THE TEAM

DOUG HOBBS – THE BOSS

Doug Hobbs is one of the leading lights on the hairdressing scene. His activities also include work for television, music videos, radio, editorial commissions and an extensive array of seminars worldwide.

What are your greatest Hairdressing achievements? Travelling the world doing hair seminars, having a salon with happy, professional staff and creating the Hobbs Show

Who do you admire? Vidal Sassoon

What is your guilty pleasure? Watching Bristol Rovers

What’s your favourite music? Jazz

What’s your favourite book? A good historical fiction

What’s your favourite film? Godfather I and II

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party? Mary Quant, Frances Ford Coppola, Tommy Cooper, Marilyn Monroe, Vivienne Westwood and Vidal Sassoon

What would be your last meal? Prosecco to begin, followed by Italian appertieves. Steak florentine, blue, as a main course with a very good Italian red wine. Italian ice cream for dessert, followed by Grapa.

Neil Marshall – Salon Manager

Having joined the team in 2004 Neil has become a very loyal and talented member of the team. Neil has an image all of his own and graduated through the ranks to be an intuitive hairdresser with great client relationships.

What’s your greatest Hairdressing Achievement? Entering the British Hairdressing Awards

Who do you admire? Keith Richards

What is your guilty pleasure? Michael Schumacher

What’s your favourite music? Rolling Stones

What’s your favourite book? Post Office by Charles Bukowski

What’s your favourite film? Withnail and I

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party? Keith Richards, Charles Bukowski, Pamela Anderson, James Hunt

What would be your last meal? Pressed belly of pork and an old fashioned to drink

Chris Read- Artistic Director & Retail Manager

Since leaving school Chris has been training at Hobbs, and he has progressed to become an Artistic Director. In 2011 and 2014 Chris won a place on the prestigious Schwarzkopf Young Artistic Team. Chris is available for appointments from Tuesday to Saturday.

What’s your greatest Hairdressing Achievement? Winning a place on the Schwarzkopf Young Artistic Team in 2011 and 2014

Who do you admire? Tyler Johnson and Errol Douglas

What is your guilty pleasure? Made in Chelsea and designer clothes

What’s your favourite music? Hip Hop and Alternative

What’s your favourite book? Don’t have one

What’s your favourite film? The Bucket List

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party? The cast of Made in Chelsea

What would be your last meal? Mozzerella stuffed chicken wrapped in parma ham with asparagus and sauteed garlic potatoes and an old fashioned to drink

Mel Newland – Artistic Director

Mel has been at the salon since 2002 and after a brief absence to have her children Mason and Kieran, she’s back and better than ever. Mel works Tuesdays and alternate Saturdays.

What’s your greatest Hairdressing Achievement? Working at London Fashion Week and being part of the artistic team, stage work and teaching.

Who do you admire? My sister and Pink

What is your guilty pleasure? Chocolate, being too loud and evil thoughts!

What’s your favourite music? RnB

What’s your favourite book? Jilly Cooper, Riders and Polo

What’s your favourite film? The Horse Whisperer

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party? Michael Mcintyre and Peter Kay

Skye Roberts – Technical Director & Colour Room Manager

Skye is a shining star at Hobbs. Not afraid to experiment with colour she creates looks for adventurous clients that reflect her expertise with the TIGI colour range.

What is your greatest hairdressing achievement? Coming 3rd in the Afro-Caribbean World: Skills competition and getting into the Hairdressing Federation’s Young Artistic Team

Who do you admire? Star, my twin sister

What is your guilty pleasure? Tinkerbell

What is your favourite music? RnB, Bashment and Soul

What is your favourite book? I don’t really read

What is your favourite film? Tank Girl and Burlesque

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party? Peter Pan, Miguel, Channing Tatum, Tank Girl and my mum

What would be your last meal? Curry goat with rice and peas, followed by licquorice and a fanta fruit twist to drink

Kate Saddington – Technical Director

What are your greatest Hairdressing achievements?
Working on the Hobbs show 3 times and entering the British Hairdressing Awards!

Who do you admire?
My Dad

What is your guilty pleasure?
Wine, Netflix and Doritos!

What’s your favourite music?
Anything that makes me feel good!

What’s your favourite book?
‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series, George RR Martin. ❤️ Game of Thrones!

What’s your favourite film?
Anything Tarantino!

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
Honestly, just my closest friends!!

What would be your last meal?
Nandos?!! Haha.

Corinna Christie – Senior Stylist

Corinna has been at the salon since 2001 and is an integral part of Hobbs. She is an artistic and talented member of the team and has a relaxed way with our fabulous clients. Corinna is available on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

What’s your greatest Hairdressing Achievement? Styling hair at the Miss World final with Matt Cole

Who do you admire? My gorgeous best friends

What is your guilty pleasure? Trashy TV

What’s your favourite music? Whatever gets the party started

What’s your favourite book? Smook!

What’s your favourite film? Kill Bill 2

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party? Russell Howard

Ashley – Stylist

Ashley is one of the newest additions to the Hobbs team and would you believe it, his girlfriend Kate just happens to be our Technical Director, they met while travelling in Thailand… how modern!

Whats your greatest hairdressing achievement?
Winning my first ever trainee hair show.

Who do you admire?
My first boss Antony Tompkins

What is your guilty pleasure?
Wine, cheesecake and having a cuddle with my girl.

Whats your favourite music?
Anything that is pleasurable to my ears mind and heart…..but mainly rock/metal.

Whats your favourite book?
‘50 years around the world’ by Albert Podell

Whats your favourite film?
Lord of the Rings

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
David Attenborough, the Master Chief (Halo), Ghandi, Johnny Depp, JFK

What would be your last meal?
A really well cooked classic roast dinner alongside a nice cold beer.

Gemma – Senior Stylist

Gemma joined the Hobbs team in November 2011 and has developed into one of the most popular stylists at Hobbs. She has a great rapport with clients and a talent for creating both classic and contemporary cuts.

What is your greatest Hairdressing Achievements?
Joining the Hobbs team, and enjoying what I do.

Who do you admire? My family

What is your guilty pleasure? Fake tan!

What’s your favourite music?
Grime and RnB

What’s your favourite book? I don’t really read

What’s your favourite film? Save the Last Dance

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party? Drake, Mariah Carey and my sister – as she is a chef so she can cook!

Maisie – Apprentice

Who do you admire?
Audrey Hepburn

What is your guilty pleasure?
I twiddle and twist my hair!

What’s your favourite music?
Soul, Jazz, Motown, Northern Soul

What’s your favourite book?
Pride and Prejudice

What’s your favourite film?
Pride and Prejudice! I love chick flicks too

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
Jeff Buckley and John Lennon

What would be your last meal?

Vegetable korma!

Jake Assistant

Who do you admire?
Mum

What is your guilty pleasure?
Sleeping, anytime and anywhere!

What’s your favourite music?
21 Pilots

What’s your favourite book?
I don’t read books, but love DC Comics!

What’s your favourite film?
Batman – The Dark Knight

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
Michael Jackson

What would be your last meal?
Barbecue ribs

Elly – Apprentice

Who do you admire?
My mum and brothers

What is your guilty pleasure?
Anything Disney

What’s your favourite music?
RnB, drum and bass, grime

What’s your favourite book?
Confessions of a Sociopath

What’s your favourite film?
Aquamarine / Scott Pilgrim vs The World

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
James and Dave Franco, Seth Rogan

What would be your last meal?
Chopstix and mango and passion fruit smoothie

Rosie – Personal Assistant

Rosie is the first person our customers meet when they come into the salon and the voice you hear on the phone. She’s PA to Doug and a key member of our team. We thought you’d like to know a bit more about her so take it away Rosie….


Who do you admire?
My family and friends

What is your guilty pleasure?
Red wine!

What is your favourite music?
I like all sorts of music, Hip Hop, RnB, Soul…

What is your favourite book? Carrie Fisher – Wishful Drinking and Postcards From the Edge

What is your favourite film?
Cabaret

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party? Micky Flanagan, George Clooney, Judy Garland, Bette Davis, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore

What would be your last meal? Moules mariniere to start, steak, rare, as a main, and cheese and wine to finish!

Noy – Apprentice

What’s your greatest Hairdressing Achievement?
Working at Hobbs!
Who do you admire?
My mum.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Chocolate.
What’s your favourite music?
Jungle.
What’s your favourite book?
Don’t really read books.
What’s your favourite film?
Trainspotting.
Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
My best friends.
What would be your last meal?
Lasagne and chocolate desert.

 

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