Marc & Sophie
Marc and Sophie Trinder opened Trinder Hair Studios in 2016 in St Albans. They met while working together for Charles Worthington in London. They have two children, Archie and Suki. They have both styled the hair of stars including Uma Thurman, Poppy Delevingne, Minnie Driver, Erin O’Connor and Kelly Osbourne, and after less than two years in business their St Albans salon has already won awards and they have plans to expand.
‘This is something we’re both passionate about,’ Marc insists. ‘We’ve always worked together and when we were at Charles Worthington we worked in the same teams and practised some of the same techniques like colour contouring. We were friends for two years and together for 10 and now married for five. We’re still learning what our responsibilities are – we don’t want to step on each other’s toes. I think we’ve got a good balance. When you start a new business it can be overwhelming and you have to consciously make time for your family. But when we are on holiday we talk about work constantly. And we’ve had lots of heated debates but we don’t argue in front of our team. When we’re in the salon, it’s like being on stage.’
‘We’ve always worked together but having a business together is different,’ Sophie explains. ‘It can be testing because there are decisions that have to be made and there are times when we clash. Marc will sometimes aspire to do something and then he’ll say, “This is so hard,” and I’ll say, “But this is what you wanted to do”, and we give each other a bit of a pep talk. For me it means I can work flexibly, although from a business point of view Marc would like me to be here more. In this industry, when you work for someone else, you can hit a ceiling, but now that it’s our business, it’s different. This is our passion and I think we are very lucky. I would definitely recommend working together.’
‘ We’ve had lots of heated debates but we don’t argue in front of our team’
Marc and Sophie Trinder with their son Archie