BBC THREE opens its doors to Celebrity Scissorhands Academy
Background on the experts
Manager - Lee Stafford
Lee Stafford is one of Britain's most innovative and busy hairdressers. He leads the way in the hairdressing industry, not only by doing fantastic hair but also by creating new cutting techniques and beautiful collections, designing state of the art salons, and with award-winning product ranges.
Lee recently won the inaugural Hairdresser of the Year award for Hair magazine, not to mention the National Hairdressing Federation Hairdresser of the Year Award.
Hair expert - Ben Cooke
Ben Cooke is a session stylist and hairdresser to the stars. Among his most high-profile clients are David and Victoria Beckham, who he has styled for the last six years.
Ben is responsible for creating Victoria's 'Pob', which hit the headlines and featured in newspapers and magazines worldwide.
Ben's other celebrity clients include Gwyneth Paltrow, Cheryl Tweedy, Nicollette Sheridan and Minnie Driver.
Ben works alongside designers Valentino, Dolce and Gabbana and Versace to create cutting-edge catwalk looks.
Ben has been a hairstylist and session hairdresser for 20 years and owns his own salon, Lockonego, in the affluent heart of Chelsea.
Hair expert - Stephen Glendinning
Originally from Scotland, Stephen is the International Artistic Director for Essentuals.
A talented and versatile hairdresser, Stephen works at creating the latest trends and styles.
Stephen travels around the world demonstrating and training other hairdressers in up-to-the-minute techniques.
Hair expert - Elaine Sullivan Child
Elaine Sullivan Child specialises in Afro and European hair. She has worked in hairdressing for more than ten years and is part of 'The Rat Pack team' – a team of leaders in hair extension training worldwide.
Beauty guru - Janet Ginnings
Janet has been in the hair and beauty industry for the last 24 years. She is a qualified hairdresser, beautician and aromatherapist.
Janet has worked in a number of prestigious salons - and in 1996 she purchased her own exclusive salon in Mayfair, Janet Ginnings Hair and Beauty.
Her high-profile clients range from celebrities to businessmen and women. Janet is often seen rubbing shoulders with celebrities like Caprice, Elle MacPherson, Sadie Frost, Katy Hill, Meg Matthews and Ivana Trump.
Receptionist - Leah Chant
Leah has worked with Lee Stafford as a receptionist for the last nine years.
Her warm, bright personality has always ensured his salons run smoothly, and now she has the ultimate test - with a group of novice celebrities as stylists, who know what will happen!
Leah will meet and greet clients at the Celebrity Scissorhands Academy, and book appointments for clients.