Anne Veck wins Most Wanted Hair Trend 2023!

Anne Veck wins Creative HEAD Most Wanted Hair Trend 2023!
Wow! Anne has won one of the coolest hair awards the U.K. has to offer!
This is what they had to say about her stunning winning look:

” A shot so good it grabbed judges’ attention and wouldn’t let go 🤩”

“Hailed by judges as “perfect” and “so beautiful”, Anne’s gorgeous image has won her the #MWIT23 Hair Trend title (sponsored by @redken).

“If Ginger from Scarface embraced pretty pastels, this is the look she’d rock. Both iconic and forward-facing, it’s a finish you can predict will be all over clients’ Pinterest boards. The blend, the bevel-edged bottom, the beauty – Anne nailed it.”

On the evening of Monday 4th September, at landmark London gallery, Tate Modern, Oxford hairdresser, Anne Veck, was named Hair Trend winner at national hairdressing awards, Most Wanted. Awarded to the best trend-led image of the year, Anne outshone a record-breaking number of entries to take this year’s title with her striking pastel bob.

Established by leading hair publication Creative HEAD in 2001, Most Wanted has become a beacon of brilliance – its trophies illuminating the most outstanding, progressive, and game-changing talents in British and Irish hairdressing. And the Grand Final? Well, it’s the culmination of the competition and the coolest and most coveted event in the hairdressing industry calendar. This year’s epic evening was hosted by award-winning comedian and writer Sophie Duker, with 680 prestigious names across hair, beauty, fashion, business, and media, coming together to celebrate the crowning of a new cohort of champions.

It fell to more than 70 independent experts to determine this year’s Most Wanted winners, including members of the beauty press, entrepreneurs, educators, and publicists. Among the judges, award-winning broadcaster, Ateh Jewel, beauty journalist Cassie Steer, director of revered talent agency, Premier Hair and Make-up, Lindsay Cruikshank, and a host of leading names in hairdressing, including session stylists Sam McKnight MBE, Mark Francome Painter and Anna Chapman, and business owners, Leah Hayden Cassidy, Larry King and Charlotte Mensah.

Anne wins a prestigious Most Wanted trophy, a prize from category sponsor Redken, publicity across the Creative HEAD brand and the opportunity to appear at Creative HEAD events.

Anne’s biggest artistic triumph since winning the British Hairdressing Awards, AIPP and Revlon Style Masters with her iconic collection “Silhouette”, all in 2016. Although she isn’t a stranger to winning at the Most Wanted, with consecutive wins in 2021 and 2022 for Sustainability Hero with partner Keith Mellen.


Here is our updated risk assessment for the salon dated 15 July 2021, carried out to meet the revised government regulations effective 19th July 2021 and to direct our efforts to reduce the risk of transmission and to protect the health of clients, employees and all visitors.
It has been posted here from a word document and the presentation has gone slightly awry! If you would like a clearer version, email and Keith will send you it!


Hazards/risk People at risk Risk level

Deterioration of salon employees low
during lockdown clients

Action taken Date

Reoccupation checklist completed before reopen 29/6/20

Hazard/risk People at risk Risk level

Working on reception & employees medium
styling positions clients
Action taken Date

On line (zoom) consultations given prior from late June 20, most consultations in salon 19 July onwards
to service
Clients told during consultation about revised safety July 2021
Sufficient time allowed for service to be
completed safely ( extra time) from 4th July
Action to allow safe movement around salon from 4th July
Social distancing 1m + at all times from 4th July
Alternate positions only in use from 4th July
Signs displayed advising safety precautions 30th June
Hand sanitiser at reception and in loo from 4th July
No unnecessary contact eg hugs, handshakes from 3rd July
Retail products presented to clients and returned to
shelves will be disinfected from 4th July

Hazard/risk People at risk Risk level

Visitors to salon Employees medium
gathering in small groups clients
Action taken Date

Move people on from “pinch points” inc.
front door/reception, corridor, outside loo from 4th July
Visitors advised to be patient and wait for others from 4th July
to move on
Signs at front door and reception 30th June

Hazard/risk People at risk Risk level

Staff spreading virus Employees Medium

Action taken Date

Daily checks to ask if they or members of household Daily from 4th July
have symptoms
Basic infection controls as per gvnt guidelines inc.
cover mouth & nose with tissue or sleeve if cough or sneeze
Put used tissues in bib immediately
Wash hands with soap & water often
Avoid close contact with anyone unwell
Clean & disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
inc. tools & equipment
Don’t touch eyes, nose or mouth if hands not clean From 4th July
Salon cleaning schedule before & after each client
PPE to be worn by staff- face coverings & visor. Except for health reasons inc, staff with asthma 19 July 2021
PPE to be worn by cleints – face coverings. Except for health reasons.
Perspex screen at reception From 4th July

Hazard/risk People at risk Risk level

Contact with contaminated Employees medium
materials Clients

Action taken Date

Space allocated for clients’ personal belongings to 30th June
be stored separately
Only clients will handle own belongings From 4th July
No drinks will be served From 4th July
Clients can fill own cups etc at water machine From 4th July
No magazines will be offered From 4th July
Clients will dispose of own waste direct to bin From 4th July
Hands washed after post handled From 3rd July
Deep clean before opening 1st July
Contact points cleaned frequently 1st July onwards
Tools sanitised (UV and disinfectant) after use From 4th July
Soap, sanitiser, tissues, paper towels, sterilising equipment
& fluid always in stock From 3rd July
Waste disposed of in lined bin and then in salon’s From 3rd July
waste bins.
Hands washed after handling waste. From 3rd July

Assessments carried out by Keith Mellen 30th June 2020 and 15th July 2021

Gold Class Hair Extensions Exclusive!

Gold Class Hair Extensions are exclusive to Anne Veck at Kelly’s Hair Oxford!

Let Anne 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.

Kelly’s Hair Oxford is one of a select few 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.  Anne 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.  She 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. Gold Class founder, Inanch Emir, visits the temples in Ind1a personally to ensure her hair supply is both top quality and 100% ethical.  With a pre-bonded application method, Gold Class bonds are kind to the hair and scalp creating tiny discreet bonds. Anne will expertly apply the bonds to give the most natural results.

Anne will give you an 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 Anne can safely remove your extensions and see the improvements in your own hair & scalp by following the prescribed aftercare.

Anne has been individually trained by her friend Inanch Emir of Inanch London, the creator of Gold Class. (And in return, Anne trained Inanch is avant-garde techniques!)

Anne Veck 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. Simply stunning!

Book your Gold Class hair extensions consultation with Anne by calling Kelly’s Hair Oxford on
01865 727077.
P.S. If Gold Class isn’t the best solution for you, Anne also offers LoxBox, Balmain and Sleek!
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Why Davines?

Davines HQ – Eco Village.

So as you might know already, Anne Veck has recently moved over to Davines products in her salon. The brand and products follow a commitment to all things sustainable and ethical, just like Anne Veck Limited is trying to do. We thought we’d give you a but more information on why we think these amazing hair care products are SO utterly fab!!!

A bit of background
Davines was founded in 1983 in Parma, Italy, originally as a skincare research facility by the Bollati family. “Davines” is a combination of the Bollati children’s names: Davide and Stephanie. Now the research facility is the Davines HQ, where all the products are designed, formulated and produced.

“Davines does not aim to be the largest company in the world, but to be the most beautiful and the most ethical thanks to all” Davide Bollati, President of Davines Group.
Davines believe, just like the AV team, that beauty and sustainability are not mutually exclusive. By developing their business on the motto of “sustainable beauty” they encourage people to take care of themselves inside and out, whilst also ensuring the beauty and continued existence of our environment. So that our personal responsibility stretches from ourselves to the world around us.
Davines is a carbon neutral company, just like Anne Veck Limited, and supports the EthioTrees land and forest regeneration project. Davines’ HQ works solely on renewable energy, so you can be sure any and every product you purchase has been produced using clean energy.

Pictures from Davines website

So as you can see, Davines is pretty damn cool, and a very good match for the Anne Veck commitment to being as sustainable and ethical as possible.

Anne and Keith carried out a considerable amount of research before switching to Davines. They believe Davines is probably the most ethical and sustainable hair and cosmetics manufacturer in the world – certainly at least on the international scale.

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

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 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 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.

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