Poppy Delevingne, Mario Charalambous,  Pastels Salon

The Richard Ward salon’s client list reads like a who’s who of Britain’s best-known celebrities and members of the royal family. Key to the salon’s success is Mario Charalambous, the technical director who will be bringing his expert cutting and colouring techniques to the award-winning Pastels Salon’s Ritz Carlton branch on November 24 to 26.

Mario Charalambous joined the team at Harrods Hair & Beauty Salon in 1989 as their youngest stylist recruit and, after a working sabbatical in Australia, Mario returned to work at the Richard Ward inaugural salon in 1994, being promoted to technical director in 2001.

Passionate about his department, Mario is both forward thinking and motivated to lead the way in colour and technical innovations within the salon, while his encyclopaedic technical knowledge and reputation has ensured his ongoing collaboration with L’Oreal on New Product Development and Education.

Pixie Geldof, Mario Charalambous,  Pastels Salon

Pixie Geldof

Renowned in the trade as one of the most respected colourists in the UK and indeed globally – he was noted as one of the top five colour technicians in London by The Times newspaper – Mario’s particular areas of expertise include classic and contemporary styling, colour correction and balayage.

Such is Mario’s reputation that is he a favourite among the A-list crowd with his client list ranging from Pixie Geldof to model Poppy Delevingne and the British royal family.

Mario on the latest celebrity hair trends

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift – “Taylor’s beautiful soft warm blonde compliments her skin tone beautifully.”

Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel – “Jessica’s  deep brown locks are a perfect base for this beautiful balayage effect, complimenting her skin tone with accentuating lights at the front.”

Sienna Miller

Sienna Miller

Sienna Miller“Sienna’s gorgeous shorter look with shadowed roots and soft pale lights suit this feathered bob perfectly.”


For further details about Mario Charalambous’s residency at Pastels Salon from November 24 to 26, or to book an appointment, call The Ritz-Carlton Dubai Marina Branch at (04) 3995016/318 6141 or visit pastels-salon.com



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