MEET THE Team

Dan - Director Colour

Dan is co-founder of Williams and Rice and celebrity hair colourist. His early career started in Covent Garden at the award winning Trevor Sorbie salon.

He has worked with iconic industry names throughout his career and has worked at the top salons in London’s Mayfair and Chelsea. Dan has had work published in fashion journals, he has travelled globally to look after clients hair, teaching at seminars and worked on product development for major hair care manufacturers.

Dan has an impeccable eye for colour and his work is much sought after for his endless summer looking shades as he is a master of luxe-looking blondes. Dan has a passion for educating his clients with the best hair care and how to keep their hair looking healthy and natural.

Andrew - Director Cut/Style

Andrew known as Will – as a short form of his surname – is Co-Founder of Williams and Rice.

Having been in the industry for 26 years, moving to London and working in some of the most famous salons in the heart of Mayfair, honing his exceptional cutting and styling techniques, and gaining valuable management and NLP (Neurolinguistic programming) qualifications along the way.

He is well known as a session stylist for countless fashion shows and film/photo shoots both here and abroad, and boasts a Who’s Who of VIP clients.

Will is the “go to” stylist for Concierge teams from most of the top Mayfair Hotels, and the Connaught especially see Will as their firm favourite.

Chanel

With 15 years under her belt, Chanel is a busy colour and hair extension specialist with a loyal clientele. She travelled the globe teaching and inspiring as a brand ambassador, and worked on many editorial shoots for luxury magazines.

Whilst having many VIP clients, to Chanel every client who sits in her chair is a VIP.

Her USP is undone glamorous hair that looks natural, with an eye for skin tone and in-depth knowledge, Chanel ensures all her clients leave with hair that compliments and looks fabulous.

If Chanel was stranded on a desert island her 3 must-have items would be, fake, truffle crisps & of course a silk Scrunchie.

Chris

Christopher has a wonderful eye for luxurious natural-looking colours with an elegant twist.

Having worked with some of the industry’s best colourists, Christopher has always worked within the Mayfair / Knightsbridge / Chelsea neighbourhoods colouring clients from home and abroad…

Claire

Claire has a passion for fashion, an addiction to shoes and an eye for detail.

With over 20 years of experience, her USP is her super soft touch that puts her clients at ease. She has mastered the art of many techniques including hair extensions and smoothing treatments.

She is your go-to stylist whether you are male or female looking for a precision haircut, bouncy blow dryers or hair up. She’s an all-around amazing stylist.

James

Coming from a thoroughbred background of hairdressing, having spent the majority of his 15 years in the business of cutting and styling at the worlds leading luxury department store, Harrods of London.

His passion for Hair-up do’s and effortless waves earned him the name of The King Of Bouncy Blow Dries. Having worked with numerous celebrities over the years, James is well-known amongst the elite.

He’s travelled the world for numerous clients
who just love having his vibrant and colourful personality with them wherever they go.

James’ love of Fashion, accessories and trainers gives him that stand-out quality that he is so loved for.

Ross

Ross has 16 years of experience in the industry working in and around Chelsea, mainly focusing on effortless ready-to-wear classic styles inspired by his love of vintage music, cinema and fashion 

Ross also continues to pursue his work with friends around the fashion industry with recent shoots for Twin Magazine, Vogue Singapore and designer fashion outlet Flannels to name but a few 

Sasha

With a career spanning three decades, Sasha is experienced in expertly cutting all hair types and styles from salon friendly to avant-garde. 

Immersed in hair from birth Sasha took her first steps on the floor of Vidal Sassoon’s Bond Street salon as a child. Spending weekends and holidays there with her mother, herself a hairdresser and educator. 

Years later Sasha’s career began under the apprenticeship of one of her mother’s former students, Andrew Jose at his Fitrovia salon.

Following in her mother’s footsteps, she then embarked on her own Sassoon career. Undergoing their rigorous vardering programme before working in their Leeds and London salons, and teaching in their world-renowned academy.

Sasha’s reputation precedes her, and her client base is broad and varied with a loyal following who will fly in from Ireland, the Caribbean, and Pakistan.

Want a haircut that will pass the wash-and-go test? 

Sasha is the stylist for you.

Shantel

Shantel joins us with her incredible passion for hair, having qualified from the salon at Harrods, Knightsbridge. 

With many showbiz faces seen in her chair, you can rest assured that if you’re after a big bouncy blow-dry, a fabulous new cut or a Sunkissed balayage she will make you feel a million dollars. 

Shantel brings years of luxury service and experience in creating beautiful hair for any occasion. 

“It’s not just hair… It’s the smile that I create as well”

Kristina

Started her hairdressing career in Chelsea just over 6 years ago. She has been trained by top stylists in Chelsea salons. She specialises in cuts, styling and blow-dries. 

“I think that 90% of my arm strength comes from Blow-drying!” 

Kristina is a big believer in:

Good hair = Good mood = Good day  

Riccardo

Riccardo is a professional hair stylist. He started his career in Mayfair and over the last 5 years, he has been based in Chelsea.

He has gained solid expertise through the years and his attention to detail makes him the stylist that he is today. He takes pride in his work and makes sure his clients walk out of the salon satisfied with their hair and have had the best experience.

Riccardo knows how important it is to make every client feel the best version of themselves. 

Angela

Angela

Angela began her career in Mayfair, learning her craft from some of London’s finest establishments and sophisticated salons. With over 12 years of experience at the highest level in the industry, Angela has styled many influential names and VIPs on fashion weeks from London to Paris. 

Working her way up in Mayfair from junior to the exquisite stylist she is now, Angela is a hardworking individual who represents class and elegance in every way. Her unique workflow adapts from client to client adding a personal touch to all. 

Angela styles, cuts and colours. She takes pride in delivering the best experience for her clients in every aspect.

Monika

Monika’s career as a blow-dry stylist started over 10 years ago in Chelsea.  

She is a senior blow-dry stylist, who loves making every client feel very special and looks fabulous for any occasion. 

She is the Queen of big bouncy blow-dries and beach, twisty waves.

Andrea

Andrea originates from Italy. He started his career 13 years ago at one of Italy’s top salons.

Andrea came to London 8 years ago after working extensively abroad. In London, he worked on fashion shows as well as working in some of the top salons and establishing himself as a sought-after freelance stylist.

Andrea has contemporary and free-flowing techniques that create wearable effortless hair for the modern woman.

He is an experienced colourist with a gift for balayage and perfectly blended sun-kissed highlights. 

GRADUATES

Shelan

Shelan has 6 years of experience working at multiple salons with a Level 6 NVQ. She is working devotedly to acquiring new skills through her training at William and Rice to become a creative stylist. 

Being an avid learner she is always open to new challenges. She grasps new ideas and concepts quickly and can apply them skilfully. She is always keeping an eye on the latest trends and is always eager to try something different. 

Shelan specialises in hair washing, and hair massages, as well as, cutting and blow drying. Her attentive and professional care leaves the client feeling refreshed and revitalised.

Mimi

“Mimi has an enthusiastic, charismatic, and her natural Ecuadorian warmth personality which will instantly make you feel at home at Williams and Rice.

Multi-talented, Mimi also provides a good head massage service, her specialty is full body massage.

Mimi listens carefully to the needs of each Client, ensuring that every Client leaves the Salon feeling beautiful and relaxed.”