EMELY MARKSTEDT

EmelySwedish born Emely has been chopping and colouring hair for 12 years now. Along the way, she’s been around the world and has plenty of stories of her travels Thailand, Australia and New Zealand. She washed up on British shores 6 years ago and has been working her hair magic in London ever since.

Emely has been working with L’Oréal (our preferred choice) for the last 3 years worked in South West London. We’ve finally managed to persuade her come East! She loves all things hair; From colours to cutting, from long hair to gents.

Highly experienced in those natural tones we all love, Emely is keen to finally get the chance to be creative in a way only East Londoners know.

Like those graphic cuts? Emely’s your girl! A huge fan of geometric shapes and strong lines. That said, put a bit of bridal hair her way and there’ll be no disappointing.

When she’s not styling hair, Emely is a massive film fan and loves to experience London life. Although she is partial to a cheeky holiday to quell that wanderlust. Need that appointment? Do it here!

ALLISON PORSKAMP

allisonThe Toronto talent that is Allison has joined us fresh off the boat after 3 years working in Sydney, Australia’s prestigious Double Bay and Darlinghurst areas. Now back in the northern hemisphere, let’s tell London what she’s all about.

An experienced L’Oreal technician, she specializes in natural, lived in colours and her balayage is bang on.

Allison’s colour work may be top draw but she also loves styling, especially creating beachy waves and glamorous up-dos. This is only further underlined by working on events such as Toronto Fashion Week.

The lady is a certified do-gooder with a penchant for charitable work. Clearly she’s a keen traveler and looking forward to discovering what Europe (while we’re still in!) has to offer. So, any suggestions welcome. She also makes a good Betty Crocker cake mix.

Want to talk travel and get glam at the same time? Allison’s your girl! Book an appointment and find your fabulous…

GILES GOODEN

IMG_0945Senior Stylist, Giles has been hairdressing for 7 years now and has come to us by way of Toni & Guy Fencurch Street. He comes from good hair stock too. His Grandfather and brother are both coiffeurs. He even started out at his brother’s salon washing hair , usually during college and art school.

Life, however, has had other plans for Giles and he became a guitarist. For 10 years he was writing music for television and bands. Finally 7 years ago he returned to his original calling and came back to the family trade.

He’s a talented gents hairdresser and loves classic shapes on the ladies. Mr G has also had a wealth of experience working on editorial shoots and loves the creative fun and freedom hairdressing gives him.

Giles says that meeting people and building relationships is all part of the fun; “I love talking rubbish”.giles-11

After 15 years, he’s just moved out of London to the seaside with his Make-Up Artist wife and young daughter, Willow. But to keep his hand in, he’ll be with us here in our Spitalfields salon a few days a week.

He still likes to knock out the odd tune mind! Professionally, he’s written music for the likes of Playstation, TFL and even The Welsh Tourist Board. But Giles wanted something more stable and feels at home in a salon atmosphere. So here he is! “LukeJacob is the fun and relaxed salon I’ve been looking for and I’m excited to be the newest member of the team”. His interests are music (obviously), the arts, skateboarding, creative living and anything to do with his family. We’re family now!!! Book Giles online or call the number… 020 7247 0078

ILONA

2016-04-13 12.47.44Lovely Ilona started hairdressing in Lithuania, before coming to London to hone her skills in the hairdressing capital of the world. She’s been hairdressing now for over 3 years.
A fully fledged Schwarzkopf specialist she spent time at their academy getting her teeth into all things colour.
After working at an exclusive Hair Studio in Blackheath/Greenwich and the City, she’s finally joined us over here at our home in Spitalfields.
Ilona has worked on editorial photoshoots, and worked backstage whisking hair up at London Events.
She specializes in classic and creative colours, classic cuts and gorgeous, natural bouncy blowdry’s. Ooooh she loves big hair too!!!
An absolute night owl,  she comes alive in the afternoons. She loves a good read (book swaps are always welocome), watercolour painting, night walks during summer and everything that can gives her the ability to get inspired for her creative juices.

LUKE COSTER

Salon owner and Director Luke is a second generation London hairdresser. Luke’s been working in top salons across London for over 15 years. From Mayfair to Canary Wharf, he brings this experience and knowledge of hair to East London’s Spitalfields.
First cutting his teeth in the industry in Mayfair’s MichaelJohn, then working alongside some of the best names in the industry until rising through the ranks of Toni&Guy as academy educator, artistic team member and manager. It’s been a long colourful road to where he is now.

Luke loves giving a tailored and personal 5 star service that only comes with his history. Now starting something new he relishes the idea of putting a new team together and building something great.

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Luke’s been lucky enough to have a fantastic life journey to this point. He’s walked Borneo’s jungles and climbed Nepal’s mountain tops, Peruvian temples to France’s Cote Savage, adventure has been a constant. But when in London, he’s worked on Christian Lacroix shows and been at the beckoned call of Morrisey. From Anne Robinson to Caprice, to name but a few; colourful indeed!

“LJ is all about team. We’ve put together a great group of talent for our clients to enjoy. I’ve been lucky enough to come across some great guys, and putting them together to create the LukeJacob team gives me great pride and ambition”

Need an appointment with our Luke? Do it here!

Guest Artistic Director; STEPHEN

SOFIA CARDOSO

Pocket rocket Sofia has relocated from Lisbon to work with us here in our Spitalfields Salon. An accomplished Stylist, Sofia has been hairdressing for 4 years but has already achieved great things, including credits in Vogue, Fashion Clinic and WAM Magazine. She’s worked both Portugal and Lisbon Fashion Weeks. Now keen to spread her wings in the London editorial and session scene, when she’s not out shooting the next fashion trend you can find her here.

Her hair-ups are a thing of beauty and her biggest love. So if you’ve an event or just fancy a bit of midweek glamour, Sofia’s your girl. Her perfectionism shines through. She’s a big fan of wavy and curly hair and working with natural texture.

Sofia studied Art for 3 years before picking up scissors. When she’s not cutting and colouring her next masterpiece she loves drawing and painting whilst blasting out her rather loud tastes.

She may come across as a calm and mellow soul, but we know that beneath that this keen whiskey lover’s chilled exterior is a fun time femme waiting to burst out. She’ll win you over. Book an appointment and you won’t be disappointed.

RADEK KOSTIW

Chatty Radek has been hairdressing for 18 years now, first starting out in his native Poland and then making London his home 4 years ago.

With him comes a wealth of experience, cutting, colour, you name it, he loves it. Radek lives and breathes creativity. He’s done it all from session work, organizing hair competitions, educating to running salons. Whilst a member Alfaparf’s Artistic Team he even first ever cutting course specifically for curly hair, not bad eh? Oh and he does a fabulous colour too!

And when he’s not cutting hair he’s reading book, writing and even plays violin and piano… Give us a tune Radek! Book him online now or call 020 7247 0078.

 

 

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