Meet the team 


Tony Cripps | Founder & Managing Director

Tony has been involved in hairdressing for 39 years, which has encompassed every

aspect of the industry. As a colourist, salon owner, educator, sales consultant, distributor, and importer, there

aren’t many areas that Tony doesn't have experience in.


Tony’s love of salon-exclusive, boutique brands led him to his current role and project,

BluSky Brands, which under Tony’s guidance is going from strength to strength.

Leanne Lea

Creative Director 

Gina Cripps 

Operations Director 

Katie Hawki

Salon Support Manager

Lisa Dolman 

Technical Education

North West 

Edyta Szumicka

Technical Education London & South East

Kim Kieran

Technical Education 

North Midlands & North Wales

Katy Woolman

Technical Education  

South Yorkshire

Sue Fink

Technical Education 

North West

Steph Darby

Technical Education 

West Midlands

Vicky Bryce

Technical Education & Smoothing Expert

Scotland

Katie Davies

Technical Education 

Yorkshire

Sophie Corlett

Technical Education 

Isle Of Man

Associates  

Melanie Doyle 

Make Up Artist & Hair Designer 

www.melaniedoyle.com

Paul Simmons 

HappyJack Photography 

www.happyjack.uk

Leanne Lea

Leanne Lea Education 

www.leanneleaeducation.com

James Atkinson

Mane Tribe Global Ambassador

www.youtube.com/c/TheLifeOfHair

Jeff Oneil

Megix 10 Specialist

Jackie Harrington  

Salon Business Expert