Whilst studying for his fashion diploma, a hairdresser within the family inspired Ben to be creative and introduced him to the art of technical hair design. He was excited at the possibility of how boundaries could be pushed to any limit. Ben instantly became fascinated. After studying at the London College of Fashion, he traveled across various countries, including Australia, Vietnam and North America, to experience a wide range of different cultures. During his time in Australia Ben was fortunate enough to work in a highly respected salon in Sydney, which confirmed his interest in forging a permanent career in the hairdressing industry. Eventually he returned to London and furthered his career in hair at the Ena hair salon in Holborn. Finally he decided to come back to his roots in Hertfordshire and work along side his cousin, and best friend, John Phillips at OPEN Hairdressing.
Growing up in London, Antonia was heavily influenced by the vibrant, fast pace of culture and diversity. Originally expecting to be a dancer or a painter, creativity was a huge part of her life. Antonia started working in hairdressers from the age of 14, and her passion for the business never stopped growing. She Trained and worked at Vidal Sassoon for the first seven years of her professional career, where she was offered the position of Colour Expert for International Education company Mazella and Palmer. Antonia accepted and began her journey travelling the world to over 35 different cities to pass on her knowledge of colour in some of the most prestigious academies and salons worldwide. Her precision, attention to detail and natural eye for colour gained recognition from the industries biggest names. Antonia is an educator for leading Hair education site myhairdressers.com and will continue to pass on her knowledge as Colour Director and Senior Stylist at OPEN.
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