Creative Team

Sharing the passion with hairstylists all over the world

Hair is a way to express who we are. And with great styling, hair can truly bring out the best in everyone. At Keune, we're on a mission to create beautiful hair every day.


Creative team


International Directors

Ilham Mestour

Global Creative Artistic Director



Ilham has been in the hair business for almost twenty years and is one of the most esteemed session stylists in the world. Every year, she sets off to New York and Paris, where she's Chef de Cabine for Keune at Fashion Week. Before she joined us, she was a member of Luigi Murenu’s international team, working backstage at fashion shows by Gucci, Rick Owens, Max Mara and Givenchy.

At Keune, Ilham develops our styling products, color collections and Beyond True Beauty. She's also Editor-In-Chief at StreetSalon. Her work regularly appearson the covers of Vogue, ELLE, and Harper's Bazaar.

Ilham's is especially known for her peerless artistry when it comes to on-trend hair cuts and styles, bombshell curls and sexy, effortless textures.

Marriët Gakes

Global Master Color Innovation


Nicknamed Queen of Color, Marriët is a multiple award-winning colorist and favorite among The Netherlands' coolest girls, actresses and influencers. 

She works with Ilham on StreetSalon and Beyond True Beauty, develops exciting new color products and services at Keune and runs her own private salon in the heart of Amsterdam.

Marriët is known for her painterly, artistic approach to color, seamlessly matching the shades to the person in her chair's complexion and lifestyle. She's also a killer stylist—recently, people have started calling her Queen of Braids, too!


International Education Team

Gaby Bolwerk

Studio Coordinator


A former International Educator, Gaby takes care of the other Educators so they can share their knowledge to the best of their ability.

Jeroen Struijlaart

Global Creative Master


Jeroen shares his creative mind with the rest of the world. His motto: stay passionate about styling, always.

Yvonne Irvine

International Educator


A happy, satisfied client stepping out of the salon with new hair and a big smile on their face—that's what Yvonne loves about her job.

Dominique 'Do' Eindhoven

International Studio Educator


Do loves sharing her passion for hair with other stylists and helping them grow in the creative world of hair.

Lieke van Dommelen

International Studio Educator


Professional hairstylists are day-makers, Lieke says. They create trends that allow us to bring inner beauty to the surface. She loves empowering and inspiring them.