Benjamin Aldridge

After completing a BA Honours Degree in Creative Performance, Benjamin was looking for a new challenge, that would allow him to continue to channel his creative energy. His natural talent, passion and attention to detail, won Benjamin an apprenticeship at the Ten Atelier Boutique, located in the prestigious Savoy Hotel in London’s iconic West End.

During his apprenticeship, Benjamin was trained by some exceptionally talented stylists. Benjamin remained at the Ten Atelier following qualifying as a hair stylist until 2016, working the floor in a leading West End salon.

“Working in the West End was an amazing experience, and it was a privileged to work in such an elite boutique, but I found that working in such busy environment, it didn’t always allow me to give my clients the time I felt they deserved.”

Benjamin has now swapped the West End, in favour of running a small salon in Essex, where he has successfully built up a large clientele.

“When my clients come to the salon, they are going on a journey. Being in a more intimate salon, I am able to spend more time with my clients, which allows me to really understand their vision on their style. We can then continue this journey together, and I get a real sense of fulfilment from this. I want my clients to feel amazing when they leave, not only because of their newly styled hair and makeup, but also because they feel understood, valued and have enjoyed their experience with me.”

Benjamin has since completed a First Class, City & Guilds Barbering Training, in Envy in London’s Covent Garden. With experience Benjamin has begun working with renowned photographers and as a freelanced hairstylist and make-up artist and created a distinguished portfolio.