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For over 40 years, International Creative Director Mark Hayes has been inspiring hairdressers with his passionate approach and his technical expertise. Mark’s signature style - a series of pared-down looks reflecting his love of modernist art and architecture - puts him at the forefront of global hair design, taking him all over the world coaching, teaching and inspiring.

Mark’s yearly schedule revolves around developing the seasonal collections and leading the worldwide demand for Sassoon Hair Design. As he puts it, "I take great pride in continuing the Sassoon legacy. My goal is to give more people more creative opportunities more of the time. It has been an incredible journey so far”.



Edward’s career began with completing the in-depth Sassoon training programme in the Leeds salon. He then developed a devoted clientele, propelling his career forward at remarkable speed, where his natural flair for teaching made him an obvious choice for the Academy in London. In 2006 he was promoted to UK Colour Director, which sees him maintaining Sassoon standard in all of the UK Salons and Academies.

He regularly travels the world as a member of the International Creative Team, presenting shows, seminars and workshops, as well as working closely alongside Mark Hayes, International Creative Director to develop the key trends fo the Sassoon Academy and Salon collections. Edward was awarded the coveted accolade of fellowship Hairdresser of the Year 2016.



Caroline’s career with Sassoon began at the age of 15 when she joined the Apprenticeship Programme following a chance encounter at a Careers Convention.

During her training, Caroline soon realised that her true passion was in colour and credits UK Colour Director, Edward Darley, Tracey Hayes and Julianne O’Brien for each giving her a different take on colour and encouraging her to develop her unique talent.

On completion of her Apprenticeship, Caroline joined the London Academy as a Colouring Instructor and now holds the coveted position of Senior Colour Director. Caroline has developed a reputation as a Master Colourist with her finger on fashion's pulse and frequently travels across the world with Sassoon, working alongside the International Creative Team on a wide range of seminars and shows.



Daniel’s career with Sassoon began at the age of 19 when he joined the London Academy as a student on the Diploma course before taking a couple of years out to travel the world and explore different cultures. Daniel returned to Sassoon as a Varderer at the Covent Garden Salon before qualifying as a Creative Cutter and joining the London Academy a year later as a Cutting Instructor.

Since then Daniel’s career has taken off and his passion, dedication and drive have seen him promoted to the position of Creative Director, as well as taking him to worldwide destinations such as Russia, Finland, Belgium and Brazil where his natural passion and cutting edge flair has endeared him to his international audience.

In such a short space of time, Daniel has contributed enormously to the Sassoon Academy Collections and has also had his work featured in fashion editorials for an array of leading titles as well being responsible for styling the hair at hugely influential shows during Men’s London Fashion Week.



Silvia first fell in love with Sassoon back in the early ‘90s after finding herself drawn to the innovative presentations at the Alternative Hair Show. Silvia began her Sassoon journey eight years later where, upon qualifying she began her teaching career at the London Academy.

Silvia’s flair, passion and drive resulted in her being awarded the position of Creative Director in 2005 and subsequently Senior Creative Director in 2013. Silvia is based at the London Academy where she has a faithful following of international guests and regularly contributes key looks to world renowned Sassoon Collections.

Her role has taken her worldwide for industry shows and seminars, Russia for Trend Vision, Australia for Hair Expo and Taiwan for Wella, and regularly travels to Europe to promote Sassoon collections and participates in live demonstrations at high profile shows such as Salon International and events including London Fashion Week as a vital member of the Creative Team.



Pink’s love for Sassoon began in 2000 during a work experience placement at the Knightsbridge Academy, after which he began working at the South Molton Street salon where he completed his training. Pink now works as a Colour Director at the London Academy where he relishes the opportunity to pass on his knowledge and experience to students of all levels, a position he thrives in and which saw him awarded ‘Teacher of the Year’ at the 2012 Sassoon Awards.

During his career, Pink has had the opportunity to work on a number of Sassoon Academy Collections and has travelled internationally to industry seminars, most recently to Belarus for Wella Studios with UK Colour Director, Edward Darley.



Our UK Assistant Salon Creative Director, Gareth is responsible for leading the creative direction of all UK Salons.

Gareth joining Sassoon the Leeds salon in 1994 and was promoted to Senior Creative Director based in his excellent communication skills, modern, personal style and innovative work.

Gareth has enthusiastically represented Sassoon with in Australia, Japan, Brazil, Scandinavia, Russia, Spain, Italy, and Belgium. He has also presented at as a guest instructor at the Sassoon Academy in London as well as Salon International, The Alternative Hair Show and Fellowship Masterclasses in the UK and Europe.

Gareth was appointed UK Assistant Salon Creative Director in 2017.



Carla began her career with Sassoon as a Varderer before transferring to Sassoon Academy, London as a Colouring Instructor where she quickly became an integral member of the education team and a favourite with the Spanish students!

Carla has a true passion for teaching and is inspired by her students every day. She loves meeting students from all around with the world with their different backgrounds and cultures and believes she learns as much from them as they do from her.

Carla now holds the coveted position of Colour Director and is a member of the International Shows Teams.