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. 

John Paul

Salon Director

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. 


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!).


Master Hair Designer

Zoya brings a wealth of experience in all disciplines of hair cutting and dressing, where in the past as a salon owner, has developed and perfected all types of barbering and fading work for gents hair, along with her colour work, that clients describe as soft and natural, complimented with natural and casual glamour looks that show off the shape and condition. Her enthusiasm, matched with her 25 years of experience will leave you relaxed and confident that you'll leave our salon looking and feeling fantastic. 


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

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. 


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. 



Since joining Rainbow Room International, Sophie discovered her passion for hair after qualifying. Sophie developed a great eye for detail and creativity. Sophie's bright personality and creative imagination bring a warm, welcoming, and comforting experience for all clients. She loves all aspects of hairdressing. Sophie's favourite thing to do is for clients to leave the salon feeling and looking amazing!



As one of our latest recruits to the team, Naomi brings with her a glowing resume from her intensive training at our renowned Academy. Her quirky taste and unique sense of style leave clients delighted with her take on all types of work, especially strong geometrics enhanced with bold and fabulous colourwork. Naomi is a calm and relaxed hairdresser who takes all the time she needs, to listen and really hear what her clients are saying. Look at this review, it says it all

"Naomi was fabulous! She put me at ease, made helpful suggestions after listening carefully to me and gave me a great haircut! Thank you, Naomi :)" - Mary S



Keeva is part of the new breed of young stylists that have undergone every training course in our company as well as external courses with Kerastase and GHD. Her styling and finish are beautiful and her passion for long hair and hair-up looks is on trend. She has an easy way of talking and finding out exactly what you want to do with your hair and will always come up with really good ideas to step things up. Available to book online or by calling up.


Graduate Stylist

Georgia is our newly qualified Graduate Stylist, she creates a positive, uplifting atmosphere in our team. Georgia loves to do all kinds of cuts and colours, especially ones that keep up with current trends, and adding some edge to her clients style.


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

Lucy has a passion for massage therapy and enjoys giving a deep pressure massage to relieve the body of tension, whether it be through hot stones or using her deep DEEP pressure.


Lucy also has a good eye for makeup and eyebrow treatments as she enjoys anything that shows her creative side. she loves to make her clients feel at ease and leave the salon feeling great.


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. Her warm and friendly manner makes both clients and staff feel at ease, she can recognise clients over the phone without having to ask their names. Melanie is an invaluable member of our team, looking after the day-to-day running of the salon, ensuring each day is a smooth experience for everyone, she works hard to support the team helping them reach their goals.


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

Cally joined our Front of House team in 2021 with previous experience in the salon as a summer assistant. She is an International Fashion Branding Student at the University. With her amazing customer service skills and her love of meeting new people, she has been a fantastic addition to our team.


Front of House

First starting as an assistant, Poppy joined our Front of House team in 2021 and brings energy and enthusiasm to our busy desk. At university, studying marketing, she is well-placed to share her knowledge and recommendations with our clients on our range of hair products and GHD styling tools, along with advice on the best treatments in our Beauty Spa.

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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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