Daniel Couch

Head of Colour at Russell Eaton, Leeds

Daniel found us by following his passion for creativity. He studied with us as a mature student having first completed a degree in Fashion Design. His change in career direction was certainly the right choice as he is now one of the UK’s most respected colourists.

Completing his Hairdressing NVQ in record time, Daniel honed his skills on the shopfloor at HOB Salon Leeds. His first award came just 9 short months after he graduated when he received Best Hairdresser of the Year at the glamorous Leeds Retail Therapy Awards 2010.

In 2012, after winning over a loyal client base and perfecting his creative colouring, Daniel entered and won the Wella Trend Vision Award. This industry accolade saw his career take off and propelled him in to the world of education and hairdressing excellence.

Daniel began working at Russell Eaton’s Leeds salon as Technical Director in 2012 and splits his time between his devoted clientele his work for Wella as a Colour Educator and Guest Artist.

In his work with Wella, Daniel often acts as a judge and mentor for their Colour Projects and Trend Vision awards. His passion for helping others to learn and succeed mean he is in high demand and can often be found compèring at shows for Professional Hairdresser and the Fellowship of British Hairdressing.

His most recent personal achievement was at the British Hairdressing Awards 2017, where he and colleague Ashleigh Maybank won North Western Hairdresser of the Year. This was his first British Hairdressing awards collection and a fantastic achievement for anyone in the industry.

Daniel says:

“I am so lucky to have my dream job. Hair dressing is my life; it is an ever-changing creative career with so much to offer. If you are driven & ambitious Phillips Hair Academy will give you all the tools it takes to be a success. Work hard, push your artistry and never give up”

And his 3 tips for success are: passion, education and kindness.

Be inspired by Daniel by following him on Instagram @danielcouchhair and seeing where his next big hair adventure takes him.