• Avant Garde Salons

    Church Street | Hereford Salon

01432 357 588 | 6/7 Church Street, Hereford, HR1 2LT

Artistic Team

The current Artistic Team has been established for 4 years.

Sam Millard heads up the team as Creative Director followed by John, Emma, Carol and Jonni. Sam has earned his reputation as ‘Creative Director’ from his wealth of experience drawn from his previous employment with a large salon group in London.

The Artistic Team represent the salon throughout the year, as well as individual work, with regular appearances at Salon International and Salon North. Individual team members have also worked with Wella; styling hair for designers of London fashion week backstage. The team members enter Wella Trend Vision each year.

Sam has reached the grand finals twice, and Carol also made it into the finals this year (2017). Sam and Emma have also entered the British Hairdressing Awards, with Sam getting a ‘Midlands Hairdresser of the Year’ nomination in 2014, and Emma the ‘Newcomer’ award nomination in 2016.

The team create an in salon photographic collection each year to promote wearable styles in the salon for clients to have/be inspired by. The photographic collections and individual collections have regularly been featured in consumer hair magazines in the U.K, and internationally getting 6 front covers between them.

In salon training for stylists is also something the team enjoy and have trained/presented to the students and stylists to motivate the salon team and share new techniques.