About Us

Totem Hair was founded in 2014 to serve the many people in London who are extremely short on time. Often there isn’t a good haircutter close to home or work to get a haircut conveniently. Many people also prefer a quieter, unstressful environment, where they will get their hairdresser’s full attention.

All Totem Hair hairdresser-barbers hold full public liability insurance and are LGBT+-friendly.

Candice Zen

Candice Zen, Director, is a hairdresser and barber who has been working in central London since 2008. She originally trained at the Vidal Sassoon Academy and went on to further training at the Toni and Guy academy and the Aveda Institute while working at central London salons. She has also trained in advanced barbering under leading barber-educators Erik Lander and Gary Machin. Candice is very versatile with her haircutting skills and believes that great hair should look and be (almost) effortless.


Mako is a superb barber and hairdresser. She originally trained in hairdressing in Paris, then moved to London where she trained and worked as a barber at a gender-neutral barbershop. She now works at a super-hip salon in Dalston as well as with Totem Hair. She has an excellent artistic eye and can be found styling hair at fashion shoots when not in the salon. Mako is a great listener and always makes sure her customers look and feel great.

“Great haircut, friendly and knowledgeable plus extremely convenient. Can’t recommend enough.”

— T. Fribence, Bright Blue Consulting, London