I established Windle salon in 1988.
We have remained at the top of London hairdressing for 30 years constantly evolving and reinventing. Our mantra is that life should be slower and deeper rather than faster and cheaper. We have always tirelessly worked to leave no stone unturned. A constant search for the illusive perfection.
I do not believe that large corporations are good for our industry, I want to champion the small business and work with like minded people.
Alex grew up in the Australian outdoors surfing, cooking, developing a deep yoga and meditation practice. Always being fascinated by all things natural has lead him to develop a style of cutting that honours and enhances each client’s individuality. This authentic approach is guided by the belief that the best cuts will always embrace your natural hair.
Alex has worked for five years as junior manager and senior stylist in one of Melbourne’s leading boutique salons. He has recently moved to London to refine his skills and knowledge within new cultural parameters.
Anthony has been working at Windle London since 2004. During that time he has assisted on countless fashion shows and was in charge of Education for the Windle London salon and Bumble and bumble UK. Nowadays he prefers to concentrate on giving his clients the best haircuts they can have. He is a bit of a science geek and holds MS in Psychology.
Guiseppe began hairdressing in 1990 in his uncle’s barbershop in Bedford. He later moved to working for several top salons in London, focusing on ladies’ hairdressing. Guiseppe joined Windle London salon in 2000. Besides building a dedicated, long-standing clientele, he is part of the education team, delivering inspirational hair seminars internationally. He has also been working on fashion shows every season for an array of designers such as Dolce & Gabanna, Givenchy, Yohji Yamamoto, etc.
He heads up his own hair teams for British up-and-coming designers. Guiseppe’s immense talent and vast experience are evident in his editorial work for a number of magazines including ID, Arena, L’Official Homme and Centrefold. In his spare time he likes to sculpt and express his creativity through various mediums.
Isha has been part of the Windle London team since the early 90’s. Her passion to become a hairdresser came from being inspired by fashion magazines, particularly Vogue and Elle, and designers such as Calvin Klien and Issey Miyake. Her style of hairdressing is “old school, natural with a modern twist”.
Jean Marc says that his French grandmother had no idea how to bake a cake… but she was highly skilled in the art of looking perfect. “She never had one hair out of place, she always looked amazing,” he says. It was her elegance and beauty, which was the inspiration behind Jean Marc’s decision to become a hairdresser.
Jean Marc has a great passion for hairdressing and fashion, and has acquired a wealth of experience within the industry over the past ten years, ranging from salon work in Mayfair and West End, to session work and photographic shoots. He has classic styling and cutting techniques, creating soft, easy-to-care-for hair.
With over 10 years experience within the industry as an all round stylist, Jenny is competent in cutting, colouring and straightening. She specialises in the Yuko straightening system and was previously based in the flagship Yuko Mayfair Academy. She was the main Academy instructor, leading demonstrations and providing practical training.
Having spent 5 years with Yuko, Jenny has gained knowledge and understanding of how chemical processes can affect hair condition. Utilising this knowledge enables her to provide the best care for her clients’ hair condition and thus gaining herself a vast loyal client base.
In 1999 Kei began working for Windle London as a junior stylist. His immense talent and creativity propelled him through the ranks of hairdressing, and by 2000 he qualified as a senior stylist. Among his clients are a long list of models and celebrities such as Erin O’Conner and the band Coldplay. By 2005 Kei had become a well-known session stylist. He has worked on the hair teams of designers such as Lacoste, Margaret Howell and Julian MacDonald. His editorial work has given him the opportunity to explore and develop his passion and talent for what he calls ‘sculpturing hair’ and the art of the updo.
Lauren has been a colourist for over 10 years and joined the Windle London team in 2016. She has done extensive colour training with Wella and L’Oreal and in 2014 she completed the Wella Master Colour Expert Program. Lauren finds her inspiration through social media and fashion magazines. She has a keen interest and passion for arts, which shows in her hairdressing work. She sees hair as a blank canvas and advises her clients on what suits their features and lifestyle.
Linnéa grew up in Sweden where she studied and worked as a stylist before moving to London in search of new challenges and opportunities. She joined Windle London in 2013 and perfected her skills as a trainee before she became a stylist in the salon. She enjoys learning and always looks for different ways to develop her skills. One of these ways has been with session hair styling, working on campaigns, editorials and backstage during London fashion week (Burberry, Amanda Wakeley, Adidas originals, Love magazine, Número and GQ among others). Linnéa is also the salon’s go-to stylist for the Premier models.
Linnéa loves when a hairstyle has that little bit extra, making perfect sense on the person wearing it and enhancing their individual style. When not in the salon you can usually spot her at one of the East London markets, looking for her next vintage find. She also has a soft spot for dogs and cakes.
Lisa was born in Kyoto, Japan and has been in the hairdressing Industry over 10 years. She joined the Windle London team in 2016. Lisa adores her job and likes nothing more than to make people look beautiful and feel happy.
Her inspiration comes through people on streets, their fashion and personality, and this shows through her hair arrangements and the fantastic up-dos Lisa creates.
She has a passion for listening to her clients to understand what they truly want.
Martina originates from Italy where she studied and completed her apprenticeship in one of the top Salon’s in Modena. She came to London to refine her skills and find new challenges. Martina has a keen interest and passion for arts, which shows in her hairdressing work.
After training at the London College of Fashion, Mia joined one of London’s leading salons in 1990. Mia also developed a prolific editorial career, working backstage for a long list of designers (including Julian MacDonald, Margaret Howell and Hussein Chalayan), where she expressed her artistic talent and creativity. Mia also had a passion for teaching and decided to pass on her editorial knowledge to young, aspiring stylists who wanted to pursue editorial career. In 1993 Mia taught a Session Styling course at the London College of Fashion. She loved working with young artists who were eager to learn.
Shortly after, Mia was asked to join Windle London salon, where she has worked for the past 24 years. Mia continued to follow her passion to mentor and nurture young hairdressers by being in charge of the in-salon assistant education over the past 15 years. She trained at Bumble and bumble.University and was on the Bumble and bumble UK education team. Mia was also instrumental in developing the Windle London haircare range. Working with independent chemists and the stylists at the Windle London salon, Mia is spearheading the product development of Windle London haircare products.
Originally from Peru, Nicole learned her trade in one of Canada’s top salons. She has traveled across the globe and is now living her dream in London. Nicole adds to the Windle London culture with her bubbly and outgoing personality. She loves working in the salon and taking part on fashion and editorial shoots.
Originally from Germany, Pia moved to the UK when she was 18. After completing an apprenticeship in cutting in a west end salon, she joined Windle London 2015 as an assistant, where she improved her styling skills whilst gaining an insight into the fashion world. Working on shoots, as well as in-depth colour training lead Pia to Paris to assist in doing Cara Delevignes colour for her then current film Valerian.
Pia specialises in communicating with her clients to find out what suits their individual style, may it be the most natural looking colours to vibrant and ‘striking’.
Ravi has been a hairdresser for over 15 years. Her training and passion is cutting, colour and styling. She has been involved in a number of TV shows, including “How to look good naked” and a long list of fashion shows such as Armani, Dior, Maison Martin Margiela. She always tries to understand and respect her clients’ unique and individual styles, and has a variety of clientèle. She particularly enjoys vintage hairdressing. And having naturally curly hair, she loves to cut and style curly hair. Ravi is well travelled and spent years working in Brazil.
From the baroque landscape of Copertino his home town in Puglia to the vibrant and eclectic scene of London, Sergio has built a great carrier in the hairdressing industry. He has worked on countless editorials and fashion shows in London Milano and Paris,some of them iconic fashion brands like Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Lanvin, Burberry, Hermes, Armani, Dries van Noten, Hermes and Azzedine Alaia to name just a few.
Sergio joined the Windle team back in the noughties and has since developed into an international educator/ambassador for the Windle London brand as well as building a loyal clients following by channeling soft shapes and unfazed textures into his heritage of fashion beauty and lifestyles Sergio creates looks suitable for the modern living which are very much his signature style.
Sergio’s website address: www.sergiorenis.com
Simon trained in the classical Sassoon style before starting his career through some of the best rated salons of the west end, always keen to absorb new techniques and humbly learn from anyone he looked up to professionally.
Despite being extremely busy for 6 years with Windle London, because conscious of the necessity to challenge himself over his craft he eventually took time off in 2015 to join a team of hairdressing trainers with the goal of sharpening his skills even further before rejoining the Windle team in 2018.
Tara started her hairdressing career in Mayfair, and moved to Windle London in 2007, where she continued to master her skills. Her true strength is listening to her clients, whether it’s about their hair or personal stories. Tara’s hairdressing style is effortless and versatile; she loves working with different textures and hair types. In her day-to-day work, she draws from her vast backstage experience, as well as from her life in London, soaking everything around with a Chai Latte in hand. Tara is always ready for a challenge, open to new ideas, and loves being creative. She is focused and determined to delivering work to the highest standards of suitability and technical skill.
Valentina grew up in a small town in Italy, Salerno. She inherited her passion for hairdressing from her mum, and trained as a hairdresser in Italy. Valentina moved to London when she turned 18 to further her career. After 2 years of training at Windle London, she became a stylist.
Having curly hair herself, Valentina loves working with curly hair. And being an Italian, she loves blow drying to perfection. Valentina believes that a hairstyle can change a person and likes to give her clients a style that makes them feel great. “Everyone can have amazing hair. You just need the right haircut and products.”
Victoria has been at Windle London for more than 8 years, where she built a loyal clientele and spearheaded the salon’s education program. Outside of the Salon, she worked backstage internationally for Burberry and other high-end brands.
Victoria’s love for fashion and hair led her to specialise in bridal hair for the modern bride, see pictures below. Drawing on inspiration from catwalks and session styling, she brings a contemporary twist to classic wedding styling. Victoria is now Windle London’s go-to bridal stylist.
Originally from Aix en Provence in the south of France. Zak began hairdressing in 2002. He then moved to London spontaneously in 2009 to expand his knowledge and creativity in the craft of hairdressing.Zak’s hairdressing style is versatile. He loves working with different hair types and textures. Zak is a perfectionist.
Beyond hairdressing Zak loves exercising, sneakers and his two little kids.