Working hard, training daily after work to achieve her goals and become best she can be – that’s the work ethic our master stylist Chiaki was taught in Japan. She’s is a wonderful team player, bubbly and always full of ideas, has graced our salons with her presence for more than a decade. After having worked a lot with oriental hair, she found new inspiration in using gentle perming products to create natural looking curls.
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 lastest 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.
Kelleh 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 ESHK’s Educator, he gets the teams up to date with latest trends and techniques.
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.
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 ballayage, 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 she 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.
Born and trained in the south of Andalusia, 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.
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.”
Originally from a Cornish seaside town in England, Codi is looking forward to the fast paced city life that Berlin has to offer. She moved to Berlin after traveling around Asia & Australia for 3-4 years to find inspiration and to get more in touch with her creative side.
Alex 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.
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.
With a Bachelor Degree in Fine Art, she began a career working in Fashion. Ever inspired by the catwalk and hair collaboration, Laura discovered her true passion.
Educated in a prestigious UK hair academy, by some of the leading international artistic directors in the industry, she has since established herself as a highly talented hairdresser.
Laura draws upon her years of experience working and further training in Berlin and works with an acute attention to detail in both cut and colour. Laura loves to specialise in colour, working with creative brights to natural hues. She always wants to create the perfect colour and finish to make you feel beautiful.
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.
Guille began pursuing hair styling after he finished his music studies in Madrid. Armed with his degree, he began collaborating with artists, designers, and independent brands that came out of Barcelona, Madrid and Berlin. Whilst working on these fashion collections and live shows, Guille used this influence to apply it to his salon work here in London.
Haruna was born in Japan and moved to London to continue exploring the world. She enjoys colouring but especially loves to cut hair. Haruna likes to focus on her clients needs and wants to create the perfect solution for them; her calm nature makes her clients instantly feel at home.
Valentina joined the team this year. She is Chilean, and besides being a hairstylist she is a psychologist. However, she decided to leave that job behind to devote herself to hairdressing, which is what she likes the most. She specialises in colour, where her strengths are balayages and pastels. She speaks Spanish, English and also German.
Meet our Italian hairstylist Silvia based at ESHK Hair Barbican, with over a decade and a half experience in the industry she specialises in hair cuts, hair colours and punk-chic style. Full bio coming soon.
Our Andalucian sunshine, Maribel, has been working with ESHK Berlin from before opening. Her upbeat character brings happy vibes to the salon, making sure the team works at it’s best. If you’re looking for a new set of tunes, Mari will gladly recommend some great records we have in-store.
Born and raised in the center of Rome, Niko has developed a range of his skills by working alongside some of the most skilled hair artists from around the world. He enjoys executing creative, dynamic cuts and styles. Niko values and respects clients instructions by delivering premium haircuts tailored to the suit the clients personal style.
Born and raised in Osaka, Japan. Kosuke started his career over 13 years ago. After training and working in Japan for 10 years he moved to London to further his hairdressing career. His passion for culture soon lead him to Berlin, where he has found his second home. He lives by the motto “Good hair = Good Life”.
Born and trained in France, post education Maxime continued to train in different French cities for 10 years. He worked with various great classic to avant-garde hairdressers, all to improve skills and be able to offer his clientele more qualitative and edgy styles as something more classic or natural. He’s really interested in the Anglo-saxon style which is very graphic, he says, that’s why he came to London to find new inspiration. Maxime adds: “The most important is not what we cut but what we leave.”
Jaizki was born in San Sebastian, Northern Spain. After working in different cities around his home country, 2015 saw him move to London. At ESHK he uses his different techniques to find the right style for each of his customers. Hair styling is the same as any other art form, says Jaizki. It’s his favourite way to express himself and make his clients look fab.
Our senior hairstylist Pedro hails from Portugal, where for 13 years he worked for the fashion industry, on photo shoots and fashion weeks, and as cut & colour educator and artist. 2017 was the year he made to move to London to bring his experience to the UK industry. Here Pedro has found himself in a multitude of roles: Artist and Educator for Pulp Riot ( Riot Squad ) and Brazilian Bond Builder doing events such as Salon International and Colour World, as well as ambassador for various brands.
At ESHK we’re proud to have him work his creative cut and colour magic on his clients; making sure they have an amazing experience with an on-trend result.
Meet our hairstylist Callum at ESHK Friseur Moabit. His full bio coming very soon!
Born and trained in Sweden, Sofie’s done hair all over the world, from Iceland to Australia. She’s worked on photo shoots for the likes of FNO magazine and House Of Vintage and worked backstage at London Fashion Week. Previous barber training makes her an expert in sharp gents haircut; lately she has specialised more in colour which she finds both fun and creative. Sofie is a guest stylist, watch our Instagram for updates on availability.
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.
Daniele 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 he 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.
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.
Coming all the way from Aotearoa, Sophia is the latest kiwi to join the ESHK family. After spending a year travelling around Europe, Sophia settled in Berlin. When she’s not on the ESHK reception, Soph writes on art and culture for local magazines and plays the drums for two berlin based projects.
Dal is a German animation director based in Berlin. She graduated with an MA in Animation at Royal College of Art in London in 2018. Her films have been shown around the world and highly accoladed.
She moved back to Berlin to work on her own projects and grow as an artist. Dal already gained work experience as a receptionist in a hair salon in London and wanted to keep working in this field while producing further independent animation projects. She was quite excited to find a London salon based in Berlin. She loves the vibe at ESHK and enjoys working in an international team.
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