Louis is pictured with one of his clients Truda Clarke, who used to work for his granddad Francisco. Truda is holding Francisco’s book of work where she is pictured in the 1960s.

Poole-based Synergy Hairdressing is proud to announce that one of its junior stylists and trainees, Louis Glover, is now fully qualified and able to start building his own client base.

Louis comes from a family of 14 generations of hairdressers. His grandfather, Spanish born Francisco, was well-respected in the industry and was scouted by famous hairdresser, Peter ‘teasy-weasy’ Raymond. In the 1950s Francisco came over from Spain to work at Raymonds before going on to set up his own salons in Bournemouth, ‘Franciscos of Spain’.

Francisco was a stylist to the stars, including British actress, Anita Harris. He was also responsible for training Marc Young, who is highly regarded in the industry.

Louis grew up hearing tales of his grandfather’s talents and became interested in the profession, he comments:

“My granddad was such an inspiration to me when I was growing up, as he has worked with some wonderful people in his lifetime and he really got me passionate about hairdressing. He, along with some influence from other family members who are also hairdressers, made me interested in pursuing a career in the industry.

“I began training when I was 16 in an apprenticeship programme and have worked my way up from there. Now I’m qualified I will be responsible for building up my own clientele and will be involved with all aspects of hairdressing from washing to cutting, colouring and blow drying.”

Louis adds: “I feel that I’m meant to be a part of Synergy, as when I was chatting with one of my clients, Truda, recently I discovered that she used to work for my grandfather all those years ago!  Truda began working at Raymond’s in Bournemouth before following my granddad to his own salon – now Truda comes to have her hair styled by me, what a small world!”

Owner of Synergy Hairdressing, Colina Currell, said: “It’s wonderful to see young people such as Louis grow and flourish within our company. We believe in regular training for our staff and will continue to invest in Louis’ future so he can work his way up the career ladder. Truda, who is one of our regular clients, was so thrilled to meet Louis and discover the connection between them. She told me that she can see many of the same qualities in Louis that she saw in his grandfather, very much a perfectionist who pays great attention to detail!”