The team so far…

Stay tuned for more confirmed team members

(Owner & Founder)

Influenced by a life full of travel and culture, the salon encompasses her love for fashion and beauty and is her stunning vision brought to life – all designed, styled and curated by Hardia herself.

A graduate of the prestigious Sassoon Academy, she has travelled the world not only helping men and women create their perfect style, but also taking in all of the sites and cultures that it has to offer. The Colour Palette salon is her tribute to all of the beautiful things she’s seen on around the world and is truly a gem in the heart of Berkshire. As well as her many talents in the hairdressing world, she is also an accomplished make up artist, stylist and interior designer.

She recognises talent after her extensive work in the industry and has endeavored to bring a team together of extensively trained, well know hair stylists, technicians and beauticians to give you that high end, luxury London experience without the lengthy travel or the hefty price tag that comes with it.

Add to this the unique lounge areas, perfect for those waiting companions or even people that just want to get away from the hustle and bustle of it all, prepare to experience the new hub on the high street, because trust us, once you join us you’re never going to want to leave.

(Creative Director / Celebrity Stylist)

Alessio fell in love with hairdressing at the early age of 15 and completed a one-year Diploma in hair at his hometown, Italy (Turin). After working for 8 years as a Top Stylist, Colour Instructor and Make up Consultant in a well renowned salon in Turin, he decided to move to London in 2001 to expand and improve his career. For the next 4 years he worked for a salon in Central London as a Top Stylist whilst learning English.

In 2005 Alessio set his sights on working for Sassoon, after watching videos and reading various books about Vidal Sassoon. Soon he began his formal training at Sassoon salon in Covent Garden. After qualifying, he worked as a teaching assistant while attracting new clients through daily interactions on the floor.

He gained even more experience working with celebrity guests staring in Chicago the musical and then in 2010 Alessio was transferred to the London Academy as a cutting instructor. Alessio’s flair, passion, and drive resulted in him being awarded the position of Creative Director in 2016. He grew his following which included various international guests and key looks that contributed to the world-renowned Sassoon collection.

His role has taken him worldwide for industry shows and seminars inn area’s such as Japan, Korea, Taiwan, India and various European countries to promote the Sassoon collection. He participated in live demonstrations at high profile shows such as Salon international and events including London Fashion Week.

He worked on numerous editorials for publications such as: The Daily Telegraph, I-D, GQ China, Elle Norvey, 1883 magazine, Dash magazine, Hunter magazine and music videos for LAMB, Lily Allen and many more celebrity clients.

He styled (hair and make-up) for stylist / judge, Grace Woodward for the press launch of Britain Next Top Model, styling Bifa-film winner actress, Chloe Pirrie for 1883 magazine. He also styled the amazing Anna Murphy – Fashion Director at The Time Magazine when she was working on an episode of The Posh Frock Shop on Channel 4.

Alessio joined The Colour Palette Salon as Creative Director in 2019 where he continues performing his art while training and teaching his team to the highest standards, following his philosophy that was imbedded in his style for the last 9 years working for a top salon like Vidal Sassoon. 

(Assistant Creative Director)

Alex always had a passion for fashion & hair- He still remembers how he used to page through Vogue Italia with his mum.  He also recalls a time where he coloured his hair a few different colours. In his own words: “ I guess hairdressing was meant for me “. Alex started his career as a hairstylist in Italy, where he worked for a year before moving to London in 2012 where he attended the very prestigious Vidal Sassoon Academy course with Salon owner Hardia. That took Alex’s cutting & colouring skill to a whole next level. 

After he finished the Sassoon Diploma Course,  he worked for a few years in a London based salon. Alex wanted more- so he started to work and assist all the big names in the Hair & Fashion industry working backstage for fashion week with Guido Palau, Eugene Souleiman, Duffy Paul Hanlon and creating looks for the runway brands in the industry such as Dior, Valentino, Gucci, Maison Margiela, Paco Rabanne, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tod’s, Dolce&Gabbana and Armani. Not only did Alex work backstage but he worked for fashion magazine’s as Vogue, The Impression, Lofficial, Wonderland, Collective Dry and the list goes on. 

In Alex’s own words: “During those years working with the best in the industry really improved my styling, colouring and finishing skills. But I am so ready to go back and share my knowledge with colleagues and make clients feel unique and beautiful.”

Alex joins The Colour Palette Team as Associate Creative Director.

(Senior Stylist / Technician)

Starting from the young age of 16 Catalina knew hairdressing was for her, and now with 10 years of experience behind her she always enjoys pushing herself to learn more and get creative.
Her second passion is travelling and she had the pleasure of spending a year in a salon in Sydney, Australia where she worked on photo shoots and created fabulous beachy textures.
For the last 5 years she has been in a salon, where she’s not only been part of team education, but also obtained her L’Oreal colour expert degree.
She’d call herself an all rounder as she loves to cut, colour and transform an individual’s look.
Colour is a big passion of hers and she pushes herself creatively by entering competitions such as L’Oreal colour trophy, where she made it to the SEMI-FINALS in 2019, which was an incredible achievement.
Catalina joins The Colour Palette Salon as a Senior Stylist & Technician.

(Stylist / Barber / Technician)

Ilir had his first experience with hairdressing at a small barbershop in Turin, Italy with a clientele such as the Lavazza and the world renowned Molinari golfing family at the age of sixteen.
After five years of experience in the barber shop Ilir  decided to expand his knowledge in hairdressing and attended the Hairdressing Academy in Turin for three years where he received theoretical and practical experience.
Once qualified he worked in various renowned salons in Turin where he continued to train keeping up with new techniques and modern trends. He was fortunate enough to work for the International Ernesto Giampino Hair Salon for two years.
Ilir is joining The Colour Palette Salon as a Hairstylist & Technician.

With over 50 years collective experience from spas to salons, our beauty team offers an extensive range of treatments using iconic brands such as CND, Bio Sculpture and the revolutionary Lycon wax. After in depth research Heaven skin care was an obvious choice with its huge celebrity following such as Victoria Beckham and Royal Family members. The Bee Sting facial offers glowing results combined with a relaxing experience leaving you feeling heavenly. Included in our vast range of treatments we offer the leading brand in slimming wraps – The Shrinking Violet that has proven results within one wrap, (91% of people had losses of more than 2”) all we need is an hour of your time. Individual lashes, lash lifting, aromatherapy massage, shellac manicures and vinylux pedicures are to name a few of the treatments we offer here at The Colour Palette Salon – please see our list of treatments on this website. Our beauty team are always here to help with any questions you have or any advice that you may need. Please do not hesitate to ask.

Look forward to seeing you soon.

The Beauty Team

Advanced Beauty


Dr Sofia (MBBS MA BSc) is a medical and cosmetic doctor with a strong interest in aesthetics and facial rejuvenation. She is a UK trained, fully licensed and GMC registered medical doctor with a background in both surgery and dermatology. She is currently training as a GP and working towards a diploma in aesthetic medicine.
Dr Sofia has been taught by the very best Harley street doctors and has undergone extensive aesthetic training with a range of esteemed and internationally recognised trainers.
Dr Sofia is committed to providing her patients with the cosmetic enhancements and improvements they seek in the most natural and safest way, with the utmost care & precision. She seeks to combine her passion for art with her medical knowledge to deliver meticulous aesthetic outcomes for each and every patient.
Dr. Sofia will be joining The Colour Palette Salon and will be doing all our Advanced Beauty treatments such as Botox & Derma fillers.
Please take a look at her work on the links below ⤵️
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