James is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced colour technician and is recognised as an expert not only in the salon but also with his peers in the hairdressing industry. His list of achievements includes the complex L`Oreal Colour Specialist Degree and the National Finalist in The British Hairdressing Awards and the L’Oreal Colour Trophy. This has led to taking part in a wide variety of magazine shoots, makeovers and photographic collections and he enjoys a long list of loyal fans!! James signature style is natural, wearable colours with the focus on simple, beautiful and understated elegance. STYLE ICON David Gandy HERO PRODUCT Kerastraight Treatment
Sophie is one of the country`s most in-demand stylists as the joint twice winner of Midland Hairdresser of The Year. After taking the title in both 2015 and 2017 alongside Nick, her feet have not touched the floor. Her success has only confirmed her passion for hairdressing, dedication to her clients and her desire to create fabulous hair. Her work takes her around the country in competitions, catwalk shows, exhibitions, and session styling. As a L'Oreal Ambassador, Sophie travels the UK teaching hairdressing trends and product knowledge to other salons, as well as acting as a spokesperson on behalf of the brand. She has styled for the top designer shows at London Fashion Week, and appeared on stage at Salon International. Sophie's competition career has seen her achieve success in the L'Oreal Colour Trophy for an outstanding four consecutive years, and she has been nominated as a finalist in the British Fellowship FAME team. In addition, she has been selected by L'Oreal as an ID Artist' three times consecutively - an unusual feat. Sophie has now moved on to represent the L'Oreal brand on the Colour Trophy Tour, where she will be styling and presenting models live on stage to competitors, salons, and the media. Closer to home, Sophie is Head Of Training at Royston Blythe, ensuring our young apprentices are educated to the very highest standards. Sophie views her salon specialism to be understanding client's needs and exactly what they want from their hairstyle. STYLE ICON Gwen Stefani HAIR HERO Denismorphose mousse
With over twenty years experience, twenty of them being with Royston Blythe, Lisa is another contender for the loyal service award. Her long and varied career in the industry means that she is one of our most experienced colourists and consistently turns out outstanding work in the salon. Although now focusing predominantly on her loyal salon client base, Lisa can boast L'Oreal Colour Trophy success as a National Finalist, and various magazine appearances for her makeover expertise. In the salon, Lisa's specialism is colour selection; choosing the absolute exact shade for her clients, and colour placement, ensuring the colour compliments and highlights the cut perfectly. HERO PRODUCT Shu Umera oil
Charles is an in-demand hairdresser and is talented far beyond his years! Charles is a 3 times finalist alongside Royston Blythe in the highly acclaimed British Hairdressing Awards, Winner of the L'Oreal Colour Trophy Regional Men's Image Award and current title holder alongside Royston Blythe in the NHF Photographic Image Awards. Prior to joining us he gained an extensive education in some of the top training academies, including the Wella Trend Vision course and Tigi Creative Styling, as well as our very own Royston Blythe Hair-Up Masterclass in London. Charles's specialism in the salon is his in-depth and careful consultations, and his understanding of client's needs, ensuring all of his clients leave with the style of their dreams. STYLE ICON David Beckham HERO PRODUCT Spray a porter
Jodie is pure home-grown talent as she has been with the Royston Blythe team throughout her career. Alongside creative stylist Charles, Jodie was named as first place winner in the Regional L'Oreal Colour Trophy Men's Image. She has attended several technically advanced training courses, including the L'Oreal Colour Keys Diploma and the Vidal Sassoon Advanced Techniques, which is apparent in the skill shown in her work in salon. Her colouring skill and bubbly personality have landed her several high-profile bookings including household names, and she has taken part in the 'DreamQueens' magazine photoshoots alongside Royston and Nick.
Rita is truly the backbone of the salon as she has been helping to keep everything - and everyone - in order for more than twenty years! A local lady who is well involved in the community and everything that goes on within it, Rita looks after staff and clients alike and is much-loved by them all. Rita spends most of her spare time out and about in her home town of Albrighton, but also makes regular trips to visit her daughter and soak up some sun in Miami - a place as glamourous as she is! STYLE ICON Grace Kelly HAIR HERO Fluissime
Abi’s career began in 2004, and she joined Royston Blythe in 2010. An experienced and highly skilled stylist, she has achieved a so much over the last 8 years, establishing herself as one of our most talented hair-up specialists and an expert in short and men’s hair. Not only is Abi a popular and in-demand stylist at Royston Blythe, she has also been recognised for her outstanding skills as a regional finalist at a number of industry events including Clothes Show Young Hairdresser of The Year, the L’Oreal Colour Trophy, The Sebastian Cult Team and the Wella Trend Vision Awards. Abi has also competed in the artistically demanding Wolverhampton college Avant-Garde awards, achieving an admirable 2nd place. As a result of this success and her reputation as ‘one to watch’, Abi was been invited by L’Oreal to style catwalk models for the Central St Martin’s BA shows in London, where she truly excelled in session styling and presented her creative talent and attention to detail. Abi specialises in the salon in creating modern but breathtakingly beautiful hair-ups, cutting men’s and short hairstyles, and creating fashion-forward, edgy looks that still remain flattering and feminine. STYLE ICON Alice Dellal HAIR HERO Texture Dust – Techni Art
Sara has had a career in the hairdressing industry for over 25 years. She met Nick and Royston in the mid- nineties whilst working as an Educator and Sales Executive for Tigi Haircare and their close working relationship started from there. After joining the Royston Blythe management team in 2005, Sara has worked hand in hand with Nick and Royston to build the foundations of this Award Hairdressing Winning team. Her experience is integral to the smooth running of both their Flagship hair salons at Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury and her passion and dedication is to maintain a unique and exemplary level of standards of work and customer service. Her diverse responsibilities also include Human Resources, Accounting, Team development and running the partners very busy diaries. The role is one she loves and relishes!! STYLE ICON Yasmin Le Bon HERO PRODUCT Nutri Thermique Masque
Having worked through the Royston Blythe intense three-year in-house training programme, Emily worked exclusively under Nick`s watchful eye before establishing herself as a unique young talent! Emily has an instinctive quality to her hairdressing skills and who not only has amazing precision cutting skills but a young fresh approach to new fashion and trends. She has the ability to transform hair with a complete makeover including colour to inspire her ever growing fans. A runner-up at the L’Oreal men`s image, she is a natural all round stylist, whose ideas appeal to both her male and female clients. Her talents have been showcased at London Fashion Week for Maria Grachvogel, The Queen`s Coronation Celebrations at Buckingham Palace, Numerous photo shoots including Elle Magazine, Perfect Wedding and a regular at Fashion Shows including Phillip Armstrong and Boodles in Manchester to names just a few. With her passion for knowledge, Emily is also trained as a Kérastase Ambassador, which supports her dedication to delivering a unique and individual service to every client.
Royston & Nick [caption id="attachment_858" align="alignright" width="500"] Royston Blythe & Nick Malenko celebrity hairdressers[/caption] "We are hugely proud of our award-winning staff here at Royston Blythe Shrewsbury. Every member of our friendly Shrewsbury team is continually educated to the very highest levels in technical skill, service, and latest trends. They have been rewarded with some of the highest accolades in the industry, as well as being in constant demand from product houses, fashion designers and the media for their stunning work. " Royston & Nick are often found at the Shrewsbury Salon offering hairdressing excellence to an abundance of clients.
Charlie has been a member of the Royston Blythe Wolverhampton team for 4 years. After completing her apprenticeship she spent a year working closely with James, our head technician.
Charlie is not only a Rapture Hair Extensions specialist, she also specialises in all aspects of hair colouring. Her passion is creating bespoke balayage colours that are carefully personalised to compliment each individual client's features and skin tones.
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Boo began her career at Royston Blythe 6 years ago and after completing her training, she became Royston's personal assistant for 12 months. Royston personally trained Boo and invited her to shadow him on shoots and when working as an ambassador for L'oreal. Boo has assisted Royston on many of his Bridal seminars and as her career has progressed it has become clear that her incredible foundation in hairdressing has developed into an outstanding hairdresser. We were all delighted when Boo was announced as a regional finalist in the 2017 L'oreal Colour Trophy alongside Lauren. Boo is our specialist in long hair dressing. Passionate about creating modern and fashion-forward looks, she's a go-to stylist for clients who are dreaming of glamourous, fabulous bouncy blow-dries and updos for red-carpet events and special occasions. Boo is an expert in Rapture Hair Extensions and loves to delight her clients with a signature hair make-over! STYLE ICON
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Lauren began her career in hairdressing 6 years ago and has been a successful colour technician at Royston Blythe for over 2 years - she was recently announced as a regional finalist in the prestigious L'oreal Colour Trophy alongside Boo. Lauren is passionate about inspiring her clients with fashion-forward looks and is constantly hunting down the latest trends. A specialist in Rapture Hair Extensions and a master of balayage and colour correction, Lauren always exceeds her client's expectations with looks that have been tailored to complement their features, skin tone and lifestyle.
Perrie Edwards from Little Mix. I love her makeup, fashion and how many times she changes her hair and still looks amazing.
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