Reuben Wood Hair & Beauty has once again been recognised for the outstanding work of our team, and one member in particular, with resident stylist, Steve Barnes, winning the Avant-garde Creation Award at the Great Lengths Awards 2016 event, hosted at the Royal Armouries in Leeds on Sunday, September 18th. Our team was joined by […]
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Reuben Wood Hair & Beauty
The Design House
110 High Street
Reuben Wood Hair & Beauty Salon
110 High St, Manchester M4 1HQ
Meet The Team
Take a look at Reuben's workAfter completing training in 1998 for Toni & Guy in London, Reuben went on to both work and teach for the company, before making the decision to start his own business and open his own salon at the age of twenty four. Reuben Wood Hair & Beauty opened in 2004 with an aim to providing Reuben a space in which he and his team could explore their creativity, as well as offering a constantly discerning service for their clients. An emphasis on teamwork and a strong work ethic has made the salon a much-loved Manchester institution.
To progress his company further and push new boundaries, Reuben and his business partners decided to open a new space: Reuben Wood Creatives - in October 2013. This space would be a fully functioning photographic studio (as well as a high-end salon) and provide the team with a place to explore a multitude of innovative endeavours such as editorial fashion shoots, teaching sessions, and private events. Since its opening, Reuben Wood Creatives has exceeded all expectations and become a vibrant and exciting creative hub which accepts new challenges and adapts to each individual client.
Alongside his Manchester business, Reuben has consistently worked as a session stylist in London, New York and Paris. Assisting top fashion hair stylists such as James Brown, Giannandrea and Martin Cullen, Reuben broadened his editorial experience and used these jobs as an opportunity to learn even more skills and techniques. Seeing himself as fortunate to have these incredible experiences - for example, working with photographer Nick Knight - Reuben takes advantage of these favourable circumstances to try to work on as many creative projects as possible.
Publications that Reuben’s work has appeared in include American Vogue and Another Man, together with working closely with various British and international celebrities for OK! magazine. In addition to working on fashion editorials, Reuben also has a wealth of experience at working with runway models for London and international fashion weeks, as well as styling a multitude of celebrities for both public appearances and personal engagements. One of Reuben’s favourite shows to be a part of was Nicola Formichetti’s debut at Diesel in April 2014: a beautiful Venice location and an opportunity to utilise extremely technical hair techniques involving complex braiding.
Now celebrating sixteen years in the industry, Reuben is embracing the new projects coming his way. Working with some of the top agencies in the country, he hopes to continue taking on fresh and constant challenges, alongside expanding his Manchester businesses.
Stylist WorkCharlotte started her career at Vidal Sassoon , it was there she completed her training before moving onto Toni & Guy Manchester. Charlotte became the head Art Director and helped set up the Toni & Guy training academy where she taught for the North of England and set up training programs for new apprentices.
Charlotte worked on the the major shows in London and assisted Toni & Guy founder Anthony Mascolo.
Charlotte has worked on several show for London Fashion Week including Vivienne Westwood and Agent Provocateur. She has also worked with famous photographer Mick Rock on many occasions styling some of Manchester’s most famous bands.
Take a look at some of Steve's work hereSteve, one of our senior members of staff, has recently been promoted to assistant manager. His strengths include; cutting, styling, gents barbering, clipper work and hair-up's for any occasion. Steve has also worked closely with Reuben on various editorial and commercial photo shoots as well as working independently on his own work. Steve has a strong, individual style which is reflected in all aspects of his work.
Steve began his hairdressing career at the age of 17, where he started working for Toni & Guy in his home town Cheltenham spa, qualifying top of the class. In that time he built a strong cliental and assisted many photo shoots including a British Hairdresser entry and also worked on stage at the Winter Gardens. His passion and flair for the industry landed him a position at the Toni & Guy flagship salon in Sydney . Once home, he moved to Manchester and fluttered around a few salons until he found us.
Stylist WorkAngela has accumulated over eighteen years worth of colour experience. She has worked both internationally and in the UK, and has a L'Oreal Colour Specialist Degree. A 2014 finalist in the L'Oreal Colour Trophy, she has also won or been a finalist in numerous other colour technician competitions and has trained Reuben Wood staff in all aspects of complex colour techniques. Angela was also a key and well respected educator for Toni & Guy Manchester Academy and specialises in highly technical colour correction, foil highlights and all types of pre-lightening, and directional fashion colour. Her clients remain loyal to her because of her excellent reputation as a colourist, her knowledge and expertise, and the fact that the quality of her work speaks for itself.
SENOIR STYLIST / TECHNICIAN
SENOIR STYLIST / TECHNICIAN
Stylist WorkTilly moved to Manchester eleven years ago to pursue a career in fashion. After two years at university she decided that her real passion was for hairdressing. Since then, she has worked in salons across Manchester, Liverpool and London. During this time, she has worked on a junior art team, been a salon ambassador for Kevin Murphy and taken part in a number of competitions and editorial photo shoots. Tilly's unique style and eye for detail is reflected in her work, which is both contemporary and casual.
Stylist WorkSammie started her career at Reuben Wood as an apprentice, and was trained as a stylist under Reuben's tutelage, with significant input from Charlotte. She has now been part of the team for over four years, and was North West Young Colourist Winner in the 2014 L'Oreal Colour Trophy. She then went on to win a place as a colorist on the prestigious ID Artist Team who work with Loreal to create and present the upcoming trends for each season. Sammie has become a trusted member of staff with a clientele spanning both colour and cutting, and specializes in both male and female cuts, expert blow drying, beautiful hair-dressing for weddings or other important events. Other experience includes working with actress Brooke Vincent at the National Television Awards, creating and teaching quick styling techniques to Manchester Topshop customers as part of their Christmas promotions, and writing about her styling ideas for our blog and assisting on a 12 page fashion spread for GQ Style Magazine.
At 16 started his hairdressing career working for Toni and guy Manchester. He stayed there for over 8 years develop his skills and all aspects of the trade. In his time with them he did his varding course, becoming a specialist in colour and gain a distinction and top of his class. Ready for a change of pace and to take on new challenges he moved into the city and began working for our team. Since working for us he's entered the wella trendvision were he reached regional finals and been involved in several editorial shoots. Josh has thrived working with his new team, expanding on his skills and learning from everyone's individual styles whilst creating his own.
Take a look at some of Bec's work hereSince Starting my career I have gained experience in all aspects of the industry. My strengths include Cutting, Styling & Hairups & I have a passion for session work. I have worked on many Editorial & Commercial photo shoots as well as working in television, on shows such as Hollyoaks & Car Share.
I began my career at 16, training in the Midlands before moving to Manchester to pursue my ambitions. Since then I have since assisted on many British Hairdressing Award winning entries as well as been a member of numerous creative art teams including the Clynol Protégé Team.
Latest News From Reuben Wood Hair Salon
Reuban Wood was celebrating in March after winning one of the four positions in the North West Regional Heat for the L’Oreal Colour Trophy Awards 2016. The team at Reuben Wood was led by Gillian Wood, who persuaded the judges via the fashion inspired Autumn 2016/17 look. The team will now go on to compete […]