Samuel Ryde is a master stylist at Ena salon. Shortly after moving to london in 2004, I enrolled instantly on to the Vidal Sassoon beginners diploma course. Entering the industry at such a high level allowed me to see the quality and beauty that can be achieved. After working at various London salons, I wanted a new challenge and to re associate my self with Ped and Johnny who I had been lucky enough to be taught under at Sassoon. Having the privilege of working with some of the most talented people in our industry, in the most beautiful setting in London has been an honour that has allowed me to develop into the stylist I’ve always wanted to be.
Whist studying architecture at the age of 17 in my hometown of Lincoln, I discovered that I had a passion for using my hands and in particular, drawing. With the introduction of Computer Aided Design, Architecture became less about free hand drawing and more about the advance of technology. This factor led me to a change in career and so I soon found myself taking an interest in the philosophy behind hairdressing. In 2002, I enrolled in a two year apprenticeship in one of Lincoln’s busy hair salons. After learning about Vidal Sassoon’s philosophy I decided to move to London and retrain with the elite. Whist at Sassoon’s I was taught and inspired by Johnny Othona, a teacher, whom I found not only inspirational but exceptionally passionate about his craft. After 5 years as a busy stylist at Vidal Sassoon’s of Sloane Street and after achieving the role of assistant art director, I decided to go in search of my mentor in order to further my career and seek new experiences. In 2010, I located Johnny Othona at Ena Salon and was offered the opportunity to work alongside him within Ena’s education company, Allilon. My first task involved relocating to Switzerland for three months whereby I helped launch Allilon’s Swiss academy as well as teaching all the salon staff. Today I spend my time teaching the staff at Ena Salon and supporting the team on education courses, as well as servicing clients. For the short time that I have been working for Ena & Allilon, my passion for my craft has been reignited. Not only am I surrounded by a beautiful environment with endless opportunities, but also I am surrounded by a great team of people who all love what they do and inspire me to be the best I can be. Jonathan is also a member of the Allilon creative team. Find out more here.
Due to it being a passion from a very young age hairdressing was my immediate career choice. I originally trained at Vidal Sassoon in 2005 and went on to work at an independent salon in Hertfordshire for four years. I left there to pursue more training and opportunities to hone my skills as a cutter and colourist. Being at Ena has enabled me to be around creative people from whom I can learn on a daily basis. I hope the future will hold opportunities for me to take part in shows in various corners of the globe, thus allowing me to pass on the knowledge & virtues I have been fortunate enough to learn whilst working at Ena. I see hairdressing not only as a profession but as an art form; influenced by a wide and varied number of creative practices that when combined create a structured, yet organic end product.
I’m Ana from sunny Barcelona and I have a secret to confess; I was a good girl playing with my new doll and transforming her hair for very special occasions like Christmas and weekends. However that doll was going to meet new friends in a party and a radical look was needed. I cut her hair short causing sensation among girls and mothers but its hairs never grow back. So I try again but I was told to stop cutting the hair of my fellow nursery friends. They forgot to mention acrylic colours. That is when I became tempted into the vibrant world of fashion and fun, always looking for new stylish trends. In this pursue I have work with big names in the industry. Now is the time to absorb and contribute to the amazing Ena’s spirit.
I come from the peaceful Mediterranean island of Sardinia. I discovered my passion for hair at an early age practicing on dolls, family, friends and even my dog! I have always been attracted to all forms of art, my purpose is share my feelings through something made by me, with my hands. I found this opportunity in the craft of hairdressing, I strive to create a beautiful unique look for each of my beautiful and unique clients. In 2013 I moved to London to realise my dream and I was lucky enough join Ena Salon. I began an intensive program of training following the highest standards. At Ena I found a second family, a very hard working team and I feel proud and lucky to be part of this team. My goal for the future is to become a creative stylist and to share my knowledge teaching others.
Since I was at school I have always had an interest in art and anything creative. After completing my foundation art course at the age of 19, I decided to pursue a career in hairdressing and started training as a stylist in a Covent Garden salon where I qualified two and a half years later. I then went on to learn colour and fortunately have been able to continue to offer both services to my clients, which I thoroughly enjoy. I joined Ena when it opened in 2009 after having worked with Johnny and Pedro for the previous three years, where they had inspired me to further my skills and knowledge of hairdressing and management. I love the creativity of my job, the fact that each day is so different and that I get to meet and talk to so many different people from all walks of life. The most rewarding part of my job though is being able to make people feel and look fantastic. I have since gone on to have a family, so now I work part time. So for two precious days a week Ena is my sanctuary. I still love what I do and I am so lucky to work with such a great team of inspirational, talented people, in a beautiful space where we are encouraged to develop and further our skills and knowledge whenever possible. It may seem corny but for me Ena is my second home and family.
Ena Salon is a stylish eco-environment for hair enthusiasts, a listed Covent Garden Georgian facade that houses haircutting, styling and colouring treatments for men and women.
Boasting bright, airy and rustic charm, this spacious salon is the perfect stomping ground for those who like to watch their carbon footprint. Furnished with upcycled decor and stocked with organic products by Davines.
The team are highly professional but maintain a warm and welcoming vibe with a drive to get a haircut and colour to suit you and your vision.
Centrally located, the salon is a 2-minutes walk from Holborn station. Breathe some life into your hair and pay the experts at Ena Salon a visit today.