Paul began his career as a barber in 1980 at Vidal Sassoon, becoming a principal of the Vidal Sassoon School within two years. In 1988, he opened his own salon, Windle, in Covent Garden, which became synonymous with editorial and fashion hairdressing throughout the '90s, and is regularly featured in the likes of Time Out, British Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and other fashion glossies.
In 2002, Paul introduced Bumble and bumble products into the UK, and was behind the growth and incredible reputation of the iconic brand here for eight years. In 2010, Paul forged a partnership with Neil Moodie, renaming the salon Windle & Moodie, and developing a unique and creative relationship that saw the launch of the innovative professional hair care range, Windle & Moodie.
Neil began hairdressing in 1984, dedicating his first decade to the salon. But in 1993, he made his transition into editorial session work. His first shoot? The arbiter of 90s cool, The Face, with legendary photographer, Corinne Day. Shortly after, Neil was on a plane to Italy to shoot an advertising campaign with Miu Miu.
Since then, Neil has been at the top of the editorial arena. He has worked with names such as photographers Paolo Roversi, Mario Testino, Juergen Teller; celebrities such as Drew Barrymore and Scarlett Johannsen; and labels such as Burberry, Calvin Klein, Gucci and Armani.
As creative director of Windle & Moodie, all that session experience means a fantastic base of knowledge to call upon in the salon, to inspire the team and deliver stunning finishes for his discerning clientele. In 2008, he partnered with Paul Windle on a range of professional styling tools, WAM, a precursor to what would follow.
Working with two high-end product brands for 12 years was a fantastic introduction to product development for Neil, sparking his interest which culminated in developing a bespoke product line himself...