PREMIER STYLIST, HAIR EXTENSIONS SPECIALIST
Length of Service: 18 years
Languages spoken: English, Punjabi
Sonia joined the salon in 1999, completing the extensive in-house company training programme. All-rounder Sonia has worked with Richard on many of his TV makeovers and transformations, assisting him on shows like What Not to Wear and Extreme Makeover.
Sonia was incredibly proud to be part of the team who took care of the Bridal Party for the Royal Wedding in 2011 and over the years she has built up a loyal and devoted following of clients; recognised for her wearable cuts and easy to maintain looks.
Sonia now specialises in Great Lengths, Balmain and Hair Rehab Real Hair Extensions. Sonia is expert in using wefts, pieces and micro-rings and her knowledge and skills in using and blending both real and artificial hair to create volume and length is unsurpassed. With a long celebrity client list who count Sonia’s skills with extensions as one of their best kept secrets, Sonia is on mission to re-educate women on how this bespoke, individual approach to the world of extensions can transform hair not just in terms of length but by adding the illusion of density and body.
Sonia’s signature speedy and long-lasting blow dry ensure that she continues to remain much in demand and a core member of the RW team, juggling her role as mother of her twins and her hugely successful career.
Every member of the Richard Ward Hair & Metrospa Team is fully qualified and extensively trained in every aspect of hair services however Sonia’s particular areas of expertise include:
- Hair Extensions– Sonia is an integral part of the RW team in providing a bespoke service for clients to meet their extension needs. With unsurpassed knowledge and experience, there is not a lot this lady doesn’t know about the addition of hair. She is pro-active and progressive in her research in this ever-evolving marketplace, ensuring as a salon that we are at the forefront of introducing new products and services in the sector.
- Adding Volume, Texture and Colour Wefts – Don’t be fooled – extensions are not just for those clients who just want long hair! Sonia has led the way in the skill of adding volume and texture for those clients who may feel their hair density is an issue, want to give their hair style some added volume or simply want to embrace their fun side in experimenting with colour wefts without ever meeting a colour technician.
- Long Hair – Sonia’s background lies in cutting and styling and she really embraces her love of long hair. Taking time to listen and thoroughly consult with them, she will be finite and understanding with her clients in delivering cutting and styling advice.
- Classic Blow Drying – The queen of the speedy blow dry, Sonia has an extensive following for her long-lasting blow dries. Although she is quick, she will always give the client an outstanding finish.
- Memory Forme – Clients have said this service has literally changed their lives when it comes to their day to day styling routine and Sonia has led the way in this service offering. The process quite simply adds more of the hairs natural protein, Keratin, into the individual hair cuticle resulting in a smoother, glossier result which can cut blow dry timing in half. Sonia has championed this semi-permanent treatment and is expert in both the express version and the full longer lasting version.
- Smokey eyes – It doesn’t have to be about a full face of make-up – Elle’s outstanding blending techniques ensure she can create the perfect dramatic eye look, which can make the difference between you owning a room when you enter or simply being lost in it.
- Bridal Make-up – Brides need to look fresh, natural and beautiful but all delivered with expert staying power. Elle will carry out a lengthy consultation to ensure every bride is as confident as she is glowing.
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