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About Jo

Described by Marie Claire as “the First Lady of Colour” and hailed by American Vogue as “the best tinter on the planet”, Jo Hansford MBE is quite simply an icon in the field of hair colouring. Consequently, the hair colour specialist is held in the highest regard by her peers in the industry and her celebrity clientele, who include HRH Duchess of Cornwall, Elizabeth Hurley, Yasmin Le Bon and Nigella Lawson.

Jo’s reputation as the leading authority in hair colour extends far and wide – she judges several of the prestigious L’Oreal Colour Trophy Awards internationally, including South Africa, Australia and India. Under Jo’s direction the team also travel extensively both educating hairdressers, and participating in seminars across the globe.

Jo was awarded her MBE for services to the hairdressing industry on 25th November 2010. It was presented to her by the Princess Royal and Jo was delighted to receive it. She said of the experience ‘I am both humbled and honoured to receive such a prestigious award and be recognized for my dedication to the industry. Hairdressing has always been my passion and I am so fortunate to still be in a career that is so rewarding and enjoyable.’

Jo maintains ‘We should never stop learning... this industry is ever evolving and we must move with it... I still find it as exciting now as I did at the beginning of my career.’

To make an appointment at the London salon, please call: (+44) 020 7495 7774 or email: or book your styling appointment online.

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Located in the heart of Mayfair, the most fashionable destination in London, the Jo Hansford Salon is nestled amongst supreme luxury brands such as Christian Louboutin, Marc Jacobs, Balenciaga and 34.

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In 2007, Jo Hansford MBE launched a foundation in conjunction with L'Oréal Professionnel to help the next generation of Indian hairdressers.

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For the woman who knows what she likes, when she likes it and how she likes it, a Jo Hansford Gift Voucher is the perfect gift.