Richard was 13 when he first took a Saturday job at a local salon. He produced his own artisan hair show aged just 16, and at 22 opened The Boutique in Ellesmere Port – pouring the lessons he learned and passions he developed into a salon business that flourished and thrived under his creative direction. A decade later, Richard now manages a staff of 25 and recently expanded into a larger premises to rebrand as The Boutique Atelier.

Fiercely passionate about education – he’s a sought-after educator in his own right (his team receives continuous training), and a big player on the session circuit – he’s regularly booked on the backstage teams at all four Fashion Weeks and has worked for big names and brands including Chanel, Dior, Balmain Paris, L’Oréal Professionnel, BaByliss PRO and Erdem, Richard successfully manages to juggle salon ownership with an independent session career.

Look forward to an unmissable creative presentation delivered by Richard and members of his team, together with an exclusive interview, taking place on the main stage on Sunday night. It’s going to be

– includes full business programme, champagne reception, three-course dinner with wine and overnight stay with breakfast

– based on two people sharing a double or twin room

– Monday business programme only

Salon Smart takes place 29-30 March 2020
at the 4* Park Plaza London Riverbank hotel on London’s South Bank