The Jo Hansford Salon located in the heart of Mayfair, offers a stylish and welcoming atmosphere for clients to enjoy the very best in colouring and styling skills. The emphasis is on maintaining healthy hair and colour excellence. "Clients expect the most natural look, the most creative use of colour and the very best technical skills, we simply provide it," states Jo Hansford.
Now approaching its 9th anniversary, the Salon boasts a busy clientele where celebrities, such as Elizabeth Hurley, Yasmin Le Bon, Jessica Lange, Amanda Redman, Camilla Parker-Bowles and Nigella Lawson sit alongside media and professional people, all enjoying the very best colour, cutting and styling service.
"Years ago, the belief was that the style came first and the colour stayed firmly in the background," says Jo Hansford. "It was very unusual for a colourist to set up a salon putting colour in the forefront." However, at the Jo Hansford Salon styling skills match the colouring skills in terms of technical expertise.
Jo Hansford is the only female hairdresser to have launched her own nationally available range of hair products - her name is synonymous with beautiful colour and well conditioned hair. As a woman creating products for women when customers buy the Jo Hansford products, they are not just buying a shampoo and conditioner or hair colour, they are buying into her years of expertise and understanding of hair colour and its structure. By successfully addressing the needs and demands required to achieve beautifully coloured hair with superb condition, Jo Hansford colour maintenance range for colour treated and highlighted hair and Perfect Colour Semi Permanent and Permanent colours have been created.
With the products enjoying great success in the UK, Jo set her sights on the American hair care market. In partnership with a leading hair care manufacturer the products were launched in February 2002 to the elite within the American media. During a week long visit in New York, Jo worked her colour magic on the heads of around 28 beauty editors and editors of leading American journals. Her visit was such an unprecedented success that she is due to return within a couple of months to do a whistle stop tour of New York, Chicago and Los Angeles and an extensive round of TV and Radio interviews.
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An Insight Into The Career Of Jo Hansford
JO HANSFORD's illustrious career began back in the glory days of Vidal Sassoon. It was, she says: "a most magical time... the absolute best time to start a career in hairdressing.... I feel so privileged to have been part of that whole exciting scene."
Since those early days, JO HANSFORD has worked worldwide with Vidal Sassoon, heading his colour department for a number of years before joining Daniel Galvin as a partner in his colour salon. In 1993 she opened her own colour salon in Mayfair where she further established her reputation as "the best tinter on the planet" (American Vogue). She built her business from an initial staff of eight "I couldn't envisage a time when we would ever need the downstairs area of the salon", to what it is today: "we now are 53 staff, with an Academy across the road, and there are times when we just don't have enough chairs!" She has been involved with stars of film, television and stage shows. David Jason can often be seen sitting in the colour room, hair covered in tint, totally happy to be there. "We thought of having a VIP room," says Jo. "But so far it hasn't been a problem. Anyway, all my clients are VIP's as far as I am concerned."
Jo has worked with many famous heads in film and television including David Jason particularly throughout his career as the face of Del Boy and Frost. Amanda Redman is also a regular visitor to the Mayfair salon both professionally and privately – Jo has turned Amanda many shades from blonde to brunette and back again for her ever changing parts in leading television dramas. Yasmin Le Bon has been a loyal client over a number of years and most recently, top model Liberty Ross turned to Jo when she had to flaunt multi-coloured tresses for a Vogue Magazine photoshoot. Band members of the Corrs – Andrea and Caroline can be seen sitting side by side having hair pampering sessions and the up and coming group Alice Band are also regular clients. Few hairdressers have had the pleasure of working with so many celebrity heads and maintain them them as loyal and regular clients.
In a business where someone's looks can either make or break them, the many celebrities who regularly entrust their hair to Jo include: Camilla Parker Bowles, Cate Blanchett, Yasmin Le Bon, Elizabeth Hurley, Amanda Redman, Caroline Aherne, Liberty Ross, Andrea and Caroline Corr , Claire Goose, Fiona Phillips, Ann Davies and a host of top models.
Jo Hansford has succeeded in what is primarily a male dominated industry. Her entrepreneurial spirit makes her a great role model for other young, career-minded females. Without doubt, it is her superb eye for colour, her strength of character and her friendly and down-to-earth approach that has ensured Jo her place as THE leading female hairdresser in the UK today.
'The First Lady of Hair Colour'
"COLOUR IS TODAY'S MOST IMPORTANT HAIR COSMETIC AND IT IS A POWERFUL FASHION ACCESSORY. IT BRINGS TO YOUR HAIR WHAT MAKE-UP CAN DO FOR YOUR FACE - A MORALE BOOSTING TOUCH OF GLAMOUR." JO HANSFORD
If you struggle to maintain the condition and colour of your hair, then help is at hand with colour supremo Jo Hansford's range of products.
Jo Hansford, who is renowned for her ability to turn hair colour into a powerful and glamorous fashion accessory, has a celebrity client list which reflects the extensive knowledge and expertise whereby she is now considered the U.K.'s leading authority on hair colour.
Calling on her vast experience, it took Jo two years to perfect her unique collection of products designed specifically for the home hair care market. She lived and breathed every moment of its conception: "I was involved with every minute detail of the product - formulations, bottle design, graphics and marketing. I was determined that the product would not just have my name on it, but that it would be the best quality and most effective product available. " says Jo.
As a woman creating products for women - she is the only female hairdresser to have launched her own nationally available range of hair products - her name is synonymous with beautiful colour and well conditioned hair. It is this trust element and rapport that Jo has built up with both her salon clients and the consumers who buy her products, that gives her range a unique placement in the market. When customers buy the Jo Hansford products, they are not just buying a shampoo and conditioner or hair colour, they are buying into her years of expertise and understanding of hair colour and its structure. By successfully addressing the needs and demands required to achieve beautifully coloured hair with superb condition, Jo Hansford colour maintenance range for colour treated and highlighted hair and Perfect Colour Semi Permanent and Permanent colours have been created.
JO HANSFORD COLOUR MAINTENANCE PRODUCTS
As a woman creating products for women, this range has been personally formulated and tested by Jo for exclusive use at home. Designed to work together to shine, condition and protect colour- treated and highlighted hair, the Jo Hansford colour maintenance products contain pro - vitamin B5, Wheat protein and a High Shine Complex to leave all types of hair with an exceptional shine, keeping colour longer.
JO HANFORD PERFECT COLOUR
These colours contain a unique High Shine Complex which will leave hair with a really exceptional high shine finish. They are safe to use and guarantee excellent results when used on virgin hair. The semi-permanents are suitable for blending in upto 15% of grey hair and will last for approximately 24 hair washes. They will not lighten the hair but will add warmth, richness and depth. The permanent colours are designed to cover upto 30% - 50% grey hair. They will lighten hair up to 2-3 shades from your natural base colour, and give rich, intense colour on darker hair. Remember: Permanent colours grow out, not wash out. Read instructions TWICE, and always do a strand test.