Mark Riley's passion and commitment has translated into a lifelong successful career in hairdressing. His proudest achievement is the Mark Riley Training Academy, which to date has provided education to hundreds of hairdressers, many of whom have risen through the ranks and opened successful salons of their own.
Manager and Advance Director - Brighouse
As the salon manager, Leanne makes sure everything runs like clockwork. She has been a stylist at Mark Riley for over 20 years, is a colour degree specialist for L’Oreal Professional and an NVQ Level 2 and 3 assessor. You’re in exceptionally good hands with Leanne. Specialist in Great Lengths hair extensions.
Advance Director - Huddersfield
One of the longest standing stylists at Mark Riley, Simone has over 14 years experience and is an award winning hair extensions specialist. Inspired by the perfectly preened eras of the 20’s through to the 60’s, you’re guaranteed meticulous attention to detail with Simone.
Ruby Mae Wright
Style Director - Waterloo
Ruby has been with Mark Riley since she started her career over 10 years ago and has a natural passion for hairdressing. Inspired by the 90's and Amy Winehouse, Ruby loves to create bridal hair and colouring and opts for Bamboo volume spray to create a full and immaculate finish.
Style Director - Brighouse
After 14 years with Mark Riley, Chloe has perfected dressing hair, pinning and experimenting to creating new looks. Inspired by 1960’s style icons such as Audrey Hepburn and Twiggy, Chloe choses L’Oreal Pli to create a curly, bouncy and smooth look which is set for hours. Specialist in Great Lengths hair extensions.
Creative Stylist - Waterloo
Larissa has been with Mark Riley since she started her hairdressing career over seven years ago. With Audrey Hepburn as her style icon and Sassoon as her biggest influence, Larissa particularly enjoys colouring and put up's and loves to use Lanza Healing Serum which smells amazing and leaves hair feeling soft and lightweight. Specialist in Great Lengths hair extensions.
Nail Technician - Waterloo
Laura has been with Mark Riley for over two years and is a nail technician at the Waterloo Salon. With a love for the 50's and the daring style of Twiggy, Laura is inspired to be different and create unique looks.
Graduate Stylist - Huddersfield
Hannah began her hairdressing career at Mark Riley and after five years in the salon, she has developed a love for getting creative with colour and gents hairdressing. Her inspiration comes from Nicky Clarke, Marilyn Monroe and Megan McKenna.
Senior Stylist - Huddersfield
A specialist in creative colouring and cutting, blow drying and gents hairdressing, Sophie has over 10 years experience. At the cutting edge of fashion, Sophie takes inspiration from 90’s grunge, Jade Fenix-Hobday and Alexander McQueen. Sophie loves to use Aveda Phomolient to give ultimate volume for the ultimate blowdry.
Style Director - Waterloo
Lindsay has spent her career with Mark Riley and has over 10 years experience. A highly qualified stylist, Lindsay particularly loves meeting new people and transforming her customer's appearance using different cuts and colours. She most admires celebs who have a quirky style such as Twiggy and Madonna.
Senior Stylist - Brighouse
With over 14 years hairdressing experience, Kimberley loves creating big beautiful hair and unique colours whilst training students in the Mark Riley Academy. She is our expert when it comes to hair extensions and holds an Assessors Award and a PTTLS Award. Inspired by Katy Perry, Elizabeth Taylor and Alexander McQueen, Kimberley respects the classics while keeping an eye on the latest trends.
Salon Manager and advance director - Huddersfield
Taking inspiration from 1920’s classics to Alexa Chung, Kate Moss and Vivienne Westwood, Ella has 12 years experience and a love for colouring and always uses Phomolient to create big, bouncy blowdrys. Specialist in colour and Great Lengths hair extensions.
Apprentice stylist - Brighouse
Taylor loves colouring and blow drying and chooses Liss cream and L'Oreal Professional Pli to create a beautiful finish. Cara DeLavine and 1920’s styles inspire Taylor to push the boundaries when it comes to delighting clients.
Creative Stylist - Brighouse & Waterloo
Having worked at Mark Riley for seven years, Jake has four year of styling under his belt. His favourite aspect is colouring to create on trend looks using different techniques. With an admiration for Tom Ford, Karl Lagerfield and his peers in the salon, Jake has learnt techniques the true Mark Riley way and adds his own sense of style. Specialist in Great Lengths hair extensions.
Nail technician, beauty therapist and colour technician
With over four years at Mark Riley's, Lauren is a nail technician, beauty therapist, stylist and colour technician. Lauren is inspired by the whole Mark Riley team, in particular Leanne Riley. Her favourite product in the salon is Savage Pinash which is amazing for volume and hold.
Colour Technician - Huddersfield
Inspired by the colouring techniques of Guy Tang, Jemma has 13 years hairdressing experience, specialising in colouring and has a love for creating the glamorous looks of the 1950’s, using Mythic Oil Shampoo to create a stunning moisturising and conditioning finish.
Charlotte has been with Mark Riley since August 2016 and is particularly enjoying setting and dressing hair. She loves the 1950's Marilyn Monroe style, is influenced by Mark Riley and uses Pli which is great for holding curls and gives a good grip for a big blow dry.
Andrea Beckie Russell
Training Academy Manager
With a career spanning 31 years in hairdressing and 19 of those years at Mark Riley, Andrea brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the students in the academy. Her favourite products are from the Aveda range and in particular the Blue Malva Shampoo to neutralise golden tones.
Bethany is at the start of her hairdressing career and has found a love for colouring. She is inspired by Guy Tang and loves to use Bouncy and Tender duo cream and gives a nice lift, bounce and shine to hair.
Graduate Stylist - Brighouse
A qualified hairdresser for over 5 years, Andrea is inspired by icons Farrah Fawcett, Kate Moss and Marilyn Monroe and has a natural love for every aspect of hairdressing. Andrea chooses Myhic Oil to make even the driest hair more manageable.
Assistant Manager - Brighouse
Having worked at Mark Riley for over 12 years, Janet is the Assistant Manager in the Brighouse salon and is the Mark Riley Training Academy Co-Ordinator. Her favourite product is the Lanza Hydrate Detangler which leaves hair feeling soft and easy to manage.