phil benton // owner // stylist
"Around six years ago I dreamt of having my own salon. Today I'm proud to introduce douce.
Having graduated at the Vidal Sassoon academy with best student honours in London 2012, I began my salon experience continuing to learn whilst working at Toni and Guy, where I further developed my skills with their contrasting method of styling.
A year out from Toni and Guy gave me an amazing opportunity to work in barber shops in Brooklyn, New york, and working on fashion shoots for elle magazine. Not only did I pick up a wide variety of skills, I was incredibly inspired as I boarded around the wide gridded city, checking out the different innovative salons, meeting the owners, and gathering ideas for my own.
Having an extremely social and creative way of life, mixed with sports and writing music, I wanted to create a salon that would incorporate peoples personal lifestyles and accomodate both the clients and staff. The idea began from deciding to become mobile. this enabled me to be completely free and flexible, now we come to you! collaborating with people and brands makes the salon exciting and constantly changing, work in many different locations, and allowing weekends open to take part in pop up events and festivals."
phil is extremely talented and enjoys styling to your individualities. he likes to cut late into the night in buzzing business districts so that you can pop in after or during work hours.
london - monday and thursday
cambridge - tuesday, wednesday and friday
plus all events
alistair hood // stylist
With 4 years of experience at Toni and Guy under his scissors, ali is at the start of his career graduating with distinction honours in 2017, Ali is an all-round, cutting stylist. Ali’s passion and flare makes him an excellent fit for the brand and our ethos. he does some pretty sexy blowdrys too!
works in cambridge location / london tuesdays / and all over events
lucy wilson // stylist // colour technician
With 15 years of experience in the industry lucy has worked across most roles in hairdressing to get to where she is today. Starting as an apprentice at a top salon in Cambridge and working up through roles. Then she headed to London and Guildford managing salons as an artistic stylist and creative colour technician, working closely with leading companies to bring the best training and knowledge to all employees. In 2011 lucy made the choice to relocate back to Cambridge and settle on education. Teaching all levels from entry to level 3 and also teaching students starting from where she started as an apprentice which is extremely rewarding. In her spare time, lucy loves working on creative styles for weddings and photo shoots as well as specialising in colour.
works in cambridge location / and all over events
luke young // stylist
Luke has worked in the hair industry for over 10 years, began his career with Vidal Sassoon, gaining unparalleled experience training students in the internationally renowned Training Academy. Gaining experience establishing himself as a respected Senior Barber at Murdock London, Luke's passion for advancing the hair industry has lead him to co-run startups as well as build and manage London salons. Currently both managing and cutting hair as a stylist for douce London, luke is widely known for his yoga teaching, freelance hair education, and overall cutting expertise. While his engagements have taken him around the world, luke is proud to call London home.
works in london location
andrew miller // stylist // colour technicion
Andrew first started his journey at vidal sassoon 7 years ago mastering skills set in both cutting and colouring. Andrew was later scouted to work for sassoon as a colour technician, he’s recently completed a ba honers in fashion photography at prestigious london collage of fashion. You can find andrew specialising in colour at the london location.
works in london location
sophie brown // interior designer // creative director
sophie has a degree in interior architecture and design. previously working for an architects in new york to currently working as an interior designer for a renowned london based multi disciplinary practice, mostly working on large scale commercial projects. sophie has helped drive douce from just an idea with phil, and helping make it into a reality. creator of graphics and marketing for the douce brand.