Meet the team
Learn more about our award-winning experts, their skill set, speciality and educational background.
Franchise Partner & Technical Director
Richard has been hairdressing for 30 years and started his career with TONI&GUY in 1991 to quickly work his way up the ranks to hold the esteemed position of International Technical Art Director in 1995, educating at the TONI&GUY academy in London and presenting/demonstrating at seminars across the country. His work has been featured in various TONI&GUY international collections throughout his career and Richard has twice been nominated as finalist for Colourist of the Year at the prestigious British Hairdressing Awards. In 2019 Richard won Gold in the UK Goldwell ColorZoom competition and went on to represent the UK in the GlobalZoom finals, placing 5th internationally and also winning first place for the public 'Stylists Favourite' vote. Adding to this, he also took home the title of 'UK Technician Of The Year 2019' for TONI&GUY. 1998 saw Richard open TONI&GUY Hemel Hempstead and through the years he has built up a solid reputable business that has become THE go to salon for the town and its surrounding areas. Richard's style of work ranges from beautifully classic to creative, on trend colours that benefit from a career that has spanned over 3 decades. Richard works also as an Educator for GOLDWELL where he is able to share his knowledge and experience with others in the profession. His style and method of working ensure that you are always sure to get a colour that has been personally tailored to suit your lifestyle, skin complexion and hair condition. A number of Richard’s clients have been loyal to him for over 25 years, a true testament to his skill and excellence.
Richard’s days off are Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Salon Manager & Front Of House
Adams roots are with TONI&GUY Hemel Hempstead where he started in 1999 and qualified as a Stylist. During his career with TONI&GUY he has worked in numerous locations which include Central London and Australia. Adam has won numerous awards for his work with the company including our very own Employee Of The Year. These days Adam puts his skills into running a Fabulous Front Of House where he looks after all our guests needs as well as managing the Hemel Hempstead Team. Please speak to Adam for all your appointment needs.
Rabena is a lifetime hairdresser, having started her salon career in Sheffield at the age of 16 and then working in London salons since 2009.
Over 30 years on, Rabena rejoins TONI&GUY with a wealth of experience in Ladies creative cutting and colour, with a flair for short and bold cutting.
Also a passionate men’s specialist in classic cutting, skin fades and beard grooming.
Rabena has also honed her skills as a session stylist, taking part in numerous hair and fashion shows, as well as film.
Rabena’s days off are Sunday and Monday. ‘
Having started her career with TONI&GUY Hemel Hempstead back in 1999, we are delighted to welcome Vanessa back after a few years away from the salon. Vanessa’s talent and sheer passion for everything hair related is reflected in every aspect of her work. Her skills include intricately custom designed hair up styles to beautifully crafted classic cuts and wonderfully textured finishes. So with many years of salon experience and having assisted Richard with his photographic work for the British Hairdressing Awards, you can be sure that any visit to Vanessa will leave you feeling great about yourself!
Vanessa is available for appointments Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday.
Style Director & Strength in Style Consultant
Katie has been in the industry for over 20 years and has been working at TONI&GUY Hemel Hempstead since the day it opened back in July 1998. She is one of our most valued team members and has a strong, loyal clientele which reflects this. With many years of experience Katie’s strengths definitely lie in beautifully finished, strong classic work. In fact, her precision style bobs are renowned amongst both staff and clients as the best. We are also very proud to have Katie as our Strength in Style Consultant, working with people either currently or previously having treatment for cancer to help them with their hair care needs. This covers areas from advice on hair cutting pre, during, and post treatment to help with choosing, buying and fitting a wig. Katie’s sensitive but practical approach makes her an excellent stylist to choose for anyone dealing with hair loss.
Katie is available for appointments on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Adie started working for TONI&GUY Hemel Hempstead in 2011 and is a highly regarded member of the team.
Her strengths are varied from men's hair to bob's to long hair styles, she can turn her hand to anything and always with a smile on her face.
We are delighted to welcome Adie back after maternity leave for the second time and she is available for appointments on Thursdays and alternate Saturdays.’
Lauren is a home grown talent within TONI&GUY Hemel Hempstead having done all her training with us from when she started her hairdressing career and qualifying at our London Academy with flying colours.
One of Lauren's creative strengths lies in styling and putting hair up for formal occasions. Book an appointment with Lauren and enjoy her friendly and confident approach she brings to every client.
Lauren is also one of our Hair Extensions Experts working with ‘Transformation Connections’ extensions.
Lauren's days off are Sundays and Wednesdays.
Victoria joined TONI&GUY Hemel Hempstead as an assistant in 2006 and completed all of her training with us to become qualified in 2010. Being the ambitious go getter that she is, Victoria has already gone on to become a qualified NVQ assessor. With her calm temperament and varied knowledge this a role that she truly flourishes in. Victoria's clients are varied and she'll take on any challenge big or small. She has attended various courses to extend her knowledge and develop her skills further.
Victoria works on Fridays & Saturdays.
Susanne was a member of our original team when TONI&GUY Hemel Hempstead first opened its doors in 1998 and we are delighted to welcome her back after a 10 year absence during which time she remained with the company. Susanne has a passion for all hair types from classic to creative and particularly enjoys creating beautiful hair up styles for any occasion.
Susanne is available for appointments on Saturday and Sunday.
Dean started his hairdressing career in Oxford back in 2012 having moved over from Dublin and progressed quickly up the ranks to Salon Manager. He joins TONI&GUY after relocating to Hemel Hempstead and has since studied the TONI&GUY Methodology, passing all assessments with Distinction at our London Academy. Dean has a particular passion for shorter hairstyles and loves designing total restyles for clients wanting a big change.
His days days off are Thursday and Saturday.
Sam is a home grown talent having been with TONI&GUY from day one of his hairdressing career and mentored by our Technical Director Richard. His strengths include beautifully soft feminine balayages and he has a passion for bold vibrant reds and coppers. In 2018 Sam's creative skills were rewarded when he was chosen to be a member of the Goldwell Colour Creatives team which involved him doing his own photo shoot for competition work.
Sam's days off are Friday and Sunday.
Molly is a 1st Year apprentice and is currently taking models for cut and colour on Tuesday's.
Lucy first started with us as a Saturday assistant but soon became a full time apprentice when she finished school.
Lucy's has a dedicated passion for colour and is currently working towards completing her training to become a Technician. In April 2019 Lucy came first place in the regional heats in the category of 2nd Year Assistant for the TONI&GUY Assistant Competition.
She is currently taking models for colours on Tuesday's.