Andrew BidwellStylist (Hair extensions), Barber, Colour
Known as the ‘King of Extensions’, Sassoon trained Andrew prides himself on being a ‘down-to-earth hairdresser’ who is more interested in everyday customers than celebrities and awards.
Hugely recognised in his trade, Andrew qualified 28 years ago. He was a salon owner for eight-and-a-half years but has been a team leader at Atherton Cox for the past two-and-a-half. “It’s been great going back to my roots and being creative again. I loved having my own salon but taking a back seat in the business side of hairdressing has been wonderful.” says Andrew.
Having worked for Sebastian, educated students and produced video work for L’Oreal and created visual exposures for Wella, Andrew began working with extensions 16 years ago training with extension giants Great Lengths. He’s worked with some of the biggest hair extensions companies in the world and now champions Wonderful Life, a major worldwide brand. Andrew has also appeared on Gok Wan’s How to Look Good Naked as a Hair Extension specialist. Andrew also loves the creativeness of dressing long hair.
However, Andrew’s home life is not typical to his professional. “I’m not your stereotype London-based hairdresser. Gardening and relaxing at home is more my thing these days than partying until the early hours!”