Oliver at work. Photography by Mary McCartney

Oliver at work. Photography by Mary McCartney

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Oliver at work. Photography by Mary McCartney

Oliver at work. Photography by Mary McCartney

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Oliver at work. Photography by Mary McCartney 

Oliver at work. Photography by Mary McCartney 

I really loved Oliver he was the nicest guy
— Jaswinder Mattu
Oliver was such a beautiful , kind and talented person
— Billie Scheepers, Photographer
He was a beautiful man and I will treasure the memories
— Michael Lacey
Oliver was a special person
He was kind generous and very patient with me improving my hair skills 
He was as a warm kind person, very professional and will be missed by all whose lives he touched
— Caroline Frazer
Dearest Oliver,
I am honoured and feel grateful that I have known you in this life. I will treasure my fond memories of you in my heart.
It was a true pleasure working with you on so many different occasions, through all the stages of our careers. 
You were always someone I would look forward to seeing - not only as working with in a team, but mainly as a friend who had a kind soul and a generous heart.
Knowing that your suffering here on earth has now ended I am fully assured that your spirit and soul will live on in this universe and I am sure you now finally have found the peace you so longed for
— Yin Lee
I am more than heart broken for loosing Oli..
He helped me in all the ways, teaching me, showing me ways of hairdressing and pushing me to be a better stylist and person! 
I know he believed in me and I will never forget him.
His calm way of working and his crazy way of living!!  Loved him from the first day I saw him in Tommy Guns! I am lucky to have met such a beautiful person
— Saron Pinheiro
I met Oliver right at the start of our careers over 10 years ago. We got on immediately and I warmed to his gentle and charismatic personality. Whenever I saw Oliver’s name on a call sheet I always knew it was going to be a great day. We both helped each other get jobs because we enjoyed working with each other as a team, it’s nice to have someone like that when you’re freelance.  A fond memory is of going to a party Oliver was throwing, he made sure my husband and I were topped up with champagne, that was a fun night. I’ve always been very fond of Oliver and found him to be kind and talented too. I’ve got many editorials showcasing his beautiful work. Along with his skills he was always really sweet to the models he worked on chatting away with them and making them feel relaxed, a sign of a great hairdresser. My thoughts go out to those closest to him. I’ll miss you Oliver, rest in peace you lovely soul. 
— Annabel Callum, Make-Up Artist
My daughter, husband and I met Oliver and Erik on holiday on Heron Island about 5 years ago.  Analise was scuba diving, and connected with Erik.  The resort was not quite what any of us thought it would be, a rustic summer camp for adults with birds waking us at 2 AM with orgasmic sounds, and flying overhead 24-7, pooping as they flew, such that we had to protect our heads with towels as we walked the paths to have a meal. I remember that Oliver was particularly bothered by that, as was I. On our last evening there, we met on the beach before dinner, with Erik and Oliver impeccably dressed in white caftans. A bird flew over, and let loose on Oliver, down the front of his crisp, clean white outfit. He dealt with it, a little upset, but kept his cool.   I was struck by the loving nature , kindness and sweetness that was Oliver.  I felt as though I had known him for many years.  We stayed in contact by email  after that short time we spent together. Unfortunately, the contact was not frequent enough for me to have insight into his state of mind.  I lost my only sibling to suicide when he was just a few years older than Oliver. I would have done anything to help had I known how they were feeling.   I know that when one is suicidal , it as though they are in a burning building and there is only one way out.   Life on Earth can be overwhelming for those who are exquisitely sensitive, kind and gentle. Oliver was a very special man, and I am grateful to have known him .
— Melinda Roland, Friend
I was fortunate enough to first meet Oliver in 2014, when I sent him my c.v for BlowToGo.  We arranged to meet but I got lost and eventually made it to the meeting 20 minutes late.  He was so understanding and patient while I apologised for my lateness.  He then took his time to explain his company even though he was really busy.  On my first job for Oliver, he came and gave me hairtools in case the client needed their hair done, as they wanted only female stylists.  It turned out it was his birthday (which I later found out) but he had selflessly taken out his time to make sure that I would be prepared and the client would be happy.  
My sister and friends also had the pleasure of meeting Oliver when he done the hair for my friends sister wedding.  He asked my sister to assist him on the brides hair.  I should mention she has no hair experience and was reluctant but he was so calm and explained everything perfectly that she actually enjoyed helping out. 
The last time I spoke to Oliver was just after Christmas, so I was utterly shocked and saddened to here about his passing.  He was so talented, generous and calm and will be dearly missed.
— Davina Pattel, Make-Up Artist
Dear Oliver
You were the always smiling person and friendly person, since the very first day we welcomed you in our home when Erik asked us to help you as you could not return to Britain due to visa issues. But at that time we fell in love with you. You were always considerate, helpfull and a happy person. Our memories of you are so deeply, that we cannot understand, that you are not any longer among us.
We will never forget you, you were like a son for us, and we will miss you very much.
You will live in our hearts forever. Long live your memory
— Else & Johs Bindslev, Family
Dear Oliver 
Thank you for the laughs, the talks and the walks. 
You were the kindest person of the kind, the mildest of the mild and a very cherished uncle to the kids.
We wish we could wash away your pain and struggles and hope you have found peace now.
May strength be with those closest to you and help them live a rich life despite the loss.
We will all miss you. Safe travels. 
— Marianne & Martin - Anna, Bjorn & Silja, Family
Dearest Oli….one of the most genuinely lovely, kind and unaffected people I’ve had the pleasure to know and work with in this fragile and difficult industry we work in.  Oli, I always loved working with you….to walk in a studio and see your lovely smile shining out from that handsome face of yours was always a joy and a relief….it was going to be a wonderful day! You are missed….and when I think of you, I hear your smooth chocolatey voice in that sexy Brazilian accent of yours…and all I can do is smile! 
— Jane Bradley
He was young and energetic beautiful man.
He was always enthusiastic at work, respectful to other people, and funny and adorable person, I really loved working with him.
RIP OLIVER. I love you
— Noriko Takayama, Hairstylist
He was kind and delicate, soft spoken and soothing - but at the same time, full of life and energy and he was not afraid to speak his mind. An intricate mix - a person so rare that we have all lost out by not having him around. I will miss the glint in his eyes and that voice that could soothe you to sleep. Sleep well and rest in peace, beloved Oliver.
— Isabella Charlotta Poppius, Stylist
Oliver was the best hair dresser/stylist I knew. He was super talented, down to earth guy, fun and very handsome. I liked him very much. Me and my twin sister use to come to Oliver & Erik’s place in Belsize Park. Gossip, drink wine and Oliver would cut our hair. We had the best time. I’m so upset... We knew Oliver for years and we would see him regularly but since I stared working for Chloe and traveling a lot we lost touch. I’m so sorry. Last time I spoke with Oliver he was happy and doing so well....
— Kate Gray, Friend and Client
I first met Oli when he came to spend a weekend in Oxfordshire. Understandably, he had had little experience of the English countryside, and to my concern, disappeared into the muddy vegetable garden to collect chives wearing white socks and the flimsiest of sandals.. He was very quiet, gentle and sweet..Everyone in the house instantly loved him.
Over time he became much less shy an considerably more confident, and created an appearance of assured elegance and charm..He took me once pillion on his scooter from Primrose Hill to Knightsbridge when there had been confusion over where we were meeting friends for dinner.. Weaving our way in between busses going around Hyde Park Corner, I was astonished by how much confidence his driving skills instilled in me.

Oli had the great gift of being able to connect instantly with people anywhere. He exuded warmth, love, and sweetness of character.. Being in his company was always a huge pleasure. He is somebody who I will never forget.

My little memory
XXXXC
— Catherine Wills, Friend
Oliver recently lost his struggle with mental illness. As my hairdresser and my friend I always found him to be extraordinarily kind and patient. We miss him.
— Mary McCartney, Friend and Client
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