Marc Antoni Henley Celebrates 40 Years

Published 28th Mar 2024 by Josie Jackson

Achieving a milestone of 40 years in one salon is quite an achievement for any business but for the Marc Antoni Group, 40 years in their Hart Street location was the perfect opportunity to celebrate with their team and clients when they held a special evening in the salon recently.

The Marc Antoni salon in Henley is presided over by Bruno Marc Giamattei, who has been instrumental – along with his three brothers Simon, Aaron, and Marcus – in driving the four-salon group to success over the years, picking up multiple industry awards and accolades and immersing themselves in the local community. The Marc Antoni Group spans three generations of the family with the initial salon founded by Bruno Snr., with his sons Bruno, Simon, Aaron, and
Marcus all working in the business with Bruno’s daughter, Charlotte, and Aaron’s son, Paolo.

The salon involves itself in all the great Henley activities, from the Henley Regatta to the Henley Music Festival. From this salon Bruno became a member of the Fellowship and was leader of the F.A.M.E. Team for several years, taking the team to Australia to shoot campaigns and went on to become President of the association, helping to shape hairdressing education and training throughout that period. Training and education have always been a focus for the team and for many years the team has travelled to China to take part in the World Hair Congress in Xiamen, and in 2023 they opened the first of the franchise salons in the city.

The salon has always supported local charities and when Bruno’s brother was found to have blood cancer, the salon team rallied round and, along with the family, raised valuable funds for the charity Bloodwise through sponsored cycle rides to Paris and taking part in the renowned Alternative Hair Show, which raises money for Leukaemia Research. Each year the salon holds a charity raffle where clients purchase tickets to win a Harrods beauty calendar and most recently, Bruno raised money by offering his services to salons – where he would spend the day in the salon training their team – in return for a donation to Bloodwise. This was so popular that he did several days instead of the one he had originally planned.

The Henley salon has been integral to the growth, development and longevity of the company that will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2026. “I can’t believe we have been in our Henley salon for 40 years,” says Bruno-Marc. “It’s a great salon to work in with an exciting team and a very loyal clientele. So many exciting things have happened over the years here, from winning awards to supporting charites, growing and developing our team, and most of all being part of the Henley community. The next generation of Giamattei’s are looking forward to what the next 40 years will hold.”

Josie Jackson

Josie Jackson

Published 28th Mar 2024

Josie supports the team with content for the print magazine, website and social media channels at HJ. Having grown up in a salon environment (thanks to her hairdresser mum) and even working as a Saturday girl before getting her degree in English Literature, Josie feels right at home in the industry. Although she’s experimented with a few creative colour looks in the past, she always comes back to blonde, and loves all things hydrating and bond building.

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