MEET THE TEAM
ITS A FAMILY AFFAIR
Small businesses are at the heart of our communities. With two local salons Henley and Marlow and employing 16 members of staff across both branches, we want you to meet the family behind the Dorata brand.
Meet the creators, artists, and artisans, Angelo, Simona, and Andrea. ⠀⠀⠀
Angelo trained in Italy and moved to the UK in the early nineties soon followed by Simona and Andrea. After successfully managing a local salon, Angelo decided to open the door of his own place in Henley, and in 2003, "AD" was created.
After following their own path, Andrea and Simona follow suit and became partners four years later, "AD" became Dorata.
Inspirations for starting a business come from many places. The trio vision was to create a homely space where beautiful hair would be created, "elegant, with a bit of an edge", and where clients would feel immediately part of the extended Dorata family .
With each siblings bringing their own set of skills and passion for our industry, it's clear to see the unique family ethos, constant training and education behind the brand philosophy has enabled the clan to create a unique hub of talents .
ANDREA - Salon Director
Andrea is the proud Director of Dorata Marlow and loves the diversity of his job. With 19 years of experience under his belt, Andrea has embraced every aspect of our industry collecting accolades from l’Oreal color Trophy finalist 2020, semi-finalist 2019, best in region 2018 to Kerastase Ambassador just to name a few. Andrea is also part of the internationally recognized l'Oreal talent development ID Artist, a rite of passage for great hairdressers.
Andrea has a passion for developing his artistic skills, learning, and educating. A passion that he has clearly passed on to his team which all share his vision to always bettering their skills. Family is at the heart of Dorata 's brand and his greatest achievement to date is working alongside his brother and sister for the last 18 years. A master of balayage with a penchant for "anything bob" it is clear to see that his biggest pleasure will always come from seeing the smile of a happy client.
SYLVIE - Senior art director
& Educational Manager
Sylvie has spent the last 28 years honing her craft both in France and the UK.
She has a vast repertoire of knowledge and qualifications and is clearly addicted to learning anything about hair.
Qualified educator Sylvie has spent many years teaching others. From the artistic team, catwalk, and stage work, she has developed a love for dressing long hair, vintage and bridal work been her strength. ⠀
"You never stop learning. Our team is definitely a creative hub with customer service at the forefront of the business."
DEVON - Art Director
Devon is a bit of a blow dry queen and long hair mistress , with a penchant for textured beachy waves , bouncy blow dry .
One of her favorite hair cut is a blunt swing lob. Honing her skills over the last 9 years Devon bring such a variety of skills and experience to the team.
Devon has such a positive, fun energy and her talent and passion for all things hair knows no bounds. Devon is also a kerastraight specialist .
ANTHONY - Art Director
Art director Antony loves learning new skills, a passion that he happily had shared in his past role as an educator.
With an impressive background of "artistry" built over the last 12 years, color trophy and ID artist Antony is a master at his craft.
His favorite cuts are often short in style with a "penchant" for curls and natural vibes. His love of bright colours includes orange and any shades of copper.
Anthony's strength is his ability to see geometric shape lines on others.
TIA - Senior Stylist
With 7 years experience under her belt, Tia ‘s passion for her work is clear to see.
"I can honestly say I love what I do, I feel that you never stop learning and hair trend is forever changing and adapting. I love creating balayage, it’s such a fun technique that can be adapted to many hair style. My second favourite thing is vivid colour."
Tia is looking forward to keep on learning and developing her amazing creative skills.
NIKKI - Top Stylist
Top stylist Nikki started her career 14 years ago. From the London Fashion week to becoming a finalist in the prestigious young talent trend vision award, Nikki knows her way around any hairstyle and her styling on long hair is one of her many strengths. Balayage and creative color are some of her many talents.
"The smile of a happy client is the most satisfying thing about my work."
ELLIE - Salon Educator
Salon Educator Ellie's passion for teaching is clear to see. She gets such satisfaction in helping young talent achieve their full potential. She has become not only an expert NVQ assessor over the last 17 years but an inspiration for our future young stylists. Her love of all things hair is clearly passed on to the ones around her.⠀
*Ellie is in charge of the assistant education and not available for salon appointments.⠀
CIARA - Hair Stylist
Up and coming young graduate stylist Ciara is fun, talented, and a huge part of our family.
"I have been working in hairdressing for four amazing years. I LOVE HAIR! My favorite colour is blonde and my go-to hairstyle is Hollywood waves. I love sleek curls and making someone feel glamorous. I would still be in the beauty industry even if I was not in hairdressing, making people feel the best version of themselves is something I thrive for."
TARA IVES - Freelancer
For those who don’t know Tara, her career span over three decades, from Artistic art team, to education and seminar teaching photo shoot, awards, catwalks there is literally nothing Tara hasn't mastered.
Hair maverick and entrepreneur extraordinaire, Tara will be joining our team as a freelance artist. We cannot wait to start working alongside Tara, she brings a vast array of skills and knowledge with her, our little creative hub is definitely buzzing! Fun times ahead!
Welcome to the family Tara. Tara has a direct booking system, for all enquiries call 07808 926343
SKYE - Apprentice
Skye is our first-year apprentice and we are very proud of how much Skye was able to develop under such a short amount of time. Well done Skye! ⠀
LEAH - Apprentice
Leah recently started her apprentership with us and we are very proud of how well she is settling in the team.
Leah is such a pleasure to work with, hard working, she never stops! A creative mind, she is showing great promises having won a prestigious accolade at college.
Welcome to the family Leah!
GAIA - Salon Assistant
Gaia is without doubt the best assistant we could wish for. Her hard work and dedication is invaluable to our team. We are so lucky to have her. Gaia loves interacting with people , it's the best part of our job ! She hopes to study and work in the fashion industry.
AMY - Front of House
Amy brings over 20 years' experience to our team, working to the highest standards in hospitality within our industry. Amy has background as a stylist herself before moving into management and reception duty before taking a short break to look after her gorgeous little boy Max. Her beaming smile will be front and centre to greet you upon your arrival and will help to ensure you have the full DORATA experience.
‘‘Being front of house, means I have a duty to the client so that from the moment they walk through the door until the moment they leave, there needs are my priority’’