Currently on maternity leave
Elsa began her career in Hairdressing at the age of 17 moving from Sussex to London in pursuit of her dreams. Elsa secured a position at Trevor Sorbie salon in Covent Garden and passed the notoriously difficult presentation exam marked by both multi ‘British Hair Dresser of the Year’ winners Angello Seminaro and Trevor Sorbie himself. This laid the foundations for her hair-styling career and presented an environment for her to exercise her creative potential. After five years Elsa worked her way up to 'Senior Top Stylist' and with a reputation for meticulous precision and her pursuit of perfection she was offered an instrumental position within the globally renowned Trevor Sorbie in the ‘Art Team’.
In 2009 Elsa chose to leave and took the opportunity to travel the world for a year, looking for inspiration she could translate in to her creative profession. On Elsa’s return to the Uk we were delighted that she agreed to join our Commercial Street salon where she swiftly proved her technical ability and progressed to Art Director. During her tenure at Taylor Taylor Elsa’s career has gone from strength to strength and she has shown natural excellence in all the hairdressing disciplines from salon to catwalk to editorial assignments. Over the past few years she has been fortunate enough to support leading international session stylists such as Eugene Souleiman, Martin Cullen and Duffy at the ‘Fashion Week's across the world, showcasing some of the world’s most infuential fashion brands such as Gareth Pugh, Joseph and Antonio Berardi. In Elsas own words Elsa “The exposure at the height of the industries professionalism has given me an opportunity to perform in an implausibly pressured environment and deliver on end result, which can be nothing less than perfect. This has without doubt shaped and influenced my career and the person I am today”.
It is no secret that Elsa feels privileged to have had these experiences and is keen to develop and share her expertise with those who truly want to be great in this industry. She is not protective of the skills acquired, she just wants others who are serious to grow in the way she has.
Alongside Elsa’s busy salon column and her session commitments, she is also part of the management team at Taylor Taylor London and jointly heads up the Art Team which promotes the salon’s strong technical and creative reputation. This role involves delivering the in-house collections, organizing editorial and commercial assignments and preparing bespoke articles for international publications and helping others realizes their potential through external Seminars and in-house workshops.
“Giving someone confidence while transforming their look is why I will always love what I do.”
To book with Elsa call our Commercial Street, E1 reception on 0207 377 2737