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Meet The Team

A Sassoon Instructor is unique, passionate about their craft and educated to the very highest standards in the Sassoon proprietary methods; they love their subject and are absolute perfectionists in their specialist field. Undertaking rigorous initial training that is continually updated, each Sassoon Instructor has excellent subject knowledge that they deliver with pace and interest. They develop minds and talents in a nurturing, engaging way to help you achieve your full potential.

Lorraine McAndrew
Lorraine McAndrew

Lorraine McAndrew

Senior Creative Director

Lorraine McAndrew

Senior Creative Director

Lorraine McAndrew
Biography

A Glasgow native, Lorraine always wanted to be a hairdresser and after seeing Vidal Sassoon onstage, she officially committed herself to the craft. She went on to complete her training at the Toronto Salon in 1992. Lorraine quickly proved her leadership skills and now leads the Toronto Salon and Academy businesses as Creative Director.

Throughout her career, Lorraine has organized shows, taught seminars for Sassoon and partnered with various brands on fashion shows, festivals and other high-end events. Inspiring hundreds of clients and stylists for more than 15 years, Lorraine’s commitment to education and the industry is evident in each course she teaches.

What inspires you
  • Fashion; I get inspired from other people and music.
  • Design; I love modern design.
  • My daughter inspires me every day - she makes me happy.
Who do you admire
  • My mum
  • I admire musicians like Metric, Muse and Coldplay.  They are very driven in what they do.
Top tip
  • Simple is more.
  • Love what you do.
  • Never stop learning.
Nhi Tran
Nhi Tran

Nhi Tran

Creative Director

Nhi Tran

Creative Director

Nhi Tran
Biography

I'VE BEEN WITH SASSOON SINCE:

  • 1999

THE MOST REWARDING PART OF WORKING FOR SASSOON IS:

  • Being able to do what I love with great and talented people.

I AM:

  • Passionate, dedicated, attentive. 

MY STYLE IS:

  • Classic, minimalistic, simple.
Top tip
  • Have fun with your hair.
Kimberley Wallace
Kimberley Wallace

Kimberley Wallace

Assistant Colour Director

Kimberley Wallace

Assistant Colour Director

Kimberley Wallace
Biography

I'VE BEEN WITH SASSOON SINCE:

  • 2004

THE MOST REWARDING PART OF WORKING FOR SASSOON IS:

  • The opportunity to travel and work closely with my team members in North America and the UK.

MY STYLE IS:

  • Vintage and eclectic.
What inspires you
  • Architecture, Travel, and Nature.
Top tip
  • Rome wasn't built in a day. Kim Kardashian did not go blonde in an hour.
Richie Rivera
Richie Rivera

Richie Rivera

North American Color Director

Richie Rivera

North American Color Director

Richie Rivera
Biography

North American Color Director, Richie Rivera started his Sassoon career at the Los Angeles Academy in 1992. He then went on to complete his apprenticeship at the Boston Salon in 1993, where he has been based for the last 19 years. During Richie’s time at Sassoon, he has worked as Salon Color Director and East Coast Regional Color Director before earning the prestigious role of North American Color Director in April 2012. In this role, Richie has the ultimate responsibility of educating and developing the next generation of colorists and tinters in all the North America Salons and Academies.

Over his 20 years with Sassoon, Richie has gained a reputation for being a gifted educator, who captivates his audiences while teaching the renowned Sassoon color techniques. Frequently representing Sassoon internationally, from Japan to Brazil and everywhere in between, Richie spends much of his time showcasing Sassoon collections and leading countless shows and seminars. Additionally, his talent behind the chair has led to a fiercely loyal clientele in Boston, where he continues to see clients on a regular basis.

What inspires you
  • Art
  • Fashion
  • "The Youth”
Who do you admire
  • People who help others
  • Anybody who can fix anything
Top tip
  • Continuing education
  • Dedication
  • Be humble