Janis Levy

Janis Levy

Creative Director



Hair Development UK

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Janis Levy MTTS is the Creative Director at Hair Development UK, the longest-established human-hair replacement and extension experts in the UK.

Hair Development are based in the heart of East London, are the company is currently expanding into their second location in the Essex city of Chelmsford.

Janis Levy MTTS is the Creative Director at Hair Development UK, the longest-established human-hair replacement, hair loss solutions and extension experts in the UK. HD are honoured to have become members of the prestigious Leaders Council and alongside HD HQ in the glorious heart of East London, are excited to introduce their second HD location in the Essex city of Chelmsford. Janis is also studying for a Masters in Creative Writing at Queen Mary University of London.

Career Overview

Hair Development UK was founded by CEO Stanley Levy MTTS. Stanley, of blessed memory, was an incredible force in the world of hair replacement and pretty much single-handedly dragged the industry kicking and screaming into the 21st century. Hugely respected and responsible for many pioneering and revolutionary techniques since 1960, the beloved Stanley passed in 2018. Janis first became involved with the business in 2002. This followed over twenty years of working in show business as a model and actor. It was the iconic TV commercial for Cadbury's Flake, the longest running Flake TV commercial of all time, that led to Janis being placed under contract to NBC, in one of the last studio contracts in Hollywood, living and working in Los Angeles in TV, film and stage for fourteen years. This gave Janis insight into both sides of the camera with some of the work that Hair Development carries out with celebrities and showbiz stars. This has previously included work on designing and supplying the hair for feature films such as Pirates of the Caribbean and Lord of the Rings, the original Spitting Image, including Stanley's hair design for Her Majesty the Queen, Miss Piggy and Margaret Thatcher, Strictly Come Dancing and 42nd Street.

Janis and HD's Managing Director Mark Burns MTTS, who are cousins, have taken the helm and seen the business grow to new heights, having both trained for many, many years under the guidance and supreme expertise of Stanley z'l.

Janis is a member of The Trichological Society and passionate about the hair industry, continually striving to create and establish new methods, allied goods and training in hair replacement and enhancement. The expertise of Hair Replacement has a direct impact on mental health, caring for people that have undergone chemotherapy, alopecia or genetic hair loss, celebrities wanting fabulous hair, people who are transitioning, supplying salons across the UK and worldwide with hair extensions and undetectable systems and for every person who wants beautiful hair. HD supply wholesale and retail, including the astonishing Laser Hair Re-Growth Therapy, with an 80% success rate and Miraculous Hair Replacement Systems, along with  training academies at HD Head office, London and HD Chelmsford, enabling people to become trained, educated and certified in the art of Hair Replacement and extensions.

Making people look and feel better and helping to restore their confidence, Hair Development will show you the way ahead.

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In the News

Janis Levy: the importance of expertise and emotions

News | Published June 29th 2023, 3:25 pm

In this article, Janis Levy discusses the current state of play in her industry and the importance of expertise and emotions in business.Read more →

Janis Levy: How I balance a full time job and a full time degree

News | Published February 8th 2023, 9:24 am

Writing exclusively for The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Janice Levy, Creative Director at Hair Development UK, offers her unique perspective on returning to university mid-career. Levy is currently in her second semester at Queen Mary University of London, where she is an MA student in Creative Writing.Read more →

“My years in the City of Angels”: The story of Janis Levy’s Hollywood Years

News | Published December 13th 2021, 1:44 pm

In this second chapter of Janis Levy’s life, we look back at her Hollywood Years to discover how she adjusted to life 6,000 miles from home yet always kept her family close, came face to face with her namesake, and how the arrival of her daughter, Tallulah, would change her life all over again.Read more →

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