Team



Leigh

Leigh has been a colour specialist for over 30 years. Renowned within the industry for his thorough knowledge, positivity, creativity and attention to detail Leigh remains passionate about his work and is always looking for new ways to inspire. He is always available in the salon to offer advice and inspiration. To find out more about Leigh please read his interview with Karen Millen.

"I wanted to create something new, something different from other salons. An independent salon with no restrictions, full of highly talented individuals and encourage them to develop their own unique personalities and express themselves through their work. I believe that together, we have achieved this."

 


Karen (business director)

Karen is Leigh's business partner. They founded the salon together in 2002 and she remains as a managing director. Karen and Leigh share the same values and beliefs in the way they approach the salon and have built up a great understanding together. For any marketing, press or advertising queries, Karen can be contacted on karen@leighroberts.co.uk

 

Lewis

Early in his career the hairdressing industry recognised Lewis's unique talent when they voted him ‘Best British Newcomer' and over the last 30 years he has established himself as one of the most talented and highly respected cutters in London.

One of the original team members at the world renowned Nicky Clarke salon in Mayfair, Lewis spent 23 years working with some of the most talented and creative hairdressers in the industry, honing his skills to become a true master of the craft.

Proud of his London heritage but passionate about challenging himself, in 2013 Lewis joined the globally established ‘Rossano Ferretti'. This enabled him to add a new artistic dimension to his work by studying a different hair philosophy and also allowed him to integrate into their flagship salon in Parma, Italy.

Through the years his incredible talent has seen him in great demand worldwide from high profile, A-list stars and supermodels to royalty. He has notable editorial assignments to his name and his work has graced the major catwalk shows from London to Milan.

Leigh and Lewis knew each other indirectly for a long time as together they share a great number of clients. Leigh became a huge admirer of Lewis's work and a few years ago they finally got to meet. Since then they have become great friends.

Alongside plying his trade at London super-salon Gielly Green an opportunity has now been realised for Leigh and Lewis to collaborate and create under the same roof. The prospect of combining their exceptional talents in colouring and cutting is very exciting.

Never before have we been able to bring such an extraordinary talent to work with us in Tunbridge Wells and we feel truly privileged to be able to include Lewis as part of our growing team at Leigh Roberts.

 

Rosie (Salon Manager)

Rosie joined the team in 2014 and has gone from strength to strength, establishing herself as Leigh's head colourist. She has huge ability in all aspects of colouring and never fails to impress Leigh with her colour work. In 2019 Rosie gained a coveted place on the L'Oreal International ID Artistic Team as well as becoming salon general manager.

 


Fiona

Fiona has been with Leigh from the beginning and is one of the founding members of the team and also worked with him for 7 years prior to the salon opening. During this time she has also worked internationally. She has 22 years of experience in the industry and a very loyal clientele. Her high level of training is clearly reflected in her work, yet she remains passionate about learning new skills and challenging herself.

"I have worked with Leigh for 22 years now, the last 15 years as part of the team at Leigh Roberts. As a founding member of the team, i've found it amazing watching the salon grow from the first day to where we are now with such an incredible team. During my time here i've developed my skills and pushed myself creatively. I've built great relationships with my loyal clients and have a fantastic rapport with the rest of the team."

 

Gary

Gary is an extremely experienced stylist and colourist with over 30 years in the industry at the highest level. He has travelled the world demonstrating his skill and technical ability on stage in New York, Barcelona and Las Vegas to audiences of thousands and has been placed as a finalist in the British Hairdressing Awards three consecutive times.

In addition to his salon work, Gary has worked as a session stylist throughout his career and his work has been displayed in fashion magazines including Grazia, Tatler and Marie Claire to name a few.

Gary is also extremely accomplished in bridal and wedding hair. He was guest speaker at the National Wedding Show UK alongside Caryn Franklyn and was Artistic Director for the National Wedding Fashion Show.

As an innovator, Gary draws his inspiration from iconic fashion designers such as Vivienne Westwood and Alexander Mcqueen.

"As they use the finest fabrics and cut the material to fit the body imaginatively and elegantly, so I cut and colour the hair to create unique, personal styles."

 


Kelly

Kelly joined us in 2019. She is a very experienced stylist/colourist and a perfectionist whose attention to detail is second to none. Leigh is a huge admirer of her work and really respects her professional work ethic. Kelly has worked locally for 12 years and during that time has built a very loyal clientele.

 

Lucy

Lucy joined us in 2019 and her unique character has complimented the rest of the team perfectly. During her career Lucy has owned her own salon as well as managing salons for others, but to concentrate on her creative and technical skills she made the decision to join our growing team. She is a very confident and accomplished hairdresser with a very artistic eye. 

Lucy is currently on maternity leave and we will welcome her back in early 2021.

 


Jane

Jane and Leigh have been good friends for over 30 years and have previously worked together. Jane trained and worked in London for many years before coming to Tunbridge Wells and more recently renewed her working relationship with Leigh and the team at the salon. A true "fashionista" she always looks nothing short of immaculate!

 


Charlotte

Charlotte has been part of the Leigh Roberts team since 2013 and through her hard work and determination has become a key member of our team. She demonstrates a confidence in her work and is always looking for new ways to push herself to the next level. She is held in high regard by all of our team and clients alike and is gaining herself a reputation as something of a blow-dry specialist.

"I've been lucky to be given the opportunity to work as part of such a great team. Being mentored by the rest of the team has been a fantastic experience and my work has progressed so much under their guidance. I'm always eager to learn more and i'm glad to be working in such an inspiring environment."

 


Connor

Connor is our awesome resident barber and is also undertaking his full apprenticeship in hairdressing. His incredible ability to learn new skills is seeing him progress rapidly.

 


Tori (Apprentice)

Tori joined us in 2019 to undertake her apprenticeship. She has become a valuable member of our team and is progressing well.

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