Meet Melanie...Salon Director Melanie is our resident Wella Master Colour Expert, and has a vast amount of experience within the hairdressing industry. Mel has been a member of the ghd art team, been on stage at Salon International and was mentored by the amazing Akin Konizi for a year - and has worked at many prestigious industry shows such as London Fashion Week.Our Salon Director also spent some time working as an educator for a large intentional company, providing salons with the latest education in cutting and colour. Melanie has undergone lots of training, including; Vidal Sasson, Hob, Wella, L'Oreal, Paul Mitchell Gathering, Great Lengths Hair Extensions and ghd.
What's your go-to Melanie Richard's Hair Boutique product?Wella Elements Leave in conditioner, because it is a 2 phase system and removes all tangles easy and smells delicious, It contains no parabens, added colourants and no sulphates I like the more natural things in life.
Who is your favourite celebrity hair-do the year?Too hard to answer! I just love Elle Goulding, Sienna Miller and Kylie Jenner - they always look immaculate, sexy hair with an effortless undone feel.
What inspires your sense of style?Aything that All Saints sell!
What three words best describe you?Innovative, engaging and positive.
What are your favourite things in hairdressing?My favourite things in hairdressing are colouring and hair extensions.
Meet Richard...Salon Director Richard drives forward our salon vision, having successfully managed and grown salons for an International group in the past. He has worked on various fashion shoots both locally and in London, and has trained in precision cutting at Vidal Sassoon.Richard has recently started a year long course of mentoring with London's Sanrizz in advanced cutting & colouring. This involves training every two months at the Sanrizz Academy in London with the Sanrizz Artistic Team. Some of Richard's other industry recognised qualifications and achievements include;- Sebastian Cutting Techniques Training- Hair Colour Training with industry giants Wella, Scwharzkopf, Goldwell, L'Oreal & Paul Mitchell- Member of National Hairdressers Federation- Chosen to be on montage by Sir Peter Blake for American Express Small Business Saturday
What's your favourite Melanie Richard's Hair Boutique product?Sebastian Stylebrid 9, because it has 9 different effects on your hair including volume, hold, texture, shine heat protection, its 9 products in one can.
Name a Celebrity that inspires you?I love Rihanna's style. It's ever changing!
Who or what inspires your sense of style?Music and magazines.
What three words best describe you?Perfectionist, visionary, unstoppable!
What are your favourite aspects of hairdressing?I love cutting! I also really enjoy transforming clients hair with the incredible Kerastraight smoothing service that we offer.