SIMON – STYLE DIRECTOR
Specialising in restyling hair, problematic hair types, advising hair style suitability for face shapes and cutting curly hair, Simon also enjoys keeping his finger on the pulse of the latest colouring techniques and is an L.A. weave expert. With 20 years of experience working and training with some of the best names and salons in the industry, it comes as no surprise that Simon has developed his own signature style of cutting and styling hair. Starting his career in his home town of Ballymena, he went on to work in Toni & Guy in Belfast and Dublin. In London, he trained at Vidal Sassoon’s and Soco Hair and his craft has taken him to L.A. and Europe. Winning a place on the Clynol prodigy team in 2003 took him to London and it was there he developed a passion for photographic work. He has been the lead stylist on editorial shoots with FHM magazine and Cosmopolitan. His work has been published in the Hairdressers Journal, every major UK hair publication, and his work has also graced the pages of Magazines in the US, Canada, Europe, Russia and China. The highlight of Simon’s career was when he became a finalist of the British Hairdressing Awards the first time he entered at the age of 25. He went on to enter another 5 times and was a finalist of the prestigious competition on every occasion. He has also been a finalist in the L’Oreal Colour trophy, Wella Trend Vision and has won almost every Irish Hairdressing competition. Simon is now committed to his loyal client base who he says inspires and motivates him to stay at the top of his game.
OPERATIONS AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Joining our team from a very successful career in hospitality it comes as no surprise that Lesley effortlessly manages the operations and business development of our soon to be 3 locations… with a passion for everything she does, her forward thinking mindset, excellent organisational skills and attention to detail is why she leads our team with confidence. Ensuring that the Houston Hair ethos is instilled in all of our team members and in all our Locations! Her approachable and infectious personality is why she is loved by all the team and clients at Houston Hair!
Having worked alongside Simon for the last 18 years, there is nothing Lisa doesn’t know about the business. Her loyalty to the Simon Houston brand and work ethic is unprecedented and it is no surprise that her love for people has gained her a strong clientele. Her customer service, knowledge of the industry and rapport with the team and clients is irreplaceable and we are so thankful she is a key member of the Houston Hair team.
Ann-Marie has a wealth of experience in all aspects of hairdressing. She really is an all rounder. There is nothing this girl doesn’t excel in! Ann-Marie is confident and loves to colour and style her clients from start to finish, as well as delivering excellent customer service. She enjoys styling textured hair types, creating movement and volume. She is a very competent barber and an important member of our Bridal and Up Styling team. She has a great relationship with all her clients and they gravitate towards her infectious personality and her outstanding salon work.
Joining the team straight out of school at 16, Gemma has progressed up the ranks graduating from the Simon Houston Hairdressing Training Academy with distinction to become one of the busiest stylists in the salon. Her speciality would be colouring, especially highlighting, although Gemma has a passion for cutting and creating beautiful hair. We are so proud of this girl and have enjoyed watching her develop in her career.
Starting her hairdressing career straight after finishing school, this creative quirky stylist has an individual style, an outgoing personality and a love for cutting and styling hair. Atlanta is a member of our Bridal and Up Styling team and is a very talented colourist. She pays great attention to detail, has developed a client focused work ethic and is a valued member of the Houston Hair team.
Natasha is a very talented colour technician and stylist. She graduated from the Simon Houston Hairdressing Training Academy with Distinction in Colouring and has impressed Simon with her ability to learn new skills quickly and develop her talent independently. She loves creating glamorous curly blow dries. She is quietly confident and her precision and attention to detail has earned her an expanding clientele. Natasha is also our in house Make-Up Artist!
We are so blessed to have this extremely talented Beauty Therapist head up ‘Houston Beauty’. Specialising in Brow’s, Waxing, Nails, Eyelash extensions, massage, Tanning and much more. Whether it’s an express treatment whilst you have your colour on, you are getting your holiday waxing done or you are indulging in a relaxing spa massage you can be rest assured that Emma will deliver a 5 star service from start to finish.
Allison is one of our very talented Wedding Hair specialists! She loves nothing more that to style hair for nights out, weddings, formals and social events. She is passionate, creative and has styled the tresses of TOWIE stars, Miss N.I contestants/ winners, musicians and local celeb’s too…. So if your looking for something that little bit extra for your next outing? get booked in with Allison!
This rising star has a passion for all things hair. She enjoys up styling and creating beautiful blow dry’s. She is an asset to Houston Hair and is always wanting to learn new from the senior members of the team. Soon to qualify from Houston Hair Academy as a Colour Technician we are all excited to see what she is going to bring to all you beautiful people!
Natalie is enthusiastic and creative with a passion for all aspects of hairdressing. She loves creating complete tranformation’s, so if you are in the mood for a total make over she is your girl….. call in for a free consultation and see what she would have in mind for you. Always wanting to better herself and learn new techniques, Natalie believes that the way to keep on top of her game is to be continually educating herself on all things new in the hairdressing world!
Having been trained by Simon from the start of her Hairdressing career over 10 years ago. Roxanne is an all-rounder and enjoys all aspects of salon work. Completed cutting courses in Vidal Sassoon’s in London, Colour workshops in Dublin and assisting Simon with his British Hairdressing Awards entry’s, and magazine shoots we are so excited to have Roxanne back as part of our thriving team! She is now based in our busy tower centre salon and can wait to see all her clients old and new!
Straight out of her first year at Houston Hair Academy Tori has proven that she is not only passionate about all things hair but she has the determination to make her mark in the industry! She has successfully completed and passed her 1st year colouring and styling and she is now looking forward to starting her 2nd year of cutting and advanced colouring in September 2018. Working full time in our Galgorm salon we are expecting big things for this one in the near future!
She is the in house fur baby, PR guru and Meeter and Greeter. Free cuddles with every in salon service!