Meet the Team

Meet The Team At The Best Hairdressers In Halifax!

Meet the talented team at Anthony James Hair Salon in Halifax. We can't wait to help you with your hair, offering tailored and detailed consultations to ensure you leave our salon looking and feeling fabulous.  If you are interested in an appointment, please book in by calling us on 01422 747001 or 747002 or you can book online. 

Joanne';

Say hello to our Salon Owner / Director Joanne Lewis...

How long have you been a stylist?

Longer than I care to remember! I started in hairdressing aged 14, working for my mother in her salon as she did with her 4 sisters in her family salon back in Northern Ireland. I have been lucky enough to be in hairdressing in the eras of Punk Rock, New Romantics '80's big hair, Jennifer Aniston in the '90s, right the way through to today's styles.

Which styles or colours do you absolutely love doing/are you renowned for?

I love cutting short hair and enhancing it with colour to express my clients' personality and give it the wow factor.

What do you love about being a hairdresser?

I love being creative and listening to my clients' expectations so I can create a bespoke shape for them to feel confident and empowered by. I also try to make clients feel comfortable, so they know they are in the right place.

What inspired you to become a hairdresser?

My inspirations throughout the years have been Trevor Sorbie, Beverley C and Errol Douglas. In recent years I am inspired by Mark Leeson and Sam Burnet. I love watching other hairdressers and learning from them, even the younger ones. You are never too old to learn or too young to teach.

What is your ultimate ambition?

To create a beautiful space and 1-1 service to all clients in a relaxing, friendly environment so they know/feel they are in the right place.

How would you describe yourself in three words?

Caring, determined and adaptable.

Tell us a fun fact about you...

I worked behind a bar in Spain for a month. Crazy fun times.

Georgia Rose';

Find out more about our Stylist Georgia Rose Seller...

How long have you been a stylist?

I first started my hairdressing journey at the age of 13 before qualifying at the age of 18. After working in a couple of salons, I was delighted to land a job at Anthony James aged 19.  I then took a break from hairdressing to help run a business with my family but soon realised my passion is hairdressing so, when I was offered my job back at Anthony James, I jumped at the chance.

Which styles or colours do you absolutely love doing/are you renowned for?

I love doing blonde hair colouring especially 'root stretch' & 'colour melt' which has become popular in recent years. I think they look fabulous and they offer a great, low maintenance hair colour to my clients.

What do you love about being a hairdresser?

I love the creativity of being a hairdresser as every client's wants and needs are different, so no two days are ever the same. I love the fact that changing someone's hair can make them feel so much better about themselves.

What inspired you to become a hairdresser?

It's hard pinpointing what inspired me to become a stylist - I just always had an interest in all things hair from an early age. I turn to the AJ team for inspiration, we all share new techniques and the latest trends which allows us to offer our clients something different.

How would you describe yourself in three words?

I would describe myself as loyal, honest and unique.

Tell us a fun fact about you...

I once did a backwards bungee jump for charity, I also have a fear of water and the unknown!

Laura';

This is our Senior Hair Stylist and Colour Specialist Laura Broadbent...

How long have you been a stylist?

I've been a hairdresser for 12 years now. I trained in the South of England before taking a few years off to be a mum. I moved back up to Halifax and started working at AJ's where I've now been since 2013.

Which styles or colours do you absolutely love doing/are you renowned for?

I absolutely LOVE colouring, especially blondes. I really enjoy the challenge and science behind creating a beautiful blonde hair colour using a variety of techniques including balayage, highlights and ombre. That is why when AJ's give me the chance to become a Goldwell Colour Expert I accepted the challenge and, through lots of hard work and determination, passed the exams!

What do you love about being a hairdresser?

I love the social environment of a salon, meeting new people and making them feel better through their hair. I also love training, learning new things and all the opportunities that hairdressing offers.

What inspired you to become a hairdresser?

I get my inspiration from everything around me including social media, high street trends, catwalk fashions etc. I also love the different seasons and all the wonderful, inspiring colours they bring with them such as warm beachy blondes in Summer, icy blondes in Winter and rich, warm copper browns in Autumn.

How would you describe yourself in three words?

Chatty, kind & thoughtful.

Tell us a fun fact about you...

I'm a qualified Open Water scuba diver!