Meet The Educators

Tom Chapman
tom-chapmanTom Chapman is the Director of Tom Chapman Hair Design based in Torquay, Devon and is a specialist in men’s hair. In the Last 12 months Tom has been a finalist in three competitions including Wahl Barber of the Year competing onstage at Salon International in London. He has features in 6 Industry magazines such as Hairdressers Journal and Modern Barber as well as making the cover of Professional Barber Magazine. As well as this he has traveled and done a lot of stage work up and down the country working with The Great British Barber Bash event in Liverpool as well as judging local competitions for GHQ, Skills Group and South Devon College. In 2016 he will be working onstage at Pro Hair Live Manchester and London, Barber Connect in Wales, The Great British Barber Bash in Ireland as well as many others. In 2015 Tom founded The Lions Barber Collective, which is an international collection of barbers with the aim to raise awareness of suicide. As well as producing a LOOK BOOK of images each donated by the members of The Lions Barber Collective Artistic Team.

Shelley Pengilly
shelley-pengillyHi I’m Shelley Pengilly, Brand Ambassador for Concept milk_shake hair UK and member of the International and UK artistic team. My passion is Hair Up and styling, for which I am now an International Educator. I am also an educator for Kapello celebrity hair extensions and milk_shake colour. It is important for me to keep up to date with my education, as the best stylists never stop learning. Hair styling is a visual art and I think of my clients as walking pieces of my artwork. I am the owner and creative director of a multi award-winning boutique salon in the UK, which has now been trading for ten successful years. My personal accolades include ‘Welsh Women’s Stylist of the Year’, and I’m proud to say my team were awarded ‘Best Team’ this year. I began hairdressing at the age of fifteen, and have over twenty years of industry experience. Throughout my career I have trained with Vidal Sassoon, ghd and Wella. Since joining the concept artistic team, I have exhibited my work on stages throughout the UK and Europe. I continue to enter stage competitions and demonstrations in the UK with Hair Club Live and milk_shake.

Steven Smart
steven-smartAn Ambassador for Kasho scissors I am an OMC World champion for Trend cut and colour, Double European Champion and 8 times British Champion I am a three times British Hairdressing Awards Finalist for my photographic collections regularly appearing on stage at Pro Hair Live and Salon International, representing my own salon, hair industry magazines and global brands. I am an International competition judge, a creative director and my training and education is wanted throughout Europe having trained many National and International Champions I have had the good fortunes to be the Lead Hairstylist for the Miss World Beauty Contest, published in many International Magazines including front covers and has been awarded “Outstanding Contribution to British Hairdressing” from the Guild of British Hairdressers

Hannah Finnimore
hannah-finnimoreI discovered my passion for colouring early on in my career. After studying Milk_Shake, how the colour works and how to achieve the best results I became the South West educator for Milk_Shake. I strongly believe if you know the science of colour you will encounter fewer problems and be able to achieve the best possible results, having said that, our colour courses are always fun and very hands on – bring your gloves! As the world of colour is constantly changing, with new fashion trends and techniques, we absolutely must keep up and education is the key! As well as being part of the Milk_Shake family I spend the rest of my time working as a stylist in a salon. I face the same challenges we all do with our clients and understand the issues whilst working in a busy salon. I look forward to meeting you on the next course and sharing with you all I can.

Carol Caine
carol-caine-2017I am dedicated to and have a passion for the ‘Service excellence’ cause. With over 30 years’ experience in sectors that are front line customer focused I have become established as a customer service and education specialist. I have gained my experience working within the luxury beauty, fashion, hair, spa, retail, tourism and hospitality sectors in the corporate, charity and independent business environment. I believe that service excellence starts with the individual service provider, their attitude to service and innate ability to deliver makes the difference. Service excellence creates raving fans who will share the message and support you to achieve business growth and ongoing success. We should all aspire to deliver excellence.

Joss Smith-Reynolds
joss-reynolds-v-2I trained at Vidal Sassoon, an experience that has helped shape my personal style and approach. I have spent the last 15 years as a salon owner. Alongside countless fashion shows and photo shoots I still spend much of my time behind the chair. It’s incredibly important to me to stay hands-on and to be in touch with the challenges you face every day. I am still driven by a passion to raise the profile and the knowledge in our industry and I believe that the only way to do this is to better educate ourselves to be more proficient at what we do – it’s never been just a job for me, it’s my profession. My sessions are designed to be exciting, fun and personally challenging for both you and me. I understand how a great cut can have a positive impact on someone’s life and I want to share that with you. Our education team have developed courses that are interesting and innovative, we recognise the different levels of learning and are able to flex the courses to the different needs of the group and the individual.

Harry Denning
harry-denningHarry started his career with ‘Toni&Guy’ working his way to top stylist whilst being involved with both session hair and photo shoots, also being offered the chance to teach in the ‘Toni&Guy’ Academy as an Art Director. In order to broaden his horizons and learn different
styles of work and techniques he moved to a smaller yet growing company. After working with Anthony Mascolo and Nick Irwin on the ‘Inspirational Youth’ project where he was selected as one of ten inspiring young hairdressers in the UK, he then began to share his experiences and knowledge back in the salons colleges. His aim is to bring all this experience and knowledge to our courses at PHAB, his goal is to change the way we develop and progress learners into becoming inspired and motivated hairdressers. The revolution is coming.

Andrew Smith
Andrew Smith has had an incredibly successful career in hairdressing to date and is recognised as a top educator and trainer by some of the worlds’ largest professional brands in hairdressing. He has a huge passion for education and training: he began his career at the world-renowned Sassoon Academy and following on from this, he became a member of the first ever Wella Sebastian Cult team. Education with Andrew Smith offers incredible inspiration and expert training! Not only does Andrew run 4 successful Hampshire salons, he is a regular backstage on fashion shows with brands that include L.K Bennet, Versace and Henry Holland and was spotted behind the scenes at this years’ Cannes Film Festival. Andrew is in high demand with local clients and celebrities alike, he can often be found taming the tresses of celebrities including Alexa Chung and Sophie Ellis Bexter. His work has been published in trade journals & glossies and he has invaluable advice to offer regarding photo-shoots, social media promotion and competitions.

Simon Shaw
simon-shawOne of the most inspiring & motivating hairdressers within the industry, Simon Shaw, European Artistic Director of Wahl (UK) is known for his innovative & fun approach to hairdressing & education. Simon’s innovation with the fantastic Wahl product range has been phenomenal. Providing inspirational cutting techniques using clippers, he is renowned for pushing the boundaries of design and cutting hair. Magazine editors across the world love seeing Simon & the Wahl (UK) Artistic Team’s work, as it is both innovative & stylish. Simon is also considered a Grooming Guru within the industry with his very own monthly column which provides a host of quotes & advice for all of the trade magazines. Simon is known for his passion towards education, he designs, develops and hosts Wahl seminars & courses. As a result of their enthusiasm & innovation for hairdressing Simon & the Wahl (UK) Artistic Team are huge attractions at all of the major hairdressing exhibitions within the UK such as Salon International as well as overseas. In recent years Simon has travelled extensively to the USA, Africa, and Europe & was the first British hairdresser to undertake a hugely successful tour of Saudi Arabia. In 2014 Simon’s hugely successful wet goods range, part of the Academy collection, won the Hair Awards best men’s range. He then went on to win the first ever Grand Master Barber award. Now after many successful years with Wahl (UK), Simon is one of the most popular & highly regarded hairdressers within the industry. Passionate & committed with a desire to make every presentation, stage show or Academy seminar that he is part of fun & exciting, Simon is undoubtedly one of leading stars within hairdressing.

Leigh-Anne Regan
leigh-anne-regan-2Leigh-Anne is hairstylist with a vision, to continue to work hard, learn, Be inspired and create until as she puts it ‘my talent reaches my curiosity.’ And that statement can sound quite humble for someone who has amassed such an array of fashion and industry experience.

Leigh-Anne has managed to shape her professional path from various ends of the world, to shooting editorials in the U.K, teaching seminars in Spain, Italy and Denmark to name a few and flying to Australia to showcase her platform work.

A Former member of The Fellowships’ F.A.M.E. Team, It girl Finalist and a seasoned session artist at London Fashion Week has led her to earn the title of ‘one to watch’.

Sarah Case
sarah-caseI have been in the industry for 25 years, starting off as a apprentice. After completing my apprenticeship I did a Beauty therapy course, it was here I had my impact with makeup. I loved it so much I decided that was the way to go, where my passion lie. In London and Manchester is where I trained in Hair & Makeup Artistry, I was lucky to be trained by the top celebrity makeup artists. My first achievement was to own my hair & beauty Salon for 12 years, this was what I always wanted to do and was successful. As my passion lied more in the artistry side I decided to give the salon up and do freelance around the South West, this gives me the chance to work with photographers doing catwalk, photographic and weddings on the creative side. Teaching is my love as well as I love sharing all my knowledge with people who want to learn the art of makeup and give them the confidence to pursue the career further.

Mark Gaughan
Mark Gaughan has worked in cities all around the world, before founding The Groom Room Barbershop in Torquay 8 years ago. There, he has a focus on a strong team and roots that date back to over 100 years of Barbering history, though he can link his success to his early days coming up through a salon.
Locally, he has worked on pop up events, collaborating with other businesses to expand the Groom Room brand. Mark also lead the team responsible for styling the hair of competitors in the Mr. World competition.


Matt Young
Matt is a social media specialist. He’s helped train the team here at PHAB and has over 6 years experience working solely on social media. He has a broadcasting and communications background which helps him understand how best to talk to your online audience. His training is always friendly and easy to understand and Matt doesn’t do corporate speak… “normal human beings don’t communicate that way.”


Anne Marie Robertson
anne-marie-northwayAnn Marie started her career as a beauty therapist, but after 12 months realised that nails are her passion and she fell in love with all things Acrylic, Gel, Polish, Mani and Pedi! She has 15 years experience of the nail industry and still works full time at her own Nail and Beauty Bar in Devon. As well as being a successful business woman, Ann Marie has been teaching for 8 years, starting at South Devon College and she now works for Grafton International teaching nail skills for IBD and Orly.



Lawrence Fo
With over 20 years industry experience, Lawrence has a deep knowledge of the craft of barbering. He is experienced in all hair textures and styles, and is known for a broad versatility ranging from perfectly blended classic shapes, to cutting-edge, bespoke innovations. Lawrence prides himself on being self-taught barber with a deep love of travel and education. Having done guest spots, stage work, and education both in the UK and abroad, he is constantly seeking skills and inspiration from those he meets, and the places he goes. Lawrence is a senior Barber at Gregory Max Barbers in Milton Keynes, UK, and an integral member of The Lion’s Barber Collective Artistic Team, which works to eradicate the taboos and open dialogue around suicide and mental health. Lawrence is a proud team member and educator for US based male grooming range Elpatron and has been very fortunate to have embarked on numerous stateside adventures, education days and photo shoots, Lawrence is also a member of The Great British Barber Bash Team, which is internationally known for showcasing the best barbering talent from the UK and beyond.

Davie Walker
Davie appears on stage up and down the Uk and is one of the top barbers in demand at training events & education displays. He has many accomplishments to his name including Wahl British Barber of the year finalist 2015, Scottish barber of the year finalist 2016, Look Awards commendation to barbering award 2016, British Master Barber Ambassador for Scotland and he is the American Crew educator for Scotland.
Davie is currently also working with Wahl alongside celebrity barber Simon Shaw.