FOUNDER AND SALON DIRECTOR
Born and raised in Florence, by the age of fourteen I had developed a passion for hair and decided to take a 3 year course in hairdressing in one of the most well-known academies in Italy.
Whilst at college I was offered work in one of their most prestigious salons in Florence and had the opportunity to get the experience I needed.
After working for them for several years I decided at age 22 that it was time for me to do something different when an opportunity to live in London came along.
Once here I started working for a salon in Mayfair serving amazing people such as Ivana Trump and Caprice. During that time I was also taking numerous courses at the Vidal Sassoon academy and had the opportunity to learn different haircutting techniques.
By age 25 I wanted to be independent and decided to became a mobile hair stylist and did that for 5 successful years, which gave me the confidence to open my first hair salon in Battersea, Southwest London.
A few months later I had the honour to be introduced to Anita by a work colleague and connected with her instantly.
She and I have been working together ever since and after running a successful salon on St. John’s Hill for 15 years, we decided in 2019 that it was time to expand and relocate to a bigger venue in Balham Hill.
We are now very happy with the decision we made and very excited for our salon’s future.
VALENTINA GORGIEVA AKA (ANITA)
I developed a passion in hairdressing from an early age and qualified as a hair stylist in Macedonia.
Having been trained by the most influential people in the industry made me realise quickly that I wanted more and moved from Macedonia to London where I attended the Vidal Sassoon, L’Oréal and Tony & Guy academies. While attending the academies I was working under celebrity hairdresser Terrance Renati on the affluent Kings rd. London in the early 2000s. Learning how to deal with the most demanding clients and VIP s made me what I am today.
Since then I have been attending lots of hairdressing seminars and fairs to keep up with the latest trends and techniques. I enjoy the creativity of both colouring and cutting. In 2005 I met with Luca and Joined Camerini and never looked back, loving every minute of it. It’s a privilege to work so closely with people. Out of work I enjoy being active (yoga, Pilates, cycling) listening to music, holidays, good food and seeing friends and family.