Had Giuseppe Vaccaro not undertaken a fortnight’s work experience in a local salon aged 15, his career could have taken a very different path: ‘My father was a gardener and I had the option of following in his footsteps. But after my work placement, I just fell in love with hairdressing – and my dad said my hands were more suited to hair work than horticulture!’
An apprenticeship in a Surrey salon followed and Giuseppe stayed with the company for three years. After this he moved to London to work in a Knightsbridge salon and learn all he could about the London scene and British hairdressing. Then, at the age of 22, his life changed when an opportunity arose to buy an existing salon in Staines-Upon-Thames. He joined forces with former colleague Lorenzo Mortellaro and together they realised the dream they had always discussed; Mova (an amalgamation of both surnames) opened its doors in 2002 and Giuseppe never looked back…
A self-confessed family-man driven by his ambition to make his loved-ones proud, Giuseppe believes that the secret to Mova’s success is its ability to evolve: ‘We never stand still as a company – we’re always keen to learn anything we can, whether it’s a new innovation we can introduce at the salon or a new technique we can bring to a client.’
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