Ella Hawkey – Owner – Managing Director
With 20 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 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 team I am truly proud of.
I strongly believe that a positive experience can be uplifting and hope that at Atelier we will deliver the service that guests deserve. 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.
Annabelle Brayne – Hair Stylist & MAC MUA
I’m a freelance makeup artist and hair stylist with 12 years experience working in the UK and abroad. I love creating opulent, elegant looks and empowering women to become their best, most confident selves.
After studying at the London College of Fashion, I spent time travelling across Australia and New Zealand where I started working for MAC Cosmetics; a company who’s ethos I feel deeply connected to. I have since moved home to England, started my own business and spent a decade perfecting my skills!
Whatever your style, we’ll work together to create an effortlessly gorgeous look that feels like you but on a really good day.
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 – Artistic 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.
Henry Whittle – Artistic Director
Hi I’m Henry. I have worked in the industry since 2005 for some of the leading Haircare brands.
Although accomplished in all aspects of Hairdressing, I have a real passion for colouring. I enjoy new challenges and find helping people incredibly rewarding.
I have worked alongside Ella from day one, and am really proud of the talented, professional team we have built at Atelier. The atmosphere here is creative and fun, 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!
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.
I am a Specialist in perming (yes they are back!) and cutting curly hair.
Bristol is my hometown, so I am delighted to be back working in this beautiful space in Clifton, meeting new clients and working some hair magic, alongside a great team.
Cody – Stylist
Hi I’m Cody, a Hair Stylist, fully trained at Atelier.
I am so excited to now be building my own clientele. I love both colour and cutting, take pride in my work and time to understand my clients’ needs. Our Senior team have taught me well, and I’m proud to work alongside such accomplished artists.
I look forward to meeting you and ensuring you have a great experience in our wonderful salon.
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!