Anya Dellicompagni, Francesco Group’s Director of Hairdressing is our style guru. She leads the field with new hairdressing styles and creates our signature collections. As torch bearer for the Dellicompagni hairdressing dynasty, Anya is responsible for guiding and developing the creative direction of the company’s 500 strong staff.
Unsurprisingly Anya took an interest in hairdressing early; eager to be a part of the family business, she began helping out in the salons at the tender age of eight. At 14 Anya began studying the basics of theory and hairdressing after school, by joining the rest of the staff on their regular training nights and by 17 she had become a fully trained stylist.
The Francesco Group has a structured and well regarded Academy and education programme which gave Anya all the support she needed to immerse herself in the industry she adores.
Anya Dellicompagni - Backstage at her collection shoot.
Anya Dellicompagni and Eugene Souleiman
When the opportunity to take on the management of a salon arose in 2001, Anya embraced the challenge and became a Manager at age 19. "I had great coaching from my father and applied myself to earning the respect of my team through hard work and commitment. Taking on the demands of the salon was the perfect grounding for my current role," explains Anya.
Anya has personally taken and delivered each of the courses the Francesco Group offers and extended her learning in order to bring fresh eyes to the business. She has undertaken advanced cutting courses with iconic companies such as Vidal Sassoon and Toni & Guy. She has worked on stage for Wella during Salon International and Trend Vision and backstage for London Fashion Week and OK Magazine. Anya has also worked alongside Eugene Soulieman in Milan at the Blumarine A/W 2010 fashion show.
As a specialist in precision cutting and long hair work, Anya was a finalist in the British Hairdressing Awards, Midlands Hairdresser of the Year 2008 and 2009. She provides a youthful but strong creative figurehead for a dynamic company that has its eyes firmly on the future.
Anya has featured in major magazines including Vogue, American Salon, Glamour, Hairdressers Journal, Creative Head, Estetica, Grazia, Hair and Red. She is a judge of the Wella Professionals Trend Vision Regional Heats and the figurehead for Wella Professionals Xposure Competition, a photographic competition exclusively for College students.
Anya @ Style in the City, Birmingham
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