Starting in Hairdressing at 13, Richard was instantly hooked on the industry. Spending any free time he could in the salon watching and learning, he quickly gained his qualifications and excelled - producing his own artisan hair show aged just 16.
However, by the age of 22 Richard felt constrained and wanted the opportunity to grow and move forward with his career, and he decided to move on.
Richard opened The Boutique aged just 22 with one idea in mind, to create the type of salon he’s always wanted to work in - where the craft of hairdressing is always put first, skills and passion are developed and championed, and clients can be sure they always receive the very best the industry has to offer. Richard and his talented team of multi-award winning hairdressers - welcome you to their vibrant, and busy salon.
Richard is one of the UK’s most in-demand stylists, with his skills being called upon by some of the world’s largest brands in luxury haircare including L’Oreal Professional and GHD. He writes, educates and instructs worldwide at academies from Canada to Dubai. His biggest passion within hairdressing is education, not only for his own team & students, but also for himself as he constantly keeps up- to-date with the very latest cutting & styling techniques, spending time studying each year at Vidal Sassoon in London. He has also studied at the prestigious Central St. Martins University of Fashion in London.
Richard’s passion for hairdressing has seen him amass a cult celebrity following with stars from Coronation Street and many other major TV shows calling on him to get them red-carpet ready. He has worked on TV shows including: Britain’s Next Top Model, Hollyoaks, X-Factor and Eastenders to name a few.
Richard has styled the hair for advertising campaigns for ZARA which have been featured on their websites across the world and in over 2000 stores in 96 countries.
Internationally in demand for fashion shows, Richard works backstage at all the major fashion weeks across the world, including: New York, London, Milan & Paris. He has styled hair for brands including •Chanel •Balenciaga •Vivienne Westwood •Burberry •Dior •Kenzo •Chloe & many many more. DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE WORK RICHARD UNDERTAKES, APPOINTMENTS WITH HIM CAN BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE, & BOOKING IN ADVANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - THANK YOU.