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Jo Hansford, Founder of Jo Hansford Hair Salons: Stay Positive & Believe In Yourself

Jo Hansford, Founder of Jo Hansford Hair Salons: Stay Positive & Believe In Yourself

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Jo Hansford is the leading hair colour salon in the UK, specialising in the creation of perfect colour, colour correction and precision cuts. Synonymous with beautiful colour and an eye for detail, Jo Hansford MBE founded her Mayfair salon in 1993 and has continued to retain her international recognition as “the First Lady of Colour” (Marie Claire) and “the best tinter on the planet” (American Vogue), with numerous awards and accolades to her name.


Quite simply an icon in the field of hair colouring, Jo Hansford MBE is held in the highest regard by both her peers in the industry, by the consumer press and by her loyal clientele including public figures HRH the Duchess of Cornwall, Elizabeth Hurley, Erin O Connor and Yasmin Le Bon.


Jo’s daughter, Joanna has been the Managing Director of the salon for over 20 years and her passion for the business is unwavering. It is Joanna's mission to see the company expand and to build on what is already one of the most successful salon businesses in the UK today.


Jo's Top Tips 


  • You have to stay positive and believe in yourself. When we started the business the first year was incredibly hard but I knew as long as the PR kicked in we’d be there. I knew there was nobody else out there doing this specialist situation in the industry and it just had to be given time. Don’t ever get deflated by things around you and believe in yourself.


  • If you’re not passionate about what you do, you won’t succeed. I’ve always had a passion for hair colour, that’s why I still do it, even now. I like helping people feel glamorous and confident.


  • Lead by example. I’ve always been the first in and the last one out. I’ve always got my hands dirty and I think you should always be there to get stuck in and work as it team.  


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