Oskar
Pera

Salon Director

Trained in classic techniques in the longest established hairstyling academy in Seville, Spain, Oskar began his career in Palma De Mallorca, serving Europe's high society. He moved to London in 2006, styling in leading Shoreditch hair salons, before working independently for fashion labels, magazines, models and artists, and private clients. His relaxed and affable manner gives lie to his consummate talent. He is in high demand both in Shoreditch, London and internationally for his exceptional cutting, styling and colour services.

Oskar has styled for many brands, including Dior, Vivienne Westwood, Kenzo, Chloé, Erdem, Fred Perry, Lacoste, JW Andersen, and Peter Pilotto. He has delivered creative editorial work for magazines such as Vogue, GQ, Ponystep, Volt and Dansk. Models and artists served include Florence Welch, Cara Delevigne, George Michael, Sharleen Spiteri, The Alpines, Trudie Styler, and Kate Nash.

Hannah
Phillips

Senior Technician

A renowned colourist, Hannah recently joined our team after a decade at Taylor Taylor, one of Shoreditch’s longest established hair salons. Over 16 years in the hair industry she developed expert artistic and technical skills, resulting in her ability to deftly handle complex colour changes and finishes.

Hannah has worked with many celebrity clients, including Niall Horan of One Direction, Pixie Lott, Olly Murs, Jessie Ware, Caroline Flack, and Ladyhawke. Music videos include 3 Words with Cheryl Cole and Will i Am, Every Night I Say A Prayer with Little Boots, and the official Coca-Cola music video with Mark Ronson for the London 2012 Olympics. She has also worked on numerous London and Paris fashion week events, for fashion brands including Anya Hindmarsh, Antipodium, Alice Temperley, and Charles Anastase.

Gemma
Basri

Senior Stylist

With around 15 years of experience in the hair salon industry, Gemma is an accomplished hairdresser and a talented colourist. She began her career working in busy London hair salons, before a break of several months to travel the world opened her eyes and heart to the creativity of East London. Most recently she was based at Vision salon, formerly of Shoreditch, joined The Drawing Room as a Senior Stylist.

Gemma has continually invested in her skills, training with Goldwell, L’Oréal, Wella and, after completing a Redken Masters, is a Certified Colour Specialist. She is an expert in creative colouring, foiling and artistic team cutting, and had also trained in nanokeratin permanent blow dry. Inspired by fashion and individual style, she loves the transformation of hairstyling, whether that’s achieved through a simple trim or a complete style change.

George
Connoley

Stylist

After getting a taste of hairstyling at a boutique hairdressers in Kingston, George enrolled at the highly regarded Sassoon Academy in Mayfair. After graduation he gravitated to the buzz of East London, first working at Vision salon and then Radio London, before joining The Drawing Room.

George has styled at London Fashion Week on the Toga and Nicole Farhi shows. He has assisted Oskar magazine shoots for Mo and French Shoot. He has a keen interest in the fashion industry and especially enjoys the experience of contributing to its creative presentation.

Hector
Pera

Stylist

Trained in leading Shoreditch hair salons, including Radio Salon and Foster London, Hector has gained more than five years of experience in assisting and hair styling since he arrived in London from his native Spain. He is a talented cutter and much in demand for his skills with blow-drys.

In addition to hair salon work, he has acted as assistant to renowned hairdressers Paul Merritt and Riccardo Andrenacci, as well as his brother, Oskar Pera. Hector has assisted for British and Russian Vogue, Volt magazine, and on George Michael’s White Light music video.

Sergio
Diaz Mesa

Stylist

Born in picturesque Andalusia, but raised as a Madrileño, Sergio was preoccupied by a passion for hair styling that distracted him from his studies in fine art. After collaborating with friends to offer styling and photography services to amateur models, he decided to train as a professional hairdresser.

Coached in classical hair styling techniques, including hair-ups and blow-drying, Sergio honed his skills at the popular Jose Navarro hair salon in central Madrid. In 2012, he advanced his career with a move to London. Sergio focuses on women’s hair cutting and men’s barbering. He is adept with naturally curly hair and enjoys fashion and bridal styling.

Kajo
Sartori

Assistant

Born in the former Republic of Yugoslavia, Kajo moved to Italy with his family when he was aged 7. He has long nurtured his interest in the arts and creative endeavours, exploring music, drawing, acting and handicrafts. After studying multimedia design and fine art at The Academy of Fine Art in Urbino, and volunteering as carer for those with mental disabilities, Kajo moved to London.

His first job was in The Grapes, the historic pub in Limehouse owned by Ian McKellen, and he made East London his home. His interest in creative skills drew him to hair styling and he is developing his skills under the tutelage of Oskar Pera. Kajo continues to pursue his interest in art, including exhibiting a collection of his work at Brick Lane.

Poquito

Dog

Lacking in talent when it comes to hair styling, but relentlessly passionate about retreiving a thrown stuffed animal, Poquito makes occasional appearances to entertain our clients and give them a good sniffing. As gentle as he is tiny, Poquito is a much loved fixture of the Spitalfields and Shoreditch hair salon scene.