Meet Sophia, master hairstylist at ESHK Friseur Moabit. Sophia started her hairdressing career over a decade ago in Seoul. Wanting to gain more experience and up her skills she decided to move to Sydney, Australia. Here she trained and qualified at the Toni & Guy Academy, followed by 8 years at a salon located in the heart of Sidney’s city center. Her next adventure is Berlin where she is looking forward to find inspiration and to create new looks for her customers to help them express their personalities.
What would we be without our teams of hair stylists, managers, assistants, receptionists and in-house educator? We're super proud to have such a talented and creative group of people at ESHK. On top of the latest trends and techniques, always going out of their way to get our clients the desired result. From our hairdressers in Shoreditch to Neukölln, these are the fantastic folks looking after you.
Born in Germany to Italian parents, Daniele gained most of his experience working in the family business. The key to achieving client satisfaction is listening to them, he says. As a hairstylist in London he loves using products to create different looks and add volume / texture to the hair. He is always on hand to offer optimal hair care and styling advice. Come see our self-employed stylist Daniele at our Barbican hairdressers, right in the heart of London’s Farringdon.
Meet Mike, master hairstylist and manager in our Neukölln salon. Born in Warsaw, despite graduating in chemistry, he had always known that hair is his true passion. He gained over 16 years of experience in the Best salons in Warsaw participating in seminars and trainings. Mike likes clean, light hair cuts and natural colours, in which he introduces elements of avant-garde. There’s no greater joy to him than seeing the smile of a client in his chair. In his spare time he enjoys traveling South-East Asia.
Italian-born Luigi, colour technician based at our Shoreditch hair salon, started learning his craft in Rome. From there he went on to spend 7 years working as a senior colourist in a leading London hair salon.
Our self-employed stylist Luigi’s passionate about using colour to make his clients feel great about their look. When he’s not in the salon he can be found cooking, walking his dog, Togo, and catching up with friends.
Born and trained in the south of Andalusia, our Berlin director and master hairstylist Miguel started his career in 2000 followed by 8 years in London where he gained experience in many salons incl. ESHK and catwalk shows (LFW). Miguel specialises in short hair and loves working with curls. He has combined this love with electronic music, producing and releasing his own material. After moving to Berlin he joined forces with Meg & Fernando opening ESHK Berlin, bringing hair & music together in the up and coming areas of Neukölln and Moabit.
Kaori is our director / co-owner and hairstylist at the Brooklyn branch. She loves to spend the most of her career expressing her art and love of hair through the use of clean products and holistic approaches.
With ten years of experience, Kaori moved from Japan to New York in 2007 to further enrich her craft. Valued for her long lasting and easy to style haircuts, Kaori’s technique is versatile and lends to soft, casual, and edgy styling.
Her Japanese background has given her the tools to elevate any clients look. She specializes in dry cut, keratin treatment, Reiki healing and aromatherapy.
Takeo, director / co-owner and hairstylist at our Brooklyn branch started his career in Japan. He has worked for many high-profile salons in Tokyo, London, and NY. 2007 saw him move to London to pursue session styling for photo shoots and runway shows. Two years later he said farewell to the British capital to make the move across the ocean to New York, where in 2015 founded ROOM SALON NY.
On his portfolio you’ll find hairstyling for many celebrities, ELLE, VOGUE, W and other global magazines, UNIQLO, SONY, TOYOTA and international brands.
Takeo is interested in hair as a medium of energy and started a technique of combining haircuts with REIKI and adjusting the energy as he goes. You will feel great mentally and physically after the haircut.
Meet George, branch co-owner and senior stylist / colorist at ESHK Hair Toronto. Full bio coming soon.
Kelleh, self-employed master hairstylist and colourist in Shoreditch, started his training over a decade ago and has never stopped since. He’s always keen to learn new styles and techniques to keep him and his clients up to date on the latest trends. Main strengths are colours and being from Liverpool obviously blow dries. He’s done a lot of photo shoots and fashion shows in the past for independent brands but his heart lies in the salon, helping client’s get the look they’re after. As one of ESHK’s Educators, he gets the teams up to date with latest trends and techniques.
Our senior hairstylist and branch manager Becky, is U.K. born, but grew up in the land of the long white cloud, New Zealand. She comes from a creative background in graphic design. She then discovered her lifelong passion and career in hairdressing. She moved to London to further her craft and be inspired by the city, fashion and its people. Becky loves to do her artistic balayage, colour transformations and cuts that express her clients personality. There is no better job, than making someone feel beautiful.
hairdresser (noun): 1. a cut above the rest 2.adds colour to the lives of others 3.brings out the beauty in others 4.miracle worker.
The above is a description our self-employed master stylist & colourist Lisa lives by; in the industry for almost two decades she’s passionate about transformation of a client in her chair. It’s more than just a hair style, it’s a translation of self expression she like to bring out of her clients. She’s done fashion weeks in New York and Melbourne as well as various editorial work. Pop in to see her at our Shoreditch hair salon!
Monika has been with ESHK for many years, seeing it expand and evolve. She makes sure clients leave with a smile, the salons look perfect and the teams in the different branches are happy and have all they need. Monika says: “Managing 3 teams with a total of 30 people isn’t easy, a serious challenge at times, but at the end of the day it’s all good fun.”
Our Italian hairstylist Silvia, based at our Barbican hair salon, was born in the north of Italy. She lived in Milan for about 10 years, where she studied at an art institute and then the academy of art, sculpture. It was however more than a decade and a half ago that she started her journey as a hairstylist. She’s always been into creative haircuts and colours, punk-chic is her style. Our self-employed stylist Sylvia says: “I think beauty is everywhere, sometimes it’s hiding… and that’s where hairdressers do the magic!”
Over 15 years cutting hair professionally, trained and qualified at Toni and Guy academy new oxford street London where I assisted and worked on countless BHA shoots. Later moved to HOB salons and worked at their Camden academy cutting hair and also began to work more in education. Later moved to Taylor Taylor London as an art director and began to work with famous hairdresser Guido Palou. I assisted Guido for 5 seasons and have worked globally for him, where I have cut hair on shows and shoots for many brands from Prada to Louis Vuitton.
Sher is a second generation hairstylist and colourist at our Shoreditch branch. She’s been in the industry for over a decade and practicing her skills ever since she can remember. She learned and developed her craft in highly acclaimed salon in Edinburgh then moved to London to further her career. Sher specialises in all things colour and likes to explore new techniques so she’s always up to date with the latest trends. Balayage, blondes and beachy textured hair is Sher’s forte, but she also really enjoys doing vivid colours to get the artistic flow going. When our self-employed senior stylist Sher isn’t in the salon you will find her at music events and gigs exploring her other passion, which is music!
Meet Andrea, our senior hairstylist at ESHK Moabit, born in Verona and raised in Padova, Italy. Hairdresser studies started when he was 16, three years later he decided to make a move and head to Berlin. Andrea started working mainly as a hairstylist in photoshoots and discovered a strong passion for filmmaking, mainly art house.
Clean cuts on long hair, bleaches, bright colours and very effortless but structured styling are the things closest to his personal aesthetics. During the past few years he also lived in London and Milan, this reflects the approach he takes in both life and work: adaptability and changes are the most important thing to him.
Our Brooklyn based hairstylist Reina grew up in Tokyo and started her hair career well over a decade ago. In Japan she learned to master her craft in haircutting, hair colouring and head spa massages. Ready to take on new challenges and be inspired by different trends she moved to New York. She always aims to make sure the customer has a relaxing time; knowing they’re in her capable hands. Reina loves adding texture and movement to her haircuts and working towards styles ranging from effortless to edgy.
Alex, self-employed master hairstylist at ESHK Shoreditch, was born and trained in Australia, with over 10 years experience his philosophy has always been about individuality and personality, his passion lies in all parts of hairdressing and doesn’t shy away from a complete restyle he will mostly encourage it, using colour and his scissors he will give you the confidence to wear your hair proud.
Our Berlin based master hairstylist Yan’s experience spans across three of the main European cities: Paris, London and now Berlin. He’s headed up teams in charge of fashion events, worked with designers and trained other stylists. Berlin’s the city he loves, from where he continues his passion for hairdressing alongside director roles for Paris Fashion Week.
In a Big city with many talents our hairstylist Mariah is a stand out! As a celebrity hair colorist from Brooklyn, New York, she’s has came a long way. Doing hair since she was 17 years old this woman is a force to be reckoned with. From subtle looks to bold statements, Mariah does it all. With over 10 years of experience, she’s worked along side the greatest. Trained by one of New York’s best Rita Hazan, right out of beauty school she’s has mastered the art of placement with highlighting and balayage. Mariah is a certified cosmetologist. She is a mother of 2 and her favorite thing to do is spend her free time giving them all her love and attention. Hair color has always been her passion and making the client feel beautiful is the fuel to her fire.
Meet Jacko, our master hairstylist at ESHK Moabit. Depending on who you ask, Jacko Joao aka X.E.N is a hairstylist / Barber / DJ / hair scissors specialist / dance music producer.
For the past 20 years he has been combining his love for hairdressing with a music career
which all started in 2000 in Hong Kong. Working at established hair salons, Jacko got involved in movies, fashion shows, hair shows and photo shoots. All after which you’d find him spending his nights spinning records in clubs and touring Asia. 2019 saw him add a new chapter to his life by moving to Berlin and joining the ESHK family.
Jacko’s skills mean he’s able to work with various hairstyles in both contemporary and classic settings. Combining different hair cutting techniques, he delves into his experience ranging from Western structuralism to Japanese-influenced texturising techniques to classic American barber fade cut techniques. You’ll always find a certain perfectionism to Jacko’s work, his approach is innovative and unique, sculpting hair with his own design hair scissors to provide solid and flawless haircuts.
Our master hairstylist Viann is based at ESHK Hair Barbican near Farringdon With over a decade of experience and hard work, she’s a firm favourite amongst regular clients. Having worked in top salons in Hong Kong, she also has a vast amount of fashion shows and editorial work under her belt. Kind yet talented, her creativity brings out the best in her clients. Pop into our salon, come see our self-employed stylist Viann and leave looking fantastic.
Meet Eduardo, our senior hairstylist at ESHK Hair Shoreditch. Born and raised in Portugal, he started hairdressing there close to a decade ago after which he moved to London to pursue his further career in hairdressing and fashion.
Whether it be a haircut, colour or styling Eduardo loves clients to feel happy and empowered. He’s passionate about styling, balayage and natural looking blondes.
Hit him up if “Trendy” is your thing!
Out of the salon you’ll find him working on his fashion projects, enjoying London and obviously… shopping!
Our self-employed hairstylist Eduardo adores London ‘s street style, which inspires him and he loves bringing that inspiration into his work.
Chloe, our hairstylist in Shoreditch, started her career when she was 16 years old. After training with Toni and Guy, she went on to work for them internationally moving between the Middle East, Switzerland and the Netherlands. She has a real passion for people, always listens to her clients, loves to make them feel comfortable so they enjoy their time in the chair with her!
She specialises in all aspects of colouring and is fascinated with creating a totally finished look with the perfect cut. Her almost two decades of experience means she’s skilled across many different hair types and textures. She adores creating beautiful luxurious colours and healthy gorgeous looking hair. When not working, our self-employed stylist Chloe loves to travel, go to music events and spend time with her family.
Our German master hairstylist Sammy is based in our Neukölln salon. She has been cutting hair for over 10 years and is still super passionate about the work she does. What she loves the most about it is being around so many different and interesting people and the creativity that comes with it. Book your slot at our Neukölln hairdressers for your haircut appointment with Sammy!
Meet our Italian senior hairstylist and colourist Rosa. She was born in Sicily, where she laid the foundation for her skills training at a hairdressing school. However about five years ago she decided to move to the UK to sharpen her skills and gain new experience. With over a decade of making people look beautiful, Rosa has also collaborated with various brands. She is passionate about creating a different look tailormade to each client, from the haircut itself to using shades and tones. For our self-employed stylist Rosa really getting to know and understand your clients is essential to obtain the best result. Book your appointment with our self-employed stylist Rosa at our Barbican hairdressers in Clerkenwell.
Diana, our senior hairstylist in Moabit, hails from New Zealand where she started her career. She decided to move to London inspired by fashion and music, working in the heart of the city. To further her skills a jump to the other side of the globe saw Diana completing an intensive vardering cutting course at the legendary Biba Academy in Melbourne.
Inspiration is drawn from music, fashion and the streets. Her ideals are precision cutting with an edge. She loves to mix modern style with a retro flare; easy to wear bedhead with a dynamic shapes. When not at the salon you’ll find Diana delving into Berlin’s architecture, photography and electronic music. All of which inspired the move to this creative city.
Edinburgh born, our Shoreditch based senior hairstylist Nick first spent over a decade perfecting his craft in a top end salon. Having worked in the Wella studios in both Manchester & London as a guest artist, he’s super passionate about education and always keen to keep learning new techniques.
The diversity of hairdressing is something he loves, whether it’s colour or cutting. His main passion lies in cutting and anything creative, particularly short hair and clipper work. The beauty of hairdressing for to him is creating new relationships and friendships with clients and connecting with people from all walks of life! Come see our self-employed hairstylist Nick at our Shoreditch, London branch.
Originally from Manchester UK, Ellie has been in the Hair industry for over 10 years and thrives on making people feel great about themselves. Ellie expertise lies in creative cutting and styling, as well as creating beautifully natural colours that will most compliment her clients. In her spare time ellen loves to dance, and pursues her love for art by drawing and painting.
Meet Valentina, our Italian hairstylist at ESHK Hair Barbican. Born and raised in Rome, the hair world has always been a passion for her from a little age. She started working as a hairdresser from 15 years young; playing with colour effects, styling and alternative hair updos. She loves to create a different look for every personality. Her travels have fuelled this passion for hairdressing and brought new inspiration. For her, hairdressing is more than just hair, it’s a moment of trust. You’ll find our self-employed stylist Valentina at our Barbican branch in Clerkenwell.
Born in the south of France, our Neukölln based senior hairstylist Julia worked for 8 years in a concept store with hairdresser, records and second-hand clothes. Alongside she would do regular styling at electronic music events in Avignon. Passionate about art and photography, she can now express herself in colors. Whether vivid or natural, she likes to find effortless low maintenance creations for her clients. A good bond with clients is important to her; to be able to have an informal and relaxing atmosphere all whilst delivering a top-notch result.
Born and raised in beautiful Barcelona, our Moabit based hairstylist Joan started his hairdressing career at 18. To improve his English and see other cities he spent some time in Dublin before arriving in Berlin. He has a passion for colour and this led to a spot in the finals of Goldwell Colour Zoom 2019. When not at the salon, Joan likes to enjoy life, warm weather and spend time with his dogs.
Meet our Clerkenwell based hairstylist Alexandra. Born in Romania, she started her journey of becoming a stylist at a very young age. After spending many hours in the salons and training hard to perfect her craft, Alexandra decided to head to London to move her skills to the next level. She loves to create different styles, haircuts and play with different shades of colours. The most important though for her is to make people feel beautiful and confident. You’ll find our self-employed stylist Alexandra at our Barbican branch in London.
Hailing from Greece, our hairstylist in Neukölln, Nansie, has well over a decade experience. From hair salons to theatre productions, Nansie loves to work with various hair types from curls, long hair with multiple layers, short haircuts to creating natural colours. She loves the communication with clients and to help them express their inner beauty and characteristics.
Meet Alessandro, senior hairstylist / colourist at ESHK Friseur Neukölln. Full bio coming soon.
Our Shoreditch hairstylist and colourist Danielle, originally from Canada, has over 20 years of progressive experience in the hairdressing industry. She started her career in Toronto and eventually moved to Paris where she was based for 7 years. Here she was cutting and styling hair in the Marais and working as a session stylist backstage during fashion weeks styling hair on shoots, and travelling to work on fashion shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris. Our self-employed stylist Danielle’s hairdressing work has been published in Italian VOGUE, Town & Country, and ELLE to name a few! She is comfortable working with all hair types and textures, and is fluent in both English and French!
Meet Jimmy, our hairstylist and colourist in Moabit. New Zealand born, raised & trained, he started out in the industry over a decade ago. Those years saw Jimmy working as a session stylist, in bridal and event styling, which helped expand and hone his skill set. From there on he moved into colour work, making his skills available both in a salon environment and as a L’Oréal ID Artist. Jimmy’s colour focus centers around lived-in finishes, blondes, with a love of fine foils and freehand lightener. When not in the salon he’s split between seeing live music and being out in nature.
Meet Lina, your friendly hairstylist in Shoreditch! With years of experience, she’s your go-to stylist for an amazing balayage and stunning colors. At ESHK, Lina’s warm and creative approach will make you feel right at home. Whether it’s a subtle change or a bold transformation, she’s got you covered. Book an appointment today and let our self-employed stylist Lina work her magic on your hair!
Mark Bailey, hairstylist at our Shoreditch & Barbican salon, is a 5th generation hairdresser from the north-east of England. With over 20 years experience in the hairdressing industry, he has worked in hair salons in Newcastle, London, Paris, New York and Berlin. He’s passionate about hairdressing and loves making clients feel pampered. He enjoys consulting his clients and listening to them, studying their face and hair looking to create the best hairstyle for each individual. Teaching his clients how to maintain their hair to look their best at home, is also part of the process our self-employed stylist Mark likes. Come meet him at our London salons.
Sarah, hairstylist and colorist at our Toronto salon, has been in the hair industry for over 6 years. She loves a good conversation & laugh with her clients while creating their fabulous hair! She is an expert in all kinds of textured wearable haircuts and likes to infuse them with some fun and trendy vibes. Sarah is very passionate about creative haircuts – mullets, shags, bowl cuts. When it comes to coloring, Sarah thrives in creating natural looking colors while doing full head coloring or painting some balayage and highlights on your hair, though she enjoys creating some funky vivid color art too!
Born in Puglia, in the South of Italy, Daniele learned hairdressing and barbering in the family business, as well as the ability to really understand client’s needs. He later went on to train at the L’Oréal academy, quickly moving up to expert colourist, taking part in hair shows and working backstage for national television. At 22 he moved to London, where he has worked with some of the best hairstylist in the fashion industry.
He can regularly be found working between Milan, New York and Paris on shoots and fashion shows for brands such as Chanel, Fendi, Armani or Balenciaga. Nonetheless our self-employed senior stylist Daniele does grace us with his presence and skills on a monthly basis as the main love will always be connecting with people. Keep your eyes peeled on our Instagram account for updates on availability.
Meet Marta, hair salon assistant in Berlin at ESHK Friseur Moabit. She’s always been around this industry, coming from a family of hairdressers. Passionate about psychology and culture, she loves to interact, work, and have good conversations with people. At the salon she’s always there for the clients. Making sure they feel comfortable during their visit and fully relaxed with a nice post-wash head massage. When not at ESHK, you’ll find Marta keeping fit with a calisthenics based workout.
Tomoki Tamura started his journey with dance music in Japan and has come a long way since. A move to London in 2004 inaugurated a series of Holic nights that would eventually lead him to rock the floors of top London venues including Fabric, Ministry of Sound, and Plastic People. Meanwhile, he had gained enough experience and respect to earn himself a residency at the legendary club The END / AKA from 2007 until its closure in 2009. We’re honored to have him at ESHK to curate the vinyl on sale in our record stores in Berlin.
Being Icelandic, our receptionist in Neukölln Thora’s actual name, Þórhildur, is a bit too difficult for most Berliners. So if you’ve ever been worried about the spelling of your name being too complicated while making an appointment over the phone, there’s no need for that here, Thora definitely feels your pain.
Thora moved to Berlin from Reykjavik in 2017 after finishing her BA in Literature and Creative Writing. She has years of experience in different kinds of service jobs. She is now happy to work in the reception at our salon in Neukölln where she can focus on her favourite part of any service job – interacting with the clients.
Meet Yuka, our hairstylist in Moabit! Born and raised in Tokyo. After obtaining a Bachelor degree of Art and graduating make-up school, Yuka started her career as a make-up artist. After 7 years of freelance work in Paris, she decided to moved to Berlin to work and train as a stylist.
Stephanie is our hair salon assistant at ESHK Neukölln, Berlin and aspires to be a hairstylist one day. An American with Korean and Polish roots, she has lived all over the world spending much of her time working in the travel industry and participating in social justice and migration rights activism. Aside from being a part of the ESHK community, Stephanie is a freelance copyeditor, enjoys taking care of her plants, and studying languages.