About Me

I began hairdressing in 1996, starting out as full time apprentice hairdresser at the Hilton. Trained under the watchful eye of expert Hair Stylist, Barry Holt I quickly realised I had a natural passion and creativity for hairdressing. Having earned my City and Guilds Hairdressing NVQ, I moved to Toni&Guy and retrained as a technician. It was at Toni&Guy that I began specialising in colour, afro hairstyling, relaxing, perming and wedding hair. I loved the fast-paced salon atmosphere at Toni&Guy but decided I wanted a fresh challenge.

My next move was a little unconventional and perhaps the most challenging of my career; working in a luxury spa on cruise ship. I specialised in cutting, colouring and blow-drying, and creating elegant wedding hair for brides marrying on private islands around the Bahamas. On board the ship I got to cut, colour and style clients of over fifty five different nationalities, 12 hours a day, six days a week. This role provided me with invaluable experience and competency that now allows me to deliver all my clients with a high class, salon quality hairdressing service.

Following my time on the cruise ship I returned to Toni&Guy, continuing to develop as high level hair technician. I also got the chance to help train some of the Toni&Guy hairdressing apprentices.

In 2010 I decided to branch out as a Freelance Hairdresser, taking salon level expertise to the homes of my clients. In 2011 I completed two intensive advanced cutting and colouring courses with Metin Warwick, celebrity hair stylist. In 2012 I qualified to practice the Brazilian Blow Dry, Yuko Straightening Treatment and Yuko Anti-Frizz Treatment. In 2015 I completed a course in Micro Loop and Micro Ring extensions. These courses have enabled me to continuing operating at the highest professional level even though I am no longer salon-based.

 Qualifications

  • Diploma in Micro Ring / Micro Loop Hair Extensions - Salon Services Education - 2015
  • Diploma in Yuko Hair Straightening - Yuko Academy Mayfair - 2012
  • Diploma in Yuko Anti-Frizz - Yuko Academy Mayfair - 2012
  • Diploma in Brazilian Blow dry - Capital Hair and Beauty - 2012
  • Diploma in Creative cutting and Colour - Metin Warick - 2011
  • Diploma in Advanced Cutting - Metin Warick - 2011
  • Senior Technician - Toni&Guy - 2006
  • Diploma in Colour Correction - L'OREAL Professional - 2005
  • Diploma in Street Styles - Redken Education - 2003
  • Advanced hair relaxing - Paul Brown - 2001
  • Diploma in Advanced Colour - L'OREAL Professional - 2000
  • Technician - Toni&Guy - 1999
  • Diploma in Colour keys - L'OREAL Professional - 1999
  • Diploma in Creative Cutting - Wella Technical Education - 1998
  • NVQ Level 2 - City & Guilds - 1998
  • NVQ Level 2 unit details;
  • Maintain client care procedures
  • Shampoo and condition hair and scalp
  • Blow dry hair and create a finished look
  • Cut hair
  • Perm, relax and neutralise hair
  • Hair colour techniques
  • Salon reception duties
  • Add to overall effectiveness of work team
  • Make effective use of resources
  • Health and safety
  • Set and dress hair and create hair up styles
  • Barbering
  • Diploma in Classic Cuts - Toni&Guy - 1997