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vixen and blush hair extensions team

Team

London's Top Hair Extensions Specialist Team

#teamvixen is made up of dedicated, professional and highly-qualified hair stylists who have further specialised in the field of hair extensions. We do hair extensions and only hair extensions every day and are dedicated to the highest standards of service and care.

Sarah McKenna

Founder of vixen & blush and the london hair lab

Sarah graduated in 2005 from University College Dublin with a BSc(Hons) in biochemistry and an undergraduate award for research. A career in the pharmaceutical industry in the areas of oncology and diabetes was a natural next step and Sarah worked for 6 years in these fascinating fields of science. However, during this time Sarah discovered a passion for hair extensions. She began to employ her research and development skills in this specialist area of hairdressing and spent 3 years finding a reliable and high-quality source of human hair, before finally opening Vixen & Blush as a one chair salon in 2012.

Armed with this superior quality hair, direct from her suppliers, Sarah was able to offer a more competitive price for expert hair extensions services and the salon grew rapidly through word of mouth.

In 2018 The London Hair Lab was founded as a wholesale hair company so that Sarah could supply hair and training to high-end salons across the UK and the USA, while continuing to grow Vixen & Blush as a leading hair extensions specialist salon in London.

Sarah continues to strive for perfection and wants to provide the safest most discreet and wearable hair extensions for all.

Danielle Pink

Director of Vixen & Blush

Danielle has been a key part of Vixen & Blush from the beginning. Joining forces with Sarah in 2013 Danielle has developed the salon’s offering and built #teamvixen from scratch. Danielle started her career in her hometown in Kent. Once qualified, Danielle worked in full service salons in Kent and London before joining Vixen & Blush and qualifying in hair extensions. Danielle is now the head trainer for Vixen & Blush and holds ABT teaching certification.

Danielle works tirelessly to uphold standards of service and care at Vixen & Blush and always remains focussed on the client as the centre of everything that we do.

Known for:
Short-to-Long Transformations

Favourite Product
Oway Silk N Glow Mask and Nanokeratin

Qualifications Held
NVQ level 3 hairdressing, ABT-certified teacher

Years as Specialist in Hair Extensions (just doing hair extensions every day)

15 years

Sam Senior Stylist

Samantha

Salon Manager

Samantha joined Vixen & Blush in 2014 and is the salon manager at Rathbone Square. Sam takes care of the newer members of #teamvixen and likes to make sure all our clients are happy with their new hair when they leave the salon.

Sam began her hairdressing career in Essex, before moving to London to work in a full service salon. When joining Vixen & Blush, Sam gained her qualification in hair extensions and has since become and expert in all methods.

Known for:
Perfect Blondes

Favourite Product
Shu Uemara Range

Favourite Hair To Do
Super Long hair

Qualifications Held
NVQ level 2 hairdressing, Certified in Hair Extensions.

Years as Specialist in Hair Extensions (just doing hair extensions every day)

10 years

 

Brodie Senior Stylist

Brodie

Senior Stylist

Brodie began her career as a salon apprentice in her hometown of Leicester at a well-regarded salon called George’s. She gained her NVQ level 2 and a lot of experience with session work and in the salon before moving to London to further her career.

Her experience included working alongside celeb hair stylist Chris Appleton on photoshoots and at fashion shows, where her passion for hair extensions first began.

Known for:
Always giving thorough maintenance advice to first timers!

Favourite Hair To Do
‘Lived in’ Hair

Career Highlight
Being a session stylist with a client list including Dua Lipa

Qualifications Held
NVQ level 2 hairdressing, Certified in Hair Extensions

Years as Specialist in Hair Extensions (just doing hair extensions every day)

9 years

Senior Stylist Hannah

Hannah

Senior Stylist

Hannah studied Art and Design before beginning an apprenticeship in hair in her hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon. At the well-regarded salon, Matthew Curtis, Hannah was able to gain her NVQ level 3 and became a colour technician with a busy list of clients.

During this time Hannah was also involved in session work alongside her mentor, Matthew Curtis. With experience at New York Fashion week, on TOWIE and on those famous Tresemme ads on the TV, Hannah is used to working to the highest aesthetic standards in the industry.

Known for:
Our #GROWYOUROWN programme lead and for her attention to detail when colour-matching

Favourite Hair To Do
When hair extensions make a difference in a client’s life

Career Highlight
Being backstage at New York fashion week

Qualifications Held
NVQ level 3 hairdressing, Certified in Hair Extensions, BTEC in Art and Design

Years as Specialist in Hair Extensions (just doing hair extensions every day)

8 years

 

James

Senior Stylist

James started his career as an apprentice in a well-known Central London salon.  On qualifying, James immediately specialized in hair extensions and was quickly brought on board to help launch a new hair extensions brand as part of the training team.  Alongside this busy first career James became a prominent session stylists, in high demand.  Many glamorous UK celeb hairdos are down to this man!

After his time as a celebrity hair extensionist, James decided to stay in one place and joined #teamvixen in 2016.

Known for:
Big Hair and his famous client list

Qualifications Held
NVQ level 3 hairdressing, Certified in Hair Extensions

Years as Specialist in Hair Extensions (just doing hair extensions every day)

15 years

Katie

Senior Stylist

Katie trained from an apprentice hairdresser through to a fully fledged Senior Stylist in her home town in Surrey.  Having spent years perfecting her overall hairdressing skills and maintaining an extremely loyal clientbase, Katie decided her passion lay with hair extensions.  She decided to make the move to a specialist hair extensions salon in London and just do hair extensions all day!

Katie brings so much skill to her role now which can only be honed from spending many years in a busy full service salon.

#teamvixen was delighted to welcome such a dedicated and professional stylist.

Known for:
Hair Rescues (she is calm under pressure and loves to help anyone who has had a hair disaster)

Career Highlight
Katie has played sport at national level but would never brag about it 🙂

Qualifications Held
NVQ level 3 hairdressing, Certified in Hair Extensions

Years as Specialist in Hair Extensions (just doing hair extensions every day)

4 years

Olivia

Stylist

Olivia joined Vixen & Blush as an apprentice hairdresser and gained her hairdressing qualification while working with us as a Salon Assistant.

Olivia was further selected for specialist training in hair extensions by Danielle as she showed immense natural talent in all things hair extensions.

Olivia gained her qualification in hair extensions after 1 year of intense training with Vixen & Blush amassing hundreds of training hours with our model programme.

Now a Stylist, Olivia is already in high demand with our clients and is a hugely popular member of #teamvixen

 

Known for: 

Attention-to-detail with tape refits and a calm presence in the salon

Favourite Hair To Do

Long dark wavy hair

Qualifications Held

NVQ Level 2 and Certified in Hair Extensions

Years as Specialist in Hair Extensions (just doing hair extensions every day)

3 years

 

Laleta

Senior Stylist

Laleta left university with a degree in tourism but immediately retrained as a hairdresser and qualified in 2016 with an NVQ level 2.

Knowing she wanted to specailise in hair extensions only, Laleta started with a specialist salon in Newcastle where she was able to gain skill and speed and understand what clients want when wearing hair extensions.

Laleta joined #teamvixen in 2021 and has brought her experience of big hair with her.

Known for:

Her very loyal clientele

Favourite Hair To Do

Bridal Hair Extensions

Qualifications Held

BA in tourism, NVQ level 2 and certified in hair extensions

Years as Specialist in Hair Extensions (just doing hair extensions every day)

8 years

 

Senior Stylist Han W

Han W

Senior Stylist

Han W started as an apprentice in 2008 in London, travelling in from Essex to gain experience in a busy London salon environment.

Once qualified as a hairdresser Han was snapped up by a local salon in Essex as a stylist and gained further experience.

After this, Han spent 10 years as a freelance hair stylist, covering all aspects of hairdressing and working on photoshoots - both commercial and editorial.

During this time Han realized she wanted to do more and more hair extensions and found her clientele were coming to her for her knowledge and skill in this specialist area of hairdressing.

Having decided to join a salon team instead of working solo, Han was warmly welcomed onto #teamvixen in 2023.

Known for:

Having had her own hair thinning journey as a Mom and understanding this when clients ask for help.

Favourite Product

Dream Cocktail by ColorWow

Favourite Hair To Do

Long and loose waves

Qualifications Held

NVQ level 2

Years as Specialist in Hair Extensions (just doing hair extensions every day)

6 years

 

Chrissy

Senior stylist

Known for: 

 

Favourite Hair To Do

 

Qualifications Held

Years as Specialist in Hair Extensions (just doing hair extensions every day)

 

 

Kiera Senior Stylist

Kiera

Senior Stylist

Kiera started her career in hair extensions in 2019.  She was able to build her clientele quickly through word-of-mouth and had become very in demand - before deciding to take time out to go travelling.

When returning to the UK Kiera decided she would love to be part of a team of hair extensions specialists rather than working on her own and she applied to join #teamvixen in 2022.

Kiera was an obvious talent from the start and immediately kept up with the pace and vigour of our busy salon

 

 

Known for: 

Welcoming clients and making them feel at ease immediately.

Favourite Product

K18 Molecular Repair Mask

Favourite Hair To Do

Fine hair types, with full natural results

Qualifications Held

Certified in Hair Extensions, Level 2 diploma in Cutting

Years as Specialist in Hair Extensions (just doing hair extensions every day)

5 years

 

Neri

Senior Stylist

Neri began her career as a trainee hair extensionist in 2007 at Connect Hair - one of the first specialist hair extensions salons in the UK.

Within her 7 years there she became salon manager and head trainer, but decided to leave in 2014 to become a freelance hair extensions specialist.

Over the following 10 years as Neri was able to undertake session work with a celeb clientele alongside her regular clients and enjoyed creating new hair from nowhere on movie sets!

Neri decided that she now wants to work within a team of hair extension specialists where her own creativity is enhanced by being around the best in the industry.

We are delighted to welcome such a talented skilled and experience stylist to the team and are impressed with the speed on display!  Keeps us on our toes.

Known for:
Fine Hair Transformations

Favourite Hair to do:

Long, full and layered.

Qualifications Held
NVQ level 2 hairdressing, Certified in Hair Extensions

Years as Specialist in Hair Extensions (just doing hair extensions every day)

16 years

Communications Director

Natasha

Client Relations Manager

Natasha has been the cornerstone of Vixen & Blush operations for 8 years.

Joining from a background in customer service at a cosmetic/skin clinic Tash had a broad experience in hair and beauty before becoming our Client Relations Manager.

Every client who books in with Vixen & Blush will be assisted by Tash.  She is known to be hard-working and genuine and will always try her absolute hardest to make our clients journey at Vixen & Blush as smooth as possible.

 

 

Client Relations Manager

Kelsey

Client Relations Manager

Kelsey is a qualified hairdresser and hair extensions specialist who joins forces with Natasha to help with all client communications/relations at Vixen & Blush.

Kelsey qualified in 2010 from Kingston college and found an immediate passion for hair extensions / hair loss. She started a career at Lucinda Ellery from 2012 and amassed a knowledge and understanding of hair loss and hair extensions.

During her 11 year career as a stylist and manager with this renowned hair loss salon, Kelsey was asked to manage the launch of their branches in Los Angeles and New York, before moving back to the UK to help with further expansion here.

Kelsey was aware of Vixen & Blush and applied to join the team as a Client Relations Manager who could offer a huge level of experience in providing the best in customer service for those seeking hair extensions.

#teamvixen was overjoyed to welcome such an experienced team member to the front of house team.

Sophie

Senior Assistant
The London Hair Lab

The London Hair Lab
Our In-House Hair Lab At Vixen & Blush

Hair Managers

Gemma, Becky & Morgan

Lily

Assistant