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 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!).
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.
Since joining RRI in 1999, Susan has surged up the career ladder to become one of our most creative stylists. She loves experimenting with colour, and clients who are looking for a dramatic transformation are never disappointed. Susan’s mantra is simple: “I want to make my clients look even more beautiful”. And if the comments in our client feedback book are anything to go by, she always succeeds.
Tiffanie joined RRI in 2003, in her time with us she has achieved an impressive six promotions, (and she’s already working towards the next one). She creates looks that even our most experienced stylists are blown away by. Tiffanie loves to build a rapport with her clients, gaining their trust and inspiring them to change their look. A true all-rounder, she has a Schwarzkopf Master Colourist Degree, numerous certificates in cutting and styling techniques, and is also studying a course in management.
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 joined our intensive training programme in 2009, and has blossomed into a confident, versatile stylist. She loves working with long, luscious hair, yet is equally inspired by creating bold shapes with short hair too. Her mantra is ‘No Limits’, which she proves in everything she does - be it learning new techniques, experimenting with style and colour, or delivering extra-special customer care. A degree-qualified Schwarzkopf Master Colourist, Summer has also worked with musicians from Imagine Dragons and Twin Atlantic.
Before he joined the RRI Academy in 2011, Kenny was training to become a mechanic. much happier working with scissors than a spanner! We’re glad he made the career change, because he’s become a skilled stylist with a real understanding of the science and craft of hairdressing. Kenny loves designing bespoke looks for clients. Not only does it add a personal touch; it means no two haircuts are ever the same. He loves styling long hair into glamourous blow-dried creations, yet for short and funky haircuts with a quirky edge, he says “you can’t beat a bit of men’s barbering”.
Daisy joined the Great Western Road salon as an assistant in 2015, after two years hard work she passed her training with flying colours at our prestigious academy and now can’t wait to get started. As well as being one of the most trusted assistants Daisy worked on hair shows and photo shoots during her time in GWR and is looking forward to putting her ideas into practice.
Daisy enjoys tailoring and creating styles to suit every client’s needs. As well as dressing and styling long hair she particularly loves colouring hair from natural and subtle to more fun and bright colours. You can always look to Daisy for inspiration as her hair is never the same twice.
Lynsey actually started out her career as a hairdresser, but developing an allergy to hair colour meant she had to change her role. Not wanting to leave the industry she loves, Lynsey decided to go down the Front of House route, and joined RRI in 2013. Her brilliantly friendly and professional style quickly earned Lynsey promotions through the ranks to Front of House Manager and also to Salon Manager while Sarah-Jane is on maternity leave, she’s a favourite with clients and colleagues alike.
When Lacey joined us in 2012, her goal was to become a Stylist, but she soon decided she’d prefer working Front of House. A good choice, we say, because she’s brilliant at what she does and is sure to storm through the ranks. Not only do our clients love to be welcomed by Lacey, her love of fashion and natural style make her the perfect ‘face of the salon’
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