Welcome Davines

Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome to Anne Veck Oxford centre stage: Davines.

Anne Veck Oxford has started a new partnership with Davines, saving the world one hair style at a time.
We wanted to find a product brand with the same values as ourselves: we believe all salons should do everything they can to save the planet by reducing their carbon emissions, cutting down on waste and pollution and by supporting organisations fighting to reverse the 6th mass extinction. We are certified carbon neutral, so finding products that would enhance this message, rather than hinder it, was nothing short of essential.
Davines’ head office in Parma, Italy (The Davines Village)is also carbon neutral, and their manifesto runs parallel to ours “At Davines we believe that living a balance of beauty and sustainability, what we call “sustainable beauty”, can improve our lives and the world around us.”

If you have any questions about the brand, the products and their application, don’t hesitate to call us or pop in, we’re very excited to be working with such great sustainable and ethical products and the whole team can not wait to share everything they know!

by Chloe Mellen, aka Dirty French Girl

Gold Class Hair Extensions Exclusive!

Gold Class Hair Extensions are exclusive to Anne Veck Oxford!

We want to share with you the secrets of Gold Class hair extensions.  These amazing 100% human hair extensions are handpicked and gently processed for expert application to give the ultimate designer label hair.

Anne Veck Oxford is one of only ten salons in the UK to offer Gold Class hair extensions.  They have a huge celebrity following including Michelle Heaton, Sam & Billie Faiers, Mischa Barton  and Michelle Keegan and here’s why: they are a little different from other extensions on the market.

Following a ‘Healthy Hair Days Philosophy,’ your consultation includes a scalp and hair analysis to asses the true condition and suitability of your hair and scalp.  We can then prescribe any treatments to get your own hair and scalp in the best condition so you can make the most out of your extensions.  We will also talk in depth about the process and maintenance and most importantly the look you want to create and your perfect colour.

The hair is the best quality hand-selected Indian Temple Hair available in a range of colours and lengths.  With a pre-bonded application method, Gold Class bonds are kind to the hair and scalp creating tiny discreet bonds.  Our trained extensionists will expertly apply the bonds to give the most natural results.

Our team will give you an accredited aftercare programme to help you care for your extensions at home and away so they look as good as the day we put them in.  Gold Class hair extensions are recommended for 3-4months wear when our extensionists can safely remove your extensions and see the improvements in your own hair & scalp by following the prescribed aftercare.

Each of our hair extensions experts – Kelly and Anne herself, have been individually trained by Inanch Emir of Inanch London, the creators of Gold Class.

Anne is one of the most experienced extensionists in the U.K., having offered this service in her salons since 1991 and having been a brand ambassador for two of the leading U.K. brands.

See Midas Touch the beautiful collaboration created by Anne, Inanch of Gold Class and our great friend and uber talented hairdresser and photographer Desmond Murray. Simple stunning!

Book your Gold Class hair extensions consultation by calling us on
01865 727077 (Oxford)

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NHF announce Anne Veck as new Ambassador

Introducing the NHF & the NBF’s new ambassadors

This what the National Hairdressers’ Federation had to say…

“We are delighted to announce that Anne Veck, Christian Wiles and Hellen Ward will become new industry ambassadors for the NHF and the NBF. All three ambassadors will be making their debut at the NHF’s Business Awards on Sunday 4 November.

They will take on the high-profile role of motivating and inspiring members across the UK to build successful and profitable businesses. All three ambassadors will be making their debut at the NHF’s Business Awards on Sunday 04 November. Visit nhf.info/nhfbusinessawards for more information.

Anne Veck, who runs award-winning salons in Oxford and Bicester will become the NHF’s new Hair Ambassador. Anne explains, “I can’t understand how salon owners manage without being members! The NHF has been a lifeline for us ever since I opened my first salon over 25 years ago, so being asked to embark on the role of Hair Ambassador was a real honour.”

And Anne Veck Oxford salon is a finalist for Best Independent Hair or Beauty Salon in the NHF Business Awards! Should be an interesting evening…!


Hello everyone

We’d love to invite you to join us at our Big Hair Do event at Anne Veck 17 Crown Walk Bicester, brought to you by Layered Online in association with Creative HEAD magazine! What is it? It’s the biggest hairdressing party to take place – ever. On Wednesday 26th September 100 salons across the country will throw open their doors for a unique hairdressing event filled with fun, hair care products, stylist expertise and at Anne Veck Bicester cut & blow dries(men & women) for just £25 and colour for just £60! Wow I hear you say, what’s the catch? None really…however, for colour you may need an allergy test 48 hours before and for everyone, we’ll be collecting for charity so remember to bring all the money you have saved on your appointment and give, give, give!

There will be full to bursting goody bags, a raffle and fundraising fun,  drinks and nibbles and Anne and her amazing salon team to update your look for the season ahead!

We shall be raising money for two charities: Sobell House, who provide palliative and end of life care locally and The Alternative Hair Charitable Foundation which raises funds to fight leukaemia.

WHEN AND WHERE: Wednesday  25th September 2018, 9.30 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. @ Anne Veck, 17 Crown Walk, Bicester, OX26 6HY.

TO BOOK: call us now on 01869 248495 or book on line here.

P.S. Did you know that The Alternative Hair Show has raised over £8.5 million for leukaemia research and to help children and families affected by blood diseases. The Anne Veck Artistic Team is privileged to take part this year (Sunday 14th October at the Freemasons’ Hall in London) for the 8th time! Buy some raffle tickets to win 2 tickets to the greatest hair show on earth!)



Anne Veck has been nominated for International Hairdresser of the Year 2018/19 in two seperate awards! For the 2nd time in the Canadian Contessa Awards which celebrates its 30th birthday this year and for the 1st time in the brand new International Hairdressing Awards, sponsored by Revlon Professional, Revlon and Esthetica magazines.

In the latter, Anne is one of just 4 big names in UK hairdressing out of 30 hairdressers from around the world to be named! Finally establishing our favourite stylist in the first rank of hairdressing talent in UK and world wide! (Well we are definitely biased!). Up to now, Anne’s biggest award wins have been British Hairdressing Awards Southern Hairdresser of the Year 2016 and Revlon Professional Style Master Global Winner, also 2106. She has presented 7 times at the biggest and most prestigious international hairdressing show The Alternative Hair Show and also in the last 12 months, at big events in Canada and Brazil.

Everyone at Anne Veck salons is thrilled at the recognition Anne has earned for her amazing talent, now truly recognised world wide! Everything crossed for the final stages for the Contessas and the International Hairdressing Awards!

We hope you like the photos. This is what Anne looks like when she wins!
Anne Veck Southern Hairdresser of the Year 2016

Two evenings… two massive awards for Emmanuel Esteban!

Two evenings… two massive awards for Emmanuel Esteban!

Wow! Emmanuel won Black Beauty Sensationnel Avant Garde Hairdresser 2017 on Sunday 26th November for the third year running and then followed up on Monday 28th with one of the highest accolades available in world hairdressing…he is the British Hairdressing Awards Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year 2017! We do have some amazing talent in the salons these days!

Emmanuel has a highly impressive record of awards success in recent years. He was a finalist for Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year two years ago, when he also won The Alternative Hair Visionary Award. But 2017 is proving to be his annus mirabilis with his win at the UK Revlon Professional Style Master Awards back in the spring as well.

We are proud that Anne Veck salons has now won two years’ running at both The British Hairdressing Awards and  Revlon Professional Style Masters. Bring on 2018 we say…

What next for our uber talented style director, we ask? We think the world of session styling and international fashion weeks beckons. Whatever route his career is set to take, we know he will be a huge success.

Here are just two tasters of Emmanuel’s outstanding artistry: from left to right from his winning Revlon Professional Style Masters collection and then from “Million Eyes”, his BHA Avant Garde winning collection. Photography for both by Emmanuel’s favourite  photographer Bartlomiej Staszowski. And in case you don’t know him, EE is the one on the right in the final photo.



Lovely review by Muddy Stilettos!

Lovely review by Muddy Stilettos!

We were thrilled when lifestyle blogger Hero from MuddyStilettos.co.uk 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 salons win SIX awards in Paris!

Oxford Salon Group Anne Veck Wins SIX International Awards

Oxford salon group, Anne Veck has continued its award-winning streak by scooping a record SIX international accolades at ‘The Big One’ Awards and the ‘Best Emerging Talent’ Competition in Paris, France.

Just two months after winning the ‘Green Salon of the Year’ accolade at the national Salon Business Awards, the Oxford and Bicester based business went head to head with almost 180 other entrants at ‘The Big One’ Awards, which are widely recognised as the biggest hairdressing competition in France. Held at the glamorous ‘La Cigale’ theatre in Paris, the ceremony saw the talented team scoop three gongs. Firstly, Stylist Pierre Ginsburg was named champion in the ‘Young Talent’ category, next Style Director Emmanuel Esteban secured a win in the ‘Afro Hair’ category and then Artistic Director Anne Veck was declared the overall winner of the contest, taking home ‘The Big One’ prize.

Less than 24 hours later, Pierre Ginsburg helped add another trio of awards to the bulging Anne Veck trophy cabinet at the ‘Best Emerging Talent’ awards – an international competition which celebrates young talent spotted by world-renowned mentors. The contest, which took place at the MCB by Beauté Sélection exhibition in Paris, aims to showcase young promising hairdressers, who are recognised for demonstrating incredible creativity.

During a two-hour battle, Pierre presented his artistic hairdressing creations, which were judged by an independent jury and the audience. He clearly impressed as he was named winner of both the ‘Catégorie Blond’ and ‘New Face’ categories, plus picked up 3rd prize for ‘Community Hair Challenge’.

Anne Veck, who opened her first salon in Oxford 26 years ago in 1991 and her second in Bicester ten years later, is delighted with their most recent achievements:

‘Wow! Winning one award is always great, so for our team to win SIX accolades on French soil and bring them back home to Oxford, is beyond incredible. We’re over the moon! Our team absolutely love entering competitions, as it’s a wonderful way to showcase our creativity to both industry peers and our loyal clients. We’re proud to receive such widespread and international recognition for our work and we hope it will help us achieve our goal of helping to put Oxford firmly on the global hairdressing map.”


Double nomination for BHA Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year 2017!

Anne Veck and Emmanuel Esteban have both been shortlisted for the title of Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year at the 2017 British Hairdressing Awards! This is Emmanuel’s 2nd nomination and Anne’s 8th! (14th in all categories!).

This is no small feat with the 2017 awards attracting hundreds of entries which take the form of photographic collections. The 75 first round judges drawn from industry experts, hairdressers, session stylists and creative leaders, viewed the UK’s biggest photographic awards exhibition as they spent the day marking the thousands of individual images.

Avant Garde hairdressing pushes creativity to the extreme and demonstrates that there are no limits to what you can do with hair, with the right creative vision and plenty of technical ability.

Anne and Emmanuel will now add 4 more images to their original entries and the winner will be announced at the British Hairdressing Awards gala dinner at the Grosvenor Park Hotel on Monday 27th November. Until then, their images are under embargo but click here to see a selection of their previous , beautiful, work.

The Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year category seeks to recognise the most inspiring and daring stylists in the industry, catapulting the finalists into the upper echelons of the nation’s very best hairdressing talent. A win can well and truly put a stylist on the map, securing their place not just as a creative visionary, but also as an authority on avant garde styling.Now in its fourth decade, the awards hosted by Hairdressers Journal International and supported since its inception by sole sponsor, Schwarzkopf Professional continue to go from strength-to-strength in its quest to celebrate the most diverse and creative talents in hairdressing.

Hairdressers Journal International’s Executive Director, Jayne Lewis Orr says: “The awards remain true to the original objective – to promote the professionalism and leading vision of British hairdressing, and importantly to celebrate its contribution to the wider world. I am so proud that we can see the impact that the awards have had on not only our own industry and the individuals within it, but also on partnership industries as its success is shared by many. This year more than ever, we encouraged entrants to produce work that’s aspirational and wearable, to really unify the bonds between creative hairdressing and the fact that this industry contributes £7bn to the national economy and employs 500,000 nationwide. Now that’s something amazing to celebrate!”


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.

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