Stephen Fordham

Artistic Director

The Company Director, Creative leader and overall good guy! He has been a regional finalist at the British Hairdressing Awards three times and has lead his team to so many awards that he is now listed in the Toni&Guy hall of fame as they ran out of awards to give him. Stephen is a member of the Essensuals group artistic team that shoot the annual window campaign for the whole group.

His passion is hair and education and he loves taking someone that is entering the industry with no previous experience and guiding them to become an award winning stylist. He is a colour degree holder.

Stephen is also a freelance educator for Redken which is an accolade that he is very proud to have achieved.

Stephen is known for just understanding hair and getting the client what they want and what they can manage. He has a clear straight talking style and loves being teased by his team and clients. A big character who loves big characters. Whether the client is a celebrity from Hollyoaks or a regular who books in with Stephen – they all feel like a celebrity when they leave.

When you read the team member profiles there are concurrent themes – quality and family. That is the experience you will have when you visit the salon. You will feel like a well looked after family member.

Stephen Fordham is a member of the Essensuals Group Artistic Team. To read more about this click on

Fun facts: Stephen does have his own personal Spiderman costume – he states it is because he is the actual Spiderman – but we are yet to be convinced. He has completed the moon walk for Breast Cancer and the Wolf Run for Tommys.