The Team

Linda Meller

Linda has been in the hairdressing industry since 1995, she opened TONI&GUY Wigan in 2003 and specialises in hair extensions such as Racoon and Easilocks.

Linda’s career highlights so far include having her own TONI&GUY salon for the last ten years and making it into the success it is today. As well as running a successful salon, Linda still finds time to work at London Fashion Week and on the 2007 TONI&GUY collection with Gary France and his team.

She has also won numerous awards including the Wella Spotlight Competiton. Linda has been nominated for Director of the Year for 3 consecutive years.

Linds has a 16 years salon leadership degree, a teaching degree, she is an ambassador for Easilocks, trained in all hair extensions methods including mesh integration.

“I love recreating people and when they’re happy with their hair it inspires me.”

Darren Cheung

Darren has been with TONI&GUY for nearly 20 years. He started his career as an apprentice at TONI&GUY Preston. After working his way up to Style Director he joined TONI&GUY Wigan in 2006 and after a short time became a franchisee.

Darren has a vast knowledge and experience, not only as he taught at our Manchester Academy but he was also a member of the Breakthrough Team in 2007/2008.

Darren has worked the London Fashion Week on several occasions and has also enjoyed working on photo shoots. He can speak fluent Cantonese. He loves all aspects of hairdressing and is a proud Easilocks hair extensions ambassador. Darren loves his job and strives for his salon to provide all clients with amazing hair and the best customer service.

Laura Malee

The academy is inspired by a passion for extensions and knowledge within the industry.

Laura, the founder of LauraLeanne&co hair salon and academy, has worked in the hair extension industry for over 15 years. Along the way she has worked for some amazing names such as

Toni & Guy, Wella, Matrix, Beauty works, Easilocks and Racoon International.

Laura has also won competitions such as Wella trend vision and raccoon International extensionist of the year. She has constantly embarked on courses to keep up with all the latest techniques and trends, and also holds a MCA degree in colour….she has always had the passion and drive for hair extensions and her extensive clientele speaks volume to how fantastic she is at doing what she loves.