RCNQ (Robert Czlapka Northern Quarter) Is a Manchester based hairdressers. We have created a hair salon that brings a relaxing, comforting vibe where anyone is welcome.
Rob - Salon Owner
"Bursting with creativity, Rob Czlapka birthed the brainchild of RCNQ and Barber Below, the innovative hair workshop housed in the heart of Manchester's edgy Northern Quarter. Rob proudly mentors his ambitious creative team whilst chasing the dream across the globe, Rob travels from New York to Paris working with the biggest names in fashion such as Mulberry, Balenciaga. Whilst working closely with Gary Gill, Rob has produced Fashions Weeks in London, Florence & Paris, and been a part of The Wella Generation now Team. A Specialist master colour expert & above all did I mention Rob is Britney's number one fan? Dreaming of the day he comes into paths with the lady herself, Rob can also be found with his trusty companion Shiloh the basset hound and being hands on within the salon, even down to scrubbing away at the floorboard"
Jess Britten - Manager
"Jess came from the hills up int yorkshuh.. To Mancunian cobbles. Jess is now our Manager, Receptionist & resident makeup artist having previously acquired her Media Make Up degree... Is there anything she can't do?! You'll find her drinking in most bars, clubs and pubs but she does surprisingly love a good....jigsaw. Theres never a dull day with jess and she's one of the best!"
By Danielle Davies
Gareth Jones - Technical Director
"Gareth is our ' Technical Director'. Havingover 10 years under his belt, Gareth is one of are most technical mindedstylists with a keen eye for sharp structured hairstyles with a 60s twist. Keeping to his aesthetic of his retro modern hairdressing ethis, with a passion for short styles & bangin bobs. His haircuts are 2nd to none. Recently losing his virginity in the session world of hairdressing..now he's had a taste , he's hungry for more. His interests include music, the outdoors and his crazy cocker spaniel. Often seen in the wild bush of stockport, never without a cig in one hand and his phone int other. Gareth is also our lead trainer with our apprentices ..& boy he must have patience. Watch this space...!"
By Liam Russell
Liam Russell - Art Director
"Liam is our Artistic Director. This lad is covered from head to toe in tats, try to find space on him! He is our vegan denim lover who rocks out his many pairs of overalls! Has a cheeky flirtatious & enthusiastic personality, too much some may say😉. Vintage workwear/ fashion inspires him in is art for hair, his talent for fusion barbering is inspirational. Recently broken into the session world he has worked with Gary Gill and shows of Vetements, Balenciaga, Gosha Rubchinskiy and many more. He is up for a challenge and drives others as much as himself, Quote 'loves a cig break' 😛 haha"
By Chris Kolwitz
Danielle - Senior Stylist
"Danielle is our senior stylist extraordinaire. Derby born and bred she moved to Manchester over two years ago to explore her passion in creative hair dressing and to get her foot in the door in editorial work. Danielle, the crazy fun loving girl she is, also enjoys the cultural side Manchester often visiting exhibitions and the odd bar 😉 *winky smiley*, she loves avocado, takes a cracking selfie and may even have a slight shopping addiction! Danielle is your go-to girl for your bodacious balayage's and does a fresh fade for all you gents out there! All round sound girl!"
By Jess Britten
Chris Kolwitz - Senior Stylist
"Chris, what a babe! At Rcnq we like him not only for his warm nature and amazing hairdressing skillz, but also because he brings an international touch with his soft Australian accent and european blood...! After have been living and working in London for a bit over 2 years, Chris decided to spice life up a bit in June '16 and moved to Manchester. Now Chris just wants to explore his new home city, maybe get a pet blue tongue lizard and drive around in a nice car or motorbike. After asking Chris a load of questions I've found out that his favourite colour is electric blue, his fav food is "asian cuisine" and that he really likes to party in Berlin with a neat vodka. Being from one of the hottest countries in the world he's also a huge fan of the beach, sun and water sports. About his job he says he "loves the transformation" and the relationship you build up with your clients. He also loves a good blonde ashy toner! With 12 years of experience, Chris will be your guy if you feel like a fun transformation, a lovely chat or some vodka! 💗"
By Helena Hoppner
Hannah - Rookie
"Hannah, the piano playing, animal living person coming from the Wirral. She has 2 cats called Merry and Pippin (named after the Hobbits from Lord Of The Rings) She loves drawing & training hairdressing….especially colouring! Hannah is very well travelled, having done most of Europe, also Hawaii, Papau New Guinea and California. Next travel destination is Asia"