About us

Russell James salon opened it doors in April 2015,  it has since brought a strong commitment to providing the very best standards of Hairdressing and Barbering to Chalfont St Giles. A family run and owned salon with a highly experienced team, Russell James provides Hairdressing & Barbering services for the entire family.

Keeping our team fully up to-date our director works as a national educator for one of the UKs largest hairdressing and barbering training companys. Our team are all Senior State Registered Hairdressers /Barbers and Master Craftsman Status Hairdressers – confirming our commitment to providing quality services every time!

Stop by for an informal consultation, a Coffee and a chat with one of our team to explore

your hairdressing journey !

Opening Times

Tuesday/Wednesday 9:30 - 5:30

Thursday 9:30 - 8:00

Friday 9:30 - 5:30

Saturday 8:30 - 4:00

(Appointment only Friday evenings 5:30 -7:30)

The Salon     

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​01494 870445

91 Deanway,

Chalfont St Giles,





Salon Director

Master Craftsman 

Senior State Registered Hairdresser 

Senior State Registered Barber 

Master Colour Expert


Derry has spent a lifetime in the industry. He went to train alongside a selection of premium salon brands, working as a stylist, barber and colour technician. He fast found his flair for training and started educating hairdressers in 2001. Working in the education of the industry has allowed Derry to travel not only UK wide but internationally. Derry continues to educate alongside working at Russell James, currently Director of Techinical Hair Business at Training Solutions in Hair.


Senior Stylist

Senior State Registered Hairdresser 

State Registered Barber.

Fully experienced in sign language. 

Maria has a wealth of experience within hairdressing, ranging from hair extensions through to day to day colouring, cutting and styling.  

She has a strong reputation for providing outstanding customer service and clear advice to her clients on how to maintain their hair after the salon visit.  

Maria is always looking to expand her skills and takes an active involvement in training the salon future professionals.


Salon Manager & Principle Stylist

Senior State Registered Hairdresser 

Senior State Registered Barber.



Penny has made a career in Hairdressing & Barbering since the early 80s and brings a vast wealth of knowledge to the salon. Pennys training took place in salon and she utilises her experience daily.

Penny is able to fulfil her clients needs in all aspects of hairdressing, including Ladies cutting / Colouring, Bridal / Prom / Party Hair and Texture Control.

Penny is also a qualified nail technician, and provides most of our nail services.




With a background in Customer Service and Fashion Retail Management, Karen is perfectly suited to ensure every customer receives a smooth service from the moment they enter the salon.

Karen passed her NVQ Level 3 Hairdressing in 2018 and continues her development with us at Russell James.

Her previous experience with fashion & trend has put Karen in the perfect position to be focused on whats new and current. 

Contact Us:             

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​01494 870445


91 Deanway, Chalfont St Giles, HP8 4LH