Head stylist and Box founder Guillaume Ossant’s career began when he trained at the prestigious L’Oreal academie in Paris before being recruited to manage one of West London’s busiest salons. Since then he has trained at the Goodwell KMS academy in Santa Monica, LA and successfully managed two other West End salons. Guillaume has successfully established himself as the go-to hairdresser for expert balayage, ombre colouring, hair contouring and precision cuts. Outside of work he is a Celine Dion fan and enthusiastic horticulturalist and a terrible cook.
Upbeat and straight talking, Essex girl Laura, previously worked with Guillaume in the West End and was his first choice when it came to hiring talented staff. Fascinated by hair since childhood, she first learned to do her own hair and then began doing her friends at school. An expert in colour transformations, she studied at Central Hair Academy and prestigious Wella World Studio and has worked in salons in the West End, Chelsea, Canary Wharf and Essex. Laura is an in demand specialist offering transformative looks and is highly skilled when it comes to making her clients the perfect shade of blonde. Trained in both creative styling as well as classic cuts, she has an ever growing list of loyal customers.
A living mermaid with a vibrant shock of turquoise hair, Anna was born in Finland where she trained at the illustrious Salon Pepe Åhman in Helsinki. An instinctive colourist, she specialises in natural looking balayage but also enjoys giving her clients pastel hues or bold, creative colours. Since moving to London she worked her way up to Style Director at a popular Soho salon and developed a great reputation for mermaid hair colour transformations. Anna is meticulous with her consultations, prides herself on to-die-for scalp massages and is a committed Harry Potter fan.
Brad joined The Box in September 2017 after learning his craft in salons in Blackheath village and London's financial district. Inspired to take up the scissors by his older sister, he is equally skilled in precision gent's cuts and glamorous colour transformations. He impressed Guillaume with his technical skills, excellent customer services and commitment to a quality client consultations. Brad believes: ‘taking time to learn about someone's personality and individual style makes good hair’. Outside of hairdressing Brad enjoys 70s disco and boxing - but never at the same time.
Lauren joined The Box in December 2016 after impressing salon owner Guillaume with her creative and dynamic portfolio. Her precision cuts, quirky personal style and big personality have proved a big hit with her growing client list. Born in Croydon, Lauren grew up wanting to be a vet, but after a stint working in a salon while at college she discovered her true calling. After this revelation her training took place in the salon environment at a host of popular franchise salons as well as independent boutique salons. Lauren has achieved the highest L’Oreal colour qualification making her an official ‘L’Oreal Colour Expert’.
JACQUI THE DOG
Jacqui's excellent people skills and ability to fetch a ball are known all around her native Deptford. Since completing an MA in Canine history from Barkbeck she has focused her studies on human's fascinating desire to sculpt and colour their head fur. She will be a part time receptionist at The Box while she researches and writes her final PhD dissertation.