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Find Out More About Reuben Wood Creatives
One of Manchester's leading Hair Salons based in the cities lively Northern Quarter, we house creative, fashion focused Hair Stylists led by Reuben Wood. All our hair designs and cuts are focusing on the look you want and statement you want to make.
Meet The Team
Stylist WorkAfter completing training in 1998 for Toni & Guy in London, Reuben went on to both work and teach for the company, before making the decision to start his own business and open his own salon at the age of twenty four. Reuben Wood Hair & Beauty opened in 2004 with an aim to providing Reuben a space in which he and his team could explore their creativity, as well as offering a constantly discerning service for their clients. An emphasis on teamwork and a strong work ethic has made the salon a much-loved Manchester institution.
To progress his company further and push new boundaries, Reuben and his business partners decided to open a new space: Reuben Wood Creatives - in October 2013. This space would be a fully functioning photographic studio (as well as a high-end salon) and provide the team with a place to explore a multitude of innovative endeavours such as editorial fashion shoots, teaching sessions, and private events. Since its opening, Reuben Wood Creatives has exceeded all expectations and become a vibrant and exciting creative hub which accepts new challenges and adapts to each individual client.
Alongside his Manchester business, Reuben has consistently worked as a session stylist in London, New York and Paris. Assisting top fashion hair stylists such as James Brown, Giannandrea and Martin Cullen, Reuben broadened his editorial experience and used these jobs as an opportunity to learn even more skills and techniques. Seeing himself as fortunate to have these incredible experiences - for example, working with photographer Nick Knight - Reuben takes advantage of these favourable circumstances to try to work on as many creative projects as possible.
Publications that Reuben’s work has appeared in include American Vogue and Another Man, together with working closely with various British and international celebrities for OK! magazine. In addition to working on fashion editorials, Reuben also has a wealth of experience at working with runway models for London and international fashion weeks, as well as styling a multitude of celebrities for both public appearances and personal engagements. One of Reuben’s favourite shows to be a part of was Nicola Formichetti’s debut at Diesel in April 2014: a beautiful Venice location and an opportunity to utilise extremely technical hair techniques involving complex braiding.
Now celebrating sixteen years in the industry, Reuben is embracing the new projects coming his way. Working with some of the top agencies in the country, he hopes to continue taking on fresh and constant challenges, alongside expanding his Manchester businesses.
Stylist WorkPeter started his career at Vidal Sassoon in Manchester. He then went on to work at Toni & Guy where he worked for 17 years. During that time Peter worked as Art Director for the company , educator at the academy in manchester and worked on photo shoots and advertising campaigns. Peter also speaks fluent French & Arabic
- Pepe Jeans AD Campaign with Sienna Miller
- Finalist at The British Hairdressing Awards
-Worked on shows at London & Paris Fashion weeks
-Designers included - John Rocha | Jasper Conran | Betty Jackson | Zandra Rhodes | Christopher Cane | Martin Margiela | Viktor & Rolf
-Worked on Behalf of the Prince trust for Fashion Rocks
Stylist WorkHaving worked in the industry for over 20 years previously for the prestigious Russell Carney Salon in Manchester .Craig has gained a wealth of knowledge over the years. Craig has worked in television and film creating looks for actors and their characters.
With a vast knowledge in wigs and hair extensions this is where Craig really knows his craft. Taught at the prestigious Bumble & Bumble salon in New York , Craig leant techniques that makes him stand out from the competition. (Example below)
Specializing in Colour , Cutting , Hair Extensions and Hair up ....
Stylist WorkGerrard Reilly started his career in his home city of Liverpool at the age of 13 at Herbert.
He has lived and sculpted hair in various cities in the UK including London and Brighton. After moving back 'north' he joined the salon here in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.
His passion is to create current, wearable styles tailored for his clients. Using various colouring, cutting and styling techniques he impresses all clients. Enjoying the colour palette from soft, natural looks to stand out individuality he can create any look.
Being a professionally trained dancer he loves the stage, arts and being creative and also has a love of interior design and old vintage design.
Stylist WorkAfter a change in career to follow her passion for hairdressing.
Fast forward 10 Years in the industry and now well established in the city centre. Previous work for TONI&GUY as an Artistic Director has taken her in many directions .
Drawing on her experience in teaching, competition work and as an in demand Salon Stylist, she dedicated to delivering the perfect creative service.
Competitions with L’Oreal, such as Colour Trophy and Hair Idol have seen her show off her creativity when not tending to her loyal clients in salon.
Passionate in all areas of hair she aims to deliver the highest standard of service.
Stylist WorkOrigonally from Blackpool Gillian started her hairdressing career in a small salon on the prom but had bigger goals.
She moved to Toni & Guy at 18 years old and became a colour technician. Colour is Gillians passion , creating high shine and beautifully polished colours.
Then is 2008 she moved to Toni & Guy in Manchester where she grew as a hairdresser , being part of the Loreal Colour Trophy getting through to the regional finals. Also being part of hair idolwhere she worked in a team to create a complete collection. off the back of Hair Idol Gillian was selected to be part of the breakthrough team where she had the opportunity to work along side the Toni & Guy art team and worked at London Fashion Week on the FAD fashion show.
Gillian has also completed her Loreal Colour Specialist Degree with a distinctionand is confident with all colouring tecniques from your Classic Highlights , Ombre , Balayage and Colour Changes.
Since Starting my career I have gained experience in all aspects of the industry. My strengths include Cutting, Styling & Hairups & I have a passion for session work. I have worked on many Editorial & Commercial photo shoots as well as working in television, on shows such as Hollyoaks & Car Share.
I began my career at 16, training in the Midlands before moving to Manchester to pursue my ambitions. Since then I have since assisted on many British Hairdressing Award winning entries as well as been a member of numerous creative art teams including the Clynol Protégé Team.
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Reuben Wood Creatives
10 Stevenson Square