With almost 40 years experience, Valentino has an ability to see and look at things with an understanding and vision, entirely unique to him. His passion lies predominantly in creating styles that focus on the individual at hand, ‘reading’ and working with the natural shape of ones head and personal attributes to determine their cuts. With such a passion for results, Valentino surrounds himself with a similarly visionary team, each motivated to discover and create.
With Gabriella now the salon manager at Valentino, you could say hairdressing is in the genes when it comes to the Valentini family...
At 14 years old, Gabriella’s Italian grandfather Michele, took up hairdressing. By the time he was a young man he decided to leave his home country for pastures new, taking his wife to Geneva in Switzerland to start a more cosmopolitan life. Here, he developed his skills as a high-end barber and with his eye for detail won various awards and acknowledgments for men’s grooming and style.
Eventually life led them to London and by the time Valentino himself was a teenager he followed in his fathers footsteps working with the likes of Daniel Hersheson and Anthony Mascolo of Tony and Guy. It was quickly apparent that Valentino had a unique and rare talent as a hairdresser, opening his own business at the age of 23.
With the help of her fantastic team, Gabriella has followed in her mothers footsteps, joining the family business from the managerial side. Having worked in the fashion industry previously, she maintains her connection with her creative background to ensure that her team are constantly current and relevant. With an aim to put her stamp on the family business, Gabriella hopes to continue and develop the fantastic work and reputation started by her father.
I visited Valentino Salon for a massage and was treated to a wonderfully soothing experience. Before my treatment even begun, the therapist made sure she knew how much pressure to use and which areas to focus on to ensure the best results. After determining that the amount of tension in my back and shoulders definitely needed reducing, I enjoyed an hour-long massage that managed to balance relaxation with some extensive knot work.
Products are great esp for sensitive skin. Beautician Michelle is the most efficient and friendly waxing guru I have come across in London (I have been to many).
Always wonderful, Michelle is an angel and waxes perfectly. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
Michelle is always efficient and does an excellent job.
Excellent welcome, service and treatment, as always
Best brazilian bikini waxing experience! Michelle is the lady to know! Will be coming back and will recommend to all my girlfriends :)
The facial was excellent and the experience blissfully relaxing