Thomas opened his first salon, McMillan Hair, on the outskirts of Glasgow in 1994, with a small team of just 3 people. The team there quickly grew and within 4 short years Thomas took the step of opening a new, State of the Art salon only 50 metres from the first and within another 2 years The McMillan Academy, going on to educate as many as 50 students every day.
From there the team grew further and with that another 3 salons in Scotland growing a team of over 70 people.
Throughout this time McMillan Hair were nominated and won many awards including ‘Employer of the Year’ & ‘Team of the Year’ at the National Scottish Business Awards as well as Nominations at the British Hairdressing Awards and British Hairdressing Business Awards on at least 10 Occasions including Scottish Hairdresser of the Year, British Colourist of the Year, Business Director of the Year, Salon Team of the Year.
Thomas has cut the hair of many celebrities and footballers such as Emma Willis, Claire Sweeney, Sarah Ferguson (Duchess of York) and guys like Jamie Redknapp, John Terry, Gio Van Bronkhurst and Henrik Larsson whilst frequently appearing in National Press, Adverts, Radio and TV including Big Brother, Celeb Big Brother and Britain’s Next Top Model (doing the hair of back to back winners) whilst working hard day to day seeing valued clients, who over the years, have become close and appreciated friends.
He has travelled as far as the US teaching for various Industry Leaders and throughout Europe since the early years of his career, company’s such as Schwarzkopf, Sebastian and TIGI.
During this time Thomas met the Love of His Life, his wife Anita…..
Anita Cox McMillan –
Anita has had a very ‘colourful’ and fulfilling career, educating worldwide to some of the biggest names in the Hairdressing Industry and working with some of the World’s most respected Industry Leaders.
Anita started touring and educating from a very young age working in one of London’s hottest salons, building a thorough knowledge and creative edge for colour and precision cutting.
When Anita decided the time had come to open her first salon, Anita Cox, in London’s trendy Clerkenwell area in 1993, again starting with a small Team which very quickly grew whilst collecting a host of Top Awards including the 1st ever British Hair Colourist of the Year, winning back to back titles the following year as well as Men’s Hairdresser of the Year and continuous nominations for London Hairdresser of the Year.
Anita had continued a thirst for travelling and educating other Hairdressers throughout the Globe and was put under contract by both Schwarzkopf and Loreal simultaneously and has become recognised as one of the Primary Leaders in Hair Colour in the UK and in Europe.
Anita has worked as the Hairdresser to GMTV and travelled as the ‘publicly voted stylist’ to do the GMTV Wedding in South Africa outwitting 2 British Hairdresser’s of the Year in the process!
Anita has worked on many TV advertising campaigns and, like Thomas, has also appeared on celebrity Big Brother cutting the hair of eventual winner Julian Clarey.
She has worked extensively in various areas of TV, National Press and with some of the World’s leading Glossy magazines, she has styled the hair of Hollywood actresses and some of the UK’s Top Celebrities whilst always retaining a thorough appreciation for her clients who support her business every day.
Anita has worked with Pop Stars such as Little Mix, Louise Redknapp and Kerry Catona as well as TV stars like Anna Friel, Katy Hill and Janet Street Porter.
Thomas and Anita were married here in the Costa Del Sol in 2005 and having held a burning desire to live here ever since, they feel the year of their 10th Anniversary is the perfect time to open their 1st Spanish Salon, we hope to see you making ‘The House’ your Home.