Billi Currie

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 

 
Debbie is a partner of Billi Currie LTD  her hairdressing journey originated with the world renowned Vidal Sassoon where she headed up and led the Vidal Sasson UK education team.
 
Her hairdressing career continues to take her all over the world teaching hair artists. She Art directs photo shoots & teaches presentation skills. 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
 
Currently as well as mentoring the BC Team she also works on the Billi Currie brand with the inhouse social media  team.
 

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 Dalgleish – Director 
 
SPECIALIST IN BESPOKE CREATIVE COLOURING  
 

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

 
 
Cutting from £160, Colouring from £180

Marz Cielen – Director

SPECIALIST IN CREATIVE AND BESPOKE COLOURING  

Marz’s passion for hairdressing was inspired by her Great Grandfather, a highly skilled barber in Poland, where Marz grew up and trained as a hairdresser.

In 2012, Marz moved to London, relishing the opportunity to learn English while further developing her hairdressing skills.
In addition to her work in the salon, Marz loves participating in photo sessions, and her work has been featured in international publications.
Marz was a member of the Schwarzkopf SKP Collective team in 2022, contributing to London Fashion Weeks, stage performances working on photo collections plus mastering her skills with social media worldwide, she recently achieved recognition as a finalist for The Big One  hair awards.

Her journey continues to takes her across the globe, where she collaborates with Schwarzkopf Professional and connects with remarkable hairdressers from all corners of the world.

Marz excels in creating a complete look for her guests; Balayage coloring is her specialty for mid to long hair. She is highly sought after for her hairdressing talents.

Cutting from £160, Colouring from £180

 

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 £120

 

 

James Dew – Senior Stylist

SPECIALIST IN PRECISION CUTTING

James worked for the Vidal Sassoon hair group for many years, directing and managing teams in their London salons. During his time at Sassoon’s James worked alongside Billi Currie running one of the groups most popular Salons where together they created a highly sought after destination for London’s most discerning guests.
Over the years James has worked with many journalists & team members from Vogue house. He is an exceptional haircutter who’s guests are from all walks of life, they visit him for the Classic and wearable hair that he creates. He always chooses suitability as one of the most important factors in his work.
James is an exceptional hairdresser who loves looking after every one.

Cutting from £120

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 £136

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 £100 , Colouring from £126

 

Chris Donohue – Stylist
 
SPECIALIST IN BEAUTIFUL CONTEMPORARY STYLING 
FELLOWSHIP ART TEAM MEMBER 
 
Chris started his career in Dublin as a salon manager where he helped grow one of Ireland’s biggest salon groups. 
A life change came when he was offered a leadership role for one of Australia’s most fashionable salons in Sydney. While he had much fun during his year in Australia, he also gained lots of knowledge in customer care. Chris has since settled in London with us at Billi Currie. His Irish charm & warmth makes him a much sort after Hair stylist. 
In 2021 he was a finalist in the Creative head IT Guy awards, which recognises up & coming talent in the hair industry! 
In 2022 he became part of the esteemed Fellowship for British hairdressing Project X, a group of talented hair artists developing & showcasing their hairdressing skills together.
His guests love his great personality & cheeky Irish wit, Chris enjoys getting to know people & he loves creating timeless beautiful hairstyles with a modern twist.
Finalist Rising Star at Creative head awards 2022 
Finalist Colour world 2022 
 
Cutting from £100 , Colouring from £126

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.

 
Her loves are art, music, people and traveling. She brings to our team her experience of filming, production and photography, plus her expertise in social media.
 
With her love of music she has created the Billi Currie playlist which can be found on Spotify. Tani’s work has been featured in Italian Vogue she has worked in Milan, Glasgow and New York. Oh, and by the way, she has a master degree in musical composition!
 

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.

 

Cutting from £75 , Colouring from £105

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. 

 

Cutting from £75