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OUR TEAM

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THE TEAM

Director & Founder

Neil Moodie

Neil Moodie is one of the UK’s most successful and respected hairstylists, who has been a leading figure in the fashion/beauty industry for over three decades. His work has graced the cover of over 50 Vogue magazines and he is a favourite for many leading ladies including Gemma Chan, Cara Delevingne, Nicola Coughlan, Felicity Jones and Sonam Kapoor. Neil has also been the ambassador of numerous product lines including Aveda and Bumble & Bumble, plus he was the co-founder of hair brand Windle and Moodie formed in 2008 before resigning in 2018.

He is currently UK & I Ambassador for Pureology

Studio Manager

Jarnelle Thomas 

Jarnelle started her journey into the creative world of hairdressing at the tender age of 14, working her way up through the ranks as a stylist and colour technician.

After 20 years she reached her goal of becoming a busy established hairdresser in Mayfair. At this point she wanted to explore all aspects of the hairdressing world so took on the task of managing the reception team at a reputable salon in Central London.

Jarnelle joined the Neil Moodie Studio team as salon manager in March 2023.

Creative Director

Cat Hindle 

Born in the Netherlands and raised near Reading, England, Cat embarked on her hairdressing journey at the age of 15.  In 2012, she made the significant move to London, fully immersing herself in the world of fashion shows and photoshoots. She has lent her expertise as an assistant on notable shows like Mulberry, Paul & Joe, and Edward Crutchley.

The salon is where Cat truly thrives, feeling most at home. She takes immense pleasure in forging connections with her clients, guiding them through the entire hair transformation process to achieve their ultimate hair goals.

Cat's passion for hairdressing knows no bounds; whether it's cutting, colouring, or styling, she revels in the daily diversity it offers. Beyond the salon, she finds joy in traveling, whipping up culinary delights, pursuing her love for running, exploring art galleries, and indulging in social activities.

Creative Art Director/Colourist

Luke Tyrrell

Luke is one of our independent artists who joined the team in May 2023. He moved to London in 2018 and his dedication to his craft helped him explore many avenues of the hair industry. After his time as a L’Oreal ID Artist, Luke developed a tenacious passion for creative education and has worked on many colour campaign shoots and educated on stages nationally.

He is an in-demand Colour Specialist renowned for his ability to blend creative and natural colour placement techniques to achieve stunning bespoke results.

With a background in Fine Art, his innate understanding of colour enables him to breathe life into every shade he creates.

Creative Stylist

Brixton Cowie

Brixton was born and raised in New Zealand. Growing up by the beach, he was always fascinated by how the sea enhanced the hairs natural texture and colour. Something which has translated into Brixton’s hairdressing today.


A talented stylist and teacher of the next generation of talent, Brixton loves to create tailored effortless wash and wear looks that work with the clients natural texture. When not in the studio Brixton is often found on editorial shoots or backstage at fashion weeks, where he has worked with the likes of Tim Walker and Burberry,

Creative Director

Valentina Ingrosso

Valentina moved to London from Italy in 2010, where her career has seen her be part of teams for London Fashion Week, and the British Independent Awards. She also assists in editorial shoots for some of the world’s most prestigious magazines, including Vogue Italy, Dazed, Numero Berlin and Arena Homme.


Hairdressing has always been Valentina’s passion, something she inherited from her mum. She loves to celebrate natural beauty and is an expert with all hair types; but having curly hair herself has provided her with even more specialist skills in that area. She was also named one of the 22 best wedding hair and make - up artists in the UK by Harper’s Bazaar in 2022. Valentina believes that, “everyone can have amazing hair. You just need the right haircut, style and products.”

Art Director

Elpis Tampakakis

Elpis, a highly adept hairstylist, possesses outstanding technical expertise. Commencing his career in his homeland of Greece, he later transitioned to London, honing his skills in renowned West End salons, including the iconic Vidal Sassoon.

His passion for session work blossomed during this time also.

Elpis is devoted to showcasing and enhancing a client's personality through their hair, inspired by his love for pop culture and fashion.

Creative Stylist/Colourist

Kelly May

Kelly May has over 20 years experience and knowledge in the industry working in various Central London salons. 

Her achievements include working backstage at various fashion weeks and on photo shoots.

She is a former L’Oreal Professionnel ID Artist 

Kelly has re-entered the industry as a new mother, driven by a fresh passion to uplift and empower fellow mums. 

Art Director

Daniel Moura

Hailing from Portugal, Daniel has worked in hairdressing in the UK since 2012. Since moving to London he has worked in Central London salons and was twice a finalist in the Schwarzkopf young artistic team. 

He now splits his time assisting on fashion shoots, campaigns and shows around the world as well as doing his own shoots too.  When in the NM Studio Daniel creates modern, precision haircuts and loves colouring hair to complement his cuts.

He was formerly 1st assistant to Neil Moodie. 

Art Director 

Tim Crespin

A global hair stylist, with over 25 years experience, Tim has lived and worked mainly in NYC and London. Renowned for his creativity as a freelance session hair stylist Tim has travelled the world, working extensively with prestigious photographers for luxury fashion and lifestyle brands, international magazines and advertising campaigns. He has worked with famous celebrities including Marisa Berenson, Heidi Klum and Millie Mackintosh. Tim now likes to divide his time between shoots and the salon.

Creative Colourist

Lorraine Massarella

Lorraine began her hairdressing career at 16 in London's Soho, honing her skills over a decade at Toni and Guy as a talented colourist.

She furthered her expertise by completing the L’Oréal Colour Specialist degree, with a special focus on crafting beautiful highlights whilst maintaining hair's integrity.

Following a salon hiatus, where she took some time out to raise her children, she is now back to bring her passion for hair to her clients once again, joining the NMS team, part time, in February 2024.

Outside the salon, Lorraine's a dedicated mother of two teenagers, finding joy in running and various fitness activities.

Stylist/Colourist

Francesca Spirito

Growing up around hairdressing with both her Mother and Godmother being hairdressers, Francesca started her hairdressing career in 2016. 

Beginning her training in established central London salons she took a one year hiatus in 2021, but decided to re-visit her love of hair by joining the Neil Moodie Studio in July 2022.

A specialist in fine hair -although she loves working with all hair types- Francesca enjoys keeping up with the latest trends, having assisted on red carpet events and fashion shows. She loves nothing more than making clients feel confident and happy.

She is also trained in the Keratin treatments we offer at the studio.     

Stylist

Molly Newell 

Molly's journey in the world of hair began in 2017 as she embarked on her training at the prestigious Vidal Sassoon. After successfully completing her training in 2022, she set out on a captivating travel adventure, only to return to the UK with an even greater passion for expanding her skills in the realm of hair. Molly has recently become a valued member of our team, where her enthusiasm for learning and staying updated on the latest techniques and trends is truly inspiring. As a junior stylist, her unwavering motivation is rooted in ensuring the absolute satisfaction of every client she works with. Molly's precision cutting expertise shines, and she has a particular affinity for working with texture and various hair types, adding a unique touch to each client's style.

Art Director

James Bickmore

James is a renowned session artist. Not only has he styled and worked his magic on celebrity artists such as Camilla Cabello, but James can also be found working with noteworthy designers at Fashion Week and collaborating with industry experts creating fashion and editorial campaigns.

He has a flair for precision cutting, which includes all types of male grooming and fashion-forward styling and specialises in beautiful and effortless finishes. James’s clients really can’t get enough of his professionalism and undeniable sense of style.

Studio Assistant

Georgia Howorth

Former model Georgia decided to leave the fashion world behind and begin a new journey into the world of hair. 

She began her training full time by joining the NMS team in September 2023. 

Would you like to join our team?

This Could Be You

To join the NMS team, email us with your CV/Resume on 

enquiries@neilmoodiestudio.com

Would you like to join our team?

This Could Be you

To join the NMS team, email us with your CV/Resume on 

enquiries@neilmoodiestudio.com

Would you like to join our team?

This Could Be You

To join the NMS team, email us with your CV/Resume on 

enquiries@neilmoodiestudio.com

Every single member of the team at the Neil Moodie Studio has been carefully chosen based on their shared values with Neil, and of the salon. We are all dedicated to making the industry we love an inclusive, fair and responsible sector to work in, and to ensuring that all our customers feel welcome, included and at ease. 

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