Award-winning Royal and celebrity hairdresser Richard Ward is one of the industry’s leading lights, and one of the media’s most wanted hairdressers. Pioneer of the super salon concept, his eponymous, uber-cool award-winning Sloane Square salon plays host to a team of over 90 expert staff, looking after the hair and beauty needs of over 1,200 clients per week including a glittering celebrity clientele.
With his royal connection and his media and television persona, Richard’s huge consumer awareness both in the UK and internationally make him one of the country’s ultimate high profile hairdressers; he is recognised all over the world as one of the leading British style and hair trends authorities. Richard and his team remain hairdressers to HRH The Duchess of Cambridge and HRH The Countess of Wessex, as well as looking after a devoted and loyal celebrity clientele in his exclusive Chelsea salon.
Endorsing his position as one of the industry’s most influential commentators in both trade and consumer press, Richard regularly appears as an industry spokesman in the media. His expert hair makeovers, soundbites and comments on all things hair appear regularly in a host of newspapers and glossy magazines, making him the quintessential voice on innovations and trends in the hairdressing industry.
Further cementing his international reputation, 5 years of extensive scientific development have resulted in his global iconic brush range, Tangle Angel. With it’s unique detangling technologies and innovations, Tangle Angel is now distributed in over 40 countries. Richard’s also developed a hugely successful range of wet products, retailing his Richard Ward Chelsea London range exclusively in Waitrose stores throughout the UK (with one product sold every 30 seconds in their stores) and selling internationally in the US, Australia, Taiwan, Korea and China. Richard has also recently been appointed Global Ambassador for the recently launched US volumising range Volaire, which is already developing a cult following state-side.
Renowned for his world famous trademark Chelsea Blow Dry, and latterly his Chelsea Braid Bar and Chelsea Barber Shop, Richard’s philosophy is about making sure their hair makes women look and feel fantastic. His ethos is that modern hair should be natural, free-flowing, touchable and wearable, and he believes that the right products should complement the cut to deliver healthy, shiny glamorous hair, making the couture hair look accessible to everyone and guaranteeing a good hair day, every day.