Billi Currie is a well-known name in the world of fashion and hair. His reputation as a session stylist and inspired hair artist has been long established with clients that include Vogue, Elle and Tatler.
He regularly flies the globe working on fashion shoots, advertising campaigns and broadcast media bookings but always comes home to Forty Seven Chiltern Street, to the boutique salon he created to deliver his faultless approach to hairdressing and service.
Billi’s career began in the mining town of Stirling and his working class ethic has never left him. He enjoyed a 25 year career with Vidal Sassoon and forged a close bond with Vidal who recognised his creative insight. Billi opened Forty Seven Chiltern Street in 2007 and has a deep commitment to the staff he trains and the guests he welcomes.
Debbie Currie - Director / Educator
After a long career with Vidal Sassoon Debbie now runs courses for hairdressers in the salons education space & also mentors & trains the team at Billi Currie. Plus works on social media & creative ideas to show case team BC. Her hairdressing career takes her all over the world teaching haircutting, Art direction for photo shoots & presentation skills to hairdressers.
Debbie has always loved collaborating fashion and hair together working on fashion shoots, shows and with young designers.
Debbie also Mentors young talent for the Fellowship for British hairdressing step up and shine scholarshIp as well as teaching the Schwarzkopf young artistic team, Project X and the club star art team. Check out her travels @debbiegtraining
Tom Smith - Director
Tom is a truly gifted colourist and has harnessed his Sassoon background and teamed it with Billi’s fresh approach to skills and service. He has a long and loyal client list and is also responsible for running the Billi Currie Colour Course, teaching other hair professionals how to create the ultimate personalised colour.
Tom has an international awareness of the latest hair trends and techniques and enjoys creating personalised cuts and colours that flatter his clients. He has a real passion for developing new techniques and researching new products to deliver the best for his clients plus he takes time to educate each client so that they can maintain their hair and enhance their look between visits.
Tom says “Hair should be low maintenance when you need it to be and versatile when you want it to be. It’s current and refined, yet personal to you.”
Mimi Kobayashi - Senior Stylist
Mimi is from Japan and travelled to London in 2007, as well as being a Senior Stylist she is also The Team leader for the Billi Currie Hair Salon. Mimi is a great ambassador for us understanding and educating our philosophy & skilled approach to hairdressing.
Mimi loves working with all types of hair, She has attracted a regular following of fashionable male and female guests who love her attention to detail.
As well as working in the Salon Mimi also educates other hairdressers in hair cutting and finishing skills.
Mimi has worked on London Fashion week with such legendary designers as Jasper Conran, she is very passionated about fashion & regularly works on photo shoots & editorials.
Her favourite place is in the Salon giving excellent service to her guests.
Richie Kadir - Stylist
Richie has been blending his French hairdressing heritage with the best of London styling since coming to the capital in 2008.
He has a depth of expertise and enjoys all hairdressing disciplines. He specialises in Parisian freehand colour techniques for a beautiful natural look. He’s also the master of the power blowdry!
After joining Billi Currie, Richie has quickly established a devoted guest list drawn from the world of media and business and always loves to welcome new guests.
Ellie Sammons - Stylist
After Joining the Billi Currie team in 2013 Ellie trained in our precision Colour Techniques and Classic cutting. Ellie is a Stylist who is a specialist in Colouring and mens cutting she has a loyal and glamorous guest list.
With an obvious flair for free flowing and multi-tonal hair colour, Ellie loves to enhance the hairs natural beauty, all the while maintaining perfect condition and shine. Heavily experienced in our catalog of Rejuvenating Hair Treatments, Ellie can analyse the hair and its conditioning needs to advise on the best service to make the most of your hair.
Ellie is a bespoke hair extensionist who has been trained and worked on stage with an award winning hair extensionist. Another passion of Ellie’s is fashion, beauty and style which brings her to love working with influencers. Check out her own fashion and style on her Instagram @ellielsie
Sky Dankic - Stylist
Sky joins Billi Currie London from The Award winning Irish hair Salon group HUGH CAMPBELL.
Sky has a love for Cutting and Colouring hair. With 15 years experience in the hair world, she brings to our Team a wealth of experience and knowledge.
Having originally trained in her home country of Croatia at the young age of 14, Sky learned her hairdressing craft plus found her [passion for hair, she has worked on photo shoots and in Artistic teams educating hair stylists.
Sky is happiest working in the salon along side Billi and the Team.
Her guests love her Irish & Croatian history. They mainly enjoy her detailed hair dressing skills and her bubbly personality.
Kay Matsui - Graduate Stylist
After spending a year as an Intern with us at Billi Currie we are really happy that Kay has joined our Team as a Graduate Stylist. Kay brings to the Team her experience of working in Japan for 5 years.
Kay has also travelled to Paris and Italy to work on photo sessions as a hair stylist. Kay’s passion and love is in creating haircuts on both men & ladies. Her relaxing head massage while shampooing is special for all guests.
Kay says of her own approach “I’m always striving to create the best in all I do & I love Billi Currie, that’s why I am in London!
Tani Ghaffarsedeh - Social Media
Tani is a creative force within Billi Currie, her loves are Art, Music, People and Traveling. She brings to our team her experiences of filming, production and photography, plus her expertise on social media and working with high profile clients and influencers.
She has had her work featured in Italian Vogue & works regularly with ‘Models 1’ in London. Tani has also worked in Milan, Paris, New York, and Glasgow.
Oh, and by the way, she has a master degree in musical composition! At Billi Currie Tani works on creative projects, filming, editing, and much more.