Man behind the brand

Hairslydz - Meet the Team

Andy Smith, Director & CEO

The inspiration and passion for the HAIRSLYDZ® Community comes from London superstylist Andy Smith – with over 20 years of hairstyling expertise he knows a thing or two about style and fashion. Andy is a Global Ambassador and Creative Director of Hair. He is renowned for his editorial fashion looks and creativity, which take him around the world to runway shows, shoots for magazines such as Vogue, international movie sets and advertising campaigns.

Spotting market trends and fashion moves comes as second nature to Andy and recently he recognised a sizeable hole in the market for a diverse range of quality hair accessories, which became the birth of HAIRSLYDZ®, the new and innovative way to #tagyourhair that allows you the opportunity to express yourself through your hair.

Andy, a total perfectionist, was fed up with constantly searching the internet for cool, on-trend, well-made hair accessories that worked for his clients. He was looking for quality but found only quantity. He wanted products that deliver in looks and longevity – not dated headbands that fall off; grips that fail, slides that don’t sit flush to the head and slip down and scrunchies that are too small to hold a pony which let down both you and your hair. So Andy decided to create his own – he stripped the classics back to basics. Then the reinvention -beautifully -crafted, functional and cool, desirable and diverse –  HAIRSLYDZ®.

The Back Office Team

Phil Smith

Phil Smith, Director & Head of Operations:

With over 25 years of senior management and corporate mainboard experience (as well as being Andy’s Dad) Phil Smith was the ideal person to oversee the back office, finance and supply chain elements of the Hairslydz®business. A former Managing Director, Chief Executive and Chairman in several different multi-national entities, Phil brings a wealth of knowledge to the team. More recently running his own management consulting business, Phil is very proud that the father and son relationship between him and Andy is truly flourishing as a result of this collaboration.

Carmel Huddleston

Carmel Huddleston, Accounts Supervisor:

Carmel is a MAAT-qualified bookkeeper with over 13 years experience in a number of finance and accounting roles across many business types. She is married, with 3 grown-up children, and enjoys walking and socialising with husband and friends – especially with a G&T at the end of the week!

Any Hairslydz® accounting queries can be handled by Carmel at