MALEEKA ROBB has worked tirelessly throughout her career to be ‘the best’ at what she does.
This she has achieved in abundance both in her role as a highly acclaimed colourist, and as a respected educator.
Maleeka is often involved in complete colour changes for clients who want a totally new image, as well as colour correction for clients who have had not had the best hair colour experience. “I love to create and get the best out of my client’s hair.
Nothing beats that happy client feeling. That is why I love what I do!”
Actors and actresses have been seeing Maleeka for many years as her knowledge and eye for continuity is flawless.
“I love that every day is different, and no head of hair is ever the same! The techniques I use are bespoke to each client, and until that client arrives, I have very little idea of what I will be creating for them. That is why my job still excites me, I love it!”
DENISE ARNOLD is a popular and busy colourist. She always boasts a full column of clients – many of whom will have waited weeks for an appointment. She has been involved in seminar and show work throughout her career, sharing her exceptional colour skills, techniques and knowledge, with her contemporaries worldwide. Her first love, however, is working with her clients. “I enjoy seeing the difference hair colour can make to a person’s whole appearance,” says Denise. “It really does give them confidence – and can be a real morale booster. I particularly love being given a free rein – total colour changes give me a great deal of satisfaction and allow me to use the full extent of my expertise, and get the creative juices flowing! Denise counts Tess Daly amongst her regular clientele.
BROOKE BOHAN is one of the UK’s most talented and creative colourists. Always fully booked, clients are happy to wait for an appointment with this hugely popular colour supremo. Nigella Lawson is a regular client. Brooke was closely involved with the development of the Dyson Supersonic hairdryer, having been asked to advise them on all aspects of design and performance. Salon work is her passion, however, and she feels no style is complete without some form of colour worked through. “It can make such a huge difference,” says Brooke, “It defines the shape of the hair and adds texture and depth to the finished style. Ultimately, I want to take the mystery out of colour for all clients, its concepts and techniques. This helps to build client confidence and enables us to create the perfect colour service for them.”
CHARLIE DOUBLE is a superb hair colourist and enjoys a great relationship with her clients, many of whom have been with her since the day she qualified. A great role model for the new trainees in the salon, Charlie loves thinking ‘outside the box’ when it comes to complete colour changes. She has transformed Yasmin Le Bon from dark to blonde and back to dark again on several occasions, never compromising the quality of her hair. Very few things faze her, and clients have complete faith in her judgement. “I am so aware the difference colour can make to how a person feels about themselves and that many are hesitant in taking the plunge. I get a huge amount of satisfaction therefore, when a client puts their total trust in me and the happiness they show when they see the finished result.”
Senior Colourist — I have worked with the FOUR London Directors for 15 years. I have learnt so much from each of them and I completed my colour training soon after joining FOUR, 9 years ago. I am a complete perfectionist and a very experienced and passionate colourist. I like to make my clients feel confident and at ease. I have an expert eye for knowing what colour hues will best complement each one and they always trust my judgement. I dedicate a lot of my time to training our young rising stars. It is so satisfying to see them grow in confidence and helping them to reach their goals. I have looked after the hair of Ellie Goulding, Sara Parker Bowles, One Direction, Carol Vorderman and Samantha Barks.
Colourist — I started my hairdressing career when I was 16, and found myself working at the same salon as the FOUR Directors. When they opened their own salon in Mayfair, a couple of years later, I was delighted to be able to go and work with them. It is a beautiful salon and I have had some great opportunities to further my career. Their training system is excellent. They inspired me to specialise in colour application. I love hair colour because it is so diverse. I love working with Balayage techiques, low maintenance hair colour and the challenge of hair colour corrections. Every day it is a pleasure to come into work.
Senior Colourist — I have been working in the hairdressing industry for over 25 years! I specialised in colour because I fell in love with the creative scope it gave me to enhance or dramatically change the way a client looks. I met the FOUR Directors when we all worked together at another salon. I enjoy the atmosphere of the salon, which makes working in it a pleasure. I have a busy clientele and really relish the various colour challenges that I’m confronted with. I enjoy working with subtle and natural-looking highlights, as well as colours that enrich the client’s natural shade.
Colourist — I moved to London from West Wales 7 years ago. My ambition was always to be a top hair colourist. I knew I would have to move to the City to advance my career. Since I joined FOUR London I have learned so much more in terms of technique, colour placement, colour variations and other aspects of technical work. I have had the opportunity to work with some amazing clients including top actors, models and presenters. I have also been involved with photoshoots. My true love is in achieving the perfect shade of blonde, as it varies so much between each individual, from sparkly balayage to bright blonde highlights.
Senior Stylist — I have been a fully qualified stylist for 26 years. I worked at a top London salon for 17 years before joining the amazing FOUR London salon on the day it opened. I have a lovely, loyal client base, many of whom have been with me since my early career. I specialise in tailor-made looks for clients of all ages and I am also trained to do the Keratin Blow Dry as well as Hair Extensions and Hair Tapes.
Senior Stylist — I started my career at Vidal Sassoon, training to become a stylist. I joined FOUR London when they opened in 2010. I love everything about my job, particularly knowing that I can completely change the way a person looks and feels by cutting their hair and giving them a fresh new style. I trained to become an extensionist in 2012, using both bond and tape extensions. I am now a Senior Stylist and a Senior Extensionist at FOUR.
Senior Stylist — I started my hairdressing career 17 years ago in Paul Edmonds Salon in Knightsbridge. I started off as Paul’s personal assistant and worked my way up to Style Director position and heading up the Paul Edmonds Artistic Team. I was also involved in photoshoots, stage work and looking after A-list celebrities. In 2013, I started working at FOUR London. I absolutely love it here . I’m very passionate about hair and have an amazing loyal client base. I particularly love glamorous hair, hair up, and wedding hair. I am also proud to be a ‘Gold Salon Specialist’ for Great Length Hair Extensions.
Senior Stylist — I joined FOUR London four and a half years ago, having been in the industry for over 25 years, and feel as passionate about hairdressing as I did then. I am known for my precision cuts and artistic ability. I like to find and create the perfect style for each individual head of hair. I have travelled extensively as an Educator for International hair brands. Meeting new people and sharing ideas with my contemporaries not only provides variety within my role but also enables me to bring a wider perspective to my clients.
Stylist — I have been working at FOUR London for 6 years. I really enjoy experimenting with different hair shapes, cuts and styles. I am asked to do a lot of regular television and session work looking after the presenters on programmes that include Good Morning Britain, Strictly Come Dancing, Comic Relief and the MTV EMA Awards. What makes me happy in the salon? I simply love classically styled, glamorous hair. Doing wedding hair in particular brings me such joy. Ultimately though, I really enjoy the team work at FOUR and the lovely atmosphere we all create for our clients.
Junior Stylist — After completing my training in one of London’s leading salons, I took what I learnt from assisting top hairdressers in the salon, into the outside world. Working with leading photographers such as Rankin, I found my passion for editorial work. Doing shows and shoots helps me develop my own style of hairdressing. I love giving clients a completely effortless and low-maintenance cut, leaving nothing for them to do but wash and go.
Junior Stylist — I have been in the hairdressing industry for 7 years. I love all things hair! I enjoy making people feel good and creating new looks for each individual client: cutting, styling and putting hair up for special occasions. Each day brings a different challenge, which is something I thrive on. I am young, enthusiastic and ambitious. Working with like-minded people at FOUR London is a pure joy.
I have been with FOUR London for the past five years and as a nail technician for more than 14 years. We have a lovely team and the salon has such a friendly atmosphere. I really enjoy my job. I always find it interesting to see the different colour choices that clients make. Sometimes the more reserved ones seek out the most flamboyant shades. I specialise in Bio Sculpture Nails and really love to see the difference a good set of nails can make to the way the hands look.