Business Owner & Head Stylist
After working with many of the top hairdressers across the UK, in 2010 Jamie decided to start his own hair salon in his home town of Swansea, South Wales. Top of his list was finding a prime location for the Hair Salon. The vibrant, up-and-coming Swansea Marina development seemed the perfect choice, with many new restaurants and businesses focusing on this area of Swansea.
Jamie has won a number of top hair styling awards during his career, including:
- Goldwell Welsh Junior Stylist of the Year Runner Up
- Loreal Mens Image Award Regional Finalist
- Loreal Colour Trophy Regional Finalist
- Loreal Talent Spotting Regional Winner and National Runner Up
Jamie has worked in London for the fashion shows of Agent Provocateur and Asto Kudo, styling hair for beautiful celebrities such as Rebecca Ferguson, Sarah Harding, Pixie Geldof, Abbey Clancey, Dawn O’Porter and many more.
Jamie has also been an expert columnist for industry publications, including Your Hair magazine and Hairstyles magazine, along with the likes of Andrew Collinge, Charles Worthington and Nicky Clarke. Jamie gives advice on celebrity’s hair and how to achieve the looks at home, plus other tips and help.
Hair Salon Team
Martine Van RijswijkSenior Stylist >>››
“Hey, I’m Martine. I’m a Senior Stylist that has a passion for the hairdressing industry, with over 12 years of hairdressing experience helping at fashion shows for AvantGarde Hair in the UK and applying creative make-up for photoshoots, music videos and weddings. I have also worked in Kuwait with the Toni & Guy team – I gained experience and worked in a different Middle Eastern environment. Along with managing other salons, I have a vast knowledge within the hairdressing industry having been on a range of GHD cutting courses, TIGI creative cutting, and EVO men’s cutting courses with NVQ 1/2/3. In 2008, I became Eastern Regional Finalist in the L’Oreal Colour Trophy. I have worked at the Jamie Hill Salon for 3 years, it has such a friendly yet professional atmosphere. I love coming to work!! :)”
Blair SoczewkoSenior Stylist >>››
“Hi, I’m Blair. I am a Senior Stylist. I have over 15 years’ experience cutting hair and have working in some of the best salons in Wales. I previously ran my own hair salon called ’26’, which was based in Swansea. I am solely into cutting this is my passion. I love being creative and styling hair. I also won National Hairdressing Federation Welsh Hairdresser of the Year a little while back. I previously worked with Jamie in Talking Heads, hence why I am now working with him, as I enjoy his work ethos and really enjoy the creativity from the team and the salon. I thoroughly enjoy progressing my cutting skills by attending courses all over the UK, and do this every year to keep my cuts on trend.”
Mikey LewisSenior Stylist >>››
“Hi, I’m Mikey. I am a creative stylist and colour technician with over 10 years’ experience. I have always had a passion for hair, but after embarking on my apprenticeship at the age of 15, immediately my passion became my profession. Since then, I have had the pleasure of working with some of South Wales’ top salons and industry specialists. I have run my own successful salon in the city centre (‘M Noir Salon’) and I am now thrilled to be part of the skilled team at Jamie Hill’s. As a professional always striving to provide the most excellent service, you must be open to learning new and interesting skills and techniques. That is why I have sought advanced training in colour and cutting and will continue to do so.”
Danielle DawkesSenior Stylist >>››
Profile coming soon!
Monta KalmaneJunior Stylist >>››
“Hi there! My name is Monta, but everyone calls me Moe. All through my childhood I wanted to be a hairdresser. When I lived in Latvia, every day after school, I’d go to my uncle’s salon – I always admired his hairdressing skills. He gave me the motivation to be where I am today. I’ve completed my NVQ 1 and 2, and currently on my NVQ 3. My passing is hair up and hair colouring. I love formulating new colours and experimenting with them. This is why I love entering competitions from local to worldwide, as I get to be as creative as I want. Recently I have also completed my training in the Aveda Academy in London, which was an amazing experience! I have won WBTA Student of the Year in 2015, and won WBTA Creative Hair in 2014. I was also nominated Best Welsh Junior Stylist of the Year in 2014.”
Naomi DoyleJunior Stylist >>››
“Hairdressing has been my passion since my first job at 14. I make it my mission to stay up-to-date and learn new techniques to create the latest and trending styles. I have completed NVQ level 1/2 and I’m currently working towards NVQ Level 3. I’ve worked on photoshoots alongside Swansea’s top make-up artists, models and photographers. I’ve also had the pleasure to work alongside London’s top hairstylists and make-up artists styling models ready for the catwalk for up-and-coming designers in London Fashion Week last year. I’m known to be a perfectionist and I strive to create work that is at the highest possible standard.”
Chloe LewisColour Technician >>››
Profile coming soon!
Molly ThomasApprentice >>››
Profile coming soon!
Beauty Salon Team