Meet the team
Learn more about our award-winning experts, their skill set, speciality and educational background.
Franchise Partner & Technical Director
Samantha has been in the hairdressing industry for over 11 years before opening her very own TONI&GUY salon in 2012. Her team would describe her as energetic, happy and passionate!
As well as running a busy salon, Samantha won the prestigious Hair Idol Competition in 2010 which she and her team are extremely proud of. She also styled hair for Newcastle Fashion Week and previously worked at TONI&GUY Portugal for 3months in 2001.
Samantha is one of our Nano Keratin Specialists – our popular smoothing and restorative treatment.
When asked why hairdressing is important to her, Samantha said; “I love my job, how many people can say that?! I’ve built friendships with clients and enjoy making people feel good about themselves, that’s an amazing thing to be able to do every day.”
Available for appointments on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Receptionist/Assistant Manager/Social Media Coordinator
Hope is our lovely and welcoming Receptionist!
Not only is Hope an integral part of the Reception team, but she also has an excellent knowledge of the hair industry, having worked in previous salons where she completed an NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing!
Hope will be able to advise you over the telephone about what works best when booking a hair appointment, and will be able to advise you on who is best to speak to in the salon for your specific needs.
Hope is also our Assistant Manager, she is involved not only with the administration side of the salon but also the general running of the salon!.
Hope is a great asset to the team - Receptionist, Assistant Manager and our social media guru.
Receptionist/Hair Extension Specialist
Carley joined our team in June 2019 as part of the front of house team!
She is also a fully qualified extension specialist! With 6 years hairdressing experience, Carley is a great addition to not only for front of house, but also when we need an extra pair of hands on the salon floor!
Carley offers the following extensions techniques: Nano Beads, Micro Beads, Tape and LA Weave! Available for these services and complimentary consultations on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays!
Senior Technician/Senior Stylist/Supervisor
Vikki starter her TONNI&GUY career back in 2001 and is an accomplished hairdresser in all aspects of Styling and Colouring.
Vikki is also our supervisor and helps out with managerial jobs and the general running of the saloning.
Vikki first qualified in colour at our Manchester Academy and followed this with her Styling at the Edinburgh Academy. When asked what her favourite aspect of hairdressing was, she said that she loves doing a restyle or a colour change because of how exciting it is for the client! Vikki also loves making people feel like the best version of themselves by reviving their hair on a regular basis. Fashion is a huge part of the TONI&GUY brand and Vikki's interest in this has taken her to help at Scotland's very own Edinburgh Fashion Week!
Vikki is a valued member of the team and with her many years of knowledge and experience in hairdressing, she is seen as a great addition to our Gosforth salon.
Vikki is available for appointments on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays .
Style Director & Senior Technician
Liam's TONI&GUY career starting in 2015 has been in the hairdressing industry for over 11 years and has ample experience in cutting and colouring. He loves being creative with colour and making your hair looking the best it can be! With Liam's extensive experience in hairdressing, he is the perfect person to train our Apprentices and pass on his knowledge of the industry down to the next generation! He is a qualified assessor for NVQ in Hairdressing and his attention to detail is second to none.
Senior Stylist & Technician
Chloe has worked with us since July 2018 and has been hairdressing for 5 years. She mostly enjoys creating long, soft and low maintenance colours using her favourite balayage technique. She loves to create a big bouncy look with the brushes! She is very helpful around the salon and our clients absolutely love her!
Sam Craig is now a Stylist after completing his Vardering at our academy. Before completing his apprenticeship he was an Apprentice and has worked with us since 2015, starting as a Saturday Boy whilst he was still at school! He has recently been working very closely with some very talented TONI&GUY Art Directors in Edinburgh and has an eye for detail in his precise hair cuts! When Sam isn't with clients, he is an amazing help around the salon from everything to reception and greeting clients to recommending them a personalised hair treatment at the back wash! Sam is great at his finishes and loves to chat to all of our clients and make them feel welcome!
Level 3 Apprentice
Deanna is our level 3 apprentice and has worked with us since August 2017! She has recently received her NVQ level 2 in Hairdressing and has an amazing talent especially in dry styling! When Deanna isn't getting her hands in, she is a huge help around the salon from everything to greeting our clients and getting their drinks to giving a relaxing head massage at the back wash! Deanna is amazing at her finishes and loves getting to know our clients!