Kerrie - Salon Director

Kerrie - Salon Director

PROUDEST ACHIEVEMENT:
I’ve been working as part of the Stuart Holmes team for 10 years and it has been an incredible journey. I have had an abundance of training courses and taken part in a variety of photo shoots, magazine work and have also won my place as a finalist at the prestigious L’Oreal Colour Trophy which was a huge achievement.

I love every aspect of hairdressing, but to me, one of the most important things is working with my clients to choose the perfect hair colour and style to suit them and their lifestyle. My consultation with my client is key, I need to understand the condition of their hair, how much time they have to spend on styling their hair in the morning and what time they have to invest in the upkeep of the colour and style - once I have this information I can then work on choosing what is right for them. For some clients, this isn’t always possible in just one visit - with some of my clients I put together a bespoke ‘hair plan’ which means that it make take them 3-6 months to achieve the colour and style that they are wanting. For some clients it may be that their colour needs to be built up gradually or their hair needs to grow more to work with. I always say to my clients that ‘anything is possible’, it just may take a little more time to get there.

It is vital that I make sure the condition of the hair isn’t compromised at all and I will also ensure that my clients have the right products to look after their hair at home, to enhance the colour, restore condition or shape the hair into the style they like.

For me, working with my clients is always a journey and I love building great relationships and loyalty always ensuring I give my clients the very best. It’s important that they feel 100% happy with the service and advice I have given them and that they love their hair - then I know I have absolutely done my job!.

TOP TIP:
Bring pictures/photos with you of what you like/don't like - it will really help your stylist get a really good insight of what it is you are looking for with your colour and/or style.

FAVOURITE PRODUCT: Shu Uemura Essence Absolue as it gives the hair great shine.

Cut and blowdry with Kerrie £77

Half head of highlights with Kerrie £97

All over colour with Kerrie £70

Natasha - Salon Director

Natasha - Salon Director

PROUDEST ACHIEVEMENT:
I've been hairdressing for 16 years - I loved art at school and was always really creative. I'm always thinking about colour - and I often go to Westonbirt Arboretum as I love the colours in the leaves and tree branches, especially in the Autumn! Colour excites me and I get huge satisfaction working with clients in achieving their perfect hair colour and seeing them leave the salon feeling great. It's really important to me to keep up to date with the seasonal trends and hair colours to pass on to my clients. I've achieved some great things so far in my career from attending course with leading industry experts, to being awarded my teaching qualifications and also being a grand finalist in the prestigious 'L'Oreal Colour Trophy National competition! I'm also proud to have been awarded the L'Oreal Colour Degree which is held by very few in the UK!

FAVOURITE PRODUCT:
Shu Uemura Tasai Cream because it's great on all hair types and leaves hair feeling soft and silky still giving it hold and without weighing the hair down.


SOMETHING NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT YOU:
I studied ballet for about 12 years and went to Elmhurst Ballet School when I was 16!

Half head of highlights with Natasha £97

Fashion Colour with Natasha £110

Balayage with Natasha £140

"Once again Natasha has done a fabulous job - have only been to her 3 times but each time she has worked her magic, I felt very 'down' with my hair when I had my first consultation as was in bad condition and previous hairdressers didn't help, Natasha dealt with it straight away and made me feel great. I have so many compliments, so thank you Natasha it was the best move I made coming to you ! I won't hesitate to recommend you!"
Helen L

Hannah - Salon Director

Hannah - Salon Director

PROUDEST ACHIEVEMENT:
Having been hairdressing for 13 years I have had the privilege to attend courses run by some amazing hair stylists and colourists such as Lee Stafford and Carolyn Newman who is Charles Worthington's Head of Colour. I'm really proud (and lucky) to have attended London Fashion Week assisting Anthony Turner, L'Oreal Professionel UK Styling Ambassador creating some amazing looks for fashion designer Peter Pilotto - designer to the stars!

FAVOURITE PRODUCT:
Kerastase 'Spray a Porter' is a great sea salt spray to create a 'tousled' effect without any stickiness.


SOMETHING NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT YOU:
I've been to see Cliff Richard in concert too many times (I blame my Mum)!

Cut and Blow dry with Hannah £77

Fashion Colour with Hannah £110

All over colour with Hannah £70

"Please could you let Hannah know that I am chuffed to bits with my colour and cut today. It's spot on and very me! In fact everyone in the salon did all they could to make my visit swift and enjoyable, enabling me to rush off to my next appointment with no fuss. Thanks. Just what I needed."
Hilary

"Really superb, truly lovely experience, Hannah really listened and my highlights look great. Friendly, welcoming atmosphere throughout the salon and I'm looking forward to my next appointment."
Liza

Rachel - Salon Director

Rachel - Salon Director

PROUDEST ACHIEVEMENT:
I've been a hair colour specialist for the last 10 years. And during this time I've won my place as a regional finalist at the prestigious National hair colouring competition, The L'Oreal Colour Trophy on 3 occasions. I've also been awarded the L'Oreal Colour Degree - a highly coveted qualification held by an elite group of experts throughout the UK and the most comprehensive hair colouring course in the hairdressing industry. As a hair colour specialist, I educatee and inspire our salon apprentices. I'm head of teaching colour and passionate for our techniques and technical knowledge to be at the very highest standard - it is really exciting to set the bar high for our future stylists. My attention to details means that I take the time to give in depth consultations to really find out about the wants and needs of each client to achieve the best possible hair colour to suit them and their lifestyle.
  
From beautiful natural highlights to face framing balayage, there are so many services that I can offer so I've hand-picked a few of my favourites:

Ultra-fine, beautiful natural highlights,
Tailor made, face framing balayage
Colour change

I love how colour can instantly change the way someone looks and also feels. I make my hair colour services personal to each and every client so they get the best results - tailor made for them. I am incredibly passionate about natural looking, beautiful, healthy hair and making my clients feel confident in themselves. My technical knowledge and ability means I am lucky enough to teach our stylists of tomorrow, something which I love

TOP TIP:
For ultimate colour protection on the day of your service, swap your conditioner for a Kerastase Fusio Dose treatment. For just £12 it will lock in your colour for much longer and give you maximum shine.


FAVOURITE PRODUCT:
The whole Chroma Riche range in Kerastase - colour protection for highlighted hair at its best! Keeps blondes healthy and shiny and stops your colours from blending into one another. My 'go to' range for colour clients.

Half head of highlights with Rachel £97

Fashion colour with Rachel £110

Balayage with Rachel £140


Gary - Salon Director

Gary - Salon Director

PROUDEST ACHIEVEMENT:
I'm really proud of my incredible 10 years of hairdressing at the Stuart Holmes Salon, I am loving every minute and I have really enjoyed becoming a Salon Director. For me, it's a huge achievement and great responsibility knowing that I started here all those years ago as an apprentice learning the trade and now I'm sharing my skills and expertise with the new apprentices who will be our future stylists. Another highlight for me was reaching the final of the Mens Image Award for the L'Oreal Colour Trophy. Out of thousands of entrants, I made it through to the final 14 held at The Grosvenor House in London - a huge achievement for me and also for the salon. I've also taken part in such a wide variety of fashion shows and photo shoots which have all been fantastic. I was really lucky to attend a really inspirational hair cutting course at the L'Oreal Academy in Manchester and I have also completed my L'Oreal Colour Specialist qualification - I'm thrilled to be able to give my clients the highest level of cutting and colouring skills along with the latest products and techniques. Some of my proudest moments are when my clients leave the salon feeling the best they possibly can - full of confidence and with smiles on their faces - this makes me incredibly proud and happy to know that I've done my job to the best of my ability.

TOP TIP:
Always invest in quality products whether it's a shampoo and conditioner or styling products - I've seen what certain supermarket brands can do to your hair and it isn't great. Using a professional product will add condition and shine and styling products will help to re-create your style at home.


FAVOURITE PRODUCT:
I really love Shu Uemura Essence Absolue and L'Oreal Professionel's Colour Lustre - both of which are amazing for strengthening, conditioning and smotthing the hair (I think all my clients should have one of these at home)!

Cut & Blow dry with Gary £77

Full head of highlights with Gary £118

All over colour with Gary £70

"Given I had my long hair cut into an eton crop, there was the potential for a lot to go wrong. The fact that I felt completely happy, secure and confident that it was going to be ok is tribute to Gary's professional skill and exceptional interpersonal skills. It looked awesome when he first did it, it continues to look awesome now - if a little more quiff-tastic (my straightening skills need some work!). Reactions from friends, family and students - I'm a teacher - has been universally positive and I couldn't be happier with my hair. I feel like me again. Thanks."
Jacquie R

"Hi! I came in to the salon with a dodgy haircut knowing that I would have to have my hair cut a lot shorter that what I wanted to rescue what I had. Gary worked a miracle - thank you Gary!"
Sally T

"Hi! I was more than satisfied with both my haircut and the complete experience at Stuart Holmes. Gary did a fantastic job of my hair, put me completely at ease allowing me the freedom to say exactly what I thought I wanted and listen to his expert advice - just what I needed!
Thank you Gary and the team. Cheers"
William

"Hello!
Charlotte has been colouring my hair for a few years now but things move on, ladies have babies.......... so yesterday, for the first time, I 'let' Gary colour my hair! I am always a little nervous of change in the beauty routine department but Gary translated my vague ramblings and then proceeded to swiftly transform my colour, with well chosen, well placed, slivers of light, that enhanced and lifted a my base colour. Please pass on my thanks. Kind regards"
Vanessa


Fi - Salon Director

Fi - Salon Director

PROUDEST ACHIEVEMENT:
I'm a Salon Director and I've been here for 10 years. I am one of the very few colourists in the country to hold the prestigious L'Oreal Colour Degree. I love being involved with photo shoots and fashion shows and I was a finalist in the national L'Oreal 'Like Your Style' competition. A really big achievement for me was being selected as a finalist in the L'Oreal Colour Trophy for three years running.

TOP TIP:
Always have a L'Oreal intensive powerdose treatment when you have colour in the salon. It adds shine and keeps your hair in good condition.


FAVOURITE PRODUCT:
Shu Uemura essence absolute oil it's brilliant on all types of hair.

Half head of highlights with Fi £97

Fashion Colour with Fi £110

All over colour with Fi £70


"I just wanted to drop a line to say how happy I was with the service I received when I had my colour done with Fi today. This was the second time that she has done the colour as until recently I had been going elsewhere. I had heard good things about Stuart Holmes so I thought I would try - I am now converted! Fi gave me really great advice with my colour, she remembered everything I said about what I liked and didn't like about my hair and very professionally advised me not to put darker colour through my blonde highlights....she took the time to pick a colour sample and showed me how it would look (not good) and she was absolutely right!! She seemed genuinely keen that I was happy with the overall service that I received and an excellent ambassador for the salon. I will happily recommend Stuart Holmes and look forward to my next appointment. Many thanks"

Becky
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