Royal Exchange Square

David

Salon Director

One of the original RRI line-up, David has been involved in every aspect of the business since 1987. He has been Managing director of our Royal Exchange Square salon since it opened in 1993, and has led the team to win ‘Salon Team of the Year’ at the British Hairdressing Awards.

What sets David apart is his ability to create low-maintenance styles regardless of hair type. Be it poker straight, wildly curly or generally rebellious, David’s unmatched knowledge and experience enable him to create bespoke styles that are both flattering and practical to maintain. His philosophy of ‘beauty is in the eyes’ ensures that every client has a shape that draws attention to the centre of your face, the eyes, and all colour work ensures that their colour is enhanced and beautified. With over 30 years’ experience, David has completed over 45,000 haircuts, which is incredible by anyone’s standards.

David is also our regular team leader at T in The Park and has styled Ronan Keating, alt-J, Florence and the machine, Bastille and many more. 

Karmin

Art Director

Karmin has been with us straight from school. One of the company’s strongest assets, she’s now a brilliant Art Director and salon manager. There’s no such thing as an ‘ideal style’ for Karmin – she loves working with all clients and hair types. She has trained with Bumble and Bumble, and is a qualified Nioxin consultant as well as having her advanced colour diploma from Schwarzkopf, enabling her to offer specialist advice and treatment to clients with thinning hair or scalp issues. A natural leader, Karmin spends a lot of her time coaching and supporting our stars of the future.

Nadia

Art Director

In her time with RRI, Nadia has become the true definition of an 'Art Director’, creating some truly amazing looks. Skilled across the board, she loves to work with long layers, precision bobs and complementary colour work. Qualified to Schwarzkopf Master Colourist Degree level, what Nadia can achieve with colour is only limited by your imagination – from bold ombré through to subtle fades. Also a mum of two, Nadia knows all about time management, and loves to show clients how to achieve their salon look quickly at home.

Christopher

Art Director

Christopher has been a long standing member of our team and has moved from our Ayr salon to join us. He quickly ascended the company's career ladder, whilst completing the many self-development and advanced hairdressing courses RRI have to offer. He has Schwarzkopf's Master Colour Diploma. 

Christopher believes in a combination of quality, precision hairdressing and a genuine understanding of client’s needs, from start to finish. 

He has great listening skills and a gentle manner which his clients really appreciate. 

Morgan

Designer Stylist

Morgan has been here since school. Having graduated from the Academy and earned her place on the team. As well as bringing tons of personality to the salon every day, Morgan is an expert in creating long hair-ups that are beautifully conditioned and glamorous, and designing contemporary looks on long and short hair. A trained teacher and Schwarzkopf Master Colourist, Morgan also supports the management team. She’s unafraid to wear any colour herself, so be ready. 

Arran

Designer Stylist

Arran joined the team in 2011. Since then she has developed a strong passion for leadership in the salon, and also joining our front of house team in 2014. She enjoys working with all hair types and ensures every client is left feeling fabulous. Arran has qualified with an advanced Schwarzkopf colour diploma, and advises you on current colour trends, and unique colour choices that are specified to your lifestyle.  Arran has completed multiple courses. She has completed the Kerastase ambassador course, and several of our internal cutting courses. 

Lisa Marie

Designer Stylist

Lisa Marie joined the RRI team in 2009 and has already graduated with her Schwarzkopf Master Colourist Degree – guaranteeing you an expert level of colour knowledge and skill. Full of imaginative, quirky ideas, Lisa Marie’s calm demeanor belies her strong sense of fashion and style, which is reflected in her brilliant hair-up designs. Always keen to learn new things, she is qualified in makeup artistry – a discipline that goes hand in hand with her hair work. 

Mikey

Stylist

Mikey’s natural eye for detail on short hair (both ladies and gents) is the envy of quite a few more-experienced stylists. He’s especially skilled at short graduation and scissor-over-comb techniques. Mikey has a Schwarzkopf Master Colourist Degree, along with a Kerastase Master Retailer Certificate, which means his knowledge and experience with colour, condition and home care is second to none. He has also cut and styled artists at T in the Park.

Riley

Designer Stylist

Since joining the team in 2011, Riley is the only designer stylist is RRI's history to have been fast-tracked from our graduate programme (yes she really is that good!) 

 

Already a qualified to a Schwarzkopf master colourist degree level, Riley is a  particularly skilled creative colourist and loves anything from subtle balayages to bold reds and dark brunettes. She carefully works by tailoring her cuts, colours and styling round your unique face shape and lifestyle. 

She has a passion for razor sharp fringes, vintage styles and fiery red and copper colours.

 

Riley currently leads the in-house training of our assistants,and supports the training of our future stylists. 

Syd

Stylist

Jack (Syd) is a member of our Artistic Team, involved in all aspects of show and session work.
He has a passion for strong precision work, working alongside our very own Suzie McGill, Scottish Hairdresser of the Year, has enabled him to focus on what his clients suit and need.  
Jack (Syd) has a strong eye for colour and utilises every technique developed within our Artistic Team.
 His creativity took a pathway from art school and into hairdressing. This background gives him an insight in looking at the whole picture with his clients, regarding face and skull shape, along with the natural movement of hair.



Kathryn

Stylist

Kathryn has an unbridled passion for people and hair, in that order. Ever felt scared of your hairdresser? Not with Kathryn.
Her focus is always on creating flattering shapes, and imaginative colours, styled in ways her clients will always be able to recreate at home.
Her styling and bridal work is imaginative and beautifully finished too.
Her commitment to the team has seen her recently sign up to an NVQ in business, as she wants to be the whole package as a professional hairdresser.
Her philosophy? 'I want to know everything, so my clients get the best.

Paige

Stylist

Paige has the right attribute of a stylist with an incredible ability to create stunning individual looks on her clientele.

Long or short, her passion for creating something special and unique is making her one to watch.

Quietly confident with a fantastic imagination on colour work and dressing hair  makes her a real asset to the team. 

Alanna

Stylist

Born to be in the industry, Alanna has ignited her passion, and blown her clients away by her immaculate attention to detail. 

With a bold and creative approach to colour work, Alanna enjoys perfecting a balayage, or introducing new ideas to incorporate your lifestyle, skin tone and hair type. 

She has perfected the art of a 'Bouncy Style Dry' and constantly works on updating her knowledge and technique for cutting, colouring and styling. Alanna is in the salon every Sunday, and will be sure to relax and prepare you for the busy week ahead! 

Julie

Beauty Therapist

Julie has been making our clients look and feel fantastic for over six years. She has expertise in every treatment we offer, but especially loves shaping brows and has become one of our most popular therapists for HD Brows.

Sarah

Beauty Therapist

Sarah loves treatments that make clients look good and feel good. Whether she’s helping relieve a client’s muscle pain through deep-tissue massage, or transforming face shapes at our HD Brow bar, she loves to give her clients instant results. A true professional, Sarah spends her own spare time perfecting nail, make-up and eyebrow techniques.

Alison

Beauty Therapist

Alison loves the diversity of the treatments we offer, particularly the aesthetic treatments, which have instant results her clients love. Even outside of work, she’s always experimenting with the latest beauty techniques and products – perfecting skills that she can then apply in the spa.

Danielle

Beauty Therapist

Danielle joined the elite team of Beauty Therapists in April 2015 at Royal Exchange Square. Coming from a Spa background she has very quickly has become an integral part of the team.

 I have a passion and flare for hollistic treatments from facials and massage to reflexology' and I have become the salons expect in hot stone massage therapy.

Ellie

Beauty Therapist

Mel

Front of House Manager

Mel first joined the RRI Front of House team in 2000 at the George Square salon. Then, after taking time out to have her children, in 2006 she joined the team at Royal Exchange Square. Front of House Manager, Melanie loves her job, particularly meeting clients old and new.

Zara

Front of House

Zara started her journey with RRI in our Training Academy, where she qualified as a stylist. After her little boy was born in 2012, Zara decided on a career change into Front of House work. Zara is brilliant at upholding our high standards of customer care, and loves to see clients leave the salon transformed.

Nicola

Front of House

Nicola become a great addition to our Royal Exchange Square salon in Dec 2017. After joining she quickly began to find her place in helping all clients feel as comfortable as possible while, upholding an excellent standard of customer care during each visit.

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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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