Gian-Luca Sessa

Not many stylists can say they’ve styled Sophia Loren’s hair – so let us introduce you to our Salon Director Gian-Luca Sessa. 

Armed with a degree from art school and fluent in four languages, Luca first entered the hairdressing industry 25 years ago, starting out in his home country of Italy. His impressive career has seen him work in Italian television, owning a salon and going personal styling for Sophia Loren.  Luca then made his way to London to continue his career and now works at Gatsby & Miller as the Artistic Director.  

Luca has a passion for art, fashion and style and enjoys making women look good. An expert in colouring and cutting, he especially likes working on a restyle, where he can give his guest a different, customised look that ties in with their personality and lifestyle.

With a love of art and culture, Luca takes inspiration from his frequent travels around Europe and America as well as from classic Renaissance art.  When Luca’s not being creative in the salon, he’s being creative at home, where he likes to draw and paint using watercolours and oil.

Which hairstyles do you love to create?  I love creating beautiful, natural hair colours and sophisticated looks. I am also renowned for doing the best blow dry in town!  

What do you love about being a hairdresser? It’s so social.  I love being with people and making them feel good.

Which celebrity hair would you like to get your hands on?  The Queen – I’d like to speak with her, just like we do with all our clients.

What inspires you to create great hair?  I get lots of ideas from my travels and people watching.

What is your ultimate ambition?  I am always open to learning more from our industry.

How would you describe yourself in three words?  Good listener, caring, vibrant.

Tell us something surprising about yourself… I am a spiritualist.