The team

Meet our team of truly talented artisans whom we appointed for their passion and dedication in their field of hair and beauty. We believe that good service and success at RYS comes from their commitment and unconditional willingness to be the greatest skilled professional.

We value and respect our growing team at RYS.

Rys Hair and Beauty Salon Chelsea
  • Alessandro Calvio

    Artistic Director

    Alessandro Calvio, an Italian from Puglia, has been in the hair and beauty sector for 29 years, starting his professional training at the age of 16.
    At the age of 21, he moved to Milan and then to Berlin and Barcelona to further develop and master his hair skills. In 2005, he joined the Rossano Ferretti brand, where he worked as an art director and international educator for 11 years traveling around the world. From 2016-19 he worked as an artistic consultant at Daniel Galvin brand. In March 2019 he joined the Mathew Alexander brand as an artistic consultant.
    It was ranked as one of the “best cuts” for the UK in the Tatler Hair Guide, August 2016 and 2013, published in the Global A-List of hairdressers of Net A Porter Magazine and recommended by Vogue UK’s diary as “one of the best cuts and hairstyles in the city “.
    Alessandro first mastered and then shaped a cutting technique that follows the natural fall. The unique style that creates, reveals the elegance of natural hair and thus reveals the true beauty of every customer … that’s why he is so passionate about his work.

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    Kirsten has meticulously crafted her skill set over the last 12 years with some of London's top hair salons.

    Her specialities include hairextensions a women's boho look, men's classic cuts as well as barbering and children's hair.

    Kirsten's attention to detail, passion and enthusiasm makes sure her clients feel like they are on top of the world

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    Senior Stylist

    Bulent has joined RYS’s team and has been hairdressing for 14 years.

    Being both a stylist and a colourist, and working equally well with both men's and ladies' hair, Bulent is able to meet every hairdressing need.

    He is renowned for his ability to work to a tight time schedule. From versatile blow-dries to specialised hair straightening and conditioning treatments, Bulent can transform any type of hair whilst maintaining his very high standards.

    Bulent’s commitment to every client receiving 100% satisfaction is his passion, which has already gained him a loyal clientele.

  • Itso


    Itso trained in hairdressing at Walthamstow college for 3 yrs alongside gaining experience while working in a salon.
    For the last 7 years Itso has been working in salons around London increasing his skills and honing his craft.
    He specialises in colour, balayage and ombrés are his go too and finishing off with with his impeccable blow dry skills.

  • Brows by Prital at RYS. The renowned eyebrow and eyelash specialist, Prital is based at our Walton Street salon.


    HD Brow, LVL Lashes, Microblading

    With over 11 years experience within the industry, Prital has worked in all major luxury stores - Harrods, Selfridges, Liberty, Harvey Nichols. Her loyal clientele includes Royals, Hollywood and Bollywood icons.

  • Eyelash extension specialist, Violetta


    Eyelash Extension Specialist

    Having worked in the finance industry, Violetta left it to pursue her career in beauty which was a part time hobby. Violetta has become very popular doing cashmere eyelash extensions in classic and 3/6/9 dimension. Her international clients are so addicted to the individual eyelash extensions she does that they specially fly in to see her.

  • Nail technician Oksana


    Senior Russian Nail Technician

    Oksana opened the nail zone at RYS over 5 years ago. Having over 17 years experience in the nail industry Oksana has a large client following and due to her impeccable professional expertise in any type of manicure or pedicure. Clients who have been served by Oksana become her devoted fan.

  • Natalia - nail technician at RYS Hair and Beauty


    Senior Nail Technician

    Natalia originally trained in Ukraine to a very high standard and has been in the nail industry for over 15 years. Her skills lie in gel extensions, gel polish and classic and dry manicures/pedicures and tips to maintain immaculate nails.

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    Nail Technician

    Ecaterina has trained extensively in 'Russian style manicure and pedicure. She is a professional with over 6 years of experience who is constantly perfecting her skills not only as a nail technician but as a beauty therapist. Her passion and skill have allowed her to build a loyal client base that demand only the best quality.

  • Preeti - make up artist RYS


    International Make-up artist and Consultant

    Preeti has been a part of our RYS team for over 2 years and we are proud to have such a renowned leading make-up artist available for weddings, parties, photo shoots and special events for our clients.

    She has been featured in several prestigious publications Elle India, Glamour, Essex Style, Asiana and Asian Woman. Her brushes have stroked the faces of countless celebrities including (the late) Amy Winehouse, Sarah Harding, Taio Cruz, Mr Hudson, Jay Sean, Raghav, Omid Djalili to name just a few.

    Preeti’s in depth consultation with every client allows her to recognise aspects of their individuality and deliver a beautiful, flawless look ensuring it is complementary to the client.

  • Experienced reflexologist Simon



    Simon qualified with a Sport Science degree in 1995 and has been practising Reflexology for over 20 years using a technique called Rho Shur originating from Taiwan. He gained further formal qualification through Phillip Salmon Reflexology School.

    Simon has been working with clients treating stress related illness and those recovering from high blood pressure, poor circulation, fertility issues and clients recovering from major operations, and chemotherapy as Reflexology helps boost the immune system.

  • Madalina

    Salon Supervisor

    Madalina joined our team as a salon assistant. Having trained in hairdressing in Romania, Madalina has over 3 years experience and gives one of the best relaxing head massage. Providing one of the best customer service and hair care treatments is one of Madalina's greatest attributes.

  • Elisabete

    Massage Therapist

    Elisabete is a licensed & certified massage and skin therapist offering bespoke body treatments with a focus on improving overhall health and well-being.

    Her treatments address areas such as stress, anxiety, sleep or mood imbalances, postoperative pain and post-pregnancy mobility and drainage.

    Elisabete holds the following certifications
    Elisabete attend a university of science from Portugal later she attended a college in London where she earned a level 3 massage therapy
    Coach therapist
    Deep tissue
    Myofacial massage
    Lava shells massage
    Indian head massage
    Story massage
    Lymphatic massage
    Aromatherapy massage
    Swedish massage
    Pressure points
    anatomy and physiology

  • Aisha


    The incredible Aisha has recently joined the RYS team at the main reception

    You can expect some of the highest quality front of house customer service from Aisha, her dilligence and dedication are beyond reproach