COVENT GARDEN HAIR SALON
Please be aware that as of Saturday 21st March at 6:30pm our salon will be temporarily closing to tackle the spread of Covid-19 (Coronavirus). We hope this will be a temporary measure and we will update our guests as soon as possible for a re-opening date.
If you’re looking for expert advice combined with a salon experience to remember, the sleek and modern Covent Garden salon offers exactly that.
Wai always takes such amazing care of me. She listens to me and always works really hard to get my hair exactly how I want it – a dedicated perfectionist. I always leave feeling a million dollars, she’s just amazing!”
Rosalie, Covent GardenMore Reviews
As usual my colour with Jess in Covent Garden was just right. And Kate, who has been cutting my hair for many years, always gets it perfect. Thank you everyone!”
Lorraine, Covent GardenMore Reviews
Ben is great – he listens to me, gives great advice and as a result my colour always looks amazing! I would highly recommend Ben for colour at Trevor Sorbie, and Roman also gave me a lovely blow dry. Excellent service overall.”
Elaine, Covent GardenMore Reviews
Giuseppe did another amazing job with my colour – he’s friendly but always totally professional, creative and sensitive to needs. Likewise with Tamara – she always goes the extra distance. Thank you both!!”
Frances, Covent GardenMore Reviews
Meet the team
Despite being born in France to Spanish parents, Daniel considers London to be his true home. Inspired to be a hairdresser by his sister, Daniel has many roles within the salon including being an Art Team member, product testing guru, wig cutter and bridal/hair up specialist. His favourite part of his job is seeing the happiness and smile of someone who is feeling and looking good, and his greatest achievement is carrying out an underwater haircut with scuba equipment at 12m deep in the Red Sea.
After starting university to become a midwife, Josie side-tracked and fell into the hairdressing industry. It quickly became the “best thing she ever did”. Josie finds her job incredibly rewarding and “loves being around creative people” in the centre of beautiful buzzing city. Nothing makes Josie feel happier than “making people feel good about themselves”. Her colour work has been featured online for the Infringe Magazine, and one of her proudest moments was winning the Trevor Sorbie Assistant competition while she was still training.
A fan of creative colouring and balayage, Ben's hopes for the future are to inspire others in the same way he has been inspired throughout his career. The best advice he's ever been given is not to confirm and "just be myself". His favourite products are Trevor Sorbie Nourishing Shampoo (which he recommends trying as a shower gel too) and mousse, as big hair is a must in his hometown of Manchester!
Zak joined the company in the beginning of 2014, but quickly worked his way up through the company to join the Art Team.
As a L’Oréal colour specialist Zak is known for his creativity and passion for colour, and he regularly uses this passion to educate others both in the UK and overseas on behalf of Trevor Sorbie and L'Oréal.
Zak has coloured hair for many TV shows including Doctor Who, Torchwood, Downtown Abbey, Stella, Fabulous Baker Boys, and most recently Dakota’s hair for her new music video. He has also worked closely with stars including Ruth Jones, Eve Myles and Samantha Bond on her series Home Fires.
Louise grew up in an artistic family, and has always had a passion for hairdressing. Creating something “suitable and wearable to make someone feel good” is rewarding every day. Louise started her career assisting as part of Angelos Seminara’s team, and since joining Trevor Sorbie she has assisted on countless shoots, shows, seminars as well as working at London Fashion Week and at the L’Oreal colour trophy main show. Louise’s twin sister also works for Trevor Sorbie and together they find London refreshing and inspirational, there’s always something new to learn!
Ilaria lists one of her greatest achievements as becoming a stylist at Trevor Sorbie, as it was always her dream to work with him. She loves the feeling of creating "the right look for the right person", and feels proud to be a hairdresser every time her clients leave the salon feeling amazing about their hair. Her future ambitions are to become part of the salon education team, and her style icon is Cate Blanchett because "she's elegant, sophisticated and an amazing actress".
Having always known she wanted to work as a stylist, Caroline loves expressing her creativity through hair, something she is able to do in her session work, including working backstage at Paris Fashion Week. Her greatest hairdressing achievement was winning the International worldskills competition, but says she is also proud "everytime I progress by learning something new". Seeing her clients happy after she's finished their hair is one of her favourite parts of her job.
Inspired to become a hairdresser following some disastrous haircuts as a teenager, Wai loves making her clients feel happy when they leave the salon. This is mirrored by her top career advice "whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy". Among her favourite styles are tastefully done asymmetric hair cuts and androgynous looks because they are "strong, cool and free".
Stylist to the stars, Ian is famed for being Her Majesty The Queen's hairdresser, and is the proud owner of a Royal Warrant. He was inspired to become a hairdresser because seeing the transformation a haircut could make excited him, and he wanted to make people feel beautiful. His favourite thing about being a stylist is getting to make each cut personal to the client, and his top career advice is "remember the client comes first!"
Jody never questioned what she wanted to do; she always knew she was going to be a hairdresser. She chose Trevor Sorbie 18 years ago because of the cutting-edge artistic imagery that was all over the magazines; Trevor was her idol! Now, the “fantastic team, loyal clientele and continued inspiring work” has meant she’s never had a reason to leave.
Senior Director (Stylist)
Ryan has been in the hairdressing industry since 1990 and is currently a Senior Director and the Head of Education at the Flagship Salon in Covent Garden. He has been with Trevor Sorbie since 2004 and is a key member of the award-winning Trevor Sorbie Artistic Team.
Ryan’s natural creativity and willingness to challenge himself has helped drive the achievements of the Art Team over the years. He has worked on team photographic collections, on stage at major hair events, in the Trevor Sorbie academy sharing his extensive knowledge and skills, at educational seminars in the UK and overseas as well as appearing on tutorials for Hairtribe TV.
Ryan’s willingness to share his experiences and give back to the salon has seen him in a mentoring role for the Art Team “Associates”, which involves guiding individuals to become full Art Team members after more experience. Alongside this, Ryan recently became the mentor for KeraStraight’s new Art Team; The Collective.
Some of his published photographic works include his men’s collection ‘Players’ (Frisor/Top Hair), the KeraStraight campaign ‘Canvas’ (HJ) and work from the Art Team collection ‘ON /OFF’ (Tribute).
International Technical Director
As International Technical Director for Trevor Sorbie, Nathan is one of the best known names in the world of colour. Not surprisingly, he holds the L’Oréal Colour Specialist Degree, and is a member of the portfolio group of artistic hairdressers. He is also part of The 20:20 Colour Collective, which is a partnership between L’Oréal Professional Products Division and the UK’s most elite colourists to develop the professional colour industry for the future. He regularly judges at the L’Oréal Colour Trophy, BHA’s and the USA’s NAHA’s, to name but a few.
Nathan has an impessive celebrity cliente, including Cheryl Cole, Gemma Arteton, Donna Air, Louise Redknapp, Helen Mirren, Gillian Anderson, Emma Bunton, and Denise Van Outen.
His colour work and innovation has been pivotal to the success of the Art Team, and he has been integral in the creation of their award-winning collections.
Senior Director (Stylist)
Kate describes herself as "born to be in this industry", and her greatest achievement was passing her final test to join Trevor Sorbie. Seeing the young talent in the salon emerging through the ranks makes Kate feel proudest as educator, a role which means there is "never a dull moment!". Her hopes for the future are to keep teaching and inspiring people "as long as I'm doing that I'll be a happy lady".
Creative Colour/Technical Education Director
John is the Creative Colour Director for Trevor Sorbie - which means he's the leading creative force behind the colour output from the salons. Before joining Trevor Sorbie, John was already working internationally on shows and seminars with Matrix/L'Oréal Professionnel as their Head of Internal Education, and is also now Technical Education Director at Trevor Sorbie. John's influence can be seen in all the Art Team's photographic work, and his head-turning looks have earned him a place as a finalist for the Creative Head Colour Expert for three years running and as winner of the International Creative Colour Award for behindthechair.com.
His multi-award winning work has graced the cover of many magazines, and he has worked with a range of celebrities throughout his career, however he cites his key influences as the colleagues he spends so much time with, including, of course, Trevor himself.
Tiziana Di Marcelli
International Educational Director (Stylist)
Tiziana is the International Education Director for Trevor Sorbie. She has been with the Company for over 20 years and is an award-winning hairdresser with the Trevor Sorbie Artistic Team. Her natural creativity and willingness to challenge herself has helped drive the achievements of the Art Team, working on team photographic collections, on stage at major hair shows as well as sharing her extensive knowledge and skills at educational seminars in the UK and overseas.
A recent project with Mai Hai was their 2018 "Vermillion" collection, and just earlier this year the "ON / OFF" collection with the Trevor Sorbie Art Team. In addition Tiziana has worked on many hair shows including The Vitality Show, Monte Carlo, Lisap, Cotril Milan and L' Oréal Professionel 100 Years Inspiration in Paris.
Her contribution to the salons was recognised when Trevor named her as his 'Exceptional Talent' winner at his recent company awards.
Johanna Cree Brown
Senior Director (Stylist)
Johanna's list of credits, both individually and as part of the Art Team, is huge. She is a regular for L’Oréal Professionnel backstage at London Fashion Week, and has designed the hair for David Koma, Jena Theo, Fyodor Golan, Central St Martins, Hakaan, Stephane Rolland Haute Couture, Elliot Atkinson and Jacob Kimmie shows.
Her accolades include winning Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year at the British Hairdressing Awards, and being named Creative Talent at the Creative Head Most Wanted Awards in both 2010 and 2015. She has received nominations for Scottish Hairdresser of the Year, London Hairdresser of the Year, AIPP Best Photographic collection, and was runner up in the AIPP Avant Garde and Best Commercial categories. Most recently Johanna won the Big Shot Creative Haircolour award at the Behind the Chair Awards.
Other work includes appearing on stage in Vienna, at Expo Australia, Show Positivo in Spain, and for Tribute. Her work can also be seen in print for editorials and covers for the likes of Hunger magazine, Vision China, British Vogue, Vogue Dubai, ID Magazine, ES magazine, Vogue Brazil, a Graduate Fashion Week preview shoot for the Evening Standard, Anew magazine, Harpers Bazaar Brazil and XOXO.
This list is just the tip of the iceberg for Johanna, and she continues to inspire the group with her exquisite work and insatiable desire to keep adapting, creating, and learning herself.
Creativity, fashion and client engagement all encapsulate hairdressing for Ana. She was inspired by Trevor Sorbie; “his taste level, beautiful work and creativity have always been impeccable”. Some of her career highlights have been assisting Angelo Seminara internationally for fashion exhibitions, and Ana wouldn’t be without her Covent Garden team who “are all like family” to her.
Harry’s older brother is a barber, and watching him be free and creative every day inspired Harry to become a Stylist. He now loves “being able to change the way people feel about their appearance.” The standards at Trevor Sorbie are “above and beyond anywhere else” and Harry has been lucky enough to assist Trevor and Artistic Director Tom on various shows and shoots. Some of Harry’s career highlights are being featured in Creative Head magazine and being on stage at “Hair Club Live”.
For Tamara “hairdressing is an art where she can use her creative side”. She loves making people “look and feel great with a fresh cut”. Even after fully qualifying as a lawyer, Tamara knew that she wanted to work with hair. She dreamed of working at a top salon to get the best knowledge and experience, and is “happy everyday knowing that she made the right decision!”
Hairdressing for Giuseppe is a “form of art, a way to express his vision”. He thinks about hair as a white canvas, on which to create a personalised painting. Having qualified as a colourist in 2018, Giuseppe’s had the honour of assisting the artistic team at photo shoots and events as well as being featured in magazines like I-D, Love and Infringe. London is the capital of hairdressing, a city full of energy and inspiration. He chose Trevor Sorbie as a “platform for extensive education” and “to learn how to express himself artistically and professionally”.
For Rich, hairdressing is “an incredible industry with so many possibilities”. Having the opportunity to be creative whilst making someone look and feel fantastic is a feeling worth having every day. Rich joined the team at Trevor Sorbie in 2018 to “be amongst some of the most talented hairdressers in the world” and for its reputation for “excellent training and precision hair work”. London is a huge cosmopolitan city and Rich loves being a part of the Covent Garden team.
Julia has been cutting hair since she was 12, and loves making people happy with her hairdressing. She was inspired to work at the salon after seeing some of the beautiful imagery Trevor and his team had created in magazines. She doesn't have a celebrity style icon, instead prefers to be inspired by the people she see's on the street, however she does love the timeless chic bobs and waves of the 1920's. Julia splits her time between London and her hometown of Berlin, where she is a keen speedskater!