Academy Staff

While our team comprises many nationalities they all share a passion for style, great service and a desire to share their vision with the next generation of world-class hairdressers.


Emma Kareliussen
Emma Kareliussen, Creative Director

Emma is Swedish and has lived in Barcelona for the past 12 years and has more than 20 years experience in her field. She has worked all over the world, from Stockholm to London and Dubai, and is the the owner of the Wit Salon & Barber in the Raval.  Emma is constantly on the look out for new professional challenges and she regularly collaborates at the New York and Madrid Fashion Weeks. She initiated the hairdressing stand at the Lost and Found and Fleamarket markets and this year she partnered up with RayBan sunglasses to cut hair at the Primavera Sound Music Festival.

Kyle Shull
Kyle Shull, Trainer

Kyle is an American and after attaining a degree in Marketing at Western Michigan University and working several years in Advertising he realized his true passion was hair and began studying in New York City. He lived in London for a number of years working in salons in both Soho and Notting Hill. He has lived in Barcelona for the past 2 years and is the Manager at the Wit Salon & Barber in the Raval. In his career Kyle has had the opportunity to work in all facets of the hairdressing industry including working with celebrity clients, on film sets, and doing bridal hair. He gives regular training sessions on new cutting edge techniques from London and Berlin.

Matilda Angelsmark
Matilda Angelsmark, Trainer

Matilda is from Sweden. She trained to be hairdresser when she was 16 and has been working ever since. Matilda is also trained in make up, extensions and wet shaving among many other things. Before she moved to Barcelona she was a trainer for Wella, giving courses and colloborating on big hair shows all over Sweden. Matilda also teaches Beginner and Professional courses at Barcelona Hair Academy


Cecily Doyle
Cecily Doyle, Administrative Director

Cecily is British and has lived and worked in Barcelona since 2000. She has a degree in English Literature and Spanish from the University of Leeds UK and over 16 years of experience in Administration and Management. She speaks English, Spanish and Catalan.