MEET OUR TEAM
Damian & Yasmin Faria - Owners
The salon is owned by my Husband (Damian) and I (Yasmin). We have been together for over 30 years and we have been running the salon for over 8 years. Damian previously worked in the IT industry for over 23 years and I worked in the Sales & Marketing industry for 19 years. In 2012 we decided that we wanted a career change so purchased The Hairdressers from Damian’s Uncles who wished to retire at that time. Since then we have never looked back. We are hands on owners and are very much involved in the day to day running of the business. Since taking over we have tried to create a warm, friendly, relaxed and professional environment for our clients to enjoy during their visits. One of our greatest achievements to-date is the salon making it as Finalists for “The London Hair & Beauty Awards“ for the past 4 years running. Another proud moment for us was achieving 5 star salon status with “The Good Salon Guide”. This has been our dream for many years and in 2019 this was reached. We are firm believers that the success of the salon is down to our entire team. Every member of staff has an important role to play in the salon and as individuals they all bring something different to the salon which makes us who we are. Away from the business; Damian enjoys playing football, golf & badminton I love a bit of retail therapy in the form of seeking out our next holiday.
Karin Bowen - Senior Stylist
“Originally” from Estonia, Karin started her hairdressing career over 36 years ago. Karin has been a Senior Stylist within the salon for over 25 years and during that time she has built up a very loyal client following. Karin is extremely experienced and is a very knowledgeable member of our team. She has attended many courses during her extensive hairdressing career and is always looking to expand her knowledge whenever possible. Karin is extremely creative and her real passion is for cutting, in particular short hair. She loves nothing more than transforming someone when the opportunity arises. Karin has a very calming and gentle aura which allows all clients to be relaxed in her presence. Outside of work, Karin loves to travel, enjoys shopping and being creative at home as she has a passion for interior design.
Teresa Gouveia-Judd - Senior Stylist
Teresa has been working in the hairdressing industry since the tender age of 12 where she started as a Saturday girl. Teresa has previously worked in South Kensington before finally putting down her roots with us here at The Hairdressers. Teresa is an extremely popular Senior Stylist at the salon and there is nearly always a waiting list to get an appointment with her as over her 21 years at the salon she has gained a fiercely loyal client base. Teresa is loved by everyone; she is extremely hardworking and is very conscientious, she has a fun-loving nature, has an outgoing personality and loves nothing more than the buzz of the salon environment. Chatting with her clients enables her to get at a true understanding of their exact requirements. Teresa enjoys all aspects of hairdressing and her favourite thing to do is Colouring & Cutting. Personally, Teresa loves to relax on holiday, enjoys cooking and spending time with her cat “Jenson”.
Susie Roberts - Senior Stylist
Susie is undoubtedly the bubbliest member of our team. She has been working in a salon since the age of 13 and has now been a qualified Senior Stylist for over 20 years. Susie simply enjoys all aspects of hairdressing and during her time with us she has developed her skills ultimately finding herself as one of the salons busiest colourists. Susie loves to perform colour services and has an endless list of colour clients having worked here for over 6 years. She loves getting to know her clients well and a thorough consultation is a must as she always aims to deliver the perfect result. She loves being part of a busy team and working alongside her colleagues and knows just how to be professional whilst maintaining a relaxed environment with her clients at all times. Susie loves her job but when she is not working, she is a busy mum of 3 children.
Sabina Augustine - Senior Stylist
Sabina has a real passion for Hairdressing. She left school at 16, went straight to college to start her journey in the hairdressing world and since then she has never looked back. Sabina has been with us now for just over 5 years and since her arrival she has steadily built her client base. Sabina is very precise and has an eye for detail which is why she has proved to be a real favourite with many of our gentlemen clients. Sabina enjoys all aspects of hairdressing with her favourites being colour and hair-up services. Over the years she has created many stunning hair-up looks for Weddings and proms and never fails to deliver on this aspect of her job. Sabina is a very relaxed person and is sure to put any client at ease during their service. When away from the salon she loves socialising, spending time with her family and friends and enjoying quality time with her young son.
Megan Williams - Stylist
Megan is the youngest member of our HAIRDRESSERS family however she already has 8 years of experience behind her. Megan loves Balayage as this gives her the freedom to create that individual look that everyone is seeking. She loves to be creative using various different techniques to achieve the ultimate colour result for each of her clients. Megan says “there are no guidelines, no boundaries, the world is her oyster“ so every service is personalised. Megan is also the queen of the Keratin Blow Dry having transformed many clients with this service. Megan loves to learn and further her hairdressing knowledge so is always the first to try out something new. She has a very caring and gentle nature which comes across in her work. Away from work, Megan escapes in her own little world by painting and creating pieces of canvas artwork. Megan loves a good “Horror” movie whilst being snuggled up with her pets, Garfield the cat and Coco the dog.
Shannon Bennett - Stylist
Shannon is the newest addition to our family. With that she brings with her an additional skill set which perfectly complements our team. Shannon completed her training 8 years ago and since then has developed a huge passion for hair extensions. She says she loves the fact that by using them you can give clients extra confidence as it instantly transforms their hair with extra thickness and length ultimately creating a whole new look. Due to this passion Shannon has recently trained in the art of “hair extensions” and this is a service that we will be introducing shortly. If she had to choose, then Shannon’s favourite service would undoubtedly be “bouncy blow drys”. She has the amazing talent for creating the perfect big volumized bouncy curls and if you are lucky enough to experience one, you’ll know what we mean. Shannon maybe petite but what she lacks in height she makes up for in passion and determination as she is always looking to do anything creative or learn a new skill. Shannon is a busy bee and is always doing something but when time allows, she loves relaxing by spending time with her dog needy dog “Ollie”.