RICKY LEE JONES - OWNER
Before I was a hairdresser I was in the Royal Navy for over four years, where I think I get my discipline, grit and determination. Hairdressing was my 3rd career, and I learned my craft under the watchful eye of Trevor Sorbie and Angelo Seminara at Trevor Sorbie’s flagship salon in Covent Garden.
After 4 years at Trev’s, I moved to Taylor Taylor London were the first ideas for Jones & Payne London hairdressing were born, until I made it a reality in May 2010. Throughout my career I have worked on Catwalk shows at both London and Paris fashion weeks for Chloe, Kenzo, Vivienne Westwood and John Rocha to name a few.
I mainly now concentrate on my salons and I am currently the official hairdresser for the band The XX.
Previously I have looked after Ellie Goulding, Zoe Ball, The Kills, Franz Ferdinand, KT Tunstall and James Blunt, to name a few. The main reasons we started Jones and Payne London hairdressing was to create a relaxing, cool, unpretentious atmosphere for clients to chill in and for our staff to work.
I love running and general fitness, and absolutely love having family time with my girlfriend Helen, and my kids!
Come and see me for: Everything except colour, I love it all!
The multi-award winning Jones & Payne salon group has become one of London’s most relevant and successful salon brands following their launch in mid-2010. Co-founded by Ricky Lee Jones and Stewart Payne who met at Taylor Taylor, the original thinking was to bring a little bit of West End Luxury and service into the East End and to create a “go-to” salon that was welcoming from the moment our guests arrived, with little touches and thoughts that made every visit a pleasure. This ethos continues today and our flagship salon is thriving in the heart of Shoreditch.
In 2013, it was time to take a bit of East End rawness into the West End, so we opened our second salon in Covent Garden at the eponymous St. Martin’s Lane hotel and the Jones & Payne attention to detail has been welcomed with open arms. We pride ourselves on the product that we offer and are hugely proud to be a major part of the hair scene in London which culminated in being crowned Best Hair Salon 2013/14 at the prestigious London Lifestyle Awards.
Jones & Payne strive to provide a relaxed and unpretentious environment for our customers whilst offering the very best in cutting and colouring talent. We have a wonderful team that is truly one big family and Ricky and the gang look forward to looking after you soon.