Jayson has had a lustrous career in the hairdressing industry already with a impressive back catalogue of campaigns, advertising and tutorials to his name. A Wella Professionals Global Artist of 15 years and former International Technical Creative Director for Toni & Guy where Jayson spent 24 years.
He travels regularly on a global scale as a platform artist, showcasing his latest work and collaborations; not just for Wella Professionals, but also for his own brand Karbon KYD. A unique educational platform that specialises in visual and freehand colour techniques. His work has been published in a variety of print media, including Elle Italia and The Sunday Times.
Jayson has won numerous awards. He was named Most Wanted Colour Expert in the Creative Head Awards and a finalist in the British Hairdressing Awards amongst other things. He is a also founding member of the prestigious Wella Professionals UK Colour Club, and ongoing ITVA Mentor.
Annelie is an international colour expert with over 20 years experience. You will find her running educational courses for hairdressers, working on shoots as well as advertising campaigns across the globe when she is not in the salon.
She is known for her honesty and down to earth approach. Her ability to transform hair through her colour expertise and perfect techniques make Annelie a real favourite with clients.
Oliver trained extensively with brands such as Bumble & Bumble, Phytologie Davines and L'Oreal. Oliver was selected to attend Loreal’s Colour Specialise Degree Course and passed with flying colours.
Having spent 7 years at a top salon, with clients including world renowned DJ John Digweed and clothes designer Karen Millen, Oliver reached the 'Oreal Colour Trophy finals twice and brings a wealth of colour experience to Taylor Taylor London.
Anna was always destined to become a hairdresser with a family pedigree of editorial Stylists based in both Australia and London. With over 10 years experience she originally trained in New Zealand’s top Salon “Bouy”. During her career she has worked on music videos, feature films, and television shows as well as being a regular behind the scenes at fashion shoots and catwalk shows.
However Anna’s real passion is her Salon based work and since she moved to the UK and joined Taylor Taylor London over six years ago she has become one of our busiest Stylists with a fiercely loyal clientele.
Invariably assisted by her loyal Pugalier George (he has his own spot in the Salon, or he will happily snuggle up on your lap if invited).
Anna is a uniquely talented hair stylist. As a fully trained make up artist she has a particular gift in creating the perfect hair colour to complement your skin tone which, when combined with her cutting and finishing skills has lead to her well respected position as Art Director at our Shoreditch Salon.
Federico is at the heart of the Taylor Taylor London team and is one of our most experienced and respected hairdressers. With over 20 years in hairdressing he has been educated and trained at some of the world’s most respected academies and salons.
Hair great's such as Eugene Souleiman, James Rowe, Mark Hampton and Martin Cullen call upon Federico’s talent to assist during some of International Fashion Week’s most coveted shows - ACNE, Yohji Yamamoto, Vivienne Westwood, Marni, JW Anderson and Gareth Pugh amongst many others.
When not in the salon his independent work for campaigns and editorials encompasses assignments for Matthew Williamson, Volt Café and The Financial Times.
On salon appointments Federico is known for his undivided attention to detail; whether it be colour, cutting or styling he will help to develop a personalised hair experience just for you.
Federico is also the Floor Manager in our Flagship Salon and is instrumental in ensuring the standards of all the stylists and colourists at Taylor Taylor meet his exceptionally high requirements.
Born in Northern Ireland, Anna qualified and worked as a stylist in Belfast City. Making the big move to London in 1998. She then worked for an award winning salon group and various boutique salons.
Joining Taylor Taylor London in 2003 her skill set has become even more advanced via numerous courses for cut and colour including Wellas Colour Master program.
“Joining Taylor Taylor London has definitely been a highlight in my career, from the inspirational teams and fabulous salons to the unique brand image. Over the years I have been given multiple new opportunities such as working in the Maldives at The One Only salon by Taylor Taylor London and then coming back to manage the original Boutique branch in London.“
“The clients ‘journey’ with me is important, from in-depth consultations, personalised cuts and colours, to the finished look, each journey is different and that’s exciting. Invest in your hair, you wear it everyday.”
Ben grew up in France and started his hairdressing career in the exclusive Alpine resorts, mixing his love of extreme sports with his passion for style.
Ben joined us with almost ten years experience - having spent the past couple of years in London refining his skills at boutique salons and on numerous courses, including those by L'Oréal, Tigi, and Toni and Guy.
Ben has a passion for precision haircuts, with particular expertise in blunt cuts, as he feels that they “bring out a strong character in people, whilst remaining très chic!”. Ben also loves working on men's fades as “It’s like drawing with pencil”, and balayage as “it’s French!”.
His work has been getting a lot of attention, and Ben recently worked on set with Storm Models. Ben is not afraid to take risks and to put his personality into his work, which produces exceptional outcomes - we are very excited to have him on the team and to see what the future will bring for his career.
Educated in Italy and London by Aldo Coppola and Toni & Guy, Francesca has 13 years of hairdressing experience. Involved for the past few years as a part of the assisting team at London Fashion Week for International Brand Show’s she keeps her Fashion passion current and on trend.
Francesca is fluent in sophisticated colour changes and natural looks. With outstanding customer service skills she has a true eye for detail.
Chie is one of a prestigious group of hair stylists who have claimed the title of Best International Hairdresser from the AIPP (Association Internationale Presse Professionnelle Coiffure).
Chie’s career began in Japan over 20 years ago before moving to London to join Toni & Guy where she was a member of the renowned Artistic Team and was crowned Avante Garde Hairdresser of the Year at the British Hairdressing Awards in 2014/ 15. Hosting seminars across the globe, running her own shows at London fashion week and working for the likes of Elle and Shortlist Chie has achieved international recognition for her work and we are privileged to have her heading up our education team.
In 2009 Elsa joined 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”.
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.
Antonio has over fifteen years of experience cutting and styling hair for London's top hair salon's, magazines and brand's such as, iD, Dazed and Numero to name but a few.
John Paul started his hairdressing career at HOB Salon's Flagship Salon in Camden Town where he was First Assistant to Creative Director and 4 times British Hairdresser of the Year Akin Konizi, where he assisted on many of the award winning shoots from 2007 - 2010.
After leaving HOB Salons and moving to Taylor Taylor, John Paul started perusing the fashion side of hairdressing and within months was on set working for brands such as Tom Ford, Burberry and Alexander McQueen. It was not long until the world’s most successful hair stylist – Guido Palau - was knocking on John Paul’s door requesting his skills.
Guido Palau is not necessarily a house hold name but in the world of fashion he is the name to know. An illustrious career spanning 4 decades, countless Vogue front covers, endless iconic photoshoots and shows and the go to hair stylist to the biggest brands in the world. Guido was recently included in the British Fashion Council’s list of “25 Most Powerful People in the Fashion Industry” – the only hair stylist to make this list.
John Paul is Guido’s go to man for cutting hair and has been for the last 8 years, working every season for brands such as Prada, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabanna, Valentino, Givenchy, Raf Simons, YSL, Dior, Marc Jacobs and many more.
This role working for Guido is extremely sought after in the industry and has provided John Paul not only with an insight to how an artist of the highest level works and thinks, but also experience working with the world’s leading designers and fashion houses on a regular basis.
John Paul works from our Commercial Street branch where he manages a large and demanding clientele of fashion conscious men and women. Appointments go quick so book in early to avoid disappointment!
Zara began cutting hair in her studio whilst studying sculpture at Camberwell School of Art. By chance whilst working for a set designer building props she met some of the team at Vidal Sassoon's Academy on Brook Street. Inspired by the people she met she enrolled in an intensive course to learn the trade through the technically strict Sassoon philosophy of cutting.
Now a Art Director at Taylor Taylor London, Zara is an exceptionally talented yet softly spoken technical specialist with an incredibly loyal client list who will go no-where else for their cuts and styling. She applies the same attention to detail in her hairdressing as she does with her approach to art.
Zara is a regular on the Taylor Taylor London Artistic Team and has worked on Guido Palau's team on the men's shows across Europe for the last 4 seasons.
Her resume includes designers such as Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton, Jil Sander, Dolce & Gabanna, Bottega Veneta, Valentino, Versace, Raf Simons and Prada. She also assists Jos Gibson and worked on editorials for GQ Style, Sunday Times Magazine and Vogue Hommes as well as her own work for OKI-Ni and Law Magazine. Driven by perfection and quality, she knows how to push a good haircut to a great one; from high street to bespoke.
Originally from Bath, Gemma has been working at Taylor Taylor since 2011, having been in the industry for 14 years. During her time in Bath Gemma became qualified and very quickly worked her way up to becoming the senior stylist. In 2010 she went on to enter herself into the British hairdressing awards, the most prestigious hairdressing competition in the industry, and became a finalist. It was after this that she realised her passion for session styling and made the move to London.
During her time in London she has worked on the Olympic Coca Cola advert featuring Mark Ronson and Katy B, she has also worked on London Fashion Week styling for Eddie Gavrillidis for his latest collection and most recently worked with Little Mix on various projects including their latest music video.
Erika began her hairdressing career in her native Italy and then moved to London in 2007. She is one of our rising international stars and already has numerous hairdressing awards under her belt. Over the last 8 years she has been at the forefront of hairdressing as a regular stylist at the major catwalk shows alongside her television and editorial assignments across the globe.
Amongst her many talents Erika won the prestigious L’Oreal Colour Trophy and has been a finalist in The British Hairdressing Awards for Afro Hairdresser of the Year 2014 and Avante Garde Hairdresser of the Year 2015. As a previous Creative Director at Toni and Guy Erika regularly assisted Sacha Mascola and was a key part of their international art team creating the hair on the catwalk shows for Matthew Williamson, Pam Hogg, Giles and many others. More recently she has joined the team session teams working on the runway shows for Mulberry, Christopher Kane, Dolce and Gabbana and Holly Fulton. Her editorial credentials include brands such as Gucci and Vivienne Westwood Red Label and her work has also been featured in Livid Magazine, Absolutely and of course Vogue; the holy grail for all hairdressers.
Keep an eye out for her work as we think she will fast become one of the hairdressers of the future.
It would be hard to beat the passion that Tosh demonstrates for hair. After a career change in his 20’s Tosh has pretty much dedicated his life to hairdressing, both within and outside the salon. Leaving his native Scotland behind him Tosh trained at the world famous Toni and Guy Academy in London graduating as a Stylist back in 2012. Since then his career has truly taken off winning awards such as “Stylist of the Year” and “Breakthrough Team of the Year in 2015”. When he was not in the salon Tosh spent all his spare time developing his reputation in the industry. Working on editorial, commercial and catwalk assignments he has assisted hair greats such as James Pecis, Guido Palau, Duffy and Anthony Turner on shoots for magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Love and Numero and has now become a regular on the backstage teams in Paris, Milan, New York and London.
With a tenure at the rather chic Scandinavian hair salon Stil under his belt and a rapidly growing portfolio of his own work Tosh joined the Taylor Taylor London team in 2016 where he splits his time between our Commercial Street salon and his hair assignments across the globe.
From an early age Nick had a passion for Travel and Hairdressing. After becoming a well established Style Director at a boutique salon he decided to take time out and travel through Asia. Nick fell in love with the culture and lifestyle of Bali where he decided to settle. Whilst there he taught seminars throughout Southeast Asia at renowned academies and styled hair for various campaign’s and editorial’s.
Now back in London, Nick is a Director at the Commercial Street salon based in Shoreditch where he has gained a loyal clientele. Alongside his work in the salon, Nick has also been pursuing his passion for session hairstyling and has been a regular at London, Milan and Paris Fashion Week's.
James started his career with the world renowned Mahogany Hairdressing in Mayfair where he went through there rigorous training to become one of there stylists. He quickly worked his way up to Assistant Creative Director where he ran the London academy and taught on shows and seminars worldwide.
James then looking for a new challenge moved to Australia’s Sydney where he taught some of the biggest names in the industry and ran a full column at the prestigious Wild Life Hair.
Now Returned to his home in London he goes between education hairdressers globally and running his busy clientele from his home at Taylor Taylor.
Focusing on precision hair cutting, James believes that a haircut should be an extension of a persons personality and individuality. Taking bone structure in to consideration each of his clients leave with a bespoke look. Tailored for the individual.
We have stolen Tom from the North of England where he served a traditional hairdressing apprenticeship. From the age of just 13 Tom started working in his spare time while still at school and under the mantle of Mark Riley completed his advanced apprenticeship and rapidly established himself as a senior stylist.
In 2012 Tom won the much coveted title of “ Project X Student of the Year” from the Fellowship for British Hairdressing . Often called the ultimate hairdressing finishing school, Project X aims to select and nurture the very best hairdressing talent in the UK with mentors such as Karine Jackson and hairdressing legend Errol Douglas MBE.
Tom is already a regular behind the scenes at London, Paris and Milan fashions week working with international stylists such as Snowden Hill, John Vial and Jan Przemyk. In a short space of time he has also established himself a regular member of the hair team for Anthony Turner working on the womens catwalk for fashion greats such as Kenzo, Missoni, Sportmax, Margaret Howell, TopShop and Peter Pilotto.
Tom is no stranger to the menswear collections either playing a key role in the styling of iconic mens designers such as Dior Homme, Iceberg and Thom Browne as well as directional designers Sibling, Craig Green, KTZ , Christopher Shannon
Tom was invited to head up the new collection by cult brand A Child of the Jago and his hair styling can be seen in their seasons LookBook.
Over the last few months Tom has been a finalist in the coveted It List Awards sponsored by Creative Head Magazine and has assisted Samantha Hillerby on shoots for Vogue, Rimmel and Thomas Sabo.
Originally from Romania, Mihaela decided to leave her university degree course and moved to London where she discovered her passion for hair and completed her NVQ level 3 in hairdressing. Mihaela joined Taylor Taylor London in November 2009 when she fell in love with the clients and the hairdressing creativity in our original boutique hair salon just off Brick Lane in Shoreditch.
During her time with us Mihaela has worked in our flagship Shoreditch hair salon as our head assistant recognizing the excellence of the junior hairdressing team and helping them achieve their potential. She has personally looked after many of our high profile celebrities such as Lewis Hamilton, Greg Rutherford, members of the Game of Thrones cast and Pixie Lott as well as assisting our Art Directors on their photographic assignments. Mihaela is a vital member of our team with an exceptionally strong work ethic and an inspiring customer service record.
We are delighted that Mihaela has now taken her chair on our styling team after graduating from the Taylor Taylor London Hairdressing Academy in August 2015.
Pranee may be petite in stature but she has a monumental work ethic and inspiring customer service record. Originally starting with us as a hairdressing assistant Pranee has been a key member of the Taylor Taylor team for nearly ten years now and knows the salons better than anyone else.
Working her way up through the business and training under the watchful eye of our Education Managers has given Pranee a unique understanding of our clients and she has already established a firm following in the salon.. Known for her game changing Brazilian Blowdries and Yuko permanent straightening Pranee has a gentle and relaxing manner and is comfortable creating a highly technical cut on short hair through to a full Hollywood blowdry on full length locks.
Ivy has been passionate about Hairdressing since her days at school, experimenting on her friends and her own hair. Joining us from Brighton, where she completed her NVQ in Hairdressing. Since then she has gained 3 years of experience working with internationally recognised hairdresser Trevor Sorbie.
During this time Ivy took part in competitions, with a particular interest in creative hair design and secured runner up in a national competition.
Drawing her inspiration from her strong passion for music, she enjoys creating those signature looks that go hand in hand with a variety of music genres and sub cultures.
Ivy believes that our hair style is a reflection of our personality and therefore starts with good communication and understanding between her and her client.
Liverpool Street Station – Come out of the station via the Bishopsgate exit and turn left onto Bishopsgate. Take a right onto Brushfield Street, walk past Spitalfields market, then left onto Commercial Street. We are 137 Commercial Street, E1 6BJ.