Meet The Team

Abbey Hudson

Creative Director

I would have left 100 stars if I could, Abbey gave me the best haircut of my life and the most enjoyable hairdresser experience I’ve ever had, I genuinely cannot recommend enough. I’m praying my hair grows really fast just to have an excuse to go back and get it cut again!

With over 11 years of experience and 4 years at Glasshouse Salon, Abbey has a deep knowledge of Glasshouse and our values. She is a specialist in enhancing natural textures and colours with lots of movement. Abbey has become known at Glasshouse for her ability to create perfect blondes and her innate talent for putting you at ease in the chair. Abbey is our educator and provides weekly colour training for our staff, ensuring a maintained high quality for all our colour services.

Why do you choose to work with organic products?

Growing up in New Zealand I was surrounded by amazing beaches, forests and naturally preserved landscapes. Being conscious of your impact on the environment and caring for natural ecosystems is literally ingrained in New Zealand culture. Having this huge influence since childhood has made me so considerate of the products I use and consume, working with organic and sustainable products is second nature to me.

What’s your favourite local hang out?

Being in green space is so important to me, I spend most of my time in the local parks and love grabbing the vegan caesar salad from Palm Greens for an on-the-go lunch.

What’s in your beauty bag?

I’ve become really invested in Guy Morgan’s jade Gua Sha, it’s extra soothing on the facial muscles if you keep it in the fridge. I also love to soak in La Eva’s Roseum Bath Salts, they double as a body exfoliant which leaves you feeling super soft and relaxed. Oway’s Smoothing Cream is my go-to for soft and frizz-free hair, along with their Nurturing Drops if I feel my ends need extra care.

What do you do to unwind?

When I need to make space for myself I actively avoid screens and like to read, paint with watercolours and go for walks in nature. I got really into yoga over lockdown and find that baths with Epsom salts are similarly beneficial, cleansing toxic energy from your mind and body. My favourite thing is swimming in the sea. I want to explore the UK coastline so I can do much more of that this year!

Ashley Wadwell

Senior Stylist

I have no idea where I’ll be living in six months, if I’ll have a different job or who I’ll be dating, but I’m sure I’ll still want Ashley to cut my hair. She is my only certainty in this crazy city!

Ashley specialises in hair and scalp health, using her wealth of knowledge to assist in repairing even the most damaged hair. Originally from the US, she has 10 years experience and is known for her natural and seamless colour techniques and perfectly shaped cuts; she particularly enjoys creating layered looks and bobs.

Why do you choose to work with organic products?

Since I started working in salons, I was surrounded by highly fragranced and toxic products, having no idea the harm it can cause to the body. Breathing in thick clouds of hair spray and getting headaches from colouring my hair, it eventually clicked with me and I knew I needed to make a change. I have done a lot of research into why to choose organic, like reading labels and researching on the EWG website to figure out each ingredient’s purpose. I have peace of mind knowing that what I’m breathing in and the products I am working with, are not harmful to me. Moving from New Jersey, USA to London, my mission was to start fresh and search for a non toxic, organic salon and I am so happy to have found Glasshouse

What’s your favourite local hang out?

London is filled with so many amazing things to do and see! I would say hanging out in beautiful parks such as Victoria Park and London Fields with my dogs is the best time! Breathing in that fresh air, seeing the dogs play, and having a nice picnic is just a perfect day for me. I also love strolling through Broadway Market, especially on the weekends; great shopping, great energy and amazing food.

What’s in your beauty bag?

In my beauty bag, I keep it simple; for makeup I love RMS UnCoverup Concealer; it’s super lightweight, beautiful coverage and gives the skin a nice natural finish. When it comes to hair I keep it simple with products; I love Oway’s No Rinse leave in conditioner- super lightweight conditioning which is perfect for my fine hair. I also love Oway’s Glossy nectar just to give my hair that extra boost of hydration and shine!

What do you do to unwind?

To unwind, I love to be outdoors on a beautiful day with my Husband and my two dogs hanging out in a park, going for a nice long walk; that brings me the most joy!

Georgia Pither


Georgia is amazing - the colour she did was EXACTLY what I envisioned and she was so kind and ready to listen throughout. The haircut was perfect too!

Georgia is our stylist and resident colour specialist with a penchant for creating beautiful soft blondes and natural balayages. With 5 years industry experience in boutique salons and specialist training in advanced colour work, she is confident in both colour and cut services and loves taking clients through the whole process. Georgia also hosts weekly morning meditation sessions for our team, and in her free time leads cacao ceremonies focused on creating a safe space to explore healing.

Why do you choose to work with organic products?

I live a holistic and organic lifestyle myself and felt that the next step was to bring this into my work life. Using and being around as much products as I am each day, I made the health conscious decision to use cleaner and healthier ingredients for myself and for my clients.

What's your favourite thing about working at Glasshouse?

I love working with likeminded individuals who share the same lifestyle choices as I do. Both the staff and clients bring a beautiful energy to the salon creating an amazing environment to spend my workday in.

What's your favourite local hang out?

I love anywhere that plays live music so I can have a sing and dance! I also love spending time in Victoria Park as it brings me peace being in nature.

What's in your beauty bag?

I always keep a herbal tea with me as I believe beauty starts from within. I also keep the Palm Of Feronia Detox Mask in my bag to clarify my skin after working in London. The RMS mascara is a favourite of mine as it gives such a volumizing look whilst still looking and feeling natural.

What do you do to unwind?

I meditate 2-3 times a day and I love spending time outdoors with nature, whether this is cold water swimming in the sea or long forest walks. I love moving and taking care of my body so I spend a lot of time exercising and practicing yoga as it connects mind and body while brining me peace and happiness.

Amanda Hammarlund

Salon Manager

Amanda is our salon manager, bringing a cheery attitude to front of house and ensuring everything runs smoothly behind the scenes. Having made the move from Sweden to London in 2019 and with a background as a trained hairstylist, she readily lends a hand on the salon floor, providing expert advice and assistance to both clients and staff. Amanda has insider knowledge of all our services and products in the shop, ensuring every client leaves satisfied with their experience at the salon.

Why do you choose to work with organic products?

Growing up in Sweden, recycling and sustainability has always been a big part of my lifestyle. We've been recycling and caring for the environment, not only in my family but also at school, for as long as I can remember. It was an obvious choice for me to work with organic products and with a company who aims to give back to nature. 

Favourite Local Hang Out:

One of my favourite spots in the area is Hackney Farm. With the animals and the lovely cafe, it's the perfect place to spend a sunny Sunday!

What's in your beauty bag?

A good sunscreen is a must for me. I absolutely love the Rowse sunscreen and use it everyday to keep my skin protected from any environmental damage. I also love to keep the Evolve Daily Defense Moisture Mist in my bag - I spray this on my face throughout the day to make sure that my skin stays hydrated.  

What do you do to unwind?

I try to go to the gym a few times a week. I find that this helps me release any stress that occurs in my daily life. Other than that, the best way for me to unwind is to spend time with my friends and family or go for a long walk around Victoria Park.

Rose Sheppard

Salon Assistant

Rose is one of our lovely salon assistants who is on hand to assist our stylists in offering the best services. She has been working with hair for 4 years and loves finishing off looks with toners and blow dries.

Why do you choose to work with organic products?
I have always aimed to work in an environment where eco friendly practices benefit both the people and the planet. I choose to work with organic products because I believe in the power of nature’s goodness. Organic products not only contribute to myself and clients health but it also has a massive benefit to the vitality of the hair!

What's your favourite thing about working at Glasshouse?
My favourite thing about working here is the opportunity to help create beautiful transformations and make a positive impact on peoples lives everyday. I love helping clients feel confident and empowered through their hair. Being part of such a supportive and creative team makes everyday enjoyable and inspiring, it truly makes Glasshouse feel like a second home to me.

Where is your favourite local hang out?
I love to grab an oat milk cappuccino from Flying Horse Coffee in the morning and then sitting outside to enjoy it. It is very refreshing soaking up the sun (when it makes a rare appearance!) and getting some fresh air before diving into the day.

What’s in your beauty bag?
My go to products at the moment are the Powerbuild shampoo and conditioner. These have completely transformed my hair and keeps it looking fresh and fabulous! My secret weapon is the Revamp treatment which I use once a week and this gives my hair the extra love it deserves.

What do you like to do to unwind?
Every Sunday, my boyfriend and I, take our dog on a lovely, long walk through the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside. I have recently taken up Pilates and now do this 3-4 times a week; I find this helps set me up for a more productive day.

Images: Nataly J Photography for Glasshouse Journal

Olivia Crighton

Founder and Director

Fusing her love for anything creative and hands-on with a passion for looking after the environment, Olivia Crighton has built herself a reputable and respectable business in one of London’s most creative communities.

Olivia is the founder and director of Glasshouse Salon, having launched the salon in 2013 after wanting to bring natural, organic and ethical hair and beauty to a wider audience. A trained hair stylist and New Zealand native, Olivia worked freelance as a hair stylist for top publications when she first arrived in London over ten years ago. The idea for Glasshouse came after Olivia noticed a surprising lack of organic and wellbeing focused salons that put hair condition above everything else. Olivia oversees the business from top to bottom, takes care of the team (and everything in-between!) whilst juggling family life with her young daughter.

Why do you choose to use organic products?

There are so many great benefits to working with more natural and organically based products, my initial attraction over 10 years ago was from a health perspective. Using fewer potentially harmful chemicals and including more gentle, natural ingredients is important to me not only for my own wellbeing but for my staff and clients’. The ethos of Glasshouse Salon has a big focus on hair condition - our products minimise compromise on the hair whilst colouring and we are able to repair damaged hair on the same day - which is very unique to the Organic Colour Systems brand. When we are gentler with the hair we can achieve better, more long-lasting colour results. I also love to support local, independent brands with their ethos in the right place - everything we sell in the salon and online at Glasshouse Shop has been carefully selected for their ethical principles, unique formulas and high performance. As an independent business owner, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Favourite East London hangout?

I love Glasshouse’s location in lively East London - I was very drawn to Netil House when I was looking for spaces back in 2012 and the community feel of of the building really appealed to me. I now live in South East London, but I still enjoy travelling in for work and knowing I get to spend my time in a building and an area that I love. I run most of my meetings upstairs in the cosy Palm Greens cafe. The terrace is also lovely in the sunshine and we’re so lucky to have London Fields right on our doorstep for some peace and quiet away from the salon!

What’s in your beauty bag?

I’m often on the go which means practicality is a must when it comes to makeup. I always carry around an RMS Lip2Cheek and their “Un” Cover-Up - they’re small and versatile; ideal for a quick touch-up. At home, I’ve been loyal to Organic Colour Systems’ Power Build Shampoo for almost ten years now. It’s an effective protein-based shampoo but the natural ingredients, gentle pH and sulphate-free formula mean it’s perfect as a body wash too. I do regular hair treatments with Organic Colour Systems’ Power Build Revamp - not just because it’s brilliant at maintaining hair condition but also because it’s a nice treat to spend 15 minutes by myself in the bath, especially with the demands of being a mum. Finally, The Natural Deodorant Co’s deodorant balms are the best products of all time - I’d recommend them to anyone looking to introduce more natural products into their regime.

What do you do to unwind?

The ultimate fix for me is to get into nature. I love to go rambling in the countryside with my daughter, especially near the seaside as I absolutely love the sea air. On a normal day when I can’t immerse myself in nature, I love to run a hot bath with epsom and dead sea salts. It’s the best way for me to unwind and help with aches and pains after a long day. I love to ‘clear the space’ in our home by opening the windows wide to allow a fresh breeze in and infuse aromatherapy oils into the air. My staples are lavender, rosemary and frankincense.

I also try to dedicate a little time each week to some light meditation and spend some time writing any thoughts, ideas, gratitudes or aspirations onto paper. I never keep or look back on the notes, but I find the process of writing very therapeutic. We don’t have a television, but I do love to snuggle up with a hot tea and a good film on my laptop as much as the next person.