Chaps & Dames - Keeping Finsbury Park & Highbury in style!
Global / International star Gerald Where hasn't this artist been ? From France to Germany to Canada-Gerald has managed salons all over the world and led salon teams as a highly experienced visionary in the hair industry. With over 25 years experience Chaps and Dames has hit the jackpot again and welcomes this warm ,insightful and good humoured professional to our floor. Geralds motto to his team members of past is " That was good- now what else can you do? " Wise words of encouragement - really interesting guy- you gonna love him! Oh and Gerald is bang on the early morning starts( 7 days a week from 9am )so to you early birds out there . Voila!
Dorothea TATTOO artist!
Tattoo artist Ladies and Gentlemen, the Amazing Dorothea just landed in London after working between Florence and Sicily for the last two years! This girl is a creative artist just dying to get a taste of The London tattoo vibe! Exploring various styles is a keen interest of hers - from old school to new trends — Boom ! skies are the limits - like literally - she's even got paintings of 'Swallow's on her New Tattoo studio - did you know that they represent 'Ever lasting love!? Anyways, whether you want a new set of eagles wings to fly with or a cool FLASH to spike up your image , book into to see Dorothea for a free consultation- brain storm the latest tattoo trend together - and spread the Love!. Oh and Dorothea also cares for the planet guys so she'll be running her studio as environmentally friendly as possible! No plastic cups or straws I'm afraid! firstname.lastname@example.org
HEAD BARBER EDIZ
Sick Barber Welcoming back the one and only 'Ediz the Menace . This fiend left us back in 2017 only to return with with a new NVQ level 3 Barbering qualification and an revised and improved approach to his art. Sick haircuts are available to those who select this beast of a short hair stylist ; Even 'Theo' lets him cut his hair man and Theo is one fussy client dudes! No jokes, it's a pleasure to have him back an attacking the new clientele of Highbury. Ediz wishes in another life that he could have been an assassin . Instead in this life he's only executing sick haircuts!. Lucky for his customers a!?
Master Stylist & Technician One of our elite and most established Stylists is Theo is from Greece. Being as popular as he is must be hard , yet he really is one of the most popular guys you'll ever meet, I mean everybody just LOVES THEO! Not alone for his devilish good looks (That must help ) though Theo is a free hand master at hairdressing and can give you ladies a cut and blowdry you will never forget. Honestly we're willing to put money on it!.... From hair ups for weddings to a dazzling new colour job, Theo's flare as an animated and vibrant stylist (known at times to perform a theatrical, ballet like spin at the end of your haircut) leaves you feeling at the top of your game. In between hairdressing Theo likes to beat his boss Paul Federici at a sneaky game of Chess, question is will he be able to??
HEAD STYLIST VEE
HEAD STYLIST VEE Don't she look good in that pic! Vava voom - Vava vime - Vava Vee - the spectacularly smooth stylist from Dalston ! Guys , take a seat and rest assured your experience will be smooth - precision cut - and styled to a V - I mean a T! A featured GUEST stylist at C&D - Vee is so exclusive - we don't actually know when she'll make an appearance at Chaps & Dames - Is it a Thursdays, Fridays or is Saturdays?? ......The mystery continues as Salon Director Paul Federici attempts to book this elusive , on high demand stylist. No honestly - V is so smooth - she puts Galaxy smooth chocolate out of business - we're extremely grateful to welcome this post COVID-19 lockdown stylist for stepping in at such short notice - and with all the qualifications she needs to back her up-= Nough Respect! Boom!
HEAD STYLIST FIONA Fiona Introducing the latest addition to the C&D floor- a viking descendent and born and bred londoner! She’s so English - Fiona has in fact been known to wear a horned helmet on the weekends - so stay tuned everyone… Oh and there’s more….When you book in with Fiona- you get more than just a hair cut - see Fiona takes you on a journey to the ends of the universe. No honestly- one of her passions is Astrology - So if she’s making you look beautiful and starts talking about the moon- don’t be surprised - she’s actually been there- through her telescope at least ! Ok , jokes aside - with 12 years experience and all the necessary qualifications - with an unassuming and gentle style (see she’s a carer in her spare time ) Fiona brings a gentle loving touch to your service. She’s also a good friend of Head stylist Vee - so that will introduce an interesting angle of new politics to the C&D staff meetings 🙄
Graduate Stylist/Tech Well, what can we say, simply Natalie is a force to be reckoned ; intellectually, charismatically, style...damn this girl has got it going DOWN! A hard work Ethic combined with a passion to gain insight into the business makes this young lady an astute professional in the making . Zooming around the place (unlike her counterparts Rachel and Ralph) cleaning the salon like a rocket, Chaps & Dames is safe by night and day , rest assured ladies and gents your welcome will be taken care of; jackets off, refreshments provided accompanied by such a warm, genuine and graceful smile. Making quick footsteps as an Academy stylists, if you want an affordable cut or colour , then look no further and book into see Natalie and witness the early days of great success story! We very much welcome Natalie to the C&D family and wish her the very best of luck. C&D
Head Stylist/Tech From london, a quarter dutch and Indonesian , currently enrolled at LHAA hairdressing college completing her level 3 NVQ and recently promoted to Head stylist tech by her Lord and Master Salon Idiot/ Director Paul Federici , ladies and gentlemen ( Bang, CRASH, Kazoom!!!) .... Chaps and Dames...... introducing Madam Torture Garden herself , the amazing, the, sweet and beautiful Rachel!!!! A besotted Marilyn Manson fan Rachel is helping the shop out now with interviewing and assessing top stylists -cos she's so damn awesome and proving to Director Paul she's got what it takes to manage a salon and lead a team! Oh and she can paint your hair pink, purple or blue in a flash so if your want the 'alternative' look then make sure you book into see Rachel. She's also a cynical twisted queen who is always giving Paul backchat and reminding him of his insignificance so don't be suprised is you hear some outrageous banter between the two of them ! Cheerio Folks!!
Educational Director Salon director and good friend and trusted partner to Salon Director Paul Federici, Kelly Marie is the educational directing body behind the C&D standards of hairdressing and technical colour. With over 14 years of experience within the hairdressing industry starting out as a mere Saturday girl this girl has worked her way up the ladder to now directing the stylists at C&D towards a standard of professionalism which, in collaboration with C&D, plans to spearhead an educational department of a C&D school for hairdressing students. With her time preciously divided between training and assessing in house C&D apprentices and acting as a consultant to MD Paul Federici, Kelly Marie is arguable our most popular and busy stylist catering for C&D clients stemming back from it’s early days. With virtually every single qualification under belt, this lady is the industry standard of professional hairdressing.. Kelly also loves her three Chihuahuas and is on a mission to become the strongest women in the world with rock hard abs and Tonks arms in her spare time following a dedicated fitness regime and healthy lifestyle! Go on Kell!
SENIOR BARBER / JUNIOR STYLIST Senior barber/developing stylist A NVQ accredited barber Ralph joined our team since 2017 and has since been serving the shopfloor. A classically trained barber: sharp fades, short back and sides are his thing and he can offer the smoothest wet shave to be experienced. In addition he is also a stylist who can offer styling cuts and blowdries. Ralph has a professional and cool vibe and can offer intellectual exchanges to those searching for it. Ralph is a animal lover and loves his cat Lucky.
Apprentice / Lina Our brand New Apprentice Lina is our latest expansion project , and we've recruited ( after the Great legends Davidas and Jurgita ) yet another Born and raised in Lithuanian ! She graduated hairdesser school back in 2012, and after a long hitchhiking trip through Europe ( via Donkey ) , eventually landed her in London where her love for hair reignited and destiny called her to our floor! In-between hunting for loop holes to take advantage of free coffee via special offers from the likes of Starbucks ( watch it guys, this ones sneaky!) Lina will be actioning the endless roles associated with reception , salon assistance , and of course practicing her NVQ level 2 paper and practical work schedule. She apparently also enjoys a killer cup of tea when she's not drinking coffee - We better keep and eye on those tea bags here at C&D ! Honestly we wish her the best of luck , welcome to the team Lina!
Graduate/ Sherrie Graduate Stylist Sherrie completed her level 2 and 3 NVQ in hairdressing in the spring of 2020 and is now on the floor getting the experience she needs. At home Sherrie is the house stylist practicing her short cut fades for her boys, highlights ,bobs , perms you name it on her daughters and correction haircuts for her husbands self made butchered home cuts. She even cuts her pet pooches hair too - but don't worry - not with the scissors she's using on C&D clients! A passionate mother and husband ( Family is important to Sherrie guys!) now her kids are all grown up , her next success story is to become Finsbury Parks hottest hairdresser! Let's see how we can help her achieve her dream !
Salon Director PANDEMIC or no PANDEMIC and Just fresh off a Videl Sassoon hairdressing course( back in November 2020) , this guy is the driving force and mastermind behind C&D . Having set the salon up 17 years ago in a much quieter FINSBURY PARK to having later personally selected the now current 14 dedicated strong team AND now branched out to a 2nd premises in HIGHBURY, FEDERICI is absolutely determined, with his trusted artists and mentor /partnership ( Director and mother Anna Maria ) to drive C&D into the new modern day business climate. Long gone are the days you would have seen this guy tinkle away at his piano in the shop in a much quieter C&D….
Owner/Executive Director Chaps & Dames would not exist if it wasn't for this amazing woman. Investor, mentor and partner to C&D (also mother to Paul Federici) A.M ensures the company upholds equal opportunities, pays the living wage to it's staff and that diversity extends to include all races, cultures and age groups. Book keeper and Team leader along side Paul, A.M is the protector of C&D representing all staff and their entitlements to a fair and just employment within the establishment following legislation and principle every step of the way. With a vision to making C&D a recognised brand name including the introduction of a board of directors and shareholders (something in the pipeline) A.M is watching out for C&D day & night by tapping into a wealth of experience nutured as team leader in the civil service for over 20 years where she briefed ministers on important issues to do with education and the rights and protection of women and children! Much thanks and respect is owed to this wonderful and much loved woman.