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Hairdresser, businessman, presenter, coach, TV presenter, brand ambassador and inventor…these are just some of the titles that hairdressing entrepreneur John Gillespie can lay claim to.


A second-generation hairdresser, John is the Managing Director of John Gillespie Hair and Beauty. John has been at the helm of the business since 1993 and has seen the business grow and develop over the years to become the destination salon that it is today.


Throughout his career, John has never been one to stand still; he’s always looking for a new challenge or direction and is now renowned as one of the industry’s most accomplished businessmen.


Over the years, John has worked with many of the industry giants including the Amway Corporation Schwarzkopf Professional and L’Oreal Professionnel. His business expertise and invaluable level of knowledge has been utilised by many businesses to help them achieve their business goals.  He has appeared as a presenter on many TV and radio appearances including BBC’s Style Challenge, The Clothes Show, Good Morning Britain, QVC and The Insider.


John’s latest entrepreneurial adventure is in product development, he has designed a curved shaped brush, which as taken the market by storm. Combining the benefits of both a paddle and a round brush, John’s Arconic Brush provides both volume and speeds up the drying process.  The brush has received plaudits and praise from both the hairdressing industry and consumers alike.

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