- MEET THE TEAM -
At Kinki Boutique we encourage our guests to try any or all of our Stylists to determine who they prefer or simply for a change. We are all passionate and skilled in what we do and won’t feel hurt or embarrassed by your choice or preference. K.B.
Artistic Director/Staff Educator/Salon Owner
Born in Australia and later raised in Norwich, Jason has been hairdressing for nearly 26 years. He loves to turn out creative, interesting, classic or just plain bonkers haircuts on his wide ranging age of clientele from 12 to 70. Training privately at the world famous Vidal Sassoon Academy, Mayfair, London then qualifying with straight A’s, winning the best haircut and student award, he was the only class member to be offered a job with a company with such exacting standards.
Working at the South Molton Street Branch, just off London’s fashionable and exclusive Bond Street for a spell he later moved to work at one of Toni&Guys first London salons as they were making their first waves in the hairdressing world. He later set up and ran his first successful salon in 1995 at the young age of just 25.
After a few rewarding years doing so and then having a relationship split he decided he needed a fresh challenge and so decided to knock on the door of Celebrities favourite hairdresser Trevor Sorbie. Finishing his advanced vardering in a mere 3 weeks and in record time won him respect from both Trevor and Angelo Seminar (Two times British Hairdresser of the year and master of his craft) who said he was one of the best haircutters in the company.
He also won praise from a visiting Eugene Solomon (Global session icon and Numerous British Hair awards winner) which also meant so much to him as he was an inspiration while he was learning his trade. Jason loves his job and what he can do for people,
“There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing the smile on someone’s face after giving them a makeover or hearing the positive feedback that comes from a recommended client”
After doing platform work and having been an educator for such companies in London and Stockholm (Sweden), not to mention styling the hair of many celebrities, he has had great opportunities to travel and has worked with some amazing hairdressers such as five of Sweden’s Hairdressers and Colourists of the year and top Session stylists that work regularly on international Vogue and Elle shoots also.
Turning down an offer to open a Toni&Guy salon and training academy in Copenhagen (Denmark) he returned to England and eventually found himself back in Norwich. Although not believing in pushing his name above his team and others in the press he has won numerous awards for his salon and indeed for other salons also, in fact one of his cuts made it into a collection for Charles Worthington to which Charles went on to win British Hairdresser of the year.
Previously taking a sabbatical and studying 3-D design at art college, he prides himself in taking an active role in all creative projects for Kinki Boutique including shows, photo and video shoots, press editorials, printed literature and interior design and he has also designed the architectural features such as the sloping glass on the shop front of Kinki Boutique, the sloping mirrored wall and same degree angle reception and partition walls as well as the fibre optic ceilings and blacked out backwash area that has massage chairs.
“The aesthetics and ambiance of a space has always inspired me".
I own numerous design and architects books and draw inspiration from people such as Norman Foster, Terence Conran, Karim Rushid, Tom Dixon, Philippe Starck, Verner panton, Charles and Ray Eames and Le Corbusier amongst others. I believe this keeps a strong corporate branding to our company so that when you walk into our salon you get a real sense of what makes us tick and you are not taken in by a veneer that has been created by somebody else.
“Being lucky enough to of traveled through nearly 30 countries including Asia, Australasia, America and most of Europe etc has opened my eyes to so much around me” Jason prides himself in being unpretentious and he treats everybody with the equal respect that they deserve.
He has a straight talking humorous approach to life and likes to have fun while he works which his clientele and team find refreshing, although he can run behind a little sometimes.
Luckily Kinki Boutique has its massage chairs to make your wait a memorable relaxing experience. His eye for detail and beauty is second to none and his long serving clientele travel as far away as Germany and Austria let alone the other side of England and London.
He charges a fraction of what he used to in the previous top salons in the country and beyond that he has worked in. He has lots of other interests outside of hairdressing such as playing guitar,music, snowboarding,design, fashion, D.J.ing and like most adrenaline junkies riding motorbikes. He feels that this has helped stop him from losing his love of his craft by him not getting too wrapped up in hairdressing alone.
He has a beautiful caring and fun wife named Sarah who works in Orthopedic and Trauma theatres when she isn’t taking care of their young boy Indianna-Tiger, who they are both hoping will become a rock star one day (like his uncle Eugene)
Jason has been nominated in this years Womens Loreal Colour Trophy Award Finals. He is also in the final 3 shortlisted nominees for the N.H.F (national hairdressers federation) Britain’s Best Hairdressing Awards.
- HEATHER -
Manageress/ Senior Creative Stylist /Great Lengths Cold Fusion Extension Specialist/
Creative Technician/Wedding Hair up
Heather came to Kinki Boutique having already been a Stylist and Extension Specialist for some years but wanting a new challenge of managing a salon. She may still be young but she has become an integral member of the Kinki Team, running the front of house and customer care within the salon.
A true all-rounder, shes very dependable and relaxed in the way that she runs things day to day. Heather still finds time to fit in some salon clients to keep her creativity flowing.
Shes also recently completed the Great Lengths advanced course, further perfecting her skills in their unique Cold Fusion System having previously specialized in their Original Heat Bonding System too. She loves putting up or styling hair for weddings and special occasions, so pop in for that special engagement or night out.
Heather is currently a member of The Fellowship for British Hairdressing’s Colour Project Team and she is also soon to become one of Redken’s Colour Degree Graduates.
- KATIE -
Creative Director/ Creative Technician
Katie has been with Kinki since they first opened in 2005. She's part time now since having a lovely little boy called Alex. She trained with Kinki from scratch and has a natural flare and eye for her work as well as being great with her clients. She used to run Kinki Boutique alongside Jason and he still sees her as his loyal, level headed confidante.
She sets the standards of customer care and organisational skills that the rest of the younger team can aspire to.
- CHELSEY -
Technical Director/Technical Educator/Stylist
Chelsey started at Kinki Boutique nearly 6 years ago. She quickly showed a talent for Highlighting and Coloring She is very detailed and clean in her work, also adding in her flare for choosing the correct Colour for your face, haircut and style. She frequently gets asked to perform Balayage, Ombre or Dip dying techniques along with other Creative Colouring or Colour Correction services. Chelsey has just bought and moved into her first house so she is busy buying new and shiny things to adorn her surroundings.
As well as teaching the younger and newer staff, she has been nominated in the L’Oreal Colour Trophy Award finals several times having partnered with Jason on his Haircut Final Nominations including both the 2013 Womens and Mens Finals.
She is also a member of ClubStar which is a creative group belonging to The Fellowship For British Hairdressing.
- CAROLINE -
Senior Creative Stylist / Creative Technitian
When Caroline performed her entry cutting test for Kinki she stood out for her natural ability in cutting. Many new stylists take some time to train to Kinki Boutiques high standards but Caroline has managed to rise through the ranks very quickly due to her enthusiasm in learning and turning out quality work. Caroline cuts some of the Art Students that attend The Norwich University of the Arts with her boyfriend. She is lively and engages her clients when cutting their hair. Caroline is quickly building a loyal following so do book if you want a specific time to avoid disappointment.
Caroline is also a finalist in this years L’Oreal Colour Trophy Mens Image Award.
- GREG -
Senior Creative Stylist / Technical Director
Having originally trained in London and Australia, working for Toni&Guy Cobella as well as House of Ernest and Head Studio, Greg has worked both as a Salon Manager and Staff Educator travelling around oz as well as Asia.
He has recently returned to England with his Ozzie wife and two little children and has decided to put down roots in Norwich.
He spent a short spell at the Cottage Hair and Beauty but found his ideal creative job with us.
He will be working alongside Jason Taylor training our younger Stylists and Apprentices as well as getting involved in all creative projects with us.
Greg specializes is Womens cutting and Colouring as well as Barbering too.
- DEBBIE -
Senior Creative Stylist / Technical Director
Debbie has 20 years experience in all areas of hairdressing including management.
She has worked at John Oliver, Orange, The Gallery Haircutters, Cream, Example and most recently has been a Manager at Regis.
She's attended courses all over the country over the years and so brings with her a wealth of experience, along with her bubbly and warm personality!
- HADRIAN -
Senior Creative Stylist / Technical Director
Our softly spoken gentle giant, Hadrian arrives from London as one of our Cutting and Technical Directors. Over 20 years of Experiance in London at Celebrity Salons such as Cobella, Headmasters and Toni&Guy means he brings a wealth of Experiance to our growing team at Kinki.
- NORMA -
Creative Stylist Level 2/ Creative Technician/Hair Up
Having been born and studied hairdressing in Belgium and more recently at H.O.B. London, Norma has been a previous winner of the Belguim, Wella Trend Vision Award, and has also been a finalist on numerous occasions both there and in the U.K. while working at Kinki Boutique. Shes very energetic and enthusiastic to work with. Norma has now returned to Kinki Boutique full time after taking a short sabbatical. You can receive 30% off with Norma for your first visit to her.
Norma also enjoys putting up hair for weddings and photo shoots.
- ALI -
Ali has worked in New Zealand, Saks U.K and several other established salons in Norwich, as-well as running his own business for a while. Now he has decided to DE-Stress, Simplify his life and have a little more time for his family. Operating his own business and clientele within Kinki Boutique, he has settled in well and is fun to have around. Ali is welcoming all of his previous clients as-well as their new recommendations too so spread the word!! :-) Please!
- KINKI BOUTIQUE -
01603 633 700 - 01603 633 339
5 CASTLE STREET . NORWICH . NORFOLK . NR2 1PB