The team at Ishoka love what they do. Making people look and feel fantastic is such a rewarding role and one that the team at Ishoka excel at.
The business thinker behind Ishoka Hair and Beauty, Malcolm is a Salon Partner and a founding member of Ishoka Hair and Beauty. Coming from a fast paced business background, Malcolm, alongside Philip and Kathryn, knew the vision he wanted to bring to Aberdeen and through much research and dedication has achieved success like no other.
As a Salon Partner, Philip is one of the founding members of Ishoka Hair and Beauty. From the beginning of his career over 30 years ago, Philip has always had one goal in mind – to bring London service to Aberdeen, and this is one goal he continues to achieve. His commitment and passion to the industry have won him numerous awards including 3 times winner of Scottish Hairdresser of the Year at the British Hairdressing Awards.
A founding member of the Ishoka brand, Kathryn has achieved fantastic success through her career within the hairdressing industry. An afro specialist, Kathryn has achieved award wins at the British Hairdressing Awards and black beauty Awards, and works closely with Philip and the salon team to provide the up-most in training and education for the Ishoka Team.
Lesley-Ann has been with Ishoka for over 16 years, initially starting her career on reception and latterly as Front of House Manager. Responsible for ensuring each client visit exceeds their expectations, Lesley-Ann also ensures the salon and the salon team run like clockwork. There is nothing she loves more than making Ishoka clients feel special.
Alison joined Ishoka as Saturday Assistant and has been with the company for over 25 years. A qualified trainer and assessor, Alison is not only a busy hairdresser, expert in Easilocks hair extensions and one of the salons key colour technicians, she is also involved in the training of the Ishoka team. A key instigator of the Ishoka Style Bar, Alison ensures Ishoka clients are always at the forefront of hair fashion.
Working within Ishoka for over 15 years, Rosemary is based in the salon working between the reception area and the office, where she is responsible for salon rotas and stock management. The first point of contact for the salon stockist’s representatives, Rosemary ensures your favourite product is always available at Ishoka.
As one of Ishoka’s longest serving team members, Diane has been part of the team for over 20 years, working part time as part of the Front of House team. Diane loves that each day is never the same, and has built a fantastic relationship with the salons loyal clientele and team surrounding her. A hardworking and dedicated individual, Diane loves working as a team and enjoys seeing the team achieving success.
With her ultimate goal to soon become a fully fledged Stylist, Suzanne is well on her way to achieving her goal with her commitment and passion to her career. Working closely with her fellow Ishoka team members, Suzanne loves learning different techniques and skills and how to transform catwalk looks into client wearable styles.
Justin joined Ishoka as one of our mature assistants at the age of 25, and quickly fell in love with the craft, which saw him fly through the ranks of his training. Justin is now our Salon Colourist, welcoming a fantastic clientele already within his first year. Justin has also sealed his spot 2 years in a row representing the UK with the #SKPCOLLECTIVE team which has seen him style has for fashion magazine shoots, fashion shows and stage work.
One of the longest standing members of the Ishoka team, Irene has been with the team for over 21years and brings happiness, a calming and friendly atmosphere to the salon. Nothing is ever to much to ask Irene, and as a trusted team member, Irene is responsible for all house keeping duties.
One of Ishoka’s longest serving members of staff, Laura is a fantastic asset to the team. Laura loves a challenge, and more importantly, loves seeing her clients happy and over the moon with their finished result. From a young age, Laura new hairdressing was the industry for her and through years of dedication and passion for the trade, has built up a loyal clientele, relationship with the partners and the team and is known for her extensive knowledge of many different techniques.
After joining the salon in 2015, Marissa has enjoyed developing her colour and cut knowledge before becoming a stylist. As a stylist she loves to create all styles, but very much enjoys creating dimensional blondes and bouncy blowdrys.
A lover of all things hair, Mark is known for his speciality colour work within the salon, and loves experimenting with new tones and techniques to create a fantastic transformation. A people person indeed, Mark loves meeting new clients from all walks of life, and is up for the challenge of transforming the hair of someone who’s looking for a new style. Mark’s all about pushing the boundaries, and is always bringing new ideas to the table in order to raise the standard within the industry.
As one of Ishoka’s resident Stylists, Gillian is a fantastic asset to the team and is always smiling within the salon. Gillian is great at building client relationships and enjoys nothing more than seeing clients feeling good about themselves with their new style. A head full of knowledge, Gillian is the one to speak to when looking to try out the latest in hairdressing retail products, and provides fantastic aftercare advice, having worked with the brands stocked for many years.
Having worked for Ishoka over the past 18years, Doreen is a crucial part of the Ishoka Front of House team. Her friendly persona and love for the clients shines through, and she takes each job and makes it her own. She loves interacting with clients and ensuring their experience at Ishoka is nothing less than exceptional.
One of the newer members of the team is committed and hard working to reach the goal of becoming a top stylist. Hannah is a well organised member of a staff and a great team player.
Aged just 20, Megan started with Ishoka as a Part-time Saturday girl when she was 15. She completed her level 2 a year and a half ago. Currently her work consists of applying colours for stylists and helping with all round salon procedures.
One of the most recent members of the team to join us at ishoka, Olivia is a hardworking and dedicated individual, who is determined to reach her goal of becoming a top stylist and completing her training in the salon. Olivia loves learning about new products and techniques from her team, whilst also enjoys working closely with the salons partners and trainers Philip and Kathryn.