About Me

bio-1I grew up in North West London. The daughter of a self-taught Turkish Cypriot wicked barber, aka Tony, and sensational ladies hairdresser, my lovely mum Sandra. My parents were both competition winners and featured in multiple editions of the hairdresser’s journal. They owned and ran one of London’s first unisex salons in the 1960’s on fashionable Ladbroke Grove.

Hairdressing was a lifestyle for us. When I wasn’t in school, I was shampooing, passing hair pins and rollers to mum who created waves and curls all day long.

Dad insisted I formally train and learn the basics of my craft at Vidal Sassoon. It was such a creative time and, looking back, some of my fondest memories.

The first job I landed outside the family business was at London’s prestigious Molten Brown working in both their South Molten Street and Hampstead branches. It was there, through a chance conversation with a client, I was introduced to the world of film.

In 1995, the UK film industry was busier than usual. The hair department on Kenneth Branagh's 'Hamlet' needed extra hands to get through hundreds of background artists. It was back to sweeping floors, making tea, brushing hairpieces, passing more pins, and getting breakfast for some of the most creative hairdressers I have ever seen. I was in awe and immediately hooked. I kept my head down, helped, observed, and soaked it all in.


It was an amazing experience, and at the time I had no idea I was walking into a world that would take me on a ride that exceeded dreams I never knew I had and become my passion for the next 30 years

My salon skills were definitely what opened door after door in those early years, and got me working on some truly amazing films. From Titanic to Hogwarts, Mamma Mia to James Bond, world-saving superheroes, Italian heists and so much more in between.

In 2022, I received a BAFTA nomination for my work on ‘The Batman’.

It's been a magical kaleidoscope of adventure, hard work, life-long friends, lessons and memories made.

I will continue walking through the doors. You never know what's on the other side.