Christel Barron-Hough

Founder And Creative Director Of STIL

Christel Barron-Hough, the creative visionary and award-winning colourist behind STIL Salon in Chelsea, has firmly captured the attention of London’s innovative hair scene, since arriving in the UK from her native Sweden in 1999.

Combining her fashion-forward Scandi-flair with an unwavering eye for precision and detail, Christel is responsible for some of the most expensive-looking, contemporary colour transformations in the capital.

Boasting a stellar track record of achievements that includes three prestigious wins as British Colour Technician of the Year at the esteemed British Hairdressing Awards, Christel is consistently setting new standards in the world of full-spectrum hair colouring,

London’s go-to expert for the iconic ‘Scandinavian Blonde’ aesthetic, Christel’s loyal and discerning clientele – that includes actors, musicians, creatives, cultural pioneers, and leading fashion and beauty insiders –  travel from far and wide to secure an exclusive appointment with her.

Christel’s skills with a free-hand tint brush do not stop at blondes, however. From subtle, muted palettes and seamless barely-there highlights to luxurious vibrant hues and progressive colour contouring, Christel’s little black book of colour techniques is second to none.

The industry authority has also pioneered some of the most requested and editorial-approved looks, conceptualised in STIL’s unique Fashion Services offering; picture Luminaire Lights – Christel’s take on modern balayage, LA Blonde – an ode to sunkissed beach blondes, The Pastel Wash – a style-conscious vision for trending playful pastels, and Prism Lights – hand-painted light refracting colour which is both expressive and impressive. 

Beyond the salon chair, Christel’s creative endeavours know no bounds. From spearheading brand campaigns and holding ambassadorships, to establishing research and development for new product launches and providing colour trend forecasting; her influence shines throughout the global beauty landscape. Christel’s keen eye for emerging trends has also led her to collaborate with some of the foremost designers on the Fashion Week circuit, bringing cult colour to the catwalks of London, New York and Milan, and her innovative approach to the forefront of the industry.

In an era where individuality and expressionism reign supreme, Christel Barron-Hough continues to push boundaries with her creativity and authenticity. Her dedication to her craft and commitment to excellence will undoubtedly inspire new beauty standards for generations to come.