SPECIALIST IN PRECISION CUTTING, VISION FOR THE TEAM
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.
Cutting from £230
Debbie Currie – Director / Educator
SPECIALIST IN MENTORING AND EDUCATION
Tom Smith – International Artist
SPECIALIST IN CREATING BESPOKE HAIRCUT, COLOURING, EXTENSIONS, AND CREATING STYLING IDEAS
Tom Smith is fast becoming one of the UK’s most sought-after hair stylists and trend forecasters. known for creating the Bottleneck Bangs, a hair trend that exploded around the world in early 2022, his technical talents and holistic approach to colouring, styling and precision cutting have earned him a long list of devoted VIP clients and industry awards.
A Tom Smith hair experience at Billi Currie on Chiltern Street in Marylebone, is a carefully bespoke experience, utilising sophisticated colour, styling and texture techniques and science led products, with Tom’s attentive creative flair, to enable all hair types to reach their desired effect and full potential. “Something thats low maintenance when you need it to be and versatile when you want it to be. Its current and refined, yet personal to you.”
During his early days at Vidal Sassoon his innovative talents and natural skill quickly stood out and over the years he has amassed a large press and social media following, sharing his expert tutorials and haircare tips to over 100K fans on Tik Tok and Instagram.
Tom Lectures at hair conferences all over the world and regularly presents the latest haircare techniques. He has worked closely with Olaplex as one of their original ambassadors since their UK launch in 2014 and has recently been appointed Evo’s International Creative and Colour Director.
As well as independently consulting for brands, Tom is also asked to judge at various national and international prestigious consumer and magazine awards.
Haircuts £450, Colour from £650. Texture Services from £300.
Lesley Jennison – International Artist
SPECIALIST IN ALL THINGS COLOUR
Lesley Jennison began her career at the world famous Vidal Sassoon salon. She regularly flies across the globe filming and teaching as The Global Colour Ambassador for Schwarzkopf professional. When in London, Lesley works closely with her loyal guests at Billi Currie, Chiltern Street.
After spending many years at Vidal Sassoon together, Billi, Debbie & Lesley have formed a great bond and respect for each other’s work. Lesley’s vision has made her ‘go-to’ name on many celebrities’ lips for being an unsurpassed colour genius, she has also worked on many fashion shows for the likes of John Richmond, Raf Simons and Alexander McQueen.
NB. All new guests wishing to see Lesley should book a 30 minute initial consultation
Colour from £650
Mimi Kobayashi – Director
SPECIALIST IN PRECISION CUTTING AND DETAILED COLOUR WORK
Mimi is an award winning Hairdresser, Mimi is a great ambassador for Billi Currie, understanding and educating our philosophy & skilled approach to hairdressing. She loves working with all types of hairs & has attracted a regular following of 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 as well as being a Schwarzkopf educator and Authentic Beauty Concept representative.
Mimi regularly works on London Fashion week, she is passionate about fashion, working on photoshoots, editorial shoots and gets inspiration from visiting art galleries around the world.
Cutting from £160, Colouring from £180
Neil Atkinson – Director
SPECIALIST IN PRECISION CUTTING
Neil trained as a hairdresser in his birth place of Manchester after which he moved south to Oxford to join the Mahogany Hair group.
In the mid 90’s he joined the illustrious name of Vidal Sassoon, where he met and worked closely with Billi & Debbie Currie. Neil spent 15 years at Sassoon & then a further 10 again with Mahogany working as a Creative Director, he also spent time in the London Salons cutting the hair for many loyal clients.
Neil has travelled the Globe educating hairdressers hungry for his hair cutting skills. He is an exceptional haircutter, his work is always precise, beautiful and on trend to reflect current wearable hair his ethos mirrors Billi Currie’s of high standards, continually pushing for perfection in hairdressing & customer care
Cutting from £160
Grace is an award winning colourist and international educator teaching all things colour and sharing her passion around the globe.
From commercial to creative colouring Grace loves tailor making colour to suit the client sat in her chair, describing colouring as “every paint is different because every person is an individual “ If you’re thinking about changing your hair or wanting some new ideas Grace is your girl and will guide you through every step of the process. Specialising in Balayage, Lightening and long hair. Grace loves to colour hair to achieve an expensive on trend result.
Winner of creative heads IT girl
Winner of creative heads The Visionary
Winner of the colour trophy star award
Winner of the colour trophy London award
Nikki Birch – Senior Stylist
SPECIALIST IN PRECISION CUTTING
Nikki is from East London, she is a family girl with a love of life. She has been hairdressing for over a decade. Nikki trained with the Mahogany hair group where her love for hairdressing grew. Her speciality is in haircutting, she has a vast array of guests from all backgrounds of all ages. Her style of hairdressing is classic, polished, beautiful hair.
Cutting from £115
James Dew – Senior Stylist
SPECIALIST IN PRECISION CUTTING
Cutting from £115
Marz Cielen – Senior Stylist
SPECIALIST IN CREATIVE AND BESPOKE COLOURING
Marz’s love of hairdressing was inspired by her Great Grandfather who was a highly skilled barber in Poland where Marz grew up & trained as a hairdresser. Marz moved to London in 2012 where she enjoyed learning English & continued to grow her hairdressing skills in the buzzy Notting Hill area. Along with working in the Salon Marz loves working on photo sessions her work has been featured in International publications. She is a member of the Schwarzkopf SKP Collective team 2022. Marz loves creating a total look for her guests, Balayage colouring is her specialty on mid to long hair, she is a very sort after Stylist for her hairdressing talent.
Creative digital team member Schwarzkopf 2022
Cutting from £115 , Colouring from £130
Ashley Gillespie – Senior Stylist
SPECIALIST IN CLASSIC BEAUTIFUL HIGHLIGHTING
Ashley is a talented colourist who started her hairdressing in Spain after which she moved to London to pursue a career in a Mayfair Salon where she built a strong following of guests. Ashley has a love for travelling the world she has taught hair colouring in India as well as working in Sydney, Australia.When not working with Salon guests Ashley also works with the team on helping create looks for photo sessions. Ashley’s style of hair colouring is classic, beautiful, expensive wearable hair.
Colouring from £130
Ray Tonha – Stylist
CURL SPECIALIST AND BALAYAGE SPECIALIST
Ray is a specialist in all things Balayage and Curls, she specialises in techniques used to create a perfect clean blonde and works carefully to create a colour that suits you. Ray loves to finish her work with a personalised blow dry.
Ray was born & raised in Brazil, where she trained and graduated in hairdressing. She has lived in London for several years and has a loyal following of guests who love her professionalism & positive energy. She worked on the Schwarzkopf Inspire campaign creating a look with incredible curls which is a skill she specialises in, a curly hair master at Billi Currie.
Ray’s style of hairdressing is all about beauty, she loves to make hair colour look expensive and understated.
Finalist UK Curl specialist 2022
Cutting from £95 , Colouring from £120
Tanaz Ghaffarsedeh – Brand Ambassador
SPECIALIST IN FILM MAKING, VIDEO EDITING, MUSIC AND DIGITAL MEDIA
Tani is a creative force within Billi Currie, she works closely with our team on projects & collaborations to promote the BC Brand through social media & other streams.
Alina Ojog – Graduate Stylist
SPECIALIST IN HAIRCUTS AND STYLING
Alina was born and grew up in Romania she studied finance at university in Bucharest.
Having completed her degree she then followed her dream and moved to London, where she started her hairdressing career training with a high end Mayfair salon after which she joined Billi Currie to complete the intense BC training program.
Alina loves hairdressing because she really loves people and making people feel happy. She says it’s an incredible feeling when you can change someone’s hair and see their whole body language and confidence grow.
Alina’s style of hairdressing is beautiful, classical and effortless hair.
In her spare time Alina likes being outdoors she loves to experience new things & Loves exploring.
Her guests love to hear all about her travels and adventures.
Alina specialises in short haircuts & loose undone layered looks plus the Beachy blow dry.
Bence Hankoszky – Graduate Stylist
SPECIALIST IN CUTTING AND STYLING
Bence is a very passionate hairdresser who loves people. Having started his career in Hungary, his hairdressing experience in London has taken him through Fashion Shows, photo and video shoots, as well as a residency at The Ritz Hotel and experience in a specialist Japanese salon.
Bence is known for his high level of customer care and his approach to each guest is tailored to their individual needs. He strongly believes that the foundation of all 5* service starts from great communication and understanding each client – listening & planning a hair look together.
With a love for textured hair, Bence celebrates cutting, styling and sharing with guests how to get the best out of all types of natural texture. Bence’s style of work is precise, polished & on trend, he has a very positive and calming outlook towards life & his guests, always making them feel relaxed and happy.