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
Emma Kareliussen, Creative Director

Emma is Swedish and has lived in Barcelona since 2002 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 WIT Salon & Barber in the Raval.  Emma is constantly on the lookout for new professional challenges and she regularly collaborates at the New York and Madrid Fashion Weeks. Emma gives regular training sessions around Spain specialising in colour techniques and is Creative Director and owner of Barcelona Hair Academy, where she trains beginners and professionals alike.  

Cecily
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 20 years experience in Administration and Management.  Cecily is owner of Barcelona Hair Academy which she started with Emma Kareliussen in 2014.

Elisa
Elisa Palloni, Trainer

Elisa is Italian and has been working as a hairdresser, teacher and makeup artist for over 20 years. Elisa has taught at various academies in Italy and has worked in salons around the world and she is now Senior Stylist at WIT Salon & Barber and a trainer at Barcelona Hair Academy, educating beginners and professionals alike. Elisa also regularly works on fashion and film shoots, in television and theatre.

Carina
Carina Egebakken, Trainer

Carina started her career in Oslo where she worked for many years in exclusive salons. Carina has worked in Barcelona since 2008 and she has her own wedding and makeup company in Barcelona called We Makeup Your Day Barcelona. Carina is now a trainer at Barcelona Hair Academy, educating beginners and professionals alike.  

Ricardo
Ricardo Graça, Trainer

Ricardo is Portuguese and has been working as a hairdresser, teacher and makeup artist for over 10 years. Ricardo has experience working at a number of academies in Barcelona and has also worked on fashion shoots, television and theatre. Ricardo is now a trainer at Barcelona Hair Academy educating beginners students.

Egor
Egor Lushov, Assistant Trainer

Egor is originally from Kaliningrad, Russia.  He graduated from the Baltic Federal University with a degree in Public Relations and after deciding to leave grey rainy Kaliningrad and move to Barcelona, he began studying hairdressing at Barcelona Hair Academy and hasn’t looked back since. Egor is now Senior Stylist at WIT Salon & Barber and a teaching assistant at Barcelona Hair Academy.