Meet The Team

  • Samantha Curatolo

    Salon Manager/Technical Director
    Samantha has been working with us since '12 and in the industry for over 10 years, she has progressed her career through TONI&GUY Kuwait on a management and technical level, she enjoys all aspects of hairdressing but feels colour is her passion, Samantha graduated from the London Wella academy in 2010 with a Master Colour Expert Award the most prestigious qualification in the industry, she feels education is key to learning and developing new skills to be able to keep clients looking fashionably good and feeling great!
  • Charlene Payne

    Assistant Salon Manager/Senior Stylist
    Charlene joined our team in April 2016 and started her hairdressing career 7 years ago, she specializes in cutting, colouring, styling and KeraStraight's smoothing system. Charlene trained in the award-winning Ken Picton Salon in Cardiff, Wales where she completed NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing. Charlene places a high value on listening to her clients, understanding their desires so that the result matches their needs and lifestyle. She loves doing special occasions styles, bridal up-dos.
  • Jelena Gradin

    Style/Technical Director
    Jelena has joined TONI&GUY Corniche as Style and Technician Director, with 19 years of experience in the hair industry, vastly gained across the globe, in Serbia, Italy, Dubai & the last 6 years in Kuwait. She excels in haircuts... bring in a photo & she will mimic it perfectly to suit you! Jelena is also great with colour & hairstyles in-line with all trends. There's no wonder why she is called on by celebrities such as Charlotte Tilbury, Kuwait Singer Shams, Emirati actress Arzu Neuwirth & Ascia to name a few.
  • Bernadette Rianna Burnett

    Stylist
    Bernadette joined our team in January 2017. She is from London and has over 6 years of hairdressing experience. She has completed several cutting and colouring courses with the L'Oreal Academy in London and worked in a few high end salons in the city. Bernadette enjoys all aspects of hairstyling from colouring, cutting, styling to weaving and braiding. She is thrilled to be a part of our team and to be able to explore new skills and meet new people.
  • Hussein Fakih

    Style Director
    After completing his training with L"Oreal and Wella, he continued to develop his career and relocated to Kuwait to work for the French Hair Care Group Lazartique. Hussein has been participating in intensive training with our team since he joined us when we opened in '10. Hussein specialises in Barbering, Hair Cutting, Colouring and Straightening.
  • Ricky Timbas

    Senior Stylist/Barber
    Ricky joined our team in January 2017. He worked in The Convention Center & Royal Suites Hotel in Kuwait, Hair Link Salon and EDV Bong Barbershop in the Philippines and comes with over 17 years experience in the salon business. He is innovative and always keeping up with the latest trends in men’s hair. Ricky is friendly, enthusiastic, a perfectionist and very approachable with an excellent customer service skills.