Meet the Hair Judges: Denise McAdam

Denise McAdam

Denise McAdam began her career with a hairdressing apprenticeship at Greens Hair Salon, Edinburgh and at that time she attended Telford college to attain her City and Guilds in hairdressing.

Denise McAdam RVM

Denise McAdam RVM

Her strict and traditional training has ensured Denise is a consummate professional, still practising those techniques today.

Believing in the craft of hairdressing, Denise values her membership of over 25 years with the Fellowship of British Hairdressing.

Denise McAdam RVMDenise got her first big break when she was asked to style the hair for Princess Grace of Monaco – screen icon Grace Kelly. Denise moved to London a short time later, where she worked full time at Michaeljohn’s hair salon in Mayfair where she soon became a leading session hair stylist, working for leading glossy magazines, such as Vogue, Brides, Tatler and various publications for fashion and beauty shoots.

Her work for Brides magazine led to a Royal Bride, Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson. Denise has worked with the top photographers David Bailey, Norman Parkinson, Lord Snowdon and John Swannel to name but a few. Denise was awarded the Royal Victorian Medal by Her Majesty the Queen for services to the Royal Family.

Throughout her career as a Session Hair Stylist, Denise has worked with many iconic women and celebrities including supermodels such as Cindy Crawford, Yasmin le Bon and Naomi Campbell.