Meet The Team

DKUK is a salon with a difference, being predominately staffed by visual art graduates. Our expert stylists and colourists have all completed our in-house, extensive training program. This has created a warm atmosphere and our own unique blend of creative flair.

DKUK has been shortlisted for the L’Oréal Colour Trophy London finals and shortlisted for a British Hairdressing Business Award. For the remainder of 2019 we look forward to working on our first DKUK haircut collection, entering the L’Oréal Colour Trophy and presenting a haircut performance at Nottingham Contemporary as part of their ‘Still Undead: Popular Culture in Britain Beyond the Bauhaus’ exhibition.

Every member of our staff are fully qualified, having been trained to a high standard in all aspects of hairdressing; however, everyone has their own specialisms. This means we offer a wide range of services for every hair type. Click on each name to find out more about us and figure out your perfect match!

The full DKUK team!
Daniel Kelly

Daniel

The DK in DKUK, Daniel trained with Toni & Guy in 1999 where he quickly rose to a senior stylist level, working on photo shoots and as a staff trainer. It was the creative side of hairdressing that led Daniel to study art. He has been able to adapt what he has learned during his training, along with many other courses from some of the industries’ leading educators. Combine this with the craft and skills honed whilst working as a visual artist for ten years and you have all the ingredients to create the classics with a creative twist.

Specialism:

Classic bob – Daniel never gets bored of this timeless classic. The shape is cut into wet hair, then blow dried to taste before being cut with zero tension with the head at an angle to achieve an incredibly sharp line.

Graduated bob – One of the hardest haircuts to master with no room for error! For this reason Daniel loves the challenge of this cut and the near infinite variations available.

Fringes – This simple element can often be overlooked. A well chosen fringe has the power to transform a haircut and how someone feels about themselves. Using Daniel’s extensive experience, he can advise on face shape and the best fringe to complement this.

Restyles – If you’re thinking of a big change, tap into Daniel’s 20 years of experience to get a haircut that suits your natural texture, lifestyle and face. 90 mins appointment recommended here!

Languages spoken: English and Northern.

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Idi

Idi was the first DKUK artist to train as a hairdresser. She has always had a lifelong passion for hairdressing yet decided to study art graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2017. In DKUK she found her perfect place to combine these passions. Idi is softly spoken and attentive, with many clients commenting on her gentle touch.

Specialism:

Curly hair – Idi has a deep understanding of curly hair. Curly hair often takes patience – working from wet to dry to see how the hair is transforming –  and Idi has bags of this. She has also studied a wide range of products to use on various hair textures.

Afro hair – Idi’s knowledge of curly hair also extends to afro hair. She has completed Michelle Thompson’s course in Birmingham and is working closely with Wendy to further her expertise.

Contemporary disconnections – Utilising her creative flair and interest in shape and form, Idi enjoys creating unique shapes tailored to an individuals’ hair and face shape.

Languages spoken: English and Portugese.

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Idi
Lidia Patrizia

Lidia

Lidia was born and bred in Peckham and grew up around hairdressing in her dad’s barbershop. She cut her colour teeth at Blue Tit in Brixton, where she was head colour technician, before developing a great understanding of ethical and cruelty free hair products at Stunt Dolly in Dalston. Along with Idi, Daniel and Jasmine Lidia is a UAL graduate, where she completed the Makeup and Prosthetics course at the London College of Fashion.

SPECIALISMS

Balayage – Requiring good freehand painting, where better to get your balayage than at a salon housed by artists? Lidia loves the individual approach and is a dab hand at complementing existing natural tones, making it a unique job with endless possibilities and depth of tone.

Long hair specialist – Drawing on her creative training, Lidia is a master of updos and all long hair services, from classic bun or braided style to the full works for an extra special occasion.

Creative colour – This is where Lidia’s feel for colour hues really shines, be it with bold and bright transformations or softer pastel tones.

Highlights – Sometimes having a bad reputation for looking too harshly unnatural, in Lidia’s eyes this is a misconception, as a really nicely done set of modern highlights lifts and brightens more than just your hair.

Languages spoken: English and Italian.

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Jasmine

Jasmine joined DKUK in late July 2019 as our newest Hairdressing Apprentice, following in Idi and Lowri’s footsteps as our third artist being retrained as a hairdresser, having just graduated from Fine Art at Chelsea College of Fine Arts. We couldn’t dream of a better fit as she comes equipped with a long-standing love for hairdressing and an arts practice concerned with female identity and popular culture.

Languages spoken: English

Jasmine