Christel Barron-Hough – 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 eight 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.
Elpis Tampakakis – Style Director
Style Director Elpis combines his love of fashion, music and pop culture with immense technical skill and an intuition for creating styles with suitability that keep his clients coming back.
Born and raised in Greece where Elpis started his hairdressing career, he has worked for some of the most prestigious hair salons there and here in London where he now resides. An adventurous soul, he’s even lived and worked in Nairobi where he underwent extensive training in braiding hair.
An experienced stylist, Elpis brings to STIL a wealth of trend-led knowledge assisting renowned session stylists on magazine covers, editorial shoots, fashion shows and projects for Greek and UK designers such as Richard Quinn.
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 / Senior Stylist
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.
Shannon Southern – Colour Expert
Bringing a fresh and youthful eye in colour, fashion and freehand work to the STIL team, Shannon has an instinctive flair and passion for fashion-forward colour such as STIL’s Scandi Blonde, one of her many specialties. Merging creativity and modernity with a real understanding for what her clients want, Shannon is an expert in made-to-measure colour, making her one of the young go-to colourists in London.
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