humour and if you have cats, well we're going to be friends.
Guests should go to you for ... I LOVE balayage and colour corrections.
Favourite Aveda product? damage remedy™ daily hair repair is a must! It improves and helps stop breakage with zero effort.
Favourite local hangout? My house while hugging my cats
Tell us something about you? I've worked for Aveda since 1994. Welsh (also my first language). I love travelling. What inspires me? Nature's unique beauty. My mission is to try as many gins of the world as possible!
Guests should go to you for ... Beautiful, 'natural-looking' hair colour, which I customise to enhance my client's skin tone and personality.
Favourite local hangout? Scarfes Bar in the Rosewood Hotel
Tell us something about you? I've spent 3 years in the hairdressing industry, starting my career at L'Oréal and Carita, as well as doing session work. I joined Aveda 20 years ago and worked closely with Antoinette Beenders representing the company on shows and presentations around the world and creating colour collections. I feel very much at home with Aveda's philosophy and proactivity for environmental goals.
Guests should go to you for ... I can do anything related to colour for guests of all ages.
Tell us something about you? I've grown up between the UK and Australia. I'm passionate about animal rights and environmental issues.
Guests should go to you for ... Specialising in redheads and blondes.
Favourite local hangout? Portobello Road
Tell us something about you? I love creating sun-kissed balayage, bespoke to the guests hair type and texture. I also love classic colouring too.
Guests should go to you for ... Bespoke or classic colour.
Favourite local hangout? Anywhere there’s good company.
Tell us something about you? After 14 years as a colourist/stylist/educator at Aveda, I am just as passionate as I was when I started. I'm a former winner of the Aveda Pure Image Award.
I love fashion, art and music. I'm inspired by the streets of London, which for me is the most stylish city in the world – it makes me smile everyday!
Guests should go to you for ... I love all aspects of colour, but I love creating natural-looking beautiful hair, that gets people asking "Is it coloured?!".
Favourite Aveda product? The color conserve™ range gives me the confidence that the colour I create will stay beautiful.
Favrourite local hangout? Much to my colleagues amusement, I eat at Franx every day! An old school cafe at its best!
Tell us something about you? I'm passionate about colour and like to personalise my service to meet guests' expectations.
Guests should go to you for ... Bespoke colour , colour change, classic highlights, creative colour.
Favourite Aveda product? color conserve™ to protect colour-treated hair.
Tell us something about you? I qualified in Germany in 2001 and worked with Toni & Guy and Vidal Sassoon, as well as within education. During a year of traveling through New Zealand in a campervan in 2006, I met the love of my life; who is the father of my 5-year-old girl. In 2007, we packed up in Germany to start a life together in London. I have worked at Aveda ever since and am commited to education, which is why I love my role as a Colour Educator at our Aveda Academy/Fitzroy and Aveda Salons.
Guests should go to you for ... Guests who are looking for beautiful, customised hair colour.
Tell us something about you? I've got over 30 years of experience as a session stylist and have also worked within makeup artistry and styling in fashion shows, TV commercials and music videos in the UK, Paris and Milan. My passion lies within art and fashion, which inspires my creativity within colour.
Guests should go to you for ... Natural highlights.
Favourite Aveda product? damage remedy™ daily hair repair
Favourite local hangout? The Angel pub, just around the corner for a pint after work.
Tell us something about you? Originally from Northern Ireland, I lived in The Channel Islands for 5 years and presently South West London for the last 13 years. I've worked within the hairdressing industry for 19 years and have a passion for all things education. I'm a colour enthusiast, who’s all about the fine detail.
Guests should go to you for ... All colour services welcome. From fundamental tinting to bespoke highlights or seasonal colour changes.
Favourite local hangout? Anywhere with great company, strong coffee and plenty of fizz.
Tell us something about you? I'm inspired by the people I work with at Aveda. Outside of work, I enjoy watching football, tennis and most sports.
Guests should go to you for ... All nail services.
Favourite Aveda product? hand relief™ moisturizing creme
Favourite local hangout? I love discovering new bars and restaurants.
Tell us something about you? I'm a creative person who loves to cook and enjoys travelling.
Guests should go to you for ... Facial beauty treatments to help achieve youthful, healthier-looking skin – great to help relieve stress too.
Favourite Aveda service? Threading gives eyebrows a clean and defined shape.