YOUR FAVOURITE HAIR AND BEAUTY EXPERT HAS A NeW HOME
A unique space for top beauty freelancers to host their clients in a
high-end warehouse conversion in Central London.
Book a beauty appointment with the Hunter Collective's members below.
A B I R I N G E L - C O L O U R E X P E R T
Abi is the full package in making you look and feel your best. With over 15 years experience in some of London’s leading salons, Abi has worked with some of the industries finest and mastered her skills in beautiful hair colour. From the moment you're in Abi’s styling seat, expect to recieve an exceptional friendly and professional experience with Abi creating a long term goal for your hair, from the start of your consultation, putting together the correct colouring technique for you to taking your lifestyle and suitability factors into consideration. Abi will complete your service with the celebrity favourite - Olaplex treatment.
AFOPE - TRICHOLOGIST & HAIRCARE SPECIALIST
Disillusioned with the longstanding detrimental practices and misconceptions towards black haircare, Afope founded her haircare company, Faahri, upon her belief in "good (healthy) hair". That it has no preferred racial mix, curl pattern, or proneness to shrinkage - and is attainable by anyone who is prepared to invest in their hair.
By combining her trichological expertise and practical know-how as a hairdresser, she offers a more holistic solution to the problems that have plagued women of colour. In addition to trichological consultations (diagnoses and treatment prescription), she offers her clients healthier approaches to styling, corrective deep-treatments, and haircare regimens. All of which can be tailored according to a scientifically determined hair profile she develops for each client, to ensure their unique hair needs are met with accuracy every time.
Carolyn Newman - colour expert
Carolyn has had a very varied and exciting career working with clients at a 5 star central London salon for over 25 years including the role as Colour Director and delivering bespoke education courses around the globe to salons and hairdressers.
Her refreshingly and personal approach to colour and her confident consultations combined with expertise and understanding, means she will prescribe the perfect combination of colour and application techniques personal to you for a truly beautiful result.
Chi - Hair Extensionist
Chi is a Hair Extensions expert with over 15 years industry experience. She specialises in Micro Ring / Bead hair extensions and is a strong believer in investing in your hair. Using only premium quality double-drawn Russian-Mongolian remy hair, her extensions can add amazing volume, length and thickness to your hair which can last up to a year.
Chi is a self-taught expert colourist and can create the perfect finish to your hair extensions including balayage, ombre, high & low lights.
CHRIS - cutting expert
Chris followed his Greek father's barber footsteps, teaching him the basics about cutting hair. His destiny as a hairdresser was born after accumulating a range of skills in Athens, revealing a new way of cutting, different tools and a new way of thinking of hair - "reviving Chris". He then built his experience by working in London's top and award winning salons for 5 years after being fortunate enough to be part of a creative team of Britain's award winning salon, Rush. Chris loves to create classic bobs and precision haircuts for men and women. His belief as a stylist is being 'good masters and communicators' to make his clients feel welcomed and valued.
Dan Gregory - mens grooming
Dan’s wealth of experience combined with his personal and tailored approach makes him one the most sought after barbers in his industry today. He has been named ”One of London's Best Gentlemen's Hairdressers" by ES Magazine, Won London's Best Wet Shaver and has an impressive list of loyal clients ranging from City Executives to Hollywood stars.
Dan’ s work has graced the pages of many leading publications including British GQ, Vanity Fair, Italian Vogue, Mens Health, Esquire UK and Middle East, The NY Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Shortlist Magazine.
Dan is currently the Global Grooming Ambassador for Braun.
EBUNI - TRICHOLOGIST & HAIRSTYLIST
Ebuni is a qualified Trichologist and member of the International Association of Trichologists, whose passion is natural hair. Her aim is to help clients, by providing a particular focus on promoting health and solving hair loss issues.
Ebuni has also been hairstyling from a young age, and made the decision to pursue this role full time. She has featured on the first series of BBC 3’s TV show ‘Hair’ to find Britain’s best amateur hairstylist, and was chosen from over 1000 applicants, placing 7th for her efforts.
Since then Ebuni has gone on to work with London Fashion Week, London Collection Men, and at events in both Dubai and Nigeria.
She also hosts the informative and straight to the point hair health podcast - ‘Snatched Edges’.
She was recently nominated for the Outstanding Trichologist of the year award (newcomer) 2019 by the ITC
FRANCESCO - colour specialist
Francesco followed his mum’s passion for hairdressing. Being educated and trained in Italy - in some of the best hairdressing Colleges, Francessco has built up over 13 years of experience in the industry.
Since coming to London Francesco progressed his experience by working in London's top and award winning salons for 8 years, developing his management skills, as well as managing a salon for 2 years. He focuses and specialises in colour and became a colour specialist in 2014.
Francesco enjoys spending time with his clients, forming a relationship based on trust, delivering a professional and amazing customer service, his concept about hairdressing is ‘to make people feel good’. Booking with Francesco will make you leave the salon feeling great with a big smile.
Freya - colour specialist & Hair stylist
An award-winning hairdresser with over 10 years’ experience, Freya takes her inspiration from the everyday to the runway. She specialises in fashion led cuts and seamless colours which feel modern and on trend, yet which are timeless and unique.
Freya forms a trusting rapport with all her clients to ensure time spent in the chair is relaxing, therapeutic, and most importantly leaves you feeling glamourous and gorgeous. After her shiatsu head message, well-crafted colour and precision cut, you’ll leave Freya’s company with a smile on your face, feeling like a new you. So, book in and enjoy!
H A N N A H - H A I R S T Y L I S T
Hannah focuses on creating classic, precision cuts that are modern, wearable and suitable to your lifestyle, so that your hair looks great not just when you leave but all the time.
She has spent the last 21 years working in some of London’s top salons, most recently Easton Regal Hairdressing. In this time she has perfected her craft and built an incredibly loyal clientele. With a love for all things bridal and styling Hannah is the go to girl for couture Bridal and Evening-wear designer Suzanne Neville’s shows and photo shoots and has dressed the hair of numerous high profile celebrities.
Having grown up around hairdressing, starting in her mums salon at the age of 13 there isn’t much Hannah can’t turn her hand to.
Kasia kosiarska - hair stylist
Kasia has been educated and trained in some of the world’s most respected academies and salons. Her extensive portfolio of commercial and editorial photo shoots, fashion shows, advertising campaigns and TV keeps Kasia's craft and passion for what she does. Using her expertise in technical and precision cutting, Kasia prides herself on the trust she builds with her clients and her ability to create a look that truly works for each individual.
lindsey hughes - curl expert
the curl whisperer
Lindsey is a hairdresser with 25 years of experience. Curly hair is her specialism. After an intense training at the Deva Curl Academy in America, Lindsey tailors each cut but can also advise on the best products for your hair, your curl, your routine, and your lifestyle. Using only natural and organic curly hair products from London brand Bouclème.
Discount does not apply.
MANAMI shima - nail technician
Manami first discovered her passion for nail art while travelling in south east Asia. When she returned home she enrolled in a nail tech course and after graduating in 2012 she has been working professionally with private clients, TV advertising and events / weddings for 7 years.
MARI AJAKAINEN - HAIR STYLIST
Our very first HC member from Finland, Mari brings a wealth of knowledge in precision cutting and colouring. With 19 years in the industry, 12 years in the UK completing her education at Vidal Sassoon, Mari’s cutting techniques gives you a long lasting and easy high end style to enjoy. Mari can create volume for fine textures and works your hair into the best shape for your personal vibe. Alongside hair, Mari is a singer in a band who gigs and records across London. Combining music and hair, Mari delivers beautifully tailored cuts with colour in a fresh fun dynamic way.
Michela Pezza - Hair Stylist
With over 10 years in the hairdressing industry and graduating in Rome, Michela has always been at the forefront of hairdressing trends, showing off her talents from a young age and attending endless industry shows and events.
Since coming to London she has taken on the role of educator which entails training salons and helping developing new talent through her technical expertise and breakthrough concept of teaching. Working closely with Global teams on events such as fashion week in many cities including New York, london and Milan, she has also represented many brands on press launch activations and her work can be seen in leading industry magazines. Michela has a very loyal clientele, including women's media, as well as industry renowned influencers and personalities.
rita ferraro - hair stylist
Rita started her career in Sydney Australia in 1995, falling in love with hair instantly and wanting to learn absolutely anything and everything about hair.
Over the years, Rita has participated in Sydney Fashion Week, photoshoots and music videos, but becoming an award winner in the world recognised mens cutting competition American Crew. Representing her home country was definitely her career highlights as well as, being nominated finalist in L’Oreal Colour Trophy, and many other awards throughout her career. In 2016, Rita became a salon educator, writing a training manual, implementing structure for her salon apprentices.
Rita has now established her own bespoke one-one masterclasses, Good Hair MasterClass for people who have little knowledge on how to manage or style their hair, or for those who want to brush up their styling skills, hair and MUA included.
Please note: This is available at Hunter Collective, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, or at a venue of your choice on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday for group bookings.
Rita also has extensive experience in bridal hair, please get in touch for a quote.
SPOOKY - COLOUR EXPERT
With over 8 years of experience, Spooky originally trained in Chicago and has lived and worked in London since 2016, most notably for Not Another Salon. Not only a colour specialist, but she has also educated hairdressers from all over the world and whilst at NAS was head of internal colour education.
Spooky’s ethos as a hairdresser has always been to help people through the transformative power of hair. She has joined Hunter Collective to give her clients a more personal and pampering experience, making her clients feel like the best version of themselves.
“The world puts so much pressure on all of us to look a certain way, to be perceived as beautiful, attractive, or valuable. We are constantly told to fit into a box and conform, whether that is to gender norms, society’s idea of what is or is not acceptable, whitewashed standards of beauty, you name it… My personal mission in life is to help people feel amazing, beautiful, and powerful in their own way.”
Metta Francis - Nails Technician
Nails by Mets
Metta “Mets” Francis is an award-winning London based professional nail artist and owner of NAILS BY METS. Her passion is creating beautiful nails, one mobile manicure at a time!