Eleven Salons Mayfair Team

Together, the Eleven Salons Mayfair Team has every hair care specialism covered. From colour expertise and cutting skills to blow-drying brilliance, plus Eleven Hair has the best stylists in the country offering thermal hair treatments such as the Digital Perm.

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Ben White

Founding member and Style Director
Ben White

With twentyfive years experience in the hairdressing industry, Ben has worked in Spain, Italy, Scotland and London as a session stylist. He has consulted on high profile projects for MTV and styled hair for television commercials, makeover shows and London Fashion Week. He then went on to set up and run the award-winning Fordham White salon in Soho. After helping to set up Eleven Hair, Ben was voted one of London’s most talented stylists and blow drying expert by Tatler magazine. He has also carved out a reputation for cutting curly hair. He uses a dry-cutting technique that allows him to get the best shape out of each individual type of curl and he spends time with the client to gain an in-depth understanding of their hair type and lifestyle. He is always led by the client but skilfully interprets their requests to deliver results that keep them coming back again and again.

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Christian B. Toth

Company owner & Thermal Hair Treatment Specialist
Christian Toth

Christian has truly earned his reputation as the UK’s leading hairdresser specialising in thermal hair treatments such as permanent straightening and the Digital Perm. He was the first British hairdresser to train at the famous Yuko Academy with Yuko Yamashita and he went on to teach the techniques in both Dubai and Paris.

Christian’s career has spanned 15 years and he started as a L’Oreal trained colour technician. His early salon experience includes Molton Brown and the Yuko Salon in Curzon Street and he then went on to launch his own salon, Compton Hair in Soho. The salon proved to be a huge success and soon Christian moved to larger premises in Covent Garden. It was there that Christian met his assistant Sebastian Stetkiewicz and they continued to carve out their reputation for being the best in permanent hair straightening. Over the years they have developed their own techniques, which allow them to work with all different hair types and conditions.

His unsurpassed knowledge in chemical hair treatments has made Christian the ‘go-to’ hairdresser for straightening. Being constantly on the lookout for new techniques and treatments led Christian to another UK first – the launch of the new Digital Perm.

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Sebastian Stetkiewicz

Founding Member & Thermal Hair Treatment Specialist
Sebastian Stetkiewicz

Sebastian Stetkiewicz has thirteen years of industry experience and is one of the four founding partners of Eleven Hair in Mayfair. After training at the Yuko Academy in London, Sebastian became a master of the Yuko Straightening system and was one of the first people in the UK to offer Yuko Straightening outside the Yuko Academy.

Sebastian met Christian B. Toth, the UK’s leading chemical straightening expert, at Compton Hair in Soho and together they have developed the art of straightening beyond the level that most hairdressers have been able to attain.
Sebastian has also worked extensively with various keratin treatments, honing a technique that gives excellent results.

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Russell Stevens

Premier Stylist
Russell Stevens

After completing a two-year course in hair and beauty he made the move to London where he took a job at the famous John Frieda salon. This was where he developed his enviable blow-drying skills and discovered his talent for finishing hair and creating beautiful but modern hair-up styles. In 1994 he moved to a Covent Garden salon where he became a full time stylist and met Jason Welch who introduced him to advanced colouring techniques.
 Russell’s love for colour was born and he is now an accomplished all-round hairdresser. In 2003 Russell moved to Soho where he built on his loyal clientele and then in 2007 he joined the Eleven Hair team bringing him back home to Mayfair where his love for beautifully dressed, feminine, sexy hair started.


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David O’Neill

Premier Stylist
David O'Neill

David started his hairdressing career in September 1999 at the age of 16. Creative from a young age, hairdressing was an obvious career choice and he’s never looked back. David’s flair for hairdressing meant he quickly excelled and after completing his training he joined the very successful Essensuals group. In his first year David honed his cutting skills under the tuition of British Hairdresser of the Year Finalist, Gary Russell. David went on to complete the highly technical Vardering programme, passing with flying colours. He continued his career with Essensuals in Australia and later at their busy Covent Garden salon before meeting the Eleven Hair co-founders. He joined the team at the beginning and in the five years since opening he has built up his client base who love his cutting and blow drying skills. David strongly believes hair should be strong, simple, easy, beautiful and natural.

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Jacqueline Tarlier

Colour technician and Premier Stylist
Jacqueline Tarlier

Jacqueline has been in love with the hairdressing industry for nearly 10 years. Her passion for fashion and style led her to leave behind her native Canada and move to London where she quickly settled into the Eleven Hair team. Incredibly knowledgeable about hair care, colour and cuts, Jacqueline has completed advanced training in all aspect of hairdressing but specializes in colour. She was a Redken Artist and certified Redken hair colour specialist in Canada where she was involved in the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, Vancouver Fashion Week and various fashion shows. Jacqueline’s approach is client focused and through in-depth consultations she creates individual looks that are just right for the client.

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Mie Watakabe

Thermal Hair Treatment Specialist
Mie Watakabe

Mie began her hairdressing career in 1992 in Japan. She then came to the UK and had the opportunity to work and teach Yuko Hair straightening at the Yuko Academy in London. It was when Sebastian met her and discovered her excellent ability and skill.

Mie took a step ahead in her career by accepting Christian and Sebastian’s invitation to work Eleven Hair and complete it’s successful team. She always lives up to any client’s expectations with her techniques and experience and is one of the leading experts in permanent Japanese Hair Straightening.

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Vasiliy Tumaev

Hair Stylist and colour technician
Vasiliy Tumaev

After a brief stint in the tourism industry, Vasily realised he wanted to pursue a more creative career and he joined the Eleven Hair team as a part-time concierge. This move unlocked a career path that quickly proved to be the right outlet for his talents. He has come a long way from playing with his sister’s hair as a child and has studied with some of the leading names in the hair industry. His talent was quickly recognised and Vasily soon found himself assisting on commercial and beauty photo-shoots. His training continues but Vasily has already proven himself to be popular with clients who love his friendly manner and knowledge of hair.

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Jeno Balazs

Assistant
Jeno Balazs

Working closely within the Eleven Hair team over the past year Jeno has developed a strong inclination for knowing what’s best for the client and aims to deliver the highest level of customer service. With a lot enthusiasm and second-to-none shampooing techniques you are guaranteed to leave with hair so perfect you’ll be booking another appointment in no time.

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Joseph Koniak

Artistic Director
Joseph Koniak

Joseph is an award-winning hairdresser who comes from an extraordinary creative background. The son of Michael Collis, co-founder of the globally acclaimed Molton Brown hair and beauty brand, Joseph became the youngest Artistic Director at the Molton Brown salon before opening his own premises in 1999. Joseph’s grandmother, Joan Burstein CBE, founder of Browns exposed him to the fashion industry from an early age and he’s gone on to work with top models and designers.

Joseph has attended to many celebrities and has worked on a number of film sets including Mama Mia, Batman and Skyfall. As well as working in the salon he also boasts Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood, Julian MacDonald, Armani, John Galliano and Oscar De La Renta amongst his catwalk credits. He regularly styles hair for top television programmes including Dancing On Ice and Downton Abbey.

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