Christel Barron-Hough (Lundqvist) – Founder and Creative Director of STIL
Since arriving in London from her native Sweden in 1999, Christel’s innate sense of style, creative flair and technical skill has seen her emerge as one of the industry’s most influential hair colour experts.
Previously working as Creative Colour Director for a leading London salon group, Christel won numerous accolades including the prestigious British Hairdressing Awards British Colour Technician of the Year Award, three times.
Christel has also worked as a brand ambassador for international product houses including Wella Professionals and now, at TIGI, as Global Creative Technical Director for the last four years.
This multi-faceted role – spanning creative projects, education and product development – has seen Christel shoot global brand campaign imagery, create colour trends on the catwalk at Fashion Week shows including Mark Fast, Sophia Webster and Manish Arora, in addition to producing fashion trend reports.
Her knowledge of trends, combined with an artist’s eye for colour has seen Christel work with high profile names including Ellie Goulding and Pixie Lott, whilst her work has featured on TV and in publications such as Vogue, Elle, Glamour, InStyle and more.
Anna Alford - Colour Director / Senior Stylist
With a strong foundation in both cutting and colouring, Anna’s wide-ranging experience has included heading up a colour department, educating other hairdressers and being a senior creative team member in reputable London and nationwide salons, before joining STIL. Anna’s innate creativity has also seen her work at London Fashion Week, as well as styling hair on editorial shoots, TV and film set
Michael Howie - Colour Director
Michael has over 12 years experience and has worked in some of London’s top salons. He has a dynamic range of skills from classic to creative work and brings a wealth of salon expertise. Michael specialises in bespoke, high end colour and has the perfect credentials to become a member of this fashion-led energetic team. During his impressive and diverse hairdressing career to date, Michael has also worked as an educator for Sebastian, entered a number of hairdressing competitions. When Michael isn’t creating beautiful colour within the salon, he enjoys travelling, photography and music.
Emma FitzPatrick - Colour Expert
Bringing numerous qualifications in colour and hairdressing education to the STIL team, Emma has an instinctive flair and passion for fashion-forward colour such as STIL’s Prism Lights, one of her many specialties. Merging creativity and modernity with a real understanding for what her clients want, Emma is an expert in made-to-measure colour, making her one of the go-to colourists in London.
Maria Kovacs - Style Expert
As head Style Expert for STIL, Maria’s extensive experience in session styling sees her bring the latest style trends back to the salon, interpreting them in feminine, wearable way for each of her clients.
Maria started hairdressing in Australia and her career has taken her around the globe working backstage for global fashion brands during fashion week as well as working with top photographers on editorial shoots, presenting at major hair shows and teaching hairdressers around the world.
Maria’s wealth of experience and instinctive sense of style and commitment to client satisfaction makes her one of the must-see stylists in town.
Jack Litherland - Stylist
STIL are excited to introduce Jack whose meticulous eye for cut has quickly led to him being a very popular stylist. He is often spotted at editorial shoots and is a fixture at London Fashion week. This thorough training results in him being on point and forward thinking. Clients book in for his luxurious yet distinctly editorial take combined with his friendly and fun disposition – a winning combination. Jack has worked with a range of top stylists cleverly absorbing the best from each salon resulting in meticulously cut hair time after time. Cool, swishy, healthy hair delivered.
Hazel Lappin - Front Of House Manager
Having worked in the hairdressing industry for over 10 years Hazel moved to London in 2019 from Scotland to further her career.
She had has a wealth of experience in all aspects of front of house and is STIL’s front of house manager.
Her calm personality and oustanding organisational skills has made her very popular with all the STIL clients.
Bertie Barron-Hough - Top Dog
Bertie Barron-Hough, is our in house PR Guru / Meeter and Greater