Robert Eaton is a multi-award winning stylist and the Creative Director at Russell Eaton salons in Leeds and Barnsley. Robert is widely known within the industry as a true colour expert and has extensive knowledge in a wide area of hair and styling, as well as being a fully qualified trichologist – making him one of the most in-demand hairdressers in the region.
Robert’s career started in 1996 when he joined his father, Russell Eaton, in the family’s Barnsley salon as an apprentice. Robert’s skills and dedication saw him rapidly rise up to become one of the most respected names in the hairdressing industry.
Robert developed his passion and skills in colour work has worked with leading global colour houses, and is now a member of Wella Professionals Expert Colour Club. Additionally, having spent over 10 years working extensively with wig personalisation, Robert saw the benefits of learning the more in-depth medical and cosmetic aspects of hair and scalp care. To expand his skill set, Robert graduated from the Institute of Trichology, becoming one of the first qualified Trichologists and active session stylists in the north of England.
Robert Eaton also adapts his skills for catwalk styling, and is frequently requested behind the scenes at London Fashion Week and within the entertainment industry as the official hairdresser to leading shows such as Emmerdale.
Robert has been officially recognised within the industry scooping numerous awards including, ‘Most Promising Newcomer of the Year by The Fellowship for British Hairdressing. As a British Hairdressing Awards Hall of Fame member and Wella Professionals Global Educator, it is no surprise that Robert has picked up numerous industry awards during his career including:
Three times North Eastern Hairdresser of the year
Two times L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy winner
Current British Hairdressing Awards Colour Technician of theYear award
Current British hairdressing awards Afro hairdresser of the year
Voted as an A -list stylist and colourist by Harper Bazaar
Ashleigh is one of Russell Eatons most experienced and talented stylists having worked in the industry for 14 years. Ashleigh has been a member of the Russell Eaton team for 6 years. Her attention to detail, precision hair cutting and in-depth consultations has seen her become one of the most successful members of our team and is well known for her highly personalised service.
Offering the very highest quality of hairdressing and cutting skills, Ashleigh also looks after the Russell Eaton Education Academy as our educational director. She heads up the creative workshops to inspire and educate all members of our apprenticeship team instilling the very highest standards from the outset of their careers in hairdressing.
Lee is a highly skilled and experienced hairdresser having worked in the hairdressing industry for over 12 years. He prides himself on having an exceptional eye for detail and is a perfectionist who will work with you to create a bespoke and original look.
Lee is a creative and dynamic individual with a natural flare for artistic direction and design and has a great passion for education.
Daniel is one of the most respected colourists in the UK today. He is our technical director within the salon and when he’s not attending to his clients in the Leeds salon, Daniel can be found educating others on all things colour.
Originally from the outskirts of Liverpool, Daniel’s career surprisingly started at the University of Huddersfield where he undertook a degree in Fashion Design with Marketing, Manufacture and Production. “It was great and I learnt a lot, but this was not the career path for me, it just wasn’t creative enough,” says Daniel.
Having watched some of his friends enter the world of hairdressing, Daniel quickly realised this was most definitely the vocation for him. “I would watch my friends hairdressing and it just resonated with me so much. I knew I could do it and that it would allow me to be completely creative and fulfil my dreams.”
Daniel qualified quickly – after one year of working in a salon and studying his craft he had achieved his NVQ. He spent more than three years perfecting his skills and gaining respect as a colourist. During that time Daniel won the Trend Vision Award in 2012.
Then in 2012, having closely watched the Russell Eaton brand evolve, he moved to the newly opened Leeds salon to fill the role of Technical Director.
The rest, as they say, is history. With an outstanding reputation within the business, Daniel is a renowned educator for Wella and teaches its Master Colour Programme modules. As a regular educator and judge for Wella, Daniel is often called upon to be part of the mentoring teams for their Colour Projects or Trend Vision. When Daniel’s not hairdressing he can be found spending time with his nephews, or exploring his other interior design. He also has a passion for cooking.
A natural performer and stage presenter, it’s not unheard of to see Daniel compering on stage at shows like Professional Hairdresser or for the Fellowship for British Hairdressing.
“What do I love? Having the ability to totally change someone’s hair colour and making a major difference to their appearance. I love my job, I never feel like I am working. This is the most wonderful career. ”
Stylist Level 5 & Colour Director / Great Lengths Specialist
With over 20 years of experience, Karla is one of our most renowned team members.
Karla has had her skills recognised by numerous magazines and is known as a leading expert in hair extensions, afro, and special occasion hair. Karla along with Robert won the Afro Hairdresser of the year award at the British Hairdressing Awards 2017.
Her years of experience in the hairdressing industry makes her a very valued member of our artistic team and is regularly requested to create catwalk hair for the Harvey Nichols shows in Leeds and other events around the city and is a favourite of many of the Emmerdale cast who visit the salon.
A visit to Karla is one of confidence, creativity and technical expertise.
Stacey is a colour specialist and has built up her expertise over 20 years within the industry and has gained experience and worked in some of the leading hairdressing names across the country.
Hair colour is her passion and Stacey strives to create the perfect hair colour, tone and experience when you visit the salon. Her career has seen her work on shows and photo shoots for magazines, all valuable experience she brings to her clients every day.
Stacey works alongside Robert on colour creations for his clients. She is a master at colour correction, colour placement perfection and creating hair colour that works perfectly to enhance her clients look but also lifestyle and maintenance expectations.
Stylist Level 5 & Creative Technician / Great Lengths Specialist
Jess has been a member of the Russell Eaton team for over 10 years starting in our Barnsley salon training in our very own salon academy and moved to our Leeds salon when it opened 8 years ago.
Jess took a year out of working at Russell Eaton to work in an Aveda salon in Australia when travelling which developed her skills further and her passion for colour and technical work grew more.
Jess is well known for her colour expertise and is a specialist when it comes to precision highlights and blonde tones and shades. She is passionate about creating the most beautiful glossy and healthy looking hair, and if your looking for the perfect natural blended hair then Jess is the hair colour expert for you.
Jess is also one of our Great Lengths hair extension specialists after completing their in-depth training program. She really enjoys transforming our clients, giving them an instant new look.
Kate is a key member of the Russell Eaton team and has worked in the industry for 11 years. She has had very intensive and technical training in both hair cutting and technical work and is a very passionate and loyal member of the team.
Kate considers herself to be a versatile stylist and loves all aspects of hairdressing including colour work and balayage and has a particular eye for detail in mens hairdressing, short hair cuts and clipper work. She will work with you to create a style bespoke and tailored to your needs.
Ryan has been hairdressing for over 7 years and has worked in some of the leading salons in the hairdressing industry where he has perfected his precision hair dressing skills and along with his natural creativity in working with softer styles and longer hair making him one of the most versatile members of our team.
His skills combine techniques he has gained from names such as Sassoon, Lisa Shepherd, George Northwood and Bruce Masefield.
He draws inspiration for his work from many areas and has a particular passion for short hair, bobs and precision work.
Mia has worked at Russell Eaton Leeds since it opened and has gradually worked through the intense training program that our salons are renowned for offering.
She is one of the most well liked members of our team and a popular choice for clients. Mia’s speciality is in precision hair cutting and is fantastic at working with your hair texture in creating the perfect shape easily managed at home.
Mia’s gentle and likeable personality makes her clients some of the most loyal in the salon.
Stylist Level 2 & Senior Technician / Great Lengths Specialist
Steph has worked at Russell Eaton Leeds since it opened 7 years ago and gradually worked through the intense training program that our salons are renowned for offering.
Steph love, love, loves long hair!! Her speciality is in dressing and styling long hair, she has worked alongside our creative team assisting on various shoots for the likes of Harvey Nichols and John Lewis. She is fantastic at working with your hair texture in creating the perfect shape easily managed at home. If it is a soft textured look your after, complimented with beautifully placed highlights and colour, or the perfect bouncy blow-dry a visit to Steph is a must.
Steph is one of our great lengths specialists and loves to work with clients creating not only the perfect colour but also the length, thickness and texture of the hair with the use of her skills.
Jade is a home grown talent, having worked at Russell Eaton for 5 years, she has quickly become one of the most popular members of our team with her infectious and bubbly personality she is a favourite amongst our clients.
Jade has a particular flare for long hair and the most blended, natural, soft colour work. She loves nothing more than to create the perfectly placed colour and shape complimenting her clients requirements whilst using her in depth knowledge and creating the perfectly conditioned hair as our in-salon careologist (an expert in hair care).
Jade has assisted on many events as part of the Russell Eaton artistic team including shows, shoots and seminars, all of which has broadened her knowledge and helped her to create the perfect client experience.