Royal Exchange Square


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. 


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.


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.


Art Director

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. 


Art Director

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

Already from a qualified stylist to a Schwarzkopf master colourist degree, Riley is a  particularly skilled, creative colourist and loves anything from face framing balayages to bold red colours. She carefully works by tailoring her cuts, colours and styling round your unique face shape and lifestyle, making your experience bespoke.

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

As well as being our salon trainer, Riley is also an Assessor at the Rainbow Room International Academy, she has a passion for education. She loves to see assistsnts join the business and progress through their to stylist. She also enjoys motivating, supporting and guiding our future generation of stylists through their apprenticeships.


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. 


Designer 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.


Designer 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. 



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! 


Master Hair Designer

Zoya brings a wealth of experience, having been hairdressing for 25 years.  Having recently moved from the South, for new pastures, her experience of fashion work, along with having had her own Salon, ensures a great experience for all our clients.



Sophie has an absolute passion for detailed colour work and loves a long hair colour challenge. Her passion for hairdressing and long hair work has her showing off her work on a regular basis. If you are worried about a hairdresser cutting off your locks pay Sophie a visit, she loves long hair.



Starting as a young Saturday girl in 2017, Jessica impressed the whole team with her enthusiasm and unique sense of style. After starting her apprenticeship in 2018 Jessica's flair for design and strong colour work shown through tailoring to her clients face shape and overall style. Her ambitious nature has always been apparent throughout her journey in every aspect of her work. She loves a challenge no matter what it may be and has no shortage of ideas when it comes to creating totally new and unique colour work and hairstyles that will help make you stand out from the crowd.



Naomi joined our salon in 2020, she has gone through our intensive fast track training and has proven to be a great asset to our team. She has developed skills in dressing long hair and enhancing colour work making clients very happy. Naomi likes to express her creativity by producing eccentric hair ups using a combination of different braids and styling techniques. Her enthusiasm and focus on doing her very best possible provide great energy throughout our salon. She is fearless when looking for experienced advice to ensure the best results for every client.


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.


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.


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.


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. She has a passion and flare for hollistic treatments from facials to reflexology' & has become the salons expert in hot stone massage therapy.


Beauty Therapist


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.


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.


Front of House

Kate has joined our front of house team,bringing with her a wealth of experience from a background of both retail and airline career's.

Her calm approach to dealing with clients, in an often busy reception area, looking after both hair and beauty clients, ensures everyone has an enjoyable experience with us.


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


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.


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.


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.


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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