The Renaissance Hair and Beauty team are highly experienced hairdressers in all types of hair and beauty service, from hair extensions to wedding hair. Here’s more on each member’s background. To book an appointment at our Leeds beauty salon, call 0113 242 6224.
Position: Creative director and salon owner
Years’ experience: 20
Specialties: Bridal hair, cutting and education.
Favourite thing to do: Everything!
Inspirations: Every part of the hairdressing industry is inspiring to me, including the team around me.
Achievements: Lynsey opened Renaissance hair and beauty in 2011 after training and working for a number of high-end salons including HOB. She has styled photo and catwalk events across the country and her past clients include Dita Von Teese and Look Magazine.
Lynsey also created Bespoke Bridal which is made up of a team of highly skilled professionals for all your hair and beauty needs on your wedding day! Lynsey is a certified assessor and trains new stylists in house and works hard to ensure the young stylists are trained to the highest standard.
Lynsey works tirelessly to ensure that Renaissance Hair & Beauty continues to grow its reputation as a relaxed and professional salon which men and women around Leeds can visit for a look tailored precisely to their requirements. The loyalty of Lynsey's clients is a credit to her exceptional skills as a hairdresser. In 2019 Lynsey competed in the British hairdressing awards and is a FINALIST!
Position: Creative director
Years’ experience: 13
Favourite thing to do: pixie cuts, big bouncy blow dries and classic highlights
Inspirations: old Hollywood movie stars / grungy street style
Achievements: George is a colour technician, session stylist and an assessor. He trains all trainees in house alongside Lynsey to ensure they are up to renaissance standard. He has participated in a number of in-house photoshoots and has submitted photographic entry’s for Wella trend vision, British hairdressing awards and has also styled hair for stage shows.
George’s work is elegant and classic with a hint of Hollywood glamour.
Position: Senior stylist
Years’ experience : 13 years
Specialties : short cuts and bright colours
Favourite thing to do : all of it
Inspirations : latest trends and fashions
Achievements : Adam trained with HOB salons and has entered a number of competitions, one being the British hairdressing awards. Adam has also styled hair for charity fashion shows and worked on in house photoshoots, as well as completing in house training days and workshops to keep up with the moving trends.
Adams work is very creative, he loves making all clients feel amazing ensuring they love their salon experience, with many loyal clients following him from his previous salon, he loves to make professional friendships with his clients.
Position: men's style director
Years’ experience: 30
Favourite thing to do: loves all of it
Inspirations : Sam McKnight, Mario Testino
Achievements: Chris is a true hair and beauty veteran. He has travelled across the world, styling for British, Italian and French Vogue, Marie Claire, Tattler, GQ, Elle, Area, Wallpaper, Face, the Times and many other international publications. Chris has styled at the MTV Awards, BAFTAs, Brits and MOBOs, in addition to having worked at a multitude of fashion weeks across Europe.
Global hair companies Wella, L’Oreal, Sebastian and Schwarzkopf are all on Chris’s past client list, as are many celebrities including Robbie Williams, Lionel Richie, John Bon Jovi, Mary J Blige, Take That, Donna Summer, All Saints, Minnie Driver and Karen Mulder.
Chris work is of the highest standard and is meticulously perfected. Whether it be a tight and high skin face, a textured shag, a beard trim or a cutthroat shave you can guarantee, Chris heart and soul has gone into it.
Position: Senior stylist
Years’ experience : 13
Specialties : colour corrections, braiding and session work/bridal hair
Favourite thing to do : colour, styling and short edgy haircuts
Inspirations : Liz loves all things 90’s Grunge, alternative fashion and takes inspiration from stylists such as Angelo Seminara and Sophia Hilton.
Achievements: Liz is a colour technician and a session stylist, she has worked at Prague fashion week on multiple occasions and in 2017 she worked backstage at Download festival styling and cutting hair for bands and artists. Liz has participated in several inhouse photo shoots and styled hair for stage shows, she has also submitted photographic entries for competitions such as Wella trend vision, British hairdressing awards and Most Wanted. Liz became an educator in 2017 and works alongside Lynsey as part of Bespoke bridal. In 2019, Liz has cut, coloured and styled hair for BBC 4 productions and hopes to continue her work with them in the future.
liz’s work is meticulous and creative with an artistic edge and is always styled to perfection.
Position: Senior stylist
Years’ experience: 8
Specialties: cutting, braiding, bridal hair, colour
Favourite thing to do: Hair up, cutting, colour
Inspirations: Angelo seminara. Davines,
Achievements: Jak has worked styling hair at Salon International, London Fashion week, on the M&S S/S launch and has been part of the GHD young art Team. He has also worked backstage at Prague and Copenhagen fashion week on multiple occasions and works alongside Lynsey as part of Bespoke bridal. Jak has participated in several in-house photoshoots and has submitted photographic entry’s for Wella trend vision, British hairdressing awards and Kerstraight.
Jaks work is polished and classic with a creative edge
Years’ experience: 5 years
Specialties: gents fades, ladies textured haircuts
Favourite thing to do: Cutting
Inspirations : Dominick Serna, Ariel Hauck and Charlie price
Achievements : Jacob won student of the year at Leeds city college. He has completed a cutting course and a session styling course as well as completing a colour workshop
Jacobs work is very soft, natural and beachy with free forming textured styles.
Years’ experience: 7 years
Specialties : Styling short hair, balayage
Favourite thing to do: Pixie cuts
Inspirations: Sam villa
Achievements: Theo Joined the renaissance team a number of years ago before departing to travel Australia where he continued his work as a hairdresser. He has now returned and has slot straight back into the team. Theo has participated and completed several in-house training sessions and workshops as well as out of house courses with Westow.
Theos work is Laid back with a beachy vibe
Position: Graduate stylist
Years’ experience : 3
Favourite thing to do : Transformations
Inspirations : the work of my colleagues
Achievements : Jade started at Renaissance at a later point in her life than most of our trainees that join us but was thrown in at the deep end and passed her NVQ with flying colours and is a great graduate stylist! She attends as many courses as she can, and this year completed a cutting course and several colour workshops. Jade has also participated in a number of in house photoshoots as well as modelling in a few.
Jade’s work is meticulous and perfected, classic styles and soft natural colours.
Position: Graduate stylist and Hair extension specialist
Years’ experience : 5
Specialties : hair extensions
Favourite thing to do : making women fall in love with their hair and themselves all over again
Inspirations : Chris Appleton and the colour work of Guy Tang
Achievements : Suzy’s work was nominated for the hair extension category in the English hair and beauty awards 2018. She has also completed several courses including cutting and colour workshops. Suzy is trained in all methods of hair extension applications and she is also trained in all aspects of raw hair preparation including, tipping, double drawing, hand tied wefting, custom colouring and bespoke blending.
Suzy’s work is done to the highest standard with the perfect method of hair extensions selected for every specific hair type and need. With a seamless blend of length, thickness and colour, Suzy leaves every client with a bespoke style matched and fitted to perfection.
Holly manages reception and deals with the majority of our enquiries and bookings, she is the face of all the behind the scenes operations and keeps the salon running smoothly. Holly is here to help and is always happy to.
Alongside reception, Holly is also our nail technician, offering Gel nails in an array of colours for every event and season.
Position: Graduate stylist in training
Years’ experience: 2
Favourite thing to do: colouring
Inspirations: grungy edgy alternate styles
Achievements: Amy has spent the last two years perfecting her skills to become a fantastic stylist and has very nearly qualified in NVQ Level 2. She has also attended a number colour workshops as well as in house training.
Position: Graduate stylist in training
Years’ experience : 1
Favourite thing to do : colouring
Inspirations : Bright colours and edgy haircuts
Achievements : Leah joined the renaissance team last year and is flying through her NVQ, she is doing exceptionally well and is keen to develop her skills and techniques at every opportunity. Leah has participated in a number of in house training sessions for cutting and colour workshops.