With more than 25 years in the hair industry, Zoltan has owned 5 successful salons and currently works in London. His career started in Hungary where he learnt the basics; cutting, colouring and perming. Whilst in Hungary, Zoltan owned a salon whilst also doing session work and was the Editor-in-Chief of Hungary’s biggest professional hair and beauty magazine. With the essentials under his belt, Zoltan made the beginning of his journey in hair and moved to London in 1998 to be a colour technician at Molton Brown’s salon in Hampstead. From here he moved on to train with Yuko Yasmashita and managed the Yuko salon in Mayfair and this is where he became passionate about hair re-texturising.
“My greatest achievement was that I was the first person to perform successfully the Yuko hair straightening on afro-Caribbean hair”
At Yuko salon, Zoltan really came in to form and trained up to be an expert in hair shaping and texture. It was here where Zoltan became the first person to successfully perform the Yuko hair straightening technique on afro-Caribbean hair, no had previously done this. This became his trade mark and after he left Yuko he opened Comptons in Soho where he was the only other person outside of the business to offer this type of treatment in Europe.
Thereafter, Zoltan opened Compton in Covent Garden and Barbican. He solely owned it and was Creative Director there for twelve years. Within this period he also partly owned a salon software company and a product distribution company, and had small business ventures. Often, Zoltan visited the factories and used it as a learning curve to learn in depth about the products which has helped him to gain his expertise in this field. In 2013, Comptons was sold and Zoltan opened in 201 an investment salon; whihc was sold in 2015.
“I have performed many different texture techniques for over 25 years, that means thousands of happy clients”
It is not only this one hair straightening treatment that Zoltan has, he has performed many different techniques which he has spent perfecting for over 25 years now – this equates to thousands of happy clients! From his straightening techniques learnt at Yuko, Zoltan has trained in Brazil and has become the pioneer of the Brazilian Keratin blow dry and has also great experience from Korea with digital perming. All these global techniques and more can be found along with Zoltan himself at a luxury central London location. Zoltan has been a gadget boy, and he still is.
Known as Heston Blumenthal of hair, he is always testing playing with new treatments, machines. He loves new, he loves trying, and many experiment he does develop new techniques which never been tried and performed before. His knowledge and his deep interest in futuristic hairdressing does sometimes overtakes his passion for yoga. Product testing takes ages, in the field of hair texture which is relatively new, where no major companies offering solutions would suit someone wants to offer his best, Zoltan has no other option but to spend an average a day a week with testing. It is a very considerate amount of work which takes of his time to be able to provide the very best to his loyal customers.
His treatment’s are tailored, and technically advanced, he is sourcing his products, and futuristic machinery from all around the word to bring you the very best available in hair care today. Zoltan has been dubbed as the “Heston Blumenthal of the hair industry” and he is the “beauty editor to go” for texture services.