Lovely review by Muddy Stilettos!

Lovely review by Muddy Stilettos!

We were thrilled when lifestyle blogger Hero from paid us a visit and this is what she said about us…

“Muddy says: arguably the best colourist in the county, the award-winning Anne Veck, French native turned UK snipper, has salons in Oxford and Bicester to tempt you.

My second visit to the Anne Veck salon and just as impressed this time round as the first.

There are two salons, one in Oxford, the second in Bicester, and they specialise fashion forward hairdressing with eco credentials (winners of Salon Business’ Best Green Salon Award 2017). The Oxford salon is just over the Magdalen Bridge on the ‘real’ side of the city, next to Cowley Road.

Anne is a colourist supremo – her own hair is an avant garde Toyah-esque mix of orange and red – and she totally looks the part. Plenty of gongs in the cupboard too – she won Style Master International Winner 2016 and Southern Hairdresser of the Year 2016, and she’s also the Revlon Professional Creative Brand Ambassador for the UK and Ireland. Pierre, my young French cut and colourist who turned my hair punky orange for a while (review to come shortly!) subsequently won the Tribu-te Paris Young Talent award, with style director Emmanuel Esteban won Afro and Anne Veck herself  overall winner across all categories.

Basically, the salon is really good!”

And we say “Three cheers to that”! Thank you very much you are a hero (sorry).

Here are our own three heros (pun intended again) with their big ones (cheer up Emmanuel you have a big one, its official) from left to right Anne Veck, Emmanuel Esteban, Pierre Ginsburg.

Anne Veck Oxford wins Best Green Salon award!


Anne Veck Oxford scooped the Best Green Salon Award at the Salon Business Awards 2017 on Monday night 26th June.

We joined over 200 guests at the elite Century Club, in the heart of Soho on London’s Shaftesbury Avenue for the presentation.

This followed months of anticipation after Keith submitted an online entry for the judging panel, which included award-winning hairdressers Errol Douglas and Barrie Stephen.

Anne Veck Limited Director Keith Mellen said of the win: “ I was surprised and of course thrilled that we won. I’m familiar with one or two of the other finalists who I knew were paragons of sustainable best practice so I didn’t expect us to win! With hindsight, I think the judges must have liked our achievements in reducing energy use and carbon emissions by around 50% and maybe also how we are on a journey towards zero carbon emissions which is very challenging!”

Here’s Anne posing with our sexy BlueGen ceramic fuel cell which generates electricity from our gas supply at an amaxing 75% efficiency rate ( compared with 35-40% in a poer station). Hence reduction in carbon footprint & energy consumtion. Plus the usual LED lighting, water saving, recycling and other eco actions!


With canapés and an abundance of aperitifs on offer on the exclusive rooftop terrace, the finalists were in good spirits to celebrate the most outstanding business models, stunning salon design, first class education, strong team work and much more over the past 12 months.

As the sun went down, guests were invited downstairs to the Green Room where exposed brick walls, decorative lighting and solid wood floors created a warming atmosphere.

It was here that Joanne Charlton, Publishing Editor of Salon Business, introduced the awards to an excitable crowd, eager to hear who had wowed the judges.

Each and every finalist helped to make the awards what they are today, ensuring the bar is raised year upon year. They certainly gave the judges a tough job, and now it is time to announce the awards,” said Joanne.

Speaking after the awards Joanne said: “It was a huge success and a great atmosphere. There was a great blend of networking with fellow peers, having fun and of course celebrating the winners – all of whom were truly deserving with phenomenal entries of an extremely high standard. We hope to see them and the finalists back next year along with a host of new entries.”

Salon Business would like to thank their esteemed panel of industry professionals who judged the awards, including sponsors TIGI, Paul Mitchell, milk_shake, Eco Hair and Beauty, Remi Cachet and Maletti, many of whom who have supported us from the beginning.

Final comment from Keith, “The Green Salon Award was sponsored by Eco Hair and Beauty, based at Southampton University and it was fascinating to catch up with Denise and Shirley from the project. I’m sure we’ll be co-operating further in the future to spread the word across the industry about the benefits of environmental best practice.”

And, why, you ask, was Anne Veck not there? Well, poor old Anne was forced to attend Revlon Professional / Creative HEAD magazine’s amazing Artistic event over in Shoreditch on the same evening. Featuring our very own Emmanuel Esteban , this event explored the premise that hairdressing is art. Check out Facebook for some great coverage.

Emmanuel’s double success! The IT List & Fierce Hair!!!

Our own hairdressing star in the making, Emmanuel Esteban, style director at  Anne Veck Oxford, has been nominated as a finalist in the incredibly competetive and sought after Creative HEAD magazine IT List The Visionary Award! Open to hairdressers under 30, the IT List includes the ultimate awards for the UK’s burgeoning new talent. To reach the finals, Emmanuel presented a selection of his out there avant garde and on trend commercial hairstyles for the judges’ delectation. We’ll be there at finals night on 5th September in London’s swanky Guilldhall to cheer him on!

And if that isn’t enough, he’s also won Hair Club Live’s Fierce Hair accolade for May! This is what they say… “Emmanuel has been a long-term member of HairClubLive with several #OpenChairNight performances under his belt. We loved his knock-out look for its detail and super strong attitudeEmmanuel has won the fantastic Babyliss Pro Rapido Dryer . ”   Medusa Hair Gallery by Anne Veck hair Salons bicester and oxford hairdressingmedusa7Hair Club Live EEIMG_5173-225x300 To see more of Emmanuel’s work click here


Anne Veck won the Revlon Professional Global Style Master Award 2016 at the Porte de Versailles in Paris on Monday 18th April!

Hair industry website Respect had this to say…

“She’s done it! The first Brit to be included in the Grand Final for the Global Style Masters Trophy presented by Revlon Professional, Anne Veck has scooped top prize and comes home to Oxford with a trophy and a prize of 10,000 Euros. With her stunning hairstyle and a model dressed in a dramatic gown, Anne wowed the audience in Paris – some 4400 in the enormous Porte de Versailles venue – this Monday evening, 18 April. . Alongside 8 other international finalists (each having won their own country Style Masters), Anne presented her live model to be judged together with her photographic collection. After a fabulous showcase of collections from the brand  [look out for the pictures later this week] and a gala dinner, Anne was announced winner and the room – especially the UK contingent went wild. We add a congratulations to the winner on the night of the American Crew AllStar Champion named as Sandra Periodic at the Bond Barbershop – another great coup for the UK. What a night! These pictures tell the winners story – look out for show pictures we’ll present in a day or two.” For more about Anne click here!


We love this black hair bridal feature in Black Hair magazine and not just because they love Anne Veck’s photo collections! Following up on her front cover in the March issue, Anne’s latest bridal collection Radiance is featured across 5 big pages in the new March/April issue! If you can’t find a copy at your local newsagent (and we strongly recommend you buy it, its a fab mag), here’s a peak !

See the complete collection here! For more on our wedding hair and make-up, this is the link.

Hair by Anne, assisted by the talented Jowita Przybylo from our Oxford salon

Make-up by Charlotte Akosua

Styling by Bicester Bridal and Jamima Bridal

Photography by  Deborah Selwood

Collection sponsored by Revlon Professional

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Anne Veck’s Onyx collection on Black hair’s front cover!

We are thrilled that the amazing Black Hair magazine has chosen Anne Veck’s 2015 British Hairdressing Awards Afro Hairdresser of the Year  Finalist collection ( phew !) ONYX to grace their February/March issue front cover!

Plus a great feature inside the mag. If you can’t find a copy at your local newsagent , (but we recommend you do get a copy , it’s a brilliant magazine) have sneak peak now…. the complete collection can be viewed by clicking here.

Black hair salons near me? Come and see us!

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4 Finalists at Black Beauty Sensationnel Awards!

We are thrilled to learn that Anne has been nominated for no less than three awards at the Black Beauty Sensationnel Hair Awards, the most illustrious afro hair awards competition in the industry! Organised by Black Beauty and Hair magazine and sponsored by Sensationnel.

She is a Finalist for Southern Stylist, Bridal Stylist and Stylist of the year, the latter being the most prestigious award in U.K. afro hairdressing!

And,the icing on the cake, our uber-talented style director Emmanuel Esteban is up for Avant Garde with his amazing 2015 collection.

Fingers crossed for Emmanuel and Anne!

For more awards click here


Anne Veck’s hot in Hair magazine!

See Anne’s hot summer styles in the August issue of HAIR magazine, on sale now. Plus her expert advice in the HAIR clinic!

And there is a stunning red carpet long hair collection by the wonderful Inanch using the exclusive Gold Class hair extensions- available at Anne Veck salons from September.

Images from Anne’s collection Double Impact, Finalist for the British Hairdressing Awards Schwarzkopf British Colour Technician of the Year. Click on to see the whole collection.



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