Ella Hawkey – Owner – Creative Director

Ella Hawkey – Owner – Managing Director

With 17 years experience in the industry, it has long been a dream of mine to create my own workshop. Trained in London by the award winning Toni&Guy Artistic Team and also enjoying 4 years working for Aveda, my expertise in cutting, colouring and Hair up have lead me to win various competitions and be involved in some amazing events.

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 inspiration can come from people, places, films, fashion or even music… Whether it’s understanding what will suit someone’s colouring and face shape or creating a winning image, I am passionate about styling and love working with a diverse clientele.

I strongly believe that a positive experience can be uplifting and hope that at Atelier we will deliver the service that guests deserve. With a great team around me, I’m hugely excited about the future of our business. 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.

Henry Whittle – Salon Manager

Henry Whittle – Salon Manager

Hi I’m Henry. I have worked in the industry since 2005 for some of the leading Haircare brands.

Although trained in all aspects of Hairdressing I have a real passion for colouring. I enjoy new challenges and find helping people incredibly rewarding.

I am Ella’s right hand man and proud of our talented and professional team at Atelier. The atmosphere is creative and fun here which makes it a wonderful place to work and even better to be a guest.

If you book an appointment with me you are guaranteed an immaculate set of highlights, a wow worthy blow dry and always entertainment!

Laura – Creative Director

I moved to the uk in 2012 from Paris, where I grew up and trained as a hairdresser.

I have always been attracted to all kinds of art and find in the craft of hairdressing a way to express myself.

With over 12 years experience, I specialise in Balayage techniques and enjoy creating unique looks which are easy to maintain. My work is meticulous and clear and I will offer you honest advise based on your personal style.

Chris Allen – Creative Director

After an incredible journey as a Session stylist working worldwide, I have relocated to this amazing city and am delighted to be joining Ella and her fantastic team.

I specialise in cutting and styling (including wedding hair) and look forward to meeting you at Atelier. Initially I will be working in the salon on Tuesdays and Saturdays, with further availability coming soon!

Emelya - Creative Director

Emelya – Creative Director

From an early age I have possessed a passion for the arts and over my 10 year career in Hairdressing, I have snapped up every possible opportunity to develop creatively and professionally. My experience ranges from session work for The Vintage Hair Lounge, London Fashion Week and numerous editorial shoots/shows through to Educating.

Highlights for me have been becoming a Finalist at the Davines World Style Contest 2014, where I got to present my work to a panel of the World’s leading Industry Professionals. I also feel privileged to have the power to inspire a younger generation of Stylists through their training and I get huge satisfaction from creating in respect to clients daily with cutting, colouring, styling and helping people feel better about themselves. Now I am very excited to join the Atelier team and continuing my creative journey in this wonderful city.

Julia Fry - Top Stylist

Julia Fry – Artistic Director

A classically trained Stylist with a love for curls, big bouncy blow dries and Californian highlights.

I have worked in this fabulous industry for 31 years and still love what I do. I have travelled the world with my scissors over the years, learning different techniques from numerous cultures and having many adventures.

Bristol is my hometown and I am delighted to be back working in this beautiful space in Clifton, meeting new clients and working some hair magic!


Cody – Stylist

Hi I’m Cody, a Hair Stylist and Beauty Therapist at Atelier.

I have recently qualified after being trained at Atelier and I am so excited to start building my own clientele. I love the fact that I can have such variety in my work and take real pride in everything I do – from giving a fabulous manicure to styling hair.

I look forward to meeting you and making sure you have a great experience in our wonderful salon.

Chrissy – First Year Apprentice

Hi I am Chrissie, a first year Apprentice here at Atelier.

Originally from beautiful Santorini, I am new to Bristol and excited to be training as a Stylist and Beauty Therapist alongside such a talented team.

I look forward to meeting you and hope to ensure your experience at Atelier has the wow factor, with our lovely signature touches, like complimentary massage.


Sophie – First Year Apprentice

Hi, I’m Sophie, an apprentice in my first year of training here at Atelier, .

I have always had a passion for the arts, studying English and Drama at university, and that passion has driven me to get involved in the hairdressing industry.

I absolutely love styling hair and having a good old chat, and have been told a big, bouncy blowdry is my speciality!

I’m so lucky to work in such a fantastic salon as Atelier, and cannot wait to meet and get to know you on your next visit!