Anne Veck Oxford was announced in the June issue of Hair magazine as the best hair salon in the south of England! Wow we are absolutely thrilled and having been a finalist in 2015, this is one award we really wanted to win.

The judges went for our commitment to being as green as possible as well as loving the salon design and our amazing international creative team – a real hotbed of hairdressing! Thank you everyone for your dedication, work and talent and thanks too for the lovely testimonials you, our clients, gave the salon.

Hair magazine’s The Cut Awards are the leading consumer focused awards in hairdrressing and it is a major honour and achievement to win! Do come and see us!

Silhouette # 2 British Hairdressing Awards Avant Garde Finals 2016

Silhouette # 2 British Hairdressing Awards Avant Garde Finals 2016

Anne Veck’s Silhouette must be one the most award winning hairdressing photo collections ever! Selections of images from it have won Revlon Professional Style Masters UK & Ireland and Global Award 2016, British Hairdressing Awards Southern Hairdresser of the year 2016 and AIPP Best Photo 2016! Anne was also thrilled that a different selection saw her chosen as a Finalist for the British Hairdressing Awards Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year 2016 (for the 7th time!). Truly, the collection that never stops giving!

Her creative team for the shoot featured photographer Desmond Murray, stylist Bernard Connolly, MUA Irena Rogers and, last but not least, hairdressing assistants Jowita Przybylo, Morgan Lenoir and Allister Evans, each ace stylists in their own right from Anne Veck’s Oxford salon. Finally,nothing could have gone ahead without sponsorship from Revlon Professional!

Click here to feast your eyes on Anne’s avant garde Silhouettes and do have a look at the other wonderful collections by Anne and Emmanuel.

Work for Anne Veck ! Recruiting stylists!

Work for Anne Veck! We are now recruiting for stylists aka hairdressers at our new Bicester salon. We relocated last October to a swish new salon in Crown Walk and we need more stylists to meet demand!

We’ll consider applicants who are qualified at NVQ Level 2 or 3 but you MUST be able to run your own column from A to Z! So, graduate stylists, stylists, senior stylists, style directors…attitude, talent and energy will be the main criteria rather than experience.

To apply, please send your c.v. to keith@anneveckhair.com. Read more about us here  .

We pay excellent wages and offer unusually good art team opportunities if that’s your thing. So don’t delay, get in touch now…

Emmanuel reaches Revlon Professional Style Master Global Finals 2017!








STOP PRESS…Emmanuel selected as one of 9 country finlaists to progress to the Global Finals in Brussels 8th May!
The amazingly talented Emmanuel Esteban has been announced as the Winner of this year’s Revlon Professional Style Master UK competition. Emmanuel, Style Director at Anne Veck Oxford, has gone one step better than 2106 when he was runner up for this most prestigious award.

We hope he will now follow in Anne Veck’s footprints and win the world crown at the Style Master Global event in Brussels in May.  Click here  for a cute little video (?!) and here for a complete list of all Emmanuel’s awards successes!

Each entrant was asked to present 3 images using the same model and showing the progression from commercial through editorial to avant garde. See above, whoops we’ve got them in the right order but right to left! We agree with the judges- stunning work by Emmanuel and his team, who were

Photography Martin Higgs

Make-up Gwen Tanya April reece

Model Kamila Nowak

Hairdressing assistants  Allister Evans, Pierre Ginsburg


Anne Veck Salons wins two huge hairdressing awards in 24 hours!
Oxford salon group Anne Veck are celebrating after winning two prestigious national awards in just 24 hours. On Monday (27th) November, Founder and businesswoman Anne Veck was declared Southern Hairdresser of the Year 2016 at the British Hairdressing Awards, which was presented to her by Britain’s Got Talent Judge, comedian and best-selling author David Walliams. This follows a win just hours before where Emmanuel Esteban scooped Avant Garde Stylist of the Year at the Black Beauty/Sensationnel Hair Awards 2016.
The British Hairdressing Awards, which took place at the glamorous Grosvenor House Hotel and attracted 1,700 guests, celebrate the very best in British Hairdressing talent in an industry that contributes £7 billion to the national economy. Speaking of Anne’s win, Jayne Lewis-Orr, Executive Director of Hairdressers Journal International who hosted the event said: “This award cements Anne as the Southern region’s leading hair talent, but a win doesn’t just mean you’re the very best in the area; it also marks you out as one of the greatest stylists in the country. This win positions you as an authority and puts Oxford on the map too.”
Speaking of her win Anne, who has salons at 33 St Clements, Oxford and 17 Crown Walk, Bicester said: “Words cannot describe just how happy I am to have won. After being nominated 13 times, it’s been a long journey, so I’m delighted that my name has finally been called. This year, I changed my team, worked with an amazing photographer Desmond Murray plus sponsorship from Revlon Professional and ensured I focused purely on making the hair look beautiful in my imagery and it worked! It just shows that if you persevere, believe in yourself and continue to work hard, you can achieve your dream.”
Anne’s win came just hours after Emmanuel Esteban, Style Director, scooped Avant Garde Stylist of the Year at the Black Beauty/Sensationnel Hair Awards 2016 for the second consecutive year. The awards, which celebrated their 22nd anniversary, are recognised as the ultimate accolade in the Afro industry.
Emmanuel said: “I’m thrilled with my achievement and also proud to be given this accolade for the second year in a row. I love entering competitions like these as it allows me to express my creativity. To then go on and win is the icing on the cake.”
This year, Anne Veck salons have proudly put Oxford on the map with a record 16 award wins/nominations in just 10 months. Anne recently beat off stiff competition from 32 countries around the world to be declared Winner of the AIPP (Association International de Presse Professional de Coiffure) Best Photo category and achieved 3rd place in the Avant Garde category. She was also named Global Winner of Revlon Professional’s Style Master 2016 International Contest, whilst stylist Pierre Ginsburg won Revlon Professional’s Style Master International Contest Young Talent Award. In addition, Emmanuel Esteban scooped the Afro category at the Tribu-te Awards in Paris.
Anne, who has over 30 years of hairdressing experience is thrilled with this success: “To achieve recognition this year in several prestigious awards both in the UK and across the world is an incredible feeling. We’re not standing still though! We’ve got lots of exciting plans for the future and are looking forward to an even bigger and better year in 2017.”

Anne’s BHA 2016 collections were sponsored by Revlon Professional. For the complete list of of the awards Anne and her team have won over the years, click here.

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Do you have the Midas Touch?

Do you have the Midas Touch? Well at Anne Veck salons we think we do! We have joined forces with the lovely Inanch Emir of London’s prestigious Inanch salon to be one of only ten elite salons in the U.K. to offer the celebs’ favourite hair extensions. Anne has now collaborated with Inanch and ace photographer Desmond Murray, to create this beautiful collection.

“A trio of British hairdressing’s finest talents teamed up for Gold Class’s latest photo shoot to promote the qualities and capabilities of Gold Class hair extensions. ‘The Midas Touch’ – an inspirational photo shoot which marries commerciality with avant garde. Gold leaf and decadent accessories offered the optimum amount of opulence to convey the luxurious nature of the Gold Class hair.”

Hair by Inanch Emir of Inanch London, Anne Veck of Anne Veck Salons and assisted by Alison Dace of Blo Bar
Makeup by Holly Pollack
Photography by Desmond Murray

Click here to see The Midas Touch.

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. Call us to book an appointment for a consultation on 01869 248495 (Bicester) or 01865 727077 (Oxford) and for more about what hair extensions can do click here and here!

Anne wins yet another global award!

Anne Veck wins yet another global award! Anne has been crowned the Winner of the AIPP Best Photography Award 2016! This is what Estetica magazine had to say…

“The 2016-2017 AIPP Awards Ceremony was held last night during the world’s most renowned hairdressing event, the Alternative Hair Show at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London.


An enthusiastic audience of more than 5,000 hairdressers from all around the world honoured the artistic achievements of five internationally acclaimed hairstylists: Raffel Pages (Spain), Angelo Seminara (UK), Anne Veck (UK), Uros Mikic (Australia) and Hair&More (Spain).


Hosted by Linda Evans & Sergi Bancells, General Secretary of the AIPP, at the 20th annual AIPP Awards Ceremony event, Raffel Pages (Spain) won the Best Commercial Award for his beautiful collection ‘Bloom’; Angelo Seminara (UK) grabbed the Best Avant-Garde Award for his fascinating collection ‘Icon’; Anne Veck (UK) earned the Best Photography Award for an awe-inspiring collection shot in black & white; Uros Mikic (Australia) won the Best Men Award for his ‘Luxe’ collection made of appealing male styles; and Hair&More (Spain) conquered the Best Video Award for a very dynamic and creative video showing their latest collection, ‘After Love’.


Award recipients were voted by the AIPP Magazine Members throughout the world over last month. This year participation was impressive, having received 679 photo collections from 32 countries all around the globe!!!

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What follows now is the AIPP Grand Trophy 2016-2017, where the 5 winners of the AIPP Awards compete against each other to become the over-all winner by sending in their Fall-Winter Collections. The AIPP Grand Trophy 2016-2017 will be awarded next Spring 2017 in a prestigious venue still to be announced.”

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Anne would like to thank her photographer Desmond Murray, her stylist Bernard Connolly , her make-up artist Irena Rogers and of course, Jowita, Morgan and Allister from the Anne Veck Artistic Team who assisted on the shoot. Plus sponsorship and styling products by Revlon Professional. This collection is Anne’s most succesful ever, with a selection from it having also won the Revlon Professional Style Master Global Award 2016 and providing the images for her Finalist collections for the British Hairdressing Awards Southern and Avant Garde Hairdresser of the year titles! As Estetica say “awe inspring”! To see the rest of Anne’s collections, click here. 

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Emmanuel Esteban reaches Emergent Talent Finals in Paris!

Emmanuel Esteban reaches Emergent Talent Finals in Paris!

Our Oxford Style Director the super talented hairdresser Emmanuel Esteban is about to emerge! Mentored by our very own Anne Veck (Revlon Professional Style Master Global Winner 2016), Emmanuel has been selected as one of 8 “new” talents to compete for the Mondiale Coiffure Beaute  Emergent Talent crown at Porte de Versailles, Paris over the weekend of 11th, 12th September.

Also receiving support from Anne as mentor and team leader and through to the final is Ria Kulik from Manchester’s HairBank salon.

Here’s what they are saying about Emmanuel in French…

“Dès son plus jeune âge, Emmanuel a été inspiré par les vues et sons de l’industrie du design créatif. C’est cette inspiration qui le pousse à poursuivre une carrière dans la coiffure et le stylisme. En 2012, il quitte la France pour l’Angleterre pour s’inspirer dans ce qu’il dit être “la maison de la coiffure”. Emmanuel se laisse influencer par différents arts tels que la musique ou encore l’architecture et le dessin.”

Each candidate was asked to provide a selection of their best work and a dossier outlining their career achievements to date. At MCB , they will appear on stage before a massive industry audience of thousands (Porte de Versaille’s capacity is 5,000!), with direction from their mentor.
To gaze in awe at Emmanuel’s talent, click here and here!
Bon chance Emmanuel and Ria!


The Anne Veck Artistic Team is thrilled and honoured to be participating in the amazing Alternative Hair Show for the sixth time! This year’s theme for the global hair event of the year is “Odyssey” and Anne’s presentation will be inspired by her recent travels to Japan.

This year we shall benefit from the special creative input of the 2015 Winner of the International Visionary Award, none other than our very own uber talented Emmanuel Esteban!  Anne and Emmanuel will combine their artistry and flare to create a show stopping demonstration of avant garde hairdressing!

Why is the Alternative Hair Show so important?

As well as show casing the greatest hairdressing talent from around the world, The Alternative Hair Charitable Foundation raises funds to fight leukaemia.

The Show, now in its 33rd year, has already contributed in excess of £9 million towards successful research into childhood leukaemia so that today more than nine out of 10 children survive this life threatening cancer of the blood.  However, these encouraging results do not extend to infants (those aged 12 months or less). The latest grants from the Foundation will support research under the auspices of Bloodwise that is designed to lead to a better understanding of this dilemma and so onwards to meeting the challenge it presents.

There is growing evidence that many forms of childhood leukaemia start to develop in the womb. Immature blood cells in the foetus develop genetic faults that mean they are vulnerable to being transformed into leukaemia cells months or even years after birth. This ‘two hit’ theory of how childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) develops was uncovered by Professor Mel Greaves at the Institute of Cancer Research, whose work The Alternative Hair Charitable Trust has funded in the past. The findings have profoundly changed understanding of the origins of childhood leukaemia.

The foundation kick started its new grant making programme by donating £65,000 to Bloodwise (formerly Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research). The money will go towards a ground-breaking research project at the University of Oxford looking into the origins of infant leukaemia.

The new University of Oxford project that The Alternative Hair Charitable Trust is funding is looking into infant ALL, which is biologically different to childhood ALL. This rare and aggressive type of leukaemia develops in children under 12 months of age, and, in contrast to leukaemia diagnosed in older children, still has very poor survival rates, with only just over half surviving for longer than five years. The chemotherapy needed is gruelling—some babies die from the side effects of their treatment and many survivors suffer health problems in later life.

Researchers led by Dr Anindita Roy will investigate immature foetal blood cells to see what happens to transform them into leukaemia cells shortly after birth. If successful, this project could provide crucial information on how infant ALL starts, an important step in designing better, kinder treatments for these babies and possibly even stopping these diseases developing in the first place.

For tickets click here  . Don’t miss it, Sunday evening 16th October at The Royal Albert Hall. AHS-2016-FaceBook

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

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