In celebration of founder Giuseppe Toni Mascolo

In celebration of founder Giuseppe Toni Mascolo

We all loved him in life as we will love him in death

It is with deep sorrow that the family announce the passing of founder, leader, husband, and father, Giuseppe Toni Mascolo. Toni was surrounded by his family at the time of his death.

Following in his father’s hairdressing footsteps, the OBE, Honorary Professor of Durham University and consummate professional, launched, along with his brother Guy, the world renown brand as a single salon in Clapham, South London. Over the course of more than 50 years, one salon grew to become more than 470, the launch of a smaller salon group, essensuals, a multi-award winning professional haircare range, label.m, and 19 TONI&GUY academies worldwide. ‘Education, education, education’ was a known motto of Toni’s, and indeed the cornerstone of the Superbrand.

Toni Mascolo was highly respected within the hairdressing community, he was known as approachable and someone who made time for everyone. It is no surprise that he built up a lengthy list of achievements, which transcended the industry to include business, entrepreneurship and charity. He along with his wife Pauline started the TONI&GUY Charitable Foundation in 2003, which has raised more than 2,014,735 for a variety of causes and organisations.

But it wasn’t all about hair, Toni was an avid supporter of Chelsea Football Club, and launched or has been involved with, several independent projects such as coffee shops, property, and most recently his very own pasta sauce.

Toni is survived by his wife Pauline, brothers Bruno, Antony and Andrea, his children Sacha, Christian and Pierre and his many grandchildren.

It's amazing to see and hear, but not a surprise, so many stories of Toni’s kindness and generosity. Giving back to the industry, people and charitable organisations was a huge part of his life. One cause near and dear to his heart was the Stroke Association. With so many wanting to send flowers and condolence gifts, we have created a dedicated page on the Stroke Association site in memory of this great man. If you'd like to donate or leave a message please follow this link: