As founder of Changes and Director John's hairdressing career spans 40 years. He opened the first Changes salon over 30 years ago linking Changes with the best products in the industry. From his earliest influences in London John follows the cutting principles engineered by Vidal Sassoon and combines this precision cutting method with his own personal style. He recognises that the total look, lifestyle and way that a client manages their hair influences what you do as a haircut and that the key to a successful visit is the consultation and it is this guiding principal that remains at the heart of Changes today. As one of the first graduates from the prestigious Wella Master Colour Award programme John is a colour expert he works across the Changes group as our Senior Consultant and in-salon trainer.
As a director of Changes initially entering the hairdressing industry in a business capacity Melanie couldn’t resist drawing on her natural instinct for creativity by training as a hairdresser at Changes. With a degree in Fashion Design with Technology Melanie brings her fashion flair into her work. Her interest in vintage and love for long hair combined has developed Melanie as our bridal specialist. Melanie is based at and manages our Willen salon.
Ryan Manages our Stony Stratford salon, an enthusiastic and creative hairdresser Ryan brings his quirky style and a broad range of contemporary influences into his hairdressing. Recognised by Sebastian as a rising talent within the industry Ryan was inducted into the exclusive Cult Team earlier this year. His session work for Sebastian has included backstage at London Fashion week, photo shoots and showcasing directional work to the media. The strength of Ryan’s work is underpinned by sound technical colour knowledge having achieved the Wella Master Colour Award, something reserved for only top Stylists.
As company NVQ trainer and Assessor Mel hosts our weekly training sessions taking our trainees through the journey to become our next generation. Having trained at Changes herself Mel’s hairdressing skills cover everything from classic techniques through to technical colouring and creative long hair styling. Mel joins Ryan as a holder of the prestigious Wella Master Colour Award.