In every salon, from the smallest outfit to the biggest salon chain, you’ll find a range of different job roles, each with their own set of responsibilities. Meet some of the team at Hershesons, a group of incredible destination salons and ultra-busy blow-dry bars in central London.
Whose job would you like to have?


Luke Hersheson hairdresser
Luke’s love of hair began at age 4, when he accompanied his father Daniel to the salon. His formal career started 14 years later, when, unusually for that time, he forged a name for himself as both a session and salon stylist. He’s since worked with the most celebrated names in fashion and photography – from Mert & Marcus and David Sims to Bottega Veneta and Armani – as well as actresses like Keira Knightley.
Meanwhile, the Hershesons business has grown to include some of London’s most exciting hang-out spaces, including a Fitzrovia flagship jam-packed with all the latest beauty newness, plus Blow Dry Bars (Hershesons invented the concept!) in Harvey Nichols and Selfridges.

As Hershesons CEO, Luke’s job is to define the company’s Vision for the future and to be clear about its Purpose.

Says Luke: “My job is vast and wide – it can range from working a day a week in the salon doing haircuts to shooting a magazine cover for Vogue, designing and building or planning a new salon space, meeting with my senior management team to discuss trade, working alongside our digital marketeers to understand our strategy, planning new product launches and scoping out the next set of apprentices that will become our team of the future.

Lily Kingwell hairdresser
Lily began her journey at Hershesons as a junior in 2013, coming to work with her mum, who was a colourist at the Hershesons flagship salon in Mayfair. She graduated from junior to blow-dry bar specialist but in 2015 decided she wanted a pathway into management and didn’t want to do hair anymore.

Lily became manager of the Blow Dry Bar in St Pauls and later took over all training for the Blow Dry Bars.

Today, she’s responsible for a team of 40, as well as all the Hershesons salon assistants, looking after all the training road maps, onboarding all new recruits and acting as a personal point of contact for the team.

Says Lily:

David G hairdresser
David is one of the busiest and most successful stylists at Hershesons, commanding £160 per appointment – his clients are models, actors and fashion journalists.
He was already an accomplished hairdresser in his native Romania but wanted to move to London and be part of the Hershesons brand; when he joined, he needed to re-train under the Hershesons method. He’s got great taste and opinions and is an expert at image transformations.

Says David:

Jordan G hairdresser
A whizz with a tong, a genius with a dryer, Jordan’s the guy that delivers cool-girl hair – no wonder he’s the go-to for London’s top model agencies. He joined Hershesons in 2009, straight from school, and started out washing hair and watching stylists, before becoming an assistant to Luke Hersheson – the next three years were spent travelling Europe, New York and LA, doing the hair for models, celebrities and actors.
Now fully qualified, Joran divides his time between work in the salon and session styling for magazines and ad campaigns; he also does ambassadorial work for luxury haircare brand Kérastase.

Says Jordan: I love the variety of what I do: the people I meet, the conversations I have. It’s amazing that I can constantly be creative, whilst making people feel good about themselves.

Jenna N hairdresser
Like Jordan, Jenna started with Hershesons straight from school, qualifying within six months to work as a stylist in the Hershesons Blow Dry Bar in Topshop. That was in 2008 – today she’s one of the busiest and most successful colourists within the team, charging upwards of £500 for a colour transformation.
A recognised colour expert, Jenna is regularly called upon by the media to provide quotes and trends advice, and acts as a talent-spotter and mentor to the new generation of colourists rising through the Hershesons ranks.

Says Jenna: “What I love about my job is making people feel great, using colour to enhance their personality and build confidence. I also enjoy being challenged by colour corrections – it’s a tricky art, and I’m always determined to get it absolutely right.