CALLUM STANDEN-MAY CREATIVE DIRECTOR
After training with Sassoon and hairdressing in London, Callum’s next step in the industry was to open his own salon to channel his classic contemporary style. Having been nominated for, and won a string of awards, including Eastern Hairdresser of The Year winner 2015/16 and finalist 2016/17 courtesy of the British Hairdressing Awards, Callum focuses wholeheartedly on his passion for cutting hair.
3 FAVES: Fashion, Photography & Interiors
FASHION INSPO: Victoria Beckham - ‘Her style is simple, elegant and fashion-forward thinking.'
PAUL STANDEN-MAY TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Paul started his career as a technician in London working amidst an energetic salon in Marylebone. As his love for a diverse spectrum of colour work developed, he grew to be a part of the senior educating team at Wella Studios London before making the move to Norwich. Since then, Paul’s ideas and ambitions have been inspired by his travels and emanate in the salon’s luxurious vibe.
3 FAVES: Shoes, Cars & Luxury Leather Goods
FASHION INSPO: Tom Ford - ‘I’m inspired by his tailoring, made with clean lines to create true masculinity with a soft edge.'
LUCY MCCABE ASSISTANT TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
With 10 years’ salon experience followed by 5 years as a senior technical educator for Wella Studio, London, Lucy knows colour is where it’s at! From the technical understanding to the simplicity of creating beautiful, wearable hair.
3 FAVES: Ballet, travel and finding the perfect beach!
FASHION INSPO: Chanel - ‘I’m inspired by Coco herself, the history and love of Paris in the 1920’s is just beautiful.'
KATIE MASTERS SALON MANAGER
With a background in digital marketing and creative writing within the fashion/beauty industry, Ellie’s job is to help define the StandenMay brand and make sure your experience is truly memorable from start to finish.
3 FAVES: Interior design, music & food!
FASHION INSPO: Marra Hoffman - ‘I love her eastern inspired silhouettes and bright exotic prints. Using clean lines she creates wearability for the perfect modern, bohemian vibe.’
KATIE MASTERS ASSISTANT CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Our resident fashion week regular Katie is a former L’Oréal ID artist for 2016-18, part of the Fellowship’s Project-X for 2017 and current GHD Brand Warrior. She’s more often than not behind the scenes at shows, shoots and runways in both London and Paris, this year part of Guido Palau’s hair team for Burberry and Dior. Her day job sees her take up residency at StandenMay every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
3 FAVES: Fashion, Vintage + Culture.
FASHION INSPO: Burberry - 'A timeless classic, Burberry’s cutting-edge design and signature print is me all over! I was lucky enough to be on Guido's hair team for their SS19 show in London and I loved it!'
SHANNON DAVISON HAIR STYLIST
Having worked in the industry for over a decade, Shannon made her mark in her hometown New York City having trained with Paul Mitchell before relocating to the UK. She loves creating easy, free-flowing beautiful hair and with her signature blow-outs on point, Shannon focuses whole-heartedly on cutting and styling with a keen eye for technicality and flair. Her bold personality and creativity has lead her into session and editorial styling where she loves to work regularly behind the scenes on shoots and shows coming up with new ideas taking inspiration from fashion and the industry’s finest experts.
3 FAVES: Family, Country Music + Warm Sunny Beaches.
FASHION INSPO: Calvin Klein: ‘Who doesn’t love a jean and white tee combo? The revival of the laid-back, casual, but classically sophisticated vibe is as wearable as the hair we create at StandenMay, it’s easy to wear and effortlessly stylish without even trying.'
EDEN SPARK HAIR STYLIST + COLOUR TECHNICIAN
Eden loves a challenge and making people feel their best, her continuous hunger for learning new techniques means she loves to try fresh looks. With a love for Sassoon’s styling and eclectic feel, Eden loves to specialise in short styles and creative colour. Eden’s first steps into session work has seen her direct her own editorial shoots where she gets to put her experimentation into practise.
3 FAVES: Good Wine, Exploring, Photography.
FASHION INSPO: Alexander McQueen - 'His work is so raw and beautiful. I love how he can make you feel through a piece of clothing like there's story behind every piece.’
LEWIS TUBBY HAIR STYLIST + COLOUR TECHNICIAN
Lewis's love for natural, lived-in wearable hair means each look he creates moves freely and is super easy to style at home for those 'I woke up like this' vibes every morning. He puts his Wella-taught background into practise every day to build a bespoke colour for each of his clients.
3 FAVES: Music, a classic movie & food exploration!
FASHION INSPO: Jeremy Scott - 'Moschino dares to be bold and imaginative with colour, pattern and prints in fashion with an extra kick in his avant-garde pieces.'
SIDNEY STANDEN-MAY RESIDENT SPANIEL
3 year-old spaniel Sid has been working the salon floor since he was just a pup. His experience makes him the ultimate pampering partner whilst relaxing at StandenMay. His latest collection of vegan grooming products - Sid's Scent - include both a dog spritz for glossy coats and shampoo for healthy fur made from organic essential oils and are available in-salon. He works part-time during the week and so be sure to give him a snuggle if you spot him during your visit. Don't feed the pup - he's spoilt rotten!
3 FAVES: Tuna, Plastic Bottles, + Snuggles.
FASHION INSPO: Pucci (pronounced 'Poochie') - 'I just love how eclectic Pucci has become, taking inspiration from the 70s, 80s and 90s with a fusion of clashing prints and textures with a geek-chic vibe!'’