The Team

Mark Riley

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.

Leanne Riley
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. 

Simone Adams
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. 

Chloe Firth
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. 

Larissa Kirrane
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. 

Laura Carmody
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. 

Hannah Rigby
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.

Sophie Crossley
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.

Lindsay Moore
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. 

Taylor Ellis
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.

Charlotte Bartholomew
Apprentice stylist

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. 

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. 

Janet McGlade
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.

Jacinta Carmody
Receptionist and salon manager - Waterloo
Sue Pike
Receptionist - Huddersfield