Meet the Team
Meet the Team
Find out more about the fabulous Jo Hansford team, click on the images below to read individual profiles.
As Managing Director of Jo Hansford, Joanna Hansford is the backbone of the business. Originally trained in the family business on the salon floor, Joanna acquired a deep, innate knowledge of how hairdressing salons function at every level and is passionate about her role.
Joanna is delighted to have worked in partnership with Jo over the last 5 years to create and develop the award winning Jo Hansford ‘Expert Colour Care’ range. This unique innovative colour specific line has grown it’s distribution extensively throughout this time and now bestows international acclaim.
Joanna is also immensely proud to be a founding member of Modern Muse (www.modernmuse.co.uk), which aims to inspire the next generation of female business leaders and entrepreneurs, by showcasing and engaging successful women from all walks of business life. In addition to this, she is a mentor for the Bright Ideas Trust and was previously vice president of the Hair and Beauty Benevolent.
She has also been instrumental in the development of the ‘Foundation India’ project. Pioneered by Jo and L’Oreal Professionnel the Foundation has had phenomenal success and continues to be hugely rewarding.
In 2013, Joanna was honoured to be part of the Timewise Foundation’s Power Part Time List, a roll call featuring 20 Powerful UK executives – who all happen to work part time or flexibly and she firmly believes that it is possible to achieve a healthy work/life balance.
Over and above all else Joanna strives to ensure that the Jo Hansford brand maintains its core values of ‘consistency, professionalism, passion and expertise’ and is confident that these ideals are lived each day by the team she treasures at the heart of her company.
Leigh has a wealth of experience in salon operations having worked for over 18 years in the industry at several prestigious London salons. She has a natural flair for organisation, administration and management, and as well as supporting Jo and Joanna as their PA, she is extensively involved in the running of the business on a day to day basis.
Lucy has always been passionate about the hair and beauty industry and originally started her career as a colour technician, before realizing her ambition lay in customer care and the operational side of the business. Transitioning to a front of house role, Lucy worked her way up to a managerial position at a premium salon in the City before joining the Jo Hansford team as Head Receptionist in 2019.
Lucy’s main focus is always on the clients experience in every part of their salon journey, and her continued commitment to offering the highest level of customer care. Her friendly disposition and positive energy ensures she is always on hand to help as well as being instrumental in the organisation of the reception team.
Caroline’s background extends to the world of fashion and design and this coupled with her love of people, is instrumental to her front of house role at Jo Hansford.
She has always looked after a host of high profile clients from the world of fashion, film and business, including American Vogue Editor, Anna Wintour on her visits to the UK.
Her wealth of experience and knowledge ensures all visitors to the salon have the best possible experience
Gemma joined the Jo Hansford team at the age of 16 as a salon junior and within 3 years, she qualified as a Senior Colourist and has not looked back!
During her 18 years, her career has gone from strength to strength and she has firmly established her place as Jo’s second in command. Gemma not only manages a busy column on a daily basis, but also heads up the intensive Jo Hansford training programme, ensuring that the future generation of colourists share her knowledge and passion.
She also looks after the tresses of a number of celebrities including Natascha McElhone and Jemma Redgrave. Gemma works Tuesday to Saturday inclusive.
Taylor joined the Jo Hansford salon at the age of 19 and her excellent eye for colour and strong creative streak saw her complete her training in record time to become a Senior Colourist in 2004.
Taylor has worked on a wide range of events including the Matthew Williamson show at New York Fashion week, and global commercials for brands such as L’Oréal. She has a host of celebrity clients including Sarah Jagger, Melanie Sykes and Liberty Ross, and also shares a strong passion for training.
Alongside Gemma she is highly regarded as Jo’s second in command. Taylor works Tuesday to Friday inclusive.
Since starting at Jo Hansford as a junior assistant in 2006 and quickly qualifying 2 years later, Victoria has not looked back.
Her commitment and devotion to hair colour has seen her quickly excel to being one of Jo’s top colourists managing a full column on a daily basis. Victoria is passionate about passing on her knowledge to the future generation of colourists and has taught in India for the Jo Hansford foundation.
She has established her position as a firm favourite amongst journalists regularly appearing in such press as the Daily Mail and The Financial Times. She is also responsible for looking after the locks of Natalie Imbruglia, Claudia Winkleman and Karen Gillan. Victoria works Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday inclusive.
** Currently on maternity leave until November 2020 **
Alex was one of our original colour angels training with Jo from the age of 18 and quickly establishing herself as one of our top colourists.
During her colour career she has worked with many high profile clients and actresses including Kate Winslet and Melanie Griffiths.
She loves creating beautiful hair colour tailored perfectly to her clients needs. Alex works Wednesday to Saturday inclusive.
Colour expert Stephen has worked in leading Mayfair salons for 38 years. He has an extremely loyal and longstanding clientele including politicians, journalists, newspaper editors and actors.
His work has appeared in numerous high profile magazines and films, including ‘War Horse’ and ‘Midnight in Paris’. Specialising in natural looking colour suited to the individual personality of each client, Stephen also has a degree in Social Sciences.
Stephen works Tuesday to Saturday inclusive.
Loretta joined the Jo Hansford team as a Senior Colourist in 2010 after transferring from another top London colour salon.
Her work and expertise has featured in a host of top titles including Sunday Times Style magazine, the Daily Mail and the Evening Standard, along with producing the front cover of a number of consumer hair magazines.
She has also worked on a selection of television programmes including The Lorraine Kelly Show. Loretta works Friday and Saturday inclusive.
Having started her career at Jo Hansford as a salon receptionist, Zenda soon discovered the allure of hair colour and began her training. Since qualifying as a Senior Colourist 10 years ago, Zenda has worked on various photo shoots, including on location in Claude Monet’s garden, as well as numerous charity events and fashion shows.
She is an integral part of our training team, and educates on behalf of L’Oreal in both the UK and India, a role which she finds incredibly rewarding. Zenda loves the creative side of hairdressing and has an unwavering passion for hair colour.
Zenda works Tuesday to Saturday inclusive.
Mia has always had a passion for hair colour and joined the Jo Hansford team in 2010 where she quickly worked her way up the ladder to become Jo’s assistant.
Since qualifying in 2012, she has built up a thriving, loyal client base and has already taught several courses externally due to her natural ability to teach. Mia has a fantastic eye for colour and a strong creative streak and she will always be one to watch in the future of UK hairdressing.
Mia works Tuesday to Saturday inclusive.
CJ is the newest addition to the team at Jo Hansford, having been working at another prestigious Mayfair salon for 11 years.
She has a natural flare for both colouring and styling and is in regular demand to look after the presenters on Good Morning Britain such as Kate Garraway. CJ has also been fortunate enough to work with Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice and Autumn Phillips.
She has been featured in Australian Vogue for her wedding hair techniques and always produces flawless, on trend looks to suit each individual client. Her expert knowledge in hair extensions will add length and texture to any hair! CJ works Tuesday to Saturday inclusive.
Louisa has worked at Jo Hansford for 4 years and in that time has firmly established herself as an expert in commercial colour techniques, from creating beautiful natural highlights to bold striking tints.
She has been instrumental in creating some beautiful photo shoots for social media with L’Oreal professional and has assisted on several training courses with the Jo Hansford educators.
Louisa works Tuesday to Saturday inclusive.
Marie Chilcott is internationally qualified as a L’Oreal technical consultant and has been one of Mayfair’s top colourists for 20 years. Consistently delivering colour perfection, Marie is a master at creating beautiful bright blondes as well as rich glossy brunettes.
Her friendly nature combined with consistent results have lead Marie to be the go to colourist for the most influential fashion editors in the world.
Including American Vogue editor Dame Anna Wintour when she visits the UK.
Shannon has recently returned to Jo Hansford after honing her skills in order to specialise in Middle Eastern and Asian hair.
During this time she has built an extensive high profile clientele, who range from royalty to influencers and socialites all across the GCC. Her expertise lies in balayage and all free hand techniques providing a seamless blend through the hair which is loved by all.
A modest miracle worker with a legion of clients, Dino is the Jo Hansford Artisitc Director and has over 20 years experience and a passion for quality, service and detail.
His enthusiasm for creating new and exciting looks, along with having a strong understanding for sophisticated and contemporary styles, has enabled him to transform the way his clients look and feel.
His celebrity clients have included Gwyneth Paltrow and Yasmin Le Bon and he has also worked on shows for countless designers including Pearce Fionda, Betty Jackson and Jonathan Saunders.
Dino has also created a unique salon service, the ‘Split End Solution’. The Split End Solution is a keratin hair repairing treatment that works on the ends of the hair only using a unique coating method, which will nourish each strand without suffocating it.
You can find out more about this treatment on our treatments page. Dino works Tuesday to Saturday inclusive.
Derek joined the team in 1993 after 14 years on the session circuit. During this time he worked for a huge range of high profile newspapers and magazines and a host of major hair manufacturers around the world including L’Oreal, Wella, Head and Shoulders and Pantene. One of his most memorable experiences was working on the Pirelli calendar with the legendary Norman Parkinson.
He has also styled the hair for Iman, Catherine Zeta Jones, Yasmin le Bon, Lily Cole and Natasha McElhone.
Derek’s philosophy is creating beautiful, healthy looking hair and making women radiate confidence with cutting and styling across all ages.
Derek works Wednesday to Saturday inclusive.
Exuding charisma and personality, Vladimir’s confidence and down to earth nature ensure that you will feel at complete ease when in his presence.
As a master in every aspect of styling, Vladimir’s incredible eye for detail and unrivalled talent have earned him a fiercely loyal, high-profile client base including royalty and the Hollywood Elite.
Valuing the personal relationships that he develops with his clients, Vladimir has now chosen to base himself as a salon stylist at Jo Hansford, creating gorgeous, glossy hair for every client. Vladimir works Tuesday to Saturday inclusive.
With over 25 years of styling experience, Daniel really is a creative genius. His precision cutting and bespoke styling techniques are amongst the most sought-after in London.
Daniel is a firm favourite with the top beauty press and was recently credited with creating Elizabeth Debicki’s stunning blonde crop for ‘The Night Manager’. With an ultra-friendly personality and a natural eye for creating the perfect style for each individual, Daniel is a fabulous asset to the Jo Hansford team.
Daniel works Tuesday to Saturday inclusive.
Rupert has incredible passion for every aspect of the hairdressing industry. With over 30 years of experience, his versatility and down to earth personality have seen him establish an extensive list of loyal clients.
Now based at the Jo Hansford salon, Rupert has a natural eye for matching the perfect hairstyle to each individual’s personality and lifestyle. Specialising in short hair, you are guaranteed to leave the salon feel absolutely amazing after a session with Rupert.
Rupert works Tuesday to Saturday inclusive.
With a career spanning over 35 years, Clive has an eclectic clientele varying from members of the Royal Family, Politicians and TV personalities, to musicians, actors and actresses.
He is a firm favourite with celebrities, often requested by Helen Mirren for red carpet events. Clive has worked with every top fashion magazine and has been featured in every major national newspaper. He has regularly contributed to morning television shows including This Morning and GMTV, and had his own phone-in programme on Talk Radio.
He has vast experience in all aspects of cutting and styling and an expert in glamorous updos! Clive works Tuesday to Saturday inclusive.
Paul has been part of the Jo Hansford Styling Team from the very beginning, joining when the salon first opened in 1993.
Originally training with Vidal Sassoon, Paul has a natural flair for classic, technical styles and has developed an extremely loyal client following, including many noteworthy Lord’s and Lady’s and top beauty journalists.
His passion for hairdressing is unwavering, and he loves using his effortless creativity to transform his clients, designing natural, glamorous styles and leaving them with healthy, shiny hair. Paul works Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
With over 14 years of industry experience, Senior Stylist and wedding hair expert Marcio joined the Jo Hansford Team in 2010 after moving from another high profile London salon.
He continues to grow his strong, loyal client base and is particularly sought after for his skill with long hair and up do’s. Marcio’s natural, creative flair means that he can transform any hair into outstanding, effortless styles. He has worked on fashion shows across the globe, including Milan, Paris and London Fashion Weeks and has featured in a number of top newspapers and magazines.
He has an incredibly loyal UK and International client base which includes Middle Eastern Royalty. Marcio works Tuesday to Saturday inclusive.
With over 25 years hairdressing experience, Tess has built an extremely loyal client base and has honed her skills to become a specialist in cutting and styling curly hair. She is an advocate of embracing what you have and using methods to enhance the movement of your natural hair and coax it into the desired style.
It is always important to understand how your hair reacts in different elements and environments especially when it is curly or frizzy and therefore once she has finished Tess will take you through a step by step to ensure you can maintain your style and enhance it in the best way on a daily basis.
Tess has an extensive career to date and has worked on countless hair shows for Wella and L’Oreal across the world, including fashion shows and magazine shoots.
Her clients have ranged from members of the Royal Family, including the late Princess Diana to Hollywood Stars, such as the Osbourne Family! She now enjoys working in the salon and keeping her clients looking fresh and fabulous. Tess works Wednesday, Thursday and Friday inclusive.
Ansha has been a stylist for over 18 years and joined the Jo Hansford Senior Styling Team in 2011. She has worked globally on various photo shoots, fashion shows and films and has styled a number of celebrities.
After being tasked with finding the very best Keratin Straightening treatment, Ansha is our in-salon Keratin expert and knows everything possible about fighting frizz. Ansha is extremely passionate about her work, her philosophy is ‘fashion comes and goes but hair styles last forever.
I pride myself in creating the perfect look for all of my clients’. Ansha works Tuesday to Saturday inclusive.
Natalie started hairdressing at the age of 15 and developed a strong passion for both Styling and Colour.
After working globally in countries such as Australia, Italy and Spain, Natalie returned to the UK, joining the Jo Hansford team. Over the last 20 years, she has developed a fiercely loyal client base, both for colour and styling.
Natalie has worked with every top designer from Amanda Wakeley to Armani, styled TV makeovers for Good Morning and worked on countless commercials and movies. Her Hollywood clients have included Robert Downey Jr and Nicole Kidman. Natalie works Tuesday, Thursday and Friday inclusive.
Michaela qualified as a Senior Stylist in 2014 and has already become a firm favourite in the hairdressing industry over the last 3 years assisting at numerous fashion shows, magazine and industry events and she is frequently called upon to style the hair for red carpet events.
She has a complete devotion to hair and loves exploring the creative side of hairdressing as well as working on the more traditional aspects of styling. Michaela also has a passion for extensions having trained extensively with ‘Gold Fever’.
She loves the versatility of being able to transform lifeless hair into voluminous, thicker, fuller hair as well as creating length or the ability to grow out shorter hair styles. Every consultation is detailed and bespoke to the individual client to match their hair type and colour and create a natural and realistic look.
With over 5 years hairdressing experience, Jake joined the Jo Hansford team at the start of 2016.
After training at Vidal Sassoon, he spent 6 months working as a stylist in Dubai, working at one of the top hotels and meeting people from different countries and cultures.
Specialising in understated, precise hairstyles and creating stunning, natural looking hair, Jake’s confident and relaxed personality will put you at complete ease when in his presence. Jake works Tuesday to Saturday inclusive.
Qualifying as a Senior Stylist in 2015, Frankie has soon become one of the star stylists at Jo Hansford. Working on numerous shows for L’Oreal, including Erdem, Zandra Rhodes and Topshop Unique, she is quickly making her name on the session styling circuit.
Recently selected as one of the elite L’Oreal ID Artists for 2016/17 and as well as being a Kerastase Ambassador she an integral member of our in-salon artistic team.
As the go-to girl for braids, counting Erin O’Connor as one of her fans, she is definitely one to watch for the future! Frankie works Tuesday to Saturday inclusive.
Sohan qualified as a fully trained beauty therapist in 1998. Originally she specialized in Indian Head Massage and Sports Massage, before discovering her love for nails.
She joined the Jo Hansford team over 10 years ago working as a part time nail technician, and is responsible for keeping ‘the First Lady of Colour’s’ nails looking perfect at all times.
The Queen of Colour when it comes to nails!
Dee started her career in beauty with Micheline Arcier where she helped create their range of Bath, Body and Face Oils. She has nearly 30 years experience in all aspects of beauty, massage and reflexology.
Dee creates her own collection of oils, blending the perfect formula to suit each individuals needs and offers an extensive menu of treatments including aromatherapy massage and Dermalogica facials.
Please see our treatments page for more information.
Angie worked as a beauty therapist for a number of years before realising that nails were her true passion and deciding to specialise in this area.
She has been part of the Jo Hansford team for 15 years, looking after the hands and feet of our top celebrity clients, including Yasmin Le Bon, Nigella Lawson and Jade Jagger to name a few!
Alicia is highly renowned within the industry as an expert in Beauty and Medical Aesthetics, offering over 20 years of experience in the UK and Europe. Having worked at some of the most prestigious medical spas and clinics in London, she has gained an enviable high profile following.
Alicia works tirelessly to provide her clients with the most innovative anti-ageing treatments and solutions available with minimal downtime. She uses cutting-edge technologies to provide outstanding natural results using the highest pharmaceutical grade botanical ingredients, such as iS Clinical which is worshipped by beauty journalists and celebrities alike.
Her treatments include Signature Advance Facials, Radiofrequency Skin Tightening (Venus Freeze), IPL for Skin Rejuvenation, LED light treatment, Hydradermabrasion (Venus Glow – launched in 2019), Body Contouring and Laser Hair Removal (Venus Versa). She will also be offering traditional services such as waxing using the 100% natural Perron Rigot strip and hot wax.
Nariman and I have worked together during my London stays for several years now, and time and time again he demonstrates warmth, timeliness, superior attention to detail and above all, great skill.
I recommend him very highly
Dame Anna Wintour – Editor-in-chief of US Vogue & Artistic Director for Conde Nast.