Great Western Road

John Paul

Salon Director (owner)

An RRI living legend, John Paul has been with the company since qualifying as a stylist. What drove him back then still drives him now – ensuring his clients leave the salon looking and feeling amazing. John Paul is a master of all hairdressing techniques, and his broad-ranging clientele reflects that. For him, hairdressing is about being both imaginative and expressive, always with an eye on the latest trends. It’s this experience and commitment that have taken John Paul backstage to style the Scottish BAFTA’s, and runs the backstage salon at Scotland’s premier music festival TITP, where he’s styled a massive list of celebrities including Imagine Dragons, Stereophonics  and the mighty James Brown. 

Jo

Salon Director

Jo originally trained and worked in London, but we’re very pleased to say she came back and has been with RRI since 1989. During her career with us, she’s been a key member of the RRI Artistic Team, and jointly headed-up our backstage team at T in the Park. Working in the salon is still her passion though, and she loves making clients look and feel great about themselves. With Jo, you’ll get honest recommendations and truly great advice. Her ‘one-to-one experience approach’ means she’s able to build a rapport with clients and achieve a more creative result. In Jo’s own words “gaining my clients’ trust makes me a better stylist”. She also loves working with colour and has her Schwarzkopf Master Colourist Degree. Her two daughters are her biggest fans, and they’re more than happy to be her models for new styles and techniques (lucky them, we say!).

Sarah Jane

Salon Director

Salon Director, Salon Manager, Academy Assessor – Sarah Jane’s list of talents goes on and on. She’s worked her way up throughout her 20-year career with RRI, and loves passing on her knowledge to the next generation. As a member of our Artistic Team, Sarah Jane has represented the company at photoshoots, hair shows and seminars all over the world. She has a Schwarzkopf Master Colourist Degree, and is qualified in Great Lengths extensions and Keratin Smoothing treatments. Although she’s the first to say all of her clients are Very Important People, Sarah Jane has also styled many famous celebrities backstage at T in the Park. In Sarah Jane’s capable hands, you can expect brilliant guidance and inspiration every time. She’s always switched on about the latest techniques and style predictions, so you can be sure of an up-to-date style that also suits your personality and lifestyle.

Kylie

Master Hair Designer

Kylie is a hugely creative stylist with her own signature style. She loves working with clients who give her a challenge, be it a full colour transformation or a classic, precision cut with a contemporary twist. Since joining us in 2008, Kylie has not only developed her technical skills, she’s also completed her Schwarzkopf Master Colourist Degree, making her one of RRI’s colour experts. As a member of our Artistic Team, Kylie has styled her fair share of celebrities, including Professor Green and Mumford & Sons.

Summer

Art Director

Since joining Rainbow Room International in 2009 as a young assistant, Summer has worked her way through the promotional ladder and is at present an Art Director at Great Western Raod. Summer is also a part-time educator at our very own RRI Academy and a valued member of our Artistic Team. She has assisted with various photographic shoots such as the Scottish BAFTA's and the British Hairdressing Awards. Her work is a unique blend of traditional technique and new concepts developed with her continued studies of emerging trends in hair. Summers style is soft, sleek yet edgy with a touch of editorial glamour. Summer's aim is to make her knowledge and skills transferable to her salon clientele.

 

Ayesha

Designer Stylist

Ayesha initially trained with Rainbow Room International in 2009 as a young apprentice. She has now been qualified for 12 years and bringing her gleaming experience from a few other salons along with her as she comes back to us now as a Designer stylist at the Great Western Road salon. Her salon style is classically soft and sleek yet with a touch of editorial glamour. Ayesha is working hard to build her clientele; she is confident in all aspects of hairdressing and her goal is to always make her clients look and feel fabulous.

Anita

Front of House

Anita has been with our Great Western Road salon since she was a Saturday assistant. Making the move to Front of House earlier this year and is really enjoying the challenges and opportunities this new role has for her. Always eager to help clients in any way she can. Anita is looking forward to seeing you in the salon.

 

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Cancellations

If you really can't make your appointment please try to give us at least 24 hours notice.

Switch

We understand that finding the right stylist is a very personal choice. As a team we embrace and encourage clients who are just looking for a change to try a different stylist.

Reward

As a little added bonus, if you book your next appointment online we’ll take £4.50 off the cost of your treatment! Unfortunately this doesn't apply to our Beauty Salon or Howard Street Training Academy.

Plan

If you’re thinking of going for a new style or colour, feel free to bring photos or references with you. And if you have a preferred stylist and time slot, it’s also a good idea to book your next appointment before you leave the salon.

Skin Test

Being colour experts, we never (ever) colour hair without a skin test at least 48 hours in advance. You’ll need to pop in, but it only takes 2 minutes. We really can’t put colour on your hair without it. If you're not sure if you've had one before, check with your RRI salon.

Consultations

At every appointment, you can expect an in-depth consultation - to ensure your stylist fully understands the look you want, and how to work with your type of hair. From there, you can relax in safe hands – from a heavenly shiatsu massage to perfectly-applied finishing touches.

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