Aveda Artistic Team for UK & Ireland Founded for the First Time!

Aveda, the high performance, plant-infused global hair care brand, has named the six talented creative stylists that will make up the first Aveda Artistic Team for the UK & Ireland.

Aveda Artistic Team

Following a tough judging process, held at the Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa, London, the Aveda Artistic Team showcased models in front of a panel of judges including world-renowned and award-winning stylist Antoinette Beenders, Aveda’s Vice President Global Creative Director.

The new team includes:

Davide Spinelli
Former finalist of the Fellowship Image Award in 2020, Davide has worked with some of the best in the industry and is currently Creative Director of Butchers flagship Aveda Salon in East London.

Domenico Sansone
An experienced business operations manager of Butchers flagship Aveda Salon in East London. Domenico has pursued further studies in photography at Central Saint Martins University and has showcased his work at many prestigious events around the world.

Karen Thomson
Previously crowned Scottish Hairdresser of the Year in 2018/2019, Karen is the owner of one of Scotland’s leading salons – Kam Hair and Beauty, with a passion for nurturing, developing and inspiring the next generation of hairdressers.

Judith Rennie
A trained milliner, makeup artist and with a ND in fine art, Judith has worked internationally for some of the biggest companies in the industry where she has created styles for runways around the world, as well as for a number of different films and TV shows. Judith is the Owner and Director of Willitt & James an independent salon based in rural Devizes, specialising in one of a kind, personalised hair.

Sam Bell
Owner and Director of Hair at 58, a multi-award-winning Aveda Concept salon in Bristol, UK, Sam has been an Aveda Artist for more than 15 years. Sam became International Female in the Spanish Live Fashion Hair Awards and has also showcased her talents at Celebrity X-Factor.

Krysia West
An award-winning hair loss specialist and educator, as well as the successful CEO of Perfectly Posh Hair and Postiche Academy, Krysia claimed the Best Hair Extensions in the UK title at the Hair Awards 2023.

Two-year mentoring programme

The talented team will take part in a two-year mentoring programme, led by Antoniette. This will give them the chance to further enhance their skills and create inspirational assets designed to inspire the network and represent the Aveda brand live on stage at large-scale events.

Hayley Hughes, National Education Manager for Aveda, said: “We were overwhelmed by the quality of every entrant and the standard was so high throughout, which really made our jobs difficult. We loved seeing the finalists’ work and learning about their creative processes, inspirations and future goals and we are delighted with the fantastic line-up we have for our first ever UK & Ireland Artistic Team. We are all really excited to see the new team’s journey and follow their progression over the next two years.”

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