Inimitable in her aesthetic, unquestionable in her talent, Zoë Irwin is often noted as one of the most original and inspiring hairdressers in the industry today. She is known for her soft, feminine yet undeniably cool hair that sets her apart.
As an established creative director and session stylist, she has worked with many of the world’s top brands, magazines and hairdressing businesses. She also has an enviable celebrity client list, men and women that rely on her deep understanding of trend and heritage to give them something utterly unique and signature.
Her work is a unique blend of traditional technique, honed over her remarkable 30-year career, and new concepts developed from her continual studies of emerging trends in hair and fashion. Her style is soft yet edgy and in-tune with the mood of the season, allowing her to create unique editorial work, yet easily translatable for her clients.
As an educator, Zoe is known for her inspiring lectures and demonstrations. Her methods are relatable, tangible and motivational, starting with an innate understanding of her art in which she builds stories around hair, adding trend, fashion and historical context to her work. Her special approach to hairdressing was recognised by the industry in 2012 when she was awarded the prestigious Most Wanted Hair Icon award by Creative Head magazine.
With has over 15 years experience Sarah started in hairdressing as a traditional Saturday girl in a salon in Leeds. She quickly realized that she had a natural talent in creating bespoke colour for clients and was rapidly promoted up to Senior Colour Technician and relocated to London where she passed her Colour Masters Degree and began to run colour seminars as well as contributed to numerous magazines, training manuals and editorial pieces.
With a move to Hob Salons Sarah was able to further her expertise by working alongside 3 times British Color Technician of the year Christel Lundqvist and was located in their award winning flagship Salon.
As her reputation grew Sarah was headhunted to cross the pond and took up a 3 year placement in the heart New York where she was invited to head up an exclusive colour department in Soho. The Drawing Room Salon has regularly been voted as the best hair salon in New York and during her time there Sarah was at the technical and creative forefront of all aspects of hair colouring.
Sarah has a real passion for education and during her career has been flown around the world to run colour seminars involving stage presentations and workshops showcasing the latest techniques to experienced technicians in Europe and America.
After only a year working in the flagship salon on Commercial Street, she was honored to take Taylor Taylor London worldwide. Setting up the salon in a luxurious five-star resort, collaborating with the One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives.
Originally from Sweden, Jenny Persson moved to London in 2008 to be at the center of Fashion. She has 13 years experience in Hairdressing and managing salons. With a four-year journeyman ship certificate in Hairdressing and extensive courses, she holds a Goldwell Colour Expert Degree and is two times nominated for ‘Newcomer of the Year’ in national competitions.
Recently her work has been published in Nasty magazine; the journal of Wild Culture and shown in Retrospective Fashion show at world renowned London Fashion Week. She has also styled for the Noisette’s music video ‘Winner’ and Pixie Lott for her Colgate commercial. She regularly tends to Jessie Ware’s locks and gives Tom Odell his soft blonde hair-colour.
Jenny always strives to create beautiful and rich colours for her clients; her natural flowing colours are becoming a trademark of her technical style. With her passion for styling hair she regularly travels creating beautiful looks for brides on their wedding day’s, completing their day with hair-up and make-up.
Natalia is a talented “all round” hairdresser with an exceptional technical background achieved through her natural ability and her total dedication to training and learning about all aspects of hairdressing.
Truly passionate about cutting, colouring and blow-drying she can the perfect total look for you. Natalia is uniquely skilled being as comfortable barbering with clippers and using traditional scissor over-comb techniques as she is creating a complete hair transformation involving bleach and toning or creative colours.
Natalia has joined our team from Poland where she has a fiercely loyal client base but her passion for hairdressing has led her to London and Taylor Taylor where she can develop her natural creative ability and utilise her specialist knowledge of bone and muscle structure to create a style that enhances each individuals natural features.
Natalia is also one of our Davines specialists with an in depth knowledge of their sustainable beauty collections and their ammonia free, enriched professional colours.
Vannata has started her career in hair 12 years ago at the award winning Aveda, ‘Diva Salon Spa’ in Canada and has relocated to London six years ago.
Her favourite part of hairdressing is connecting people from all walks of life and creating a transformation making that person feel amazing.
As one of the most respected men in hairdressing we are privileged to have Darren on our team. With over 25 years experience under his belt and with titles such as “London Hairdresser of the Year” Darren is an exceptional stylist and an inspirational member of the team.
From his early beginnings at the age of 15 when he was sweeping the floor of a Bethnal Green salon Darren was always obsessed with fashion and style and quickly realised that for him there could be no compromises on his hairdressing work. Darren rapidly built an enviable reputation and a fiercely loyal client base with his signature styling and his technical precision.
After making his name both within his chosen salons and on the fashions catwalks Darren has more recently taken this skill to train rising hairdressers of the future. From running an international academy in central London to creating worldwide seminars and demonstrating live on stage his integrity has kept Darren at the top of his industry.
On top of all this Darren still finds the time to participate in ironman triathlons and race at club level cycling events; he could show us all a thing or too about commitment and dedication.
Passionate and elegant Aude is an instinctive and natural hairstylist specializing in all aspects of cutting and styling. Trained in Paris and inspired by fashion and beauty she worked on the world famous Rue Saint-Honoré in Paris for 4 years before moving to London to spend 2 years at the award winning Hob salon and Academy in Camden.
With over 12 years experience and with a passion for session and show work she is a regular at both the men’s and women’s catwalks in Paris and London bringing back the latest hair and fashion trends into the salon at Liberty. Having worked with fashion icons as varied as Roland Mouret, Pam Hogg and Joshua Kane she has an exceptional eye for style which she combines with a real warmth and of course her natural French flair.
Aude is passionate about client care which she couples with a strong personal aesthetic and an innovative approach; her aim is to always deliver creative hairstyling services of the highest quality.
Ryan began his hairdressing career in the 90’s but never fear he has his fingers firmly on the pulse of the latest fashion, styling and beauty with his portfolio of work including publications such as US and UK Vogue, Dazed and Confused, Interview and W Magazine.
A consummate professional Ryan manages to perfectly balance his appointments in the salon alongside session work in the studio, live on-stage demonstrations and backstage catwalk styling. With experience working alongside industry giants such as Sam McKnight and Paul Hanlon and iconic design houses like Chanel, Fendi, Tom Ford, Balmain and Burberry Ryan is used to working to the most exacting standards.
Previously the manager for the award winning Hob salon in Camden Ryan has an established reputation for creativity, professionalism and the pursuit of perfection in his cuts. With his perfect combination of fashion and customer care Ryan has an exceptionally loyal following. Book in with him while you can as his appointment card is always busy.
In her own words Claire “loves to tell a story with the hair that I create and making people feel confident is what keeps me motivated”.
Claire's natural talent for cutting and styling hair alongside her boundless amounts of energy and love ensures that everyone who sits in her chair is immediately at ease in the salon. Her ability to listen and understand each of her clients needs helps her to focus on those areas where care and advice is needed. Her passion for salon work lies in transformative restyles and the challenge of curly and men’s hair.
Outside the salon she is recognised for her contribution to both the commercial and editorial world of hairdressing and with 13 years under her belt you will have seen her work across all the media and fashion channels. From British Vogue and London Fashion Week to countless X factor episodes and even styling in the extreme conditions of The Jump!
Claire has also undergone McMillan training and combined with her skill at cutting wigs this has enabled her to fully support clients throughout the stages of chemotherapy.
And if all that wasn’t enough she is also fluent in Spanish too.
Hairdressing was always Fanny's first passion and as soon as she left university took on her first apprenticeship in her native France. Fanny was fortunate enough to begin working for the one of the most famous hairdressers in the country, Jean-Louis Cacheux and during her time with him began to develop her trademark style which she proudly calls "Her French Touch”.
After graduating Fanny spent a year on the salon floor in Paris before moving to London and assisting the iconic Japanese hairdresser Massato before joining the Taylor Taylor Education programme to finesse her cutting skills. With her previous experience combined with her knowledge of working on shows and photoshoots Fanny quickly progressed and passed her intensive hair exams in August 2015.
With an eye for elegance Fanny is already making a name for herself by bringing a soft, glamorous and feminine touch to her hairdressing …her French Touch.
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.
Jimmy chose to do hairdressing from an early age working his way up from sweeping floors and making tea in a salon in Cambridge to assisting and working alongside some of the top session stylists in the world.
"People ask me what inspires me - life inspires me, it can can be the smallest things that you wouldn't take any notice of so keep your eyes open.
For me its all about looking unique, modern and sexy. I'm not very technical with my work I just go with the flow as an artist would, I don't do the same thing twice like any other form of art."
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.
In her own words Mihaela believes that hairdressing is not simply about a cut or a colour but about creating something beautiful for each individual and using the richest accessory that you have to your best advantage.
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.
Frances is a born and bred Londoner and started her hairdressing career as a Saturday girl in Camden while she was still at school. Initially trained as an apprentice with Toni + Guy Frances joined us at Taylor Taylor London in 2017 where we perfected her skills and she qualified as one of our stylists in less than 18 months.
Still in the early stages of her career Frances already has a vision and style that is unique to her London upbringing. She draws her inspiration from the capital’s creative hub of fashion, culture and design and has already established a following from her signature blow dries and her ability to make each haircut very personal to every clients needs.
Oxford Circus – Exit 8 of the station at Oxford Circus and walk down Oxford Street towards Tottenham Court Road. Take a right onto Argyll Street and cross Great Marlborough Street. We are Liberty London, Regent St, Soho, London, W1B 5AH.