Starting in hairdressing aged 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 held-back by being refused 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 ideal 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. Now proudly moving onto The Boutique Atelier, Richard and his talented team of multi-award winning hairdressers - welcome you to their even more vibrant, and busy salon.
Richard has become 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 and students, but also for himself as he constantly keeps up-to-date with the very latest cutting and 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.
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. His client list reads like a who’s-who of the
soap world! Internationally in demand for fashion shows, Richard works backstage at all the major fashion weeks across the world, including: New York, London, Milan and Paris. He has styled hair for brands including •Chanel •Balenciaga •Vivienne Westwood •Burberry •Dior •Kenzo •Chloe and many many more.
Richard’s latest national award ‘THE IT GUY’ now joins a growing list of industry accolades including 3 times winner of UK Extensionist of the Year, as well as awards for business, Richard is a world-class hairdresser, celebrated by the industry as one of the top hairdressers of his generation. His work appears regularly in both trade and consumer magazines including: • Vogue • ID • Hello • OK • Creative Head
• Hairdressers Journal, and so 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.