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.

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  • 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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    Bulent

    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.

  • Marta

    Stylist

    Marta has trained and studied at the finest salons across France and the UK and now brings her unique and desirable talent to join the team at RYS.

    From a basic gents cut to the highest fashion show stylings Marta's versatility and skill with hair is beyond reproach.

    Book with her now to experience her truly sensational skillset.

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    Kirsten

    Stylist

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

    Her specialities include hair extensions 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.

  • Alisson

    Stylist

    Alisson Costa has over a decade of experience in the hairdressing world.

    Having trained in Sao Paolo and Rio with some of Brazils top hairdressing academies and then moving onto working in some of their leading hair salons he has developed exceptional skills in both cut and colour.

    Known to his clients as "The King of Balayage". Alisson works to perfection, as he delivers one of the best natural looks customers could want, his six week waiting list says it all.

  • Eyelash extension specialist, Violetta

    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.

  • Prital

    Brow and Lash Artist

    Prital has over 13 years industry experience within Beauty. During this period she has specialised specifically in Brows and Lash Lifts.

    Having worked within various roles in salon based environments, she was looking to use her accumulated knowledge of the industry in order to create her own business for which she has built a significant client base

    She does everything with great passion and perfection, believing in the ethos of always going the extra mile with each and every client.

    Prital works with highly reputable brands such as, Yumi Lashes & Brows , Beauty Edit Mayfair and EyeBrowQueen.

    She uses these in her treatments as well as stocks the whole range of products.

    She believes in Enhancing the individuals Beauty and educating her clients on how to maintain their Brows and Lashes so as the experience does not just end with the session but can be carried on at home

    As of July 2019 Prital is now recognised as the main London trainer for Yumi Lashes & Brows.

  • Nimi

    Brow and Lash Artist

    Having originally trained in India Nimi has over 15 years’ experience in the beauty and is expert in facial threading.

    She is a leading brow expert with an enviable reputation for creating naturally styled brows with precision and attention to detail.

    Nimi is also a qualified by YUMI in brow lamination and lash lifts.

  • Hemangi

    Brow and Lash Artist

    Hemangi has over 17 years’ experience in the Beauty industry. Her journey into the industry began in 2004 in India. She specialises in threading and provides many other popular beauty treatments such as lash lift, brow lamination, and waxing. Additionally, Hemangi also completed both levels NVQ2 & NVQ3 diplomas in Beauty in London. She has served and continues to serve Hollywood, Bollywood, and UK models as her loyal client base.
    Her mantra is that “Beauty is about enhancing what you have. Let yourself shine through! “

  • Nail technician Oksana

    Oksana

    Senior Russian Nail Technician

    Oksana opened the nail zone at RYS over 7 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.

  • Tatiana Racu

    Senior Nail Technician

    Tatiana is a senior nail technician with over 17 years of industry experience. She trained in one of the best schools in Moscow, in nail extensions, and medical pedicure and completed her VTCT Diploma Level 3 in nails and 4 in salon management. Her excellent professional skills and attention to detail in her work has given her loyal client following.

  • Experienced reflexologist Simon

    Simon

    Reflexologist

    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.

  • Danielle

    Head Front of House

    Danielle qualified as a beauty therapist/facialist. Her immense passion and experience in hospitality, event management, public speaking, radio presenting and being a barista maestro reflects in her energy and quality of work. She always puts customers experience and service at the heart of everything she does.

  • Sangita

    Salon Assistant

    Sangita recently completed her NVQ 1 and 2 diploma in hairdressing and joined the RYS team as our new talent and floor assistant. Her gentle and extremely caring nature has already become a favourite with our clients. She provides one of the best head massages and hair treatments. With her growing passion for hairdressing and customer service, Sangita is currently training to become a hairdresser.

  • Julia

    Make-Up Artist

    Julia was trained in Canada, Toronto at CMU, College of Makeup Art and Design.
    Over the past 15 years she enjoyed an exciting career creating makeup for weddings, fashion and beauty shows, red carpet, television, corporate and special events.

    She had the pleasure to work with celebrities like Naomi Campbell, Faye Dunaway, Lindsay Lohan, Coco Rocha, Susanne Rogers and the Royal Families.

    Julia is passionate about making her clients feel beautiful and confident in their own skin. Her warm personality and understanding the client’s needs always ensures a positive experience.

    Julia works with high quality brands such as Giorgio Armani, Tom Ford, Kevyn Aucoin and Laura Mercier.