I'm a celeb hairdresser & these are the famous faces whose hair I would love to get my hands on, says Salon 64's owner | The Sun

HE'S styled some of the biggest names in showbiz and now celebrity hairdresser Ricky Walters is keen to get his hands on Britain's Got Talent judge Simon Cowell's barnet.

Hair stylist Ricky, who owns Soho-based Salon64, is keen to revamp the music mogul's hair to give him an on-trend look ahead of the BGT live shows.

The top celebrity hairdresser would also love to give former Prime Minister Boris Johnson a much-needed mega hair makeover.

Speaking exclusively to The Sun, Ricky said: "Over the years I’ve styled hair for Sandra Bullock, Will.i.am and Arnold Schwarzenegger – all of my clients are very special.

"If I could pick any celebrity to do next – I would pick Simon Cowell.

"I reckon he has quite tough hair, I’d like to have a go at it.


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"I feel like I could get my hands on his hair and do a good fade on that head of hair."

Ricky, who started his hairdressing career at the age of 16 in a small salon in Pinner, said he'd also work his magic on some of the world's most famous politicians.

"I’d like to do Boris Johnson and Donald Trump's hair – I think these guys could all do with a little bit of attention," he laughed.

Salon64 is a swish hair salon by day but after dark, the venue – changes its name to Club 64 and transforms into one of the capital's coolest clubs.

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The popular venue has already been visited by the likes of supermodel Jodie Kidd, The Masked Singer's Joel Dommett and Girls Aloud singer Nicola Roberts.

Ricky revealed that styling hair for the rich and famous is less of a job and more of an experience.

The Sun has spotted a number of stars on the salon's official Instagram page – from EastEnders Rose Ayling-Ellis, to TV presenter Laura Whitmore and footballer Gary Neville.

"Seeing my clients is like catching up with old friends and the hair comes second, even though we do incredible hair, it’s always nice to see those faces," he said.

"I always love seeing in the salon or whether we’re styling their hair for award ceremonies.

"If they’ve got a really formal award ceremony, they’d pick maybe a more formal hair up or if it’s everyday then maybe a beach wave, depending on what they are doing that day.

"I’ve worked with the London Comedy scene for a number of years – we do a lot of stand up comedians," Ricky shared.

"The comedians are a bit like every job, I don’t walk around cutting hair all the time, but the comedians who come into Salon64, they’re very funny people."

And it doesn't stop there, Ricky confessed that he has some very famous A-listers in his phonebook, who visit the salon in top secret and leave before anyone can cotton on.

He went on: "I only have incredible clients – they are all lovely.

"We get quite a lot of sports stars, I always used to cut Novak Djokovic before his tennis matches.

"There’s a huge amount of celebrities that come and see us that we can talk about and then we’ve got secret ones that hire the upstairs of the ground floor and no one knows they’re there.

"These are more the Hollywood guys, who would sneak in and they hire the floor and off they go again and no one really knows they’re there."

Ricky was just 26 when he opened the salon and launched the club element 18 months ago.

Sharing his vision behind the celebrity hangout, Ricky said: "When you walk into the salon it doesn’t feel anything like a salon at all. We want to be a bit more groundbreaking and innovative

"There’s a cocktail bar and then you go to the back of the shop and all the hairdressing sections are facing inwards around a fire pit, and the fire pit gets lit in the evening at the club.

"It’s very much a huge home away from home and a massive focus on the community in the middle of Soho that you only know about us if you know about us."

Inspired by the likes of British hair stylist John Frieda, Ricky shared his biggest tip to achieving smooth luscious hair.

He explained: "I think shampoos and conditioners are not focused on enough – there are a lot of brands out there that are junk food for hair, so we need to source good quality products.

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"We have a range of three shampoos – made from natural ingredients, cruelty free, vegan and they use special technology.

"I recommend everyone use Salon64 shampoo as it’s more of your five a day and less McDonalds for your hair.” 

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