MEET THE TEAM

We’re a family-run hair and beauty salon in Twickenham, owned by Dan and Penny Benson that is committed to exceptional customer service. 

Our team is professional, talented and continuously trained. We’ll always go the extra mile for our guests and work with passion to fulfil the philosophy of MINT!

THE OWNERS

Dan Benson

Before Dan became a hairdresser, we was a professional cyclist who even wore the Team GB colours! When he choose hairdressing, he fast-tracked through his NVQ, working at record pace in a much-acclaimed salon in Chichester. He moved up to London where he was a salon manager for some big names in the industry before deciding to go it alone! His vision was a salon that was firmly embedded in the local community and had a chilled vibe so people always left with a smile on their faces. And so Mint was born. Dan is a skilled hair cutter who is also an ambassador for Oway.

Penny Benson

Fun-fact about Penny – she used to manage at The Eel Pie across the road! Having studied exercise, nutrition and health at university, she moved into the hospitality industry, but when she found herself managing the reception at Mint, she fell in love with the beauty industry and the buzz of making clients feel good about themselves. Penny started her move into beauty doing spray tans, since then she has expanded her knowledge one course at a time. As the salon manager she’s always on the look out for the best new treatments to introduce and has brought Advanced Treatments to Mint Hair & Beauty.

THE HAIR TEAM

Anna

Anna is an experienced hairdresser who has worked in France and Norway before coming to the UK. She’s definitely at her most comfortable with a pair of scissors in her hand and is fantastic with short hair and at bringing out the natural movement in your hair. As well as being a fantastic hairstylist, Anna is our eco champion! She has driven many of the initiatives that let to Mint being named the Green Salon of the Year.

Georgie

Georgie started her hairdressing career straight from school when she trained in hairdressing and barbering at Kingston College. With 14 years experience she’s a skillful haircutter, but colour is her passion and she loves natural-looking sunkissed balayages and melts. She’s also a go-to for the highly sought after Mint blondes. Georgie has been with Mint for 5 years and loves the organic colour and philosophy. Since having her son she’s back in the salon one day a week on a Saturday or Thursday. Georgie’s a stylist who loves to chat through your inspiration, so feel free to bring photos of any ideas you have.

THE BEAUTY TEAM

Eve

Eve is our longest serving team member and she’s never worked in another salon. So it’s fair to say she’s built up a pretty loyal clientele! Eve is a waxing specialist who’s a bit of a perfectionist! She’s also passionate about skincare and loves coming up with a personalised solution for each and everyone one of her clients.

Lucy

We often joke that Lucy came with the lease because she’s been at the salon longer than Mint has! Lucy always knew beauty was her vocation. She trained as a therapist straight from school, but she is every bit as passionate about beauty now as she was when she started (maybe more!). Facials and massages are Lucy’s specialisms and she takes the ultimate job satisfaction when a pregnant client says she had a good night’s sleep after a treatment.

Laura

Shhhhh! Don’t tell everyone but Laura joined Mint from a local salon, because she loved the calm and relaxing vibe. She’s been a beauty therapist for 30 years, since studying it at school/ Her favourite thing is de-stressing clients, which is why her favourite treatment is a Hot Stone Massage – if you haven’t tried one you really should! Laura’s definitly driven by seeing visible results from her clients and is also a massive fan of our environ treatments. You’ll find Laura in the salon {WHAT DAYS?}.

Kanika

Kanika is a brilliant part-time beauty therapist.