Salon group Toni & Guy has named Nigel Darwin the new CEO with immediate effect. The appointment comes after industry legend and salon chain founder Toni Mascolo passed away at the end of 2017.
Pauline Mascolo, Sacha Mascolo-Tarbuck and Christian Mascolo said: " After a thorough and rigorous search process, we are delighted that Nigel has agreed to join Toni & Guy and we look forward to work with him. We know there is a really exciting future ahead, with the priorities being growth and new opportunities in every aspect of the business".
Nigel brings 20 years of experience to the role from a range of consumer sectors including beauty, wellness and fashion. In his most recent roles he has grown a number of brands from luxury to mass market within the UK and globally.
On his appointment Nigel said: "I am honoured to have been asked to lead the Toni & Guy business - which is the voice of unrivalled excellence within hairdressing. Toni & Guy and our extended family of salons, franchisees and partners have influenced and trained more individuals in over 40 countries around the world than any other hair brand".
He added: "I look forward to working closely with the Mascolo family, our teams and partners to build on this fantastic foundation - and to honour Toni Mascolo's vision and legacy by writing the next chapter of growth in the Toni & Guy story".
In his role Nigel will lead the Toni & Guy teams to devise and implement strategic plans to strenghten the presence of salons.