Meet the Mova Family

The Mova Family at our Staines Salon

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Had Giuseppe not undertaken a fortnight’s work experience in a local salon aged 15, his career could have taken a very different path: ‘My father was a gardener and I had the option of following in his footsteps. But after my work placement, I just fell in love with hairdressing – and my dad said my hands were more suited to hair work than horticulture!’

An apprenticeship in a Surrey salon followed and Giuseppe stayed with the company for three years. He then moved to London to work in a Knightsbridge salon where he learned all he could about hairdressing.

Giuseppe's life changed at the age of 22 when an opportunity arose to buy a salon in Staines-Upon-Thames. He joined forces with former colleague Lorenzo Mortellaro and together they realised the dream they had always discussed and opened Mova (an amalgamation of both surnames).  Mova opened its doors in 2002 and Giuseppe has never looked back…

A self-confessed family-man who is driven by ambition to make his loved-ones proud, Giuseppe believes that the secret to Mova’s success is its ability to evolve: ‘We never stand still as a company – we’re always keen to learn anything we can, whether it’s a new innovation we can introduce at the salon or a new technique we can bring to a client.’

Let's find out a little more about what makes Giuseppe tick with this fun Question & Answer session...

Which styles or colours do you absolutely love doing?  I enjoy cutting short hair, restyling hair and cutting with curly hair texture.

What do you love about being a hairdresser? I like transforming people, making them feel better about themselves and more confident.  I am also an Educator so enjoy passing on my skills and knowledge to future stylists and colour technicians.

Which celebrity hair would you like to get your hands on and why?  I’d like to cut Gordon Ramsay’s hair so I can pick his brains about his business success.

Who or what inspires you to create fabulous hair?  The smile on my clients’ faces.

What is your ultimate ambition? To be recognised within the hairdressing industry for excellence and to become a business coach! One day. 

How would you describe yourself in three words? Caring, passionate and ambitious.

The Mova Family at our Virginia Water Salon

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Meet our Apprentice Annabel who joined the Mova team towards the end of 2017 and is learning the skills it takes to become a great hairdresser.  Annabel tells us a little bit about herself... 

Which styles or colours do you absolutely love doing?  I'm only just beginning but I have been learning the different types of blowdries and I love the curly bouncy style.

What do you love about being a hairdresser?   I love that it brings out my confidence. When I began I was a shy person, but since working at Mova it has brought out my bubbly personality and allowed me to achieve the goals that I never knew that I could.  I also love meeting new people and getting to know them. 

Which celebrity hair would you like to get your hands on and why?  Lady Gaga.  She loves her bobs and, as she has long hair, I would love to re-style and shape her hair.

Who or what inspires you to create fabulous hair?  The stylists at Mova - they all have their own different techniques which I can pick up and learn from.

If you had to live on a desert island, which three hair products would you take with you?  Kerastase Bain Soleil to protect my hair from all the swimming I would be doing, also the Soleil masque to keep my hair healthy from the sun, and a tangle teezer to remove those knots.

What is your ultimate ambition? To become a qualified stylist.

How would you describe yourself in three words?  Helpful, bubbly and smiley.

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise others... I did cheerleading at school. 

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