Darren is the owner of Room 5 and started hairdressing in 1991 straight from Art College. His career began in one of Durham’s top salons before moving to Brighton to work for the leading salon group Saks Hair and Beauty. In 2011 he achieved the goal that he had always worked towards and opened Room 5. Darren loves everything about hairdressing and his ethos for the salon is to have happy clients and a happy team.
Darren’s passions include walking, photography and travel and two of his favourite destinations are India and Nepal
Chris is passionate about all aspects of Hairdressing but excels with colour and hair-ups. He is rarely seen without his dog Buddy by his side and is a keen gymnast in his private life.
Katie started her career 20 years ago at Toni & Guy in Brighton. She is a classic hairdresser, very much a perfectionist and particularly loves doing highlights.
She is also a qualified beauty therapist and worked for Virgin Atlantic as an in-flight beauty therapist travelling around the world.
She loves nature, going for country walks and spending quality time with her two children’
Jodie started her career with Room 5 and has worked hard to progress from salon junior to a successful stylist with a loyal clientele. She has real creative flair for wedding and party hair.
Kim started her career 8 years ago and her Hairdressing skills and great customer service has ensured she has a loyal following. She loves creating balayage, classic highlights and beautiful wedding hair. In her spare time she loves to travel and curl up with her fur babies.
Originally from London, Joanna spent many years working in retail before deciding that she wanted to be in a more creative and fulfilling job. She started her training at Room 5 in 2013 and having now completed and passed her NVQ levels 2 and 3 has become our graduate stylist.
Joanna loves vintage hair and fashion and plays bass in a local rock band.
Ellie-Rose is the salons head assistant and has been with the salon since 2015. She is renowned for her customer service and her legendary head massages.
Having just completed her NVQ level 2 she is now embarking on her level 3 and working towards being a graduate stylist in the near future
lianna is now into her 2nd year at room 5. She shows great promise and is becoming very good at blow drying & giving product advice. Outside of work she likes to keep fit at the gym and attends kickboxing classes