Billi Currie

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 – International Ambassador for Evo

Tom began his career at the world famous Vidal Sassoon salons in London. He has a passion for creating a total bespoke look, utilising his skills in precision cutting (including curly and textured hair), colouring, styling, extensions and more. He prides himself in taking a holistic approach, and his ability to create a cohesive, sophisticated look designed to maximise your hair to its greatest potential.

Tom is sought-after worldwide for his personalised and specialist approach and often travels across the globe for clients and product companies alike.

He is currently a Global Educator for Evo Haircare, which takes him from London to Sydney and many places between. He was also one of the first hairstylists to work with Olaplex and continues to be an Ambassador for the brand.

Tom is a highly in-demand stylist in our London salon and has a unique process with each client. If you would like to join Tom’s client list please contact us to arrange a consultation.

Lesley Jennison – Global Colour Ambassador for Schwarzkopf

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

Andy Smith – Cut and Style Global Ambassador for Indola

Andy has been in the hairdressing industry for more than 20 years and is renowned for his cutting and styling.

Since his initial training in London, he has created a top-level educational system and in his role as Global Ambassador for Indola he travels the world passing on his knowledge to other hairdressers.

His work has been featured in magazines such as Vogue, GQ and Glamour, Andy collaborates several times a year with international designers for Fashion Weeks and also brings his skills to movie sets where he works with his celebrity clients. When in the Salon Andy loves working with his loyal following of clients. During the initial consultation he pays enormous attention to detail, for example face shape, bone structure, and texture of hair, ensuring that each client has the individual cut and style that suits them and their lifestyle. The result is perfect hair. To book email

Neil Atkinson – Director  

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.

Mimi Kobayashi – Senior Stylist

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 an Oribe educator.

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.

James Dew – Senior Stylist

James has an extremely loyal following of guests who love his warm nature, easy manner & fun personality. He spent many years with the renowned Vidal Sassoon hair group, Managing teams within their London salons. During this time he worked alongside Billi Currie creating a fun buzz for all their loyal guests. In 2005 James joined the Mahogany hair group sharing his knowledge & haircutting skills bringing a wealth of experience to the team.

James style of haircutting is both innovating and wearable with the guests suitability always the most important factor in his work.

Nikki Birch – Stylist

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. 

Ashley Gillespie – Stylist 

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.

Marzena Cielen – Stylist 

Marzena’s love of hairdressing was inspired by her Grandfather who was a highly skilled barber in Poland where Marzena grew up & trained as a hairdresser. Marzena 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 Marzena loves working on photo sessions and hair seminars in the hair industry. She loves creating a total look for her guests, Balayage colouring is her specialty on mid to long hair, she is a very sort after by guests for her talents.


Ray Tonha – Stylist

Ray is a specialist in all things Balayage, 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.

Ray’s style of hairdressing is all about beauty, she loves to make hair colour look expensive and understated

Tina Moldovan – Graduate Stylist

Tina has been in London for many years, having lived in Italy before moving here.

Tina loves cutting hair both men & women, many guests love her blowdrying skills she is a master at bouncy curls, undone tousles & the beachy wave look.

The goal at Billi Currie is to always strive to bring the highest level of service to all salon guests, Tina loves working within the Salon creating great hairdressing looks & giving super customer care. 

Suzi Iha – Graduate Stylist

Suzi has been Hairdressing for 10 years she is from Yokohama city in Japan, she brings to the BC Team experience from both Asia & from working in an award winning Canadian hair Salon.

Suzi loves styling and dressing hair plus creating soft highlights on her guests.Her clients come from London and the suburbs she also has a large number of Japanese guests for her specialist Straightening hair service. 

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 expereince of filming, production and photography, plus her expertise on social media and working with high profile clients and influencers. She had her work featured in Italian Vogue & works regularly with clients such as Models1. Tani has also worked in Milan, Glasgow and New York. 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.