Ask The Expert

Cynthia Chua – Ministry of waxing

Here at Salons Direct, we love discovering empowering entrepreneurs who have changed the face of our industry. Here we talk to Cynthia Chua, founder and CEO of The Spa Esprit Group, home to a number of lifestyle brands including the Ministry…

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Perry Patraszewski

Here we catch up with stylist Perry Patraszewski, co-founder of the iconic Blue Tit salons.  Discover Perry’s earliest thoughts on noticing great hair, as well as what and who influences him to be a great hairdresser. When did you decide…

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Brent Lawler

We talk to session stylist Brent Lawler to discover how he made the leap from working in a bustling salon, to creating beautiful hair on high fashion editorial shoots for celebrities and models such as Rita Ora and Heidi Klum. What…

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Sam McKnight

A world-renowned stylist that really needs no introduction, this month’s ‘Ask the expert‘ features the innovator of modern hair, Sam Mcknight. With a portfolio of legendary editorial, advertorial and campaign work spanning four decades, Sam has teased the tresses of everyone…

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Amy Fish – Colourist

When it comes to perfecting the craft of hair colouring, professional colourist Amy Fish has it mastered. She can be found doing it all, whether she’s providing her skills for editorial photo shoots for the likes of Dazed & Confused, Love…

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Sabrina Gayle – Manicurist

When it comes to freshly manicured talons, we’d like to think we know some of the best practitioners in the industry. And this month’s ‘Ask the expert’ is no different as we catch up with Sabrina Gayle who makes manicuring…

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Sophia Hilton of Not Another Salon

We recently featured the trail-blazing ‘Not Another Salon’ as our handpicked salon design of the month, and take it from us, it is pretty awesome in real life too. Check out our Instagram here if you don’t believe us! The bright and…

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Leigh Keates

Discover Leigh Keates, one of the most talked about young session stylists and quite rightly crowned ‘one to watch’ by Creative Heads. We caught up with Leigh to discover more about his craft and how he came to work with…

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Darren Ambrose

With extensive work with Wella and London Fashion Week under his belt, as well as winning British Hairdresser of the Year 2015, Darren Ambrose has carved quite the career through his skill in hairdressing. Here we chat to Darren to…

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Ruby Hammer MBE

Here at Salons Direct we are constantly engaging with leading industry professionals from the hair and beauty sectors. We recently caught up with British internationally acclaimed make-up artist Ruby Hammer MBE to find out what it takes to become an…

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