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

 

Mel Newland – Artistic Director & Colour Technician

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

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!

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

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!

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Megan  – Assistant

What’s your greatest Hairdressing Achievement?

Working at Hobbs

Who do you admire?

My Nan

What is your guilty pleasure?

Eastenders and Musicals!

What’s your favourite film?

Les Miserables and Honey

What would be your last meal?

Sausage & mash with peas to start, followed my a roast dinner with all the trimmings, and a pint!

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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