Charles Worthington Salons
Charles Worthington Salons started life in 1987 when Charles opened his first salon in Charlotte Place, London with sister, Jane on reception and one stylist. Fast forward almost thirty years, and this family brand has launched numerous world-class salons in both London and in New York, developed a team of 100 creative stylists, won the industry’s most prestigious accolades, developed an award-winning portfolio of products sold worldwide, styled the A-list for red-carpet events and collaborated with the best names in fashion and beauty. And in doing so, has earned itself an unrivalled reputation in British hairdressing.
Charles Worthington himself, Creative Director and co-Founder is an international hair authority and one of today’s most influential and respected hairdressers. He is twice winner of British Hairdresser of the Year (1996 and 1998), Men’s Hairdresser of the Year (1998) and Fellowship Hairdresser of the Year (1998), and in 2006 was awarded an MBE for Services to Hairdressing. With his engaging personality, Charles also has a successful TV career, and was the Resident Hair Expert on ITV’s ‘This Morning’, and prior to that held the same role on BBC’s ‘Clothes Show’. Charles is also author of four books – offering a complete guide to hair styling, which were published to rave reviews in the beauty press, and sold worldwide.
Charles Worthington Salons owns three super-stylish salon concepts – beautifully designed, mostly by Charles, who initially trained as an architect, in London’s Fitzrovia, Covent Garden and the City, tending to over 1,000 clients each week. Expert hairdressing, our signature ‘friendly professional’ service and the ability to continuously reinvigorate our clients’ experience have set us apart from our contemporaries, and over time these qualities have become the distinctive hallmarks of the Charles Worthington Salons brand.
The concept of family extends to our stylist team too. Many have worked with us for over ten years, having been nurtured since their apprenticeships to become Senior, Master and Principle Stylists; and this is something of which we are truly proud. Charles Worthington Salons stylists are considered to be some of London’s finest hairdressers, boasting cutting-edge colourists, prestigious award-winners, fashion-forward session stylists and international educators.
Fashion and beauty go hand in hand, and Charles Worthington Salons has a long-established heritage in fashion. Since the first fashion show partnership with Betty Jackson in 1988, Charles and the Art Team have collaborated with Erdem, Roksanda Ilincic, Christopher Raeburn, Matthew Williamson, Peter Som, Anthony Symonds, Pringle, Julian Macdonald and J Maskrey on catwalk hair both at London and New York Fashion Weeks. They have also styled some of the world’s most iconic models: Helena Christensen, Naomi Campbell, Erin O’Connor, Jaquetta Wheeler, Jodie Kidd, Agyness Deyn, Jasmine Guinness, Lily Cole and Lizzie Jagger.
And finally – the red carpet. The heartland of Charles Worthington Salons. We are proud to be the Official Hair Stylist to the BAFTAs (British Academy Film and TV Awards) with 2015 marking the seventh anniversary of this befitting partnership, where we style some of the world’s leading actresses for their red-carpet moments. Prior to this, Charles and the team have styled celebrities for Cannes Film Festival (2002), Golden Globes Awards (2001-3) and the ultimate award ceremony, The Academy Awards or ‘Oscars’ (2002-4). This legacy of red-carpet styling provides us with a curtain call of A-list names: Sarah Jessica Parker, Claire Danes, Helen McCrory, Sophie Dahl, Mena Suvari, Kim Cattrall, Kristen Davis, Uma Thurman, Romola Garai, Joely Richardson, Gemma Arterton, Goldie Hawn, Freida Pinto and Sharon Stone.
With almost thirty years at the highest echelons of worldwide hairdressing, Charles Worthington Salons remain passionate about treating clients to a truly special, and must-be-repeated hair experience.
LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER
Charles Worthington is Honorary Vice President of the Look Good Feel Better charity and has been a supporter for over fifteen years. The charity supports women who lose their hair during cancer treatment, to look good and feel better, and help in some way towards their recovery. Charles is very proud to be part of the special team who make a difference to women who are affected by cancer.