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Team Members

Andrew Vaughan-Williams

Cut & Style Director

Andrew known as Will – as a short form of his surname - has been in the industry for 24 years. He is well known as a session stylist for countless fashion shows and film/photo shoots both here and abroad, and boasts a Who's Who of VIP clients. His most enduring working relationship has been with friend and fashion designer Amy Molyneaux, of PPQ, who recently launched her eponymous resort label Lelloue, and needless to say her models where all looking fabulous! for launch day.

Dan Rice

Colour & Style Director

Throughout his career, Dan has travelled globally to look after his clients, as well as teach seminars and assist with product development for major hair care manufacturers. He is the colourist of choice for numerous celebrities, and has often been called upon to work his magic at international Fashion Weeks over the years, on magazine features and for music videos. Dan has an unfailing eye for the ‘perfect colour’ and believes that hard work coupled with good manners will pay off. Always.

Sharleen Oldaker


Sharleen loves hair and in particular long hair, bridal hair and elegant ’up-do’s’. She trained with Nicky Clarke in the 90's, moving to Covent Garden and then on to Mayfair, where she worked as a senior salon/session stylist and did shoots for numerous fashion publications. Later Sharleen ran a salon within a prestigious fashion house – ensuring that clients had a head to toe look that was ultra chic and polished. Most recently Sharleen worked as an Artistic Director, creating beautiful looks for women and men alike either within the salon, and/or for session and competition work. Sharleen brings a special kind of energy, and a love of long hair, to this exciting venture, with Williams & Rice.

Andrew Cowap


After a successful career as a top London hairdresser and salon owner himself, Andrew brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Williams & Rice. Passionate about great looking hair – and long hair in particular – Andrew has worked with some of the top brands in the industry, including John Frieda, Harrods and his own salon where he looked after BBC TV personalities and celebrities. Aside from his role in managing his client’s “look’’ Andrew loves to bring a combination of cutting precision and styling details. He is an award-winning stylist and loves nothing more than the buzz of seeing a client walk out of the salon with a fantastic look.

Keith Wainwright & Leslie Russell


Celebrity hairdressers Keith Wainwright, MBE and Leslie Russell are known for creating era-defining, yet timeless hairstyles for musicians, artists, designers and other celebrities throughout the 60's, 70's and 80's.

Keith and Leslie bring a wealth of knowledge and technical expertise, gained over many years in the industry, and they absolutely love the business of giving clients superb haircuts.

Former owners of the iconic Smile salon, their history spans over 50 years and has seen them look after a glittering clientele including Vivienne Westwood, Elton John, David Bowie, Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton. Smile became well known throughout the 70's and 80's for its innovative use of colour and versatile cutting techniques, cementing its reputation as the go-to destination for trend-leading hair.

Among their many successes, key moments stand out: Leslie was responsible for cutting Anna Wintour’s long hair into the legendary bob she continues to wear today, and Keith received an MBE for his outstanding contributions to hairdressing.

Joining the team at Williams & Rice to bring their legendary approach to hairdressing, their commitment to innovation and excellence has continued to draw musicians, designers and celebrities alike.

Keith and Leslie are in the salon on Tuesdays from 10 am to 6 pm, and Wednesdays from 10 am to 6 pm.



Rasa specialises in cutting, supported by a very strong understanding of colour techniques and technical processes, and how these can be tailored to each client to enhance a great haircut. Identifying and exploring the individual client’s needs helps her to create and reflect her client’s own signature style and each client’s personality through beautiful, manageable hair. Rasa has a very holistic approach to her work within hair and beauty; she believes that a healthy lifestyle leads to beautiful hair and a overall sense of well being. Rasa uses her extensive experience to offer specialist advice on diet and nutrition to help promote hair and scalp health. SHE is fluent in her native Lithuanian, as well as English and Russian.

Rasa’s particular areas of expertise include Holistic, Natural Hair, Graduated Bobs, Classic Hair, Gentlemen’s Cutting and Homme Colour - the incredible semi-permanent colour service which s perfect for gentlemen who wish to tone down their grey hair, without it looking unnatural. Her approach to subtle colour work will still let the grey through in subtle tones, while ensuring hair has an added depth and richness. Colour consultations are a simple solution to those inevitable questions around ‘What TO do with greys…'

Jaclyn Smith


Jaclyn joins the team at Williams & Rice as a colour expert with an interesting twist: with a skill set honed over almost 20 years, Jaclyn is passionate about hair as much as she is passionate about the overall well-being of her clients, and as a qualified channelled healer or intuitive she brings a wider skill set to her hairdressing craft.

Since the Williams & Rice salon is an oasis of calm and provides a stress free ambience where clients can come and relax while getting their hair done, Jaclyn jumped at our invitation to work with the team.

For clients having colour treatment, Jaclyn offers a a range of services based around her work as an intuitive - while the colour is developing. Jaclyn's goal is to have each client leave feeling inspired, rejuvenated, and pampered in body and soul.

Jaclyn has worked at some of London's most well known salons as well as on creative assignments for London Fashion Week over the years. We are delighted that she is bringing her technical expertise - and her love of feeling good from within - to Williams & Rice!

Dominique Burgess


Colour expert Dominique, is delighted to join the team at Williams & Rice, bringing her love of colour and technical expertise to the salon. Having trained with one of the best salons in London, Dominique realised her love and passion for hair colour and the transformations that she could create through the use of colour.

Dominique has excelled throughout her career and is renowned for her flawless highlights, much loved by a very loyal client base and firm following within the fashion and celebrity world.

Dominique works closely with L’Oreal professional, and is recognised for her inspirational teaching talent where she loves to share her education and skills with her team.