Lawrence began his hairdressing career in 1965 working as a Saturday boy, which lead to an apprentice position. In 1983, Lawrence opened his first Salon in Banbury, Oxfordshire. 1984 saw the launch of The British Hairdressing awards, Lawrence was soon nominated and won Midlands Hairdresser Of The Year 1997, again in 2000 and 2001. As a result of these three wins, Lawrence was inducted into the British Hairdressing Hall Of Fame. Further awards soon followed such as Most Wanted Look 2002. As a member of The Good Salon Guide, In 1993 Lawrence achieved an independent recognition for continuing to maintain high standards and celebrated 20 years of partnership in 2013. In 2011, Lawrence was honoured with an award for his dedication, commitment and innovation to the hairdressing industry as well as being bestowed a place in the NHF Central England Of Fame. Lawrence continues to dedicate himself to all aspects of the business and continues to work in the salon. He has built an excellent team over the years achieving the highest standards for their hairdressing. They have won some of the industry's most prestigious accolades and developed an award winning port-folio of images. "Our quality of care for every client ensures a professional enjoyable experience each time you visit the salon".
Charlotte joined the family business 23 years ago, following in the footsteps of her Father Lawrence. She quickly built a reputation for herself within the industry, having judged many competitions including Andrew Collinge Awards. Charlotte was also awarded finalist position for Midlands Hairdressing. Charlotte has worked on many photo shoots over the years creating imagery used throughout the salon. Charlotte is now enjoying her new role as director and ensuring the salon runs smoothly. Her friendly approach and genuine nature makes for a very welcoming front of house.
Mel has over 20 years experience of hairdressing, and has been managing the salon for over 14 years and cares about the whole service. She was awarded finalist position for Midlands Hairdressing, and has worked on many photo shoots over the years creating a port folio of imagery used throughout the salon. Mel loves that every day is different and gets a huge buzz from being in the salon. Mel enjoys a challenge and will most definitely rise to it, she loves re-styling and cutting short hair, and her techniques prove this. Mel will bring out the personality in your hair, to make you look and feel great.
Gareth has over 22 years of hairdressing experience, this includes his love for cutting and valuable colour knowledge he has also covered competitions, stage and demonstration work, TV and magazine work. Gareth has built up a very loyal clientele and forms great bonds with all of his clients understanding their lifestyle, and their individual hair needs too. He is passionate about his work and brings lots of enthusiasm to the team. His distinctive style harbours perfection in technique that is both loved by the LA Team and his clients within the salon, however, he is a grounding force offering both traditional and current cuts that reference latest trends which are versatile and easy to manage.
Michaela is celebrating her 26th year at Lawrence Anthony. She began her career as an apprentice and has worked in the salon ever since. Michaela's experience of hairdressing makes a visit, one of confidence and creativity. Her years of expertise and loyalty make her an extremely valued member of the LA Team. Michaela's most genuine and bubbly personality provides you with the comfort and relaxing feeling you should receive when visiting the salon. Michaela is one of our part time members of staff her availability in the salon are Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Kate takes pride in the whole service provided, she enjoys giving her clients inspiration and then creating it for you, and will explain how to make to most out of the look. Kate has been apart of the Lawrence Anthony Team for the past 18 years and has been an absolute pleasure. Kate has been another key member of the educational training she trained to be a NVQ Assessor. Kate is passionate about giving her clients an amazing experience, her compassionate yet enthusiastic personality has made her not only the genuine lady she is today, but a great hair stylist. Its an attitude that runs throughout everything in which she does. Kate excels at all aspects of cutting and achieving fantastic results across both classic and contemporary styles.
Sarah's creativity and attention to detail has seen her shine. She has been a valued member of the team for over 16 years. Her clients have become great friends and feel extremely valued. Sarah has gained a wealth of knowledge over the years and has some innovative ideas when it comes to choosing the right style. We look forward to welcoming Sarah back from maternity in September where she will be available Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Nickola is one of our most experienced stylists and has been hairdressing and apart of the LA Team for the past 17 years. She is a key member of our Education team taking our apprentices through their training and turning them into great hair stylists. Nickola enjoys doing an array of different styles but her passion is creating hair up styles for all occasions. Nickola regularly contributes to the photographic shoots and loved taking part in Tigi Inspirational Youth programme. Her unique and edgy style shines through in her work, and nothing is ever too much for Nickola she will always go that extra mile to make her clients happy, she is a very cherished member of the Team and we are grateful for all of her hard work she contributes to the salon.
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Sara has worked for Lawrence Anthony since 2002, this has always been her passion since coming from a background of hairdressing. Lawrence Anthony has been the key asset of Saras career starting with her Mother, then her sister Nicola where individually they have all become a success and a great credit to the LA family. She enjoys running her busy column and ensures her clients to feel good about themselves. She has contributed to the photographic shoots to show an array of different styles. In 2012 Sara took part in Tigi Inspirational Youth from where she gained a whole new range of different skills and techniques, which have continued through her hairdressing to become the very talented stylist she is today.
Ania has been in the hairdressing industry for over 20 years, she has previously gained skills originally in Poland but also London for 6 years. Ania has now been apart of the LA Team since 2010 where she has built up her clientele both in the ladies and gents salons, who have been most loyal to Ania. Due to her warming nature and high standard of hairdressing skills, She is one of our most experienced stylists and enjoys all aspects of hairdressing, if she had to choose favourites it would be from a big bouncy blow dry, to re-styling a complete new look.
Nicola has been a valued member of the LA Team since 2011. She has grown up around a background of hairdressers from both her Mother and Sister who have both worked for Lawrence Anthony. She has completed all of her training to successfully achieving her NVQ Level 2&3 and now being one of our talented stylists. She has taken part in photo shoots, been on many courses such as Tigi, Label M, and Kerastase where she has gained even more knowledge. She has built up a loyal and very satisfied clientele. Nicola enjoys cutting and colouring to achieve fantastic results and individual designs to a high standard. Nicola is never afraid to give advice, whether its just a cut and blow dry or a complete new style her friendly manner makes you feel at ease.
Angelika originally trained at Toni & Guy academy in London. She started with the LA team in 2014 where she has not only gained new skills but also built up her clientele. When it comes to the understanding of your hair no matter what the texture fine, thick, curly or straight Angelika is a very competent stylist. Angelika has gained a full variety of hairdressing skills but would say she is most confident with cutting and blowdrying. She enjoys a challenge may it be a big bouncy blow dry or a short layered style. Angelika also enjoys cutting mens hair having built up a very faithful clientele.
Ann has been hairdressing for over 30 years. She is extremely popular in our mens salon and enjoys clipper work and all short textured styles. Ann has a unique skill of gaining clients trust and cares for each and every one of her loyal clientele to feel good about themselves. She takes the approach in a way for you to feel at ease and most comfortable, as every time should be a great experience. From subtle to creative, young to mature, Ann will discuss ideas to give you the hair you want, she is a great listener and has a relaxed easy going nature, as to Ann it's not just a job it's the personal approach which makes for the longevity of her success.
Hannah has been apart of the hairdressing industry since 2010 as this has always been her passion in life. She has always been interested in the artistry of hair and believes anything goes. Hannah has furthered her career in hairdressing by completing two creative cutting and colouring Sassoon diplomas. Through her extensive training she has learnt a lot about colouring and cutting hair to suit the individual. Using key features such as facial shape,bone structure, hair texture and many more to tailor a style for yourself. As there is such a high demand in the hair industry to have something different to the next person, she will carry on going on courses to grow her knowledge and find out what's on trend.
Jess has been apart of the LA Team for 4 years, she has completed all of her NVQ Level 2 & 3 with Lawrence Anthony, in the first 3 years and is now starting to become one of our very successful stylists. She has been on various courses such as Tigi & Wahl to further her knowledge on colouring and cutting. She feels very confident with giving advice on products due to also being involved in product training. Jess is looking forward to her next chapter within her career at Lawrence Anthony.
Narisa is one of very talented highly appreciated members of staff, she has been with the LA Team for the past 18 years. She has a very important job role of Technical Director in which she has worked extremely hard for. She puts so much effort into not only her role, but taking the time to form bonds with her very respectful clientele. As well as Nickola, Narisa is the key member of our Educational Team taking our apprentices through their colour training. She is exceptionally experienced and holds one of the industries, highest recognised Master Colour Degrees with Wella. Narisa has a flair for creating and ensuring technically perfect colour that is suited to skin tone and hair type. Her tireless creativity and attention to detail means that she has attracted a long list of loyal clientele.
Lisa has been with the Lawrence Anthony For Men Team for over 16 years welcoming a very loyal clientele. Her warm and friendly personality allows her clients to experience a wonderful, relaxing time. For the majority of Lisa's time for the LA Team she has managed the men's salon to a very high standard, as her approach is that clients always come first. Lisa has created many unique images and styles and is very happy to discuss ideas which would enable you to have the hair you want. Since Lisa's lengthy time apart of the team we have seen Lisa taking the role outside of the workplace in becoming a mother and she now works 2 days in the men's salon she is available Thursday and Saturday.
Jay joined the Lawrence Anthony Team over 15 years ago, having trained as an apprentice, continuing to achieve an NVQ Level 2&3. She offers exceptional and sought after hair cuts in our Lawrence Anthony For Men Salon. This shows as her list of loyal clients continues to grow. She cares about her clients needs and that the style is manageable and easy to maintain. Jay is available Monday, Thursday evening and Saturday.
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Lorna is our longest serving receptionist having been loyal with the LA Team for 11 years. Although she hasn't trained as a hairdresser she thoroughly enjoys the salon environment and loves seeing all the creativity that goes on. Lorna has so much experience which is such a great quality, she isn't scared of a challenge and will always be willing to help. Being head receptionist she takes on not just her receptionist role but other responsibilities within the salon too, which we value her loyalty to the team.
Lucy has been part of the LA Team since 2011. She started her time here training and becoming a stylist but is now enjoying the new role of Reception. She loves meeting clients and offering advice when required due to the experience she has gained. Since her new role she has been promoted to Head Receptionist where she has taken on the role very attentively. Her friendly, sensitive personality not only reassures you but works for a professional approach. Lucy has a great bond with the other 2 receptionists which makes for a really strong front of house team.
Holly has been apart of the LA Team for nearly 2 years, she enjoys giving our clients a very warm welcome as they enter our salon. She is approachable in her role as front of house and very professional, this comes from years of experience in customer service roles. Holly has fitted in extremely well with all staff members and she is one third of our excellent reception team. She is thoroughly enjoying her role at Lawrence Anthony.