Richard Ward, the top London hairdresser, is well-known and respected throughout the world. Creative and charismatic, it’s no wonder that he has A-lister royalty and celebrity clients including the HRH Duchess of Cambridge, Pippa Middleton and Susanna Reid. For the kudos record, he and his team were the hair stylists for the entire bridal party at Kate and William’s royal wedding in 2011.
As well as creating ‘couture’ hair at his prestigious Chelsea salon, Richard is one of the leading authorities for British style and hair trends, the ultimate hair guru. His philosophy is that hair should make you look and feel fantastic. He can talk about hair all day but he also listens to his clients, the perfect confidant.
”Great hair doesn't happen by chance it happens by appointment.Richard WardHair Stylist
The ultimate hair guru
A Glamorous Makeover
As with any image makeover, the first episode of The UpDaters: Profile Picture Fixers, starts with ‘the hair’. Sitting her in front of the mirror in his salon, Richard runs his comb through Hayley’s hair, explaining why her long dark auburn locks need taming to create a new image for the 32 year old from London, who has been single for six years. “Many women think long hair equals sexy, but sometimes, as in Hayley’s case, it just swamps your face,” he says.
“I’m going to take your hair shorter than it’s probably ever been before,” he advises before, with Hayley’s agreement, he deftly goes into action, snipping off six inches and creating “a sexy side fringe” that is just the start of Hayley’s glamorous image makeover.
Richard's Favourite Products
Shop Richard Ward Chelsea London at Waitrose.
Richard Ward keratin volume shampoo
A volumising shampoo with wheat protein and sugar beet for extra body and bounce.
Richard Ward keratin volume conditioner
A bodifying conditioner with wheat protein and sugar beet to boost hydration and repair.
Richard Ward argan anti-ageing 10-in-1
To plumpifies, volumises, bodifies, conditions, heat protects, repairs, detangles, de-frizzes, holds, smooths
Meet the other Updaters
The team that will help you look and feel your best.
Celebrity makeup artist, Lisa Armstrong is at the top of the beauty game, favourite makeup artist of TV stars and winner of the Royal Television Society Award.
London fashion stylist, image consultant and style editor, Erica Matthews is an influential arbiter of style who ‘lives and breathes fashion’.
Top portrait and lifestyle photographer, Abby Cohen has a natural talent for photography and working with people – or animals.
Writer and Journalist
Matt knows words, and knows how to put them in some form of entertaining order. He has been a professional writer for over ten years and host of music and comedy podcast ‘Side 1/ Track 1’.
As public speaking and communications expert, the founder of The Great Speech Consultancy, Kola is the ultimate conversation coach with plenty of tips for everyone to help improve their communication skills.