Celebrating 10 years of the exquisite Stark Salon Essex, that provides clients with incredible luxury...
Celebrating a major milestone for Exquisite’s favourite hair guru...
For 10 years, the beautiful and exquisite Stark Salon Essex has been providing clients with incredible London luxury, quality and experience, without having to leave Essex. Famous for its elite team of hairstylists and its classic contemporary salon, Stark is celebrating how far they’ve come since opening their doors in 2008.
Back in 2008, Leigh-on-Sea was presented with a new wave of hairdressing when Stark introduced London quality by the seaside at an affordable price. Elegantly decorated and oozing style and refinement, the salon instantly hit success with its ambitious owner Matt Stark having clear visions for the business. This didn’t go unnoticed as in 2010; Matt was approached by Harrods to launch a Stark private cutting room for men, where the team were grooming sporting stars and celebrity clients. Matt Stark and his team’s hair collections have now been featured globally for years and the salon is famous for its expert services. Some of Stark’s favourite moments include working for fashion brand Net-a-Porter, styling celebrities for the front cover of Sunday Times Style magazine and being invited into the Fellowship of British Hair. Working alongside the fashion world and key designers, it is no surprise that the salon delivers contemporary services and is always ahead of trends. Stark are renowned for working alongside L’Oréal to deliver the finest colour work. Having been resident workers on all major fashion weeks for the last four years for some of the biggest designers around, the Stark team specialise in every type of hair service you can think of and are a leading salon for hair extensions.
A decade on and the Stark team are planning to celebrate big on their birthday this summer, with a champagne reception for clients, friends and industry professionals. “It’s so exciting to see where we are now and how we have grown over the past 10 years,” says Matt. “We opened at the start of the last recession and people thought I was mad! But I had 100% belief in our concept and truly believed that if I focused, I could deliver. “I’ve lived and breathed hair for the last 20 years and I feel like I’ve never worked a day in my life!”
JOE - Stylist, Joe is a vibrant stylist with his natural talent being far ahead of his years. Joe specialises in cutting, colouring and styling, with his work having a natural beautiful look.
AARON DORN - Art Director, Aaron styled the hair of celebrities all over the world when he was a session stylist working all of the catwalks in all the fashion capitals. His Red Carpet style is his trademark.
MATT STARK - Owner, With 16 years’ experience in the industry, Matt lives and breathes hair. From working in the salon to Fashion weeks Matt is a contemporary stylist creating fashionable yet wearable hair.
VICKI - Art Director, Vicki has been at Stark from the beginning, creating and honing her expertise. Vicki is a cut and colouring technician at the highest level and is the salon’s hair extension specialist.