Meet the Team
Teresa opened her first salon in 2005.
She is a leading hair stylist and wedding hair specialist with over 26 years industry experience.
As well as running a busy salon and attending to her clients she has risen quickly as a session stylist and is a regular back stage at London Fashion Week, working with fashion houses including House of Ikons and the world famous Salon du Chocolat, leading hair teams for bespoke designers including Reka Orosz, Innu London, Anita Thakker, Vivien Sheriff, and Valier and Valkeroy.
Teresa Frequently works in partnership with @seventamakeupacademy international makeup artists and has enjoyed leading the hair team for Pride in London festival for the past three years, working with celebrities from music both classic and contemporary, television, film and entertainment business - which lead to being the personal tour hairstylist for X factors Rebecca Ferguson on her Europe Dates.
Teresa’s credits also include published work in House of Solo magazine and she is a regular on editorial fashion shoots, most recently she achieved her dream of working on a film set for the movie Lady M, creating the hair for a cast of some great British actresses including Samantha Bond!
Teresa is a milk_shake colour and product expert, and milk_shake session stylist.
Teresa is well known within the hairdressing industry, by peers and by her clients for her passion, perfection and creative eye.
The most important part of my work is to make you feel really beautiful and special, and to me everyone is a celebrity! I just love to create good hair! I love my session styling work in the fashion industry and I feel that brings so much to my day to day clients in the salon. I feel that I’m achieving my goal here in beautiful Dorking - my next goal is to make it through to the British hairdressing awards. I’ve got lots of new shoots planned and I’m bursting with ideas.... I literally cannot wait X
Millie and Teresa go back a long way! Having worked together in a salon in Oxshott many years ago, Millie was Teresa’s bridal stylist for her own wedding.
Then the real fun started as they worked together on numerous projects including London fashion week, salon du chocolate, fashion for good and of course Pride in London for 5 years running!
Millie was scouted for a big brand and her beautiful editorial work graced the catwalk of no less then NewYork fashion week Just a couple of years ago!
Millie is a hairdressing force not to be reckoned with, her artistic and articulate passion for her craft feed through the salon and the team with her wonderful educational skills
Watch out Dorking! Millie’s arrived!
Stefanie (Front of House)
Meet our beautiful Stef! Recently famous with her unreal makeovers on Tiktok in lockdown, she is currently in her third year at university studying English literature and drama
You will also find Stef on reception Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays whilst juggling her degree
Some might say she’s the Apple of the bosses eye! Can’t think why? Having grown up in salons all her life she is super equipped for this role and runs the salon smoothly with her beautiful smile — she your go to girl for appointments and enquiries.
And Teresa is so proud to keep it in the family and have her beautiful daughter greeting you when arrive for your appointment
Jana is a professional, freelance bridal and fashion makeup artist, based in Dorking, Surrey, working in London and the South East. She studied at the London Collage of Fashion and completed many short courses with Illamasqua, a beauty range.
Jana is very creative and artistic individual being passionate about makeup and beauty from a young age. She enjoys experimenting with new looks and styles. To compliment her wedding makeup passion she also has an experience with beauty, fashion, fitness, fetish, glamour, lingerie, pin up, vintage and Halloween makeup.
Jana been working for numerous designers and fashion brands like Lady Vintage, Martha Lace, Louise Rose Couture, Anny Lin Bridal, Korn Jewellery, Terry Macey clothing, Zibi London....
She has a big love for wedding makeup and is high in demand for her expertise and empathy with her many clients.
Juan Lopez Alvarez
Being a massive fan of natural beauty Juan is both skilled in colour and application and has an eye for matching the perfect colour to clients based on their style and personality.
Juan understands personal service and has poured his multi-layered experience into his own educational venture by founding the Seventa Makeup Academy, writing and creating all courses as Director of Education.
Juan started his career in a top Spanish training academy where he quickly grew to supporting the founder before coming to the UK to manage and educate teams from top makeup artist brands.
Juan has been instrumental in the development and business growth of top makeup brands including Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Charlotte Tilbury & Floral Street to name a few both at a managerial level and through the creation and development of training programmes.
Juan is excited to showcase the theatrical side of makeup, combining it with natural beauty and allowing the customer to express their own individuality.
As well as leading the Seventa Makeup Academy Team of artists as Director of Education he is currently Freelancing with new British beauty brand Code 8 Beauty as their Colour Maestro, creating the Colour ID Lab Experience and concept.
With Code 8 Beauty, Juan recently created lipstick colours that graced the runway at London Fashion Week 2019 where Code 8 Beauty was Official Makeup Partner.
Having worked alongside Teresa for many weddings and of course 6 years at Pride in London not to mention a number of celebrities Teresa and Juan have worked together with, Juan is Teresa's go to guy!
He is available upon request for your wedding day or special occasion makeup needs. Call the Salon for a full consultation.
Liv started with us a few years back as a Saturday girl. Since we re opened in April she is now training with us full time.
Liv completed her rapture hair extensions training in March alongside attending all the Revlon training zoom sessions. She as a eye for detail and wants to become an extension specialist when she finishes her NVQ in hairdressing.
Book your appointment with liv as a model for her to gain experience.
Lovely Saturday girl Rhiannon joined us in April. She gives a mean massage at the basin and is so excited and enthusiastic watching all the hair transformations in the salon.
We love having her as part of the team on a Saturday and Thursday night.