Meet the Team

Ella

Managing Director

With 22 years experience in the industry, it has long been a dream of mine to create my own workshop.

Originally trained in London by the award winning Toni & Guy, Artistic Team, my expertise in cutting, colouring and Hair up have lead me to win various competitions and be involved in some amazing events. Highlights for me have been consulting on Dyson’s Supersonic Hairdryer and winning Bristol Hairdresser of the year.

I love what I do, from laughing with clients day to day, through to editorial shoots, shows and teaching. Hairdressing is an art form and I take inspiration from all around me… Whether it’s understanding what will suit someone’s colouring and face shape, or creating a winning image, I am passionate about styling and people. This has translated into a very busy clientele and a hand picked team I am truly proud of.

I am now focussing on the business’ media development, expansion and training our next generation of Atelier Stylists-  I live between Clifton and the North Coast of Cornwall where my partner & I have undertaken another (!) renovation project. An old barn here, will soon become our second studio in the SW…. I simply love the buzz of the city having grown up in Notting Hill, but in my downtime now- it’s surfing, gardening, and long walks in our stunning surroundings that nurture my soul and inspire my creativity.

I strongly believe that a positive experience can be uplifting and hope that at Atelier we will deliver the service that guests deserve. We are passionate about our Art and all bring a different signature style to our work. We hope you will love what Atelier has to offer, and both myself and the team, look forward to welcoming you here for many years to come.

Kat

General Manager

I’m Kat, originally from Devon, I have 16 years experience as a Hairdresser, Manager & Educator. I was brought up around salons as my Mum was a successful Stylist and Business Manager. This no doubt shaped my career aspirations and I have thoroughly enjoyed travelling with my skills and learning continuously, through diversifying within the sector.

 I gained incredible insight in the family business in Ireland, then working for a celebrity Stylist in Australia on fashion shows. I also enjoyed a sunny stint in the Caribbean and most recently have been working with trainee Hairdressers starting their career journey. 

I would class my style of hairdressing as enhancing natural beauty. I love creating tonal blondes, texture and movement within shapes. I also offer manicures which work well booked in your colour development time.

I am loving working in Clifton, with Ella and her fantastic team. I look forward to meeting you very soon and as the new General Manager, ensuring that your experience at Atelier always delivers.

Ilona

Technical Director

Originally from Latvia, I trained in London and found my love of painting, translated into a passion for freehand Balayage and transformative colour.

I am a perfectionist in my work and give honest advice about what will work, the cost and aftercare required, to maintain your new style. . I also specialise in perming, colour correction and of course cutting.

In my spare time you’ll find me in the gym training, or winding down painting watercolours. I got married last year and have enjoyed travelling for the past few months. I missed Atelier though and my Siamese cat, so I’m back! Book online with me Tues/Wed/Fri/Sat.

Chris

Creative Director

During my 20+ Hairdressing career, I have been fortunate enough to work in some leading UK hair salons, and on exciting projects within the Fashion, Film & Music Industry.

I have developed my skills across truly inspirational events, with iconic artists and designers; from Fashion Weeks in New York, London, Milan and Paris working with the likes of Alexander McQueen and Balenciaga, to music videos with Kylie Minogue, Jamiroquai and Primal Scream, to name a few.

After living the London scene and a thrilling stint travelling the world for shows, I am excited to be re-locating to Bristol, collaborating with Ella and her fantastic team of Artists at Atelier.

Susannah

Senior Stylist/Assistant Manager

I am the Front of House Manager here at Atelier and I look forward to welcoming you to the salon. I am also a Hairdresser and have recently moved back to the UK, after living in Western Australia for the last 5 years.

I come from an artistic background which I like to incorporate into my hairdressing. I love building connections with clients and helping them express their personalities, through their appearance. I am also a keen photographer and will be capturing content in the salon for our Social Media platforms. I’m now taking clients for colour, cutting and extensions on Mondays and Tuesdays.

When I’m not working, you’ll find me painting murals, or cycling my way around the beautiful South-West.

Lucy

Junior Stylist

Hi, I’m Lucy. I’m Junior Stylist  here at Atelier.I started working here whilst studying for my GCSEs on a Saturday and Wednesday night. I quickly fell in love with the industry, atmosphere in the salon, my inspiring colleagues and lovely clients. This job has enhanced my passion for hairdressing and driven me to want to succeed in this industry. I have always enjoyed hair styling and was proud to receive a ‘Distinction’ for my Apprenticeship with Atelier.

I recently started building my own clientele and enjoy creating video tutorials and online content for our Social Media, so be prepared for an ‘after ‘shot;) I am a local to Clifton and love living and working in this beautiful village. I look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your hair goals.

Cleo

Apprentice

I am an Apprentice at Atelier. I am really enjoying learning from the team, getting hands on weekly at our ‘model’ nights and meeting all the regular clients who are lovely.

Ashlie

Apprentice

I’m the newest addition to the team as first year Apprentice. I love working in the salon, learning new skills and getting to meet such nice people (and super cute dogs) everyday!

Our hair and beauty Experts are passionate about bringing your ideas and style to life.