Our Team Members

We are a creative team that loves what we do. Here at The Establishment we always aim to deliver a personal experience and assist in nurturing talented individuals to reach their potential. Feel free to scroll through our team members below to find out a bit more about their interests and what inspires them.

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Ross Dilanda – Owner/Creative Director

 

Style: Easy going, non-conformist, retro mod

Songs: Just the way I’m feeling – Feeder,
Justin Bieber – Despacito, The Who – My Generation

I am a: Caraholic

My hairdressing obsession: Seamless texture that can be styled straight or with movement.

What I love: Making people feel good about themselves.

Person I admire: Mark Hayes from Vidal Sassoon

My hairdressing journey began in London the 70’s and I was heavily influenced by the combination of design, art, fashion and music and seeing that come to life in my haircuts, which is, and always will be, my passion. During my career I have been nominated for Southern Hairdresser of the Year two times and UK Art Team of the Year once. Today my passion is my business, my team and my favorite thing is that special connection you get with your client when you know you both think the same things and it ends in a look that is both unique for the client and a great billboard for my work.

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Claire Wilson – Owner/Business Manager 

 

Style: Sophisticated with edge 

Songs: Meat Loaf – Paradise by the dashboard light, Alicia Keys – This girl is on fire, Mark Bronson – Uptown Funk

I am a: Shopaholic

My hairdressing obsession: Editorial Styling and education

What I love: Being mum to the team and watching the team grow as individuals

Person I admire: My list is endless and constantly updates itself

I am : Strong, visionary, nurturing and ill add stubborn before anyone else does!

My career began as a stylist but I quickly moved into education and joined global haircare brand, KMS, as an educator. Over the years I’ve been lucky to travel. Meet and work with some amazing artists around the world. For my day job I now manage global education for KMS and am based in Frankfurt in the week but return to the salon at the weekends and I mainly run the back office these days. I love our industry and to quote Jasmine, our apprentice, I can honestly say I have never had a day where it felt like work.

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Rhianna Low – Colorist & Operations Manager

 

Style: Beachy

Songs:  Justin Bieber – love yourself, Adele – send my love, Elvis Presley – Can’t help falling in love with you

I am a: Shopaholic 

My hairdressing obsession: Balayage colouring techniques and pastels

What I love: My relationship with my clients

Person I admireGuy Tang for thinking outside the box with colour

I amAmbitious, creative & and all rounder

I have worked at The Establishment since we opened in October 2014. I began in reception, studied hair color and now have a dual role of main colorist and Operations Manager. I love doing my clients but I also get to work with the younger team members as a mentor and to teach them the art of color. It is the best feeling when I see them develop and grow their skill set while growing myself as a coach and teacher.

My addition skills include hair extensions and I love to do hair up especially for weddings and proms as that’s where I get to be really creative and contribute to that million dollar feeling our clients get when they leave the salon.

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Sandra Walmsley – Master Stylist & Creative Technician 

 

Style: Irish 90’s child with a bit of an edge!

Songs:  Def Leppard – Hysteria, ColdPlay – Yellow & Lady GaGa – You and I

I am a: Cookaholic 

My hairdressing obsession: I love to color hair and right now I’m talking to my clients about Autumn/Winter looks. Nature always drives my inspiration at this time of year.

What I love: Making people beautiful

Person I admire: Trevor Sorbie & Annie Humphries – I have followed them from the very beginning

I am : Fun, outgoing, talker!

I started hairdressing when I was 16 in Ireland then at 21 I moved to England. I worked in a nice salon and was happy but not fulfilled. I wanted more for my career. When I met Ross (my boss) things really took off! Education took us on many trips internationally. We did shows in Poland, Sardinia and Berlin. I won the L’oreal Color Trophy for the Southern region. I have worked with or for Ross ever since. I joined The Est@blishment right at the beginning in October 2013 and I look forward to getting involved in more shows and competitions in the future.

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Becky Tidy – Master Stylist & Creative Technician 

 

Style: Mix and match shabby chic

Songs: Sheryl Crow – if it makes you happy, Snakehips – Falling, Era Istrefi – Bonbon

I am a: Loveaholic 

My hairdressing obsession: Long natural beachy messy hair

What I love: Making people feel gorgeous and happy

Person I admire: Edie Sedgwick

I am: Bouncy, Fluttery, Happy

I’d always wanted to do something creative so I started out as an artist/photographer but soon realized it wasn’t for me so I decided to give hairdressing a go. I soon fell in love with it. Once qualified I headed to Covent Garden for a few years where I learnt most of my skills. Now I’m back in town here at The Establishment as a creative stylist. It’s so satisfying making people happy and see then walk out smiling. That’s why I love my job!

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Lisa Armstrong – Master Stylist & Creative Technician

 

Style: On trend casual

Songs: Justin Bieber – Despacito, Zayn Malik – Pillow Talk, Bruno Mars- 24K magic

I am a: Chataholic

My hairdressing obsession: Plaits and Pigtail Buns

What I love: Making people happy

Person I admire: My Kids – they keep me young

I am : Energetic, motivational and perceptive

I have been doing hair for the last 20 years and have been here at The Establishment since we opened in October 2013. I cut and colour as I love to create the whole look. I feel very passionate about wedding party hair and hair up I really enjoy the pressure of getting everyone ready on time. What I love the most is making people happy and feel good as they leave the salon. And the whole team will tell you, I love a good gossip too!

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Nadine McWhinnie – New Talent

 

Style: Classic

Songs: Justin Bieber – Despacito, Bryan Adams – Summer of 69, Lucas Graham – 7 years.

I am a: BOOKAHOLIC

My hairdressing obsession: Ombre and Balayage

What I love: I love the creativity and the fact hairdressing is never boring

Person I admire: My Mum

I am : Bubbly, Outgoing and Enthusiastic

My mum inspired me long ago to come into the hair industry. From an early age I remember the smell of hair chemicals and hairspray. There was never any other career choice that inspired me as much as this. I began as a Saturday assistant and then a full time apprentice and I just recently moved up to a New Talent category at The Establishment where I now get to spend my days doing what I have always loved for real… hair.

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Jasmine Stone – Apprentice Stylist

 

Style: Bright, trendy and individual

Songs: Coldplay – Viva la Vida, Gabrielle – Dreams, The Killers – Mr. Brightside

I am a: Shopaholic

My hairdressing obsession: Hair up

What I love: It’s a  fun and a creative environment at The Establishment and there is always something new to learn

Person I admire: My Mum

I am : Happy, caring and motivated

I have wanted to be a hairdresser for as long as I can remember and joined The Establishment as a Saturday girl the minute I turned 14. I see myself as an approachable, ambitious, confident and very motivated apprentice. I just recently finished up with school and I’m so excited to be full time now in the salon and living my dream. I believe that if you chose a job you love, you will never have to work a day in your life.

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Becca Green – Apprentice Stylist

 

Style: Bohemian 

Songs: Beyoncé – Hold Up, Ed Sheeran – Nancy Mulligan, Jake Bugg – What doesn’t kill you

I am a: Surfaholic

My hairdressing obsession: Pastel colored balayage and braids

What I love: Meeting new people and every day is different

Person I admire: Vivienne Westwood

I am : Adventurous, confident and outgoing

I have recently returned from 14 months travelling and exploring New Zealand, Australia, Bali and Sri Lanka. I came home and decided to pursue a career I am passionate about which is how I came to be here as an apprentice at The Establishment. I am excited to learn, be creative and grow into my role as a successful stylist.

OUR GOAL

TO BUILD AND NURTURE TALENT

We wanted to build a home for creatives. A place they would be understood, nurtured and could grow at their own pace. A place where there is no such thing as a silly question and somewhere for us to share all our experiences from a lifetime in this industry. We celebrate our team.

Why is this important to our clients? Because you can come to a place where the mistakes have already been made and because without them we can’t make you happy.

If you’re interested in joining our creative team feel free to check out recruitment page for a list of our current opportunities.

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