The Renaissance Hair and Beauty team are highly experienced hairdressers in all types of hair and beauty service, from hair extensions to wedding hair. Here’s more on each member’s background. To book an appointment at our Leeds beauty salon, call 0113 242 6224.
Lynsey – Creative Director
Creative Director Lynsey boasts over 19 years of experience within the industry. She founded our Leeds hair and beauty salon back in 2011. Prior to this, she had trained and worked at a number of high end salons, including the renowned Hob Salons. Lynsey has styled photo and catwalk events all across the country, including a number of Schwartzkopf Salon International shows in London.
Past clients include Dita Von Teese and Look Magazine. A popular bridal stylist, for over 11 years she has brought her wedding hair services to women all across the UK. Lynsey works tirelessly to ensure that Renaissance Hair & Beauty continues to grow its reputation as a relaxed and professional salon which men and women around Leeds can visit for a look tailored precisely to their requirements.The loyalty of Lynsey's clients is a credit to her exceptional skills as a hairdresser.
Adam - Senior Stylist
Adam has 12 years experience in hairdressing. He loves making all clients feel amazing ensuring they love their salon experience, with many loyal clients following him from his previous salon he loves to make professional friendships with his clients. Adam is a senior stylist with a creative flair his work with colour is fantastic and he is a master at a curly blow dry. Adam loves working in the hustle and bustle of Leeds City Centre and taking inspiration from the latest trends and fashions.
George – Creative Director
Our Creative Director, George has 12 years of experience colouring, cutting and styling. He first trained with Toni & Guy, specialising in colour. During his journey from Graduate Technician to Full Technician, George became particularly adept at fashion-forward, cutting-edge styling. Upon moving to Leeds, he joined Hob as a member of the colouring team.
Continuing to attend training courses in Manchester and London, George eventually joined our beauty salon in 2011. He has a loyal clientele and regularly enters creative competitions, in addition to acting as an educator for the Kevin Murphy team. His colour skill is exceptional and his bubbly personality is infectious ensuring all of his clients leave the salon having had a very enjoyable visit.
Lizzi – Stylist
Lizzi is a Creative stylist with over 10 years experience in the hairdressing industry and has been with Renaissance for over a year. She has a passion for all things creative and a meticulous, professional work ethic which shines through in her work. She takes great pride in her product knowledge and pushes herself to be the best she can be.
During her career she has attended a number of courses to expand, perfect and advance her skills and has recently become an ambassador for Kevin.Murphy and is part of the Kevin.Murphy Session Salon Team and will be continuing her work with the brand in the future. This year Lizzi has entered the Wella Trend Vision awards and is hoping to enter the Great British Hairdressing awards along with the Renaissance team. She is also attending a number of courses with Wella, Kevin.Murphy and Salon Professional in the near future and is hoping to attend fashion week next year.
Chris – Men's Style Director
Having worked within the industry for over 20 years, Chris is a true hair and beauty veteran. He has travelled all across the world, styling for British, Italian and French Vogue, Marie Claire, Tattler, GQ, Elle, Area, Wallpaper, Face, the Times and many other international publications. Chris has styled at the MTV Awards, BAFTAs, Brits and MOBOs, in addition to having worked at a multitude of fashion weeks all across Europe.
Global hair companies Wella, L’Oreal, Sebastian and Schwarzkopf are all on Chris’s past client list, as are many celebrities including Robbie Williams, Lionel Richie, John Bon Jovi, Mary J Blige, Take That, Donna Summer, All Saints, Minnie Driver and Karen Mulder. He brings a broad selection of men’s styling services to our Leeds hair salon, including cut and finish, beard trims and traditional barber services like razor shaves.
Jak – Stylist
Jak has recently been promoted to Stylist this year after training with Renaissance since the Salon opened in 2011. Alongside his in salon work, Jak has worked at Salon International, London Fashion week, on the M&S S/S launch and has been part of the GHD young art Team. He has recently attended Prague fashion week where he gained hands on experience styling hair to fit a brief in a high pressure environment. The opportunity to attend Prague fashion week arose after Jak joined the Kevin.Murphy Session Salon team and he is hoping to progress with the brand and be involved in bigger events in the future.
Jak enjoys Session Styling but also gains great enjoyment in creative cutting and wedding hair. He is enthusiastic and confident in all areas of the industry and isn't afraid to look a challenge in the face.
Jade - Assistant
Jade has been with the team for roughly 2 years and is almost finished her training to become a graduate stylist. Since joining she has been thrown in at the deep end head first into her training and has not been phased what so ever. She is doing incredibly well and will make an excellent stylist.
She is an incredibly enthusiastic and inspired individual bursting at the brink with excitement for her career in the hairdressing industry. She is most looking forward to using the creative side of her personality in her work and helping her visions come to life.
Jade welcomes all challenges face on and is the first to give a helping hand with a beaming smile.
Amy – Assistant
Amy may have only been with the Renaissance team a short time but she has fit into the family perfectly. She has a great working attitude and completes every task with 100% effort and attention to detail. This is Amy’s first salon role and she is looking forward to her journey to becoming a stylist with excitement towards using her creativity to make people feel good about their hair and themselves.
Amy enjoys being part of the Renaissance team and is inspired by the creative family she is surrounded by.
Kerry Bennett - Senior Stylist
Kerry has been hairdressing for 22 years and still feels the same way now about it as she ever has. She loves to learn new things and throughout her career has moved about a lot taking in different aspects of hairdressing along the way. She has been lucky enough to work alongside prestigious people in and outside of the salon at events such as salon international, The British Hairdressing awards and London Fashion week. Kerry always brings a sense of fun, passion and excitement to the salon.
Maria – Make-up Artist – starts 25th November and available every Saturday
Maria is a professional makeup artist. She graduated from York ST John University after studying a foundation degree in media make up, special effects and hair design. Maria trained at Kimberly Makeup Studios LTD in Manchester and I has also trained in airbrush makeup.
She has worked as a makeup artist in retail for Charlotte Tilbury and Nars. Maria has also worked as a freelance makeup artist for bridal parties, proms, Film and TV for Channel 4, also working on Fashion Editorials, Fashion Shows and Theatre Productions. I have extensive knowledge on makeup products and I only use the best. I keep up to date with the latest makeup / beauty trends. She loves making all of her clients feel amazing and ooze with confidence.
Jacob - Graduate
Jacob is the latest addition to the Renaissance Team bringing with him an abundance of enthusiasm passion and eagerness to learn. He has been hairdressing for 3 years and won the hairdresser of the year at Leeds City College. He particularly enjoys working with natural colours and interesting cuts. He takes inspiration from the likes of Dominik Serna and Charlie Price. Keeping up to date with the latest fashions and techniques keeping his ideas fresh and on point.