Company History

Moda Greco History

Moda Greco hair salon was founded by Pino “Greco”, who first started hairdressing at the age of 12 whilst working in his fathers salon in Southern Italy. At the age of 15 Greco headed for the fashion capital of Italy – Milan, where he studied at the famous Milan Academy S.A.S.M.A.M which is recognized by the Italian Government for its hairdressing excellence. Whilst there he achieved the master of academy qualification.

In his early twenties, after managing a high profile salon in Milan, “Greco” brought his salon vision to Leicester in the 1970’s. Becoming a partner in Capelli’s Hair Salon. After a short return to Italy, Greco returned to Leicester to open Greco’s Salon above Ainleys record shop. This later became Moda Greco Hair Designers in the early 90’s when the salon re-located to it’s present home – The Thomas Cook listed building on Gallowtree Gate.

The Academy

In 1995 Moda Greco Hair Designers became a City & Guild’s accredited training centre. The academy has two qualified trainers and 5 assessor enabling the salon to offer NVQ levels 1, 2 and 3 in hairdressing. The last time our academy was accessed by the Adult Learning Inspectorate (ALI) we were rated in the top 10% in the United Kingdom for training and learning. In 1999 the salon was accredited with the Investors in People Award.

A New Millennium

In early 2004, Moda Greco Hair Designers underwent a dramatic interior makeover. The salon commissioned a Italian salon interior design company – Vezzozi to design and build Moda Greco a bespoke salon interior. This included curved glass and chrome cutting sections, remote controlled massaging backwashes and free flowing water features.

Award Winning Hair Service

In recent years Moda Greco has also received industry accolades. In 2005 our salon team won the Kerastase Signature De Service award – beating off the competition of other elite Kerastase consultancy salon’s in the Midlands and Northern England regions. This award was judged by a number of mystery clients, who visited all the Kerastase salons in the region and awarded points for client service, salon atmosphere, stylist’s knowledge and the overall salon experience.

GHD Experts

In 2006 and 2007 Moda Greco Hair Salon was nominated for the finals of the GHD Expert awards. Moda Greco has a strong association with GHD and we pride ourselves on being the number 1 retailer of GHD straighteners in the Leicestershire area. We stock the complete range of GHD straighteners and GHD Thermodynamics products. Including the very popular Hot Pink GHD.

Moda Greco also has a strong commitment to the GHD Expert education programme. We regularly send our stylists to the annual GHD Expert Tour and the GHD lifestyle seminars. At these courses our stylists are able to learn the very latest styling techniques and seasonal trends. Which they then bring back to the salon and share with other team member and clients.