Jackie Ambrose is one half of the highly regarded D&J Ambrose salon founders, where alongside husband and three-time Avant Garde Hairdresser of the year winner Darren Ambrose she heads up the salon’s prestigious Artistic Team. With a meticulous eye for fashion, Jackie is often found styling on the team’s shoots and shows alongside creating the perfect hair look.
Says Jackie, “I went into hairdressing straight from school and while many hairdressers talk of an epiphany that led them into the profession, there was actually no such influence, I just knew this was for me.”
It was only after qualifying that she discovered the show work and awards such as the BHAs. “Under our D&J Ambrose title the list of awards have been incredible, we focus hugely on putting together total productions, enjoy pushing the boundaries and although we have and still do work with some great stylists I found myself wanting to control the clothes styling aspect as well! Having family who can make Couture garments, it just makes sense to utilise this and design pieces to add to our large show clothes wardrobe.”
Jackie carries this innate understanding of the importance of a total look into the salon where her clients can’t get enough of her work. Her passion for her career and team is unbridled: “There have been so many memorable moments in my career I would find it hard to pick only one, from winning awards to presenting at shows, to most recently being on a shoot with our really fun progressive team and having the best day ever! Then on the very next day watching Darren just effortlessly knock out 8 totally awesome London shots. He is an inspiration!”