Naomi

What is your name? 

Naomi

What is your job title?

Salon Manager & Trainer.

How long have you been a Stylist?

22 years.

Which styles/colour do you love doing and why? 

Blondes/Hi Lights, full head bleach, colour corrections and graduated bobs – I love to create complete colour
transformations!

Which celebrity hair would you like to get your hands on and why? 

Jimmy Carr – I’d like to make his hair look more relaxed. 

Who or what inspires you to create fabulous hair?

My wonderful clients who allow me to be creative 

If you had to live on a desert island, which three hair products would you take with you?

Olaplex no. 3, Redken One United and Redken Triple Take Hairspray for its extra hold and anti -humidity properties. 

What is your ultimate ambition? 

To do this job for as long as I can. 

Describe yourself in 3 words

Understanding, honest and loyal. 

 

Lynn

What is your name? 

Lynn 

What is your job title?

Receptionist

How long have you been a receptionist?
Just over a year at Gavin Ashley, I previously worked for 27 years as Director of Logistics Retail.

What do you love about being a recptionist?

I love meeting different people.

Which celebrity would you like to see walk into the salon…and why?

Audrey Hepburn – the epitome of class and beauty.

Who inspires you?

My parents, they have made me the person I am today.

What is your ultimate ambition?

Happiness, health and prosperity.

Describe yourself in 3 words…

Pragmatic, driven and professional. 

Lisa

What is your name?

Lisa

How long have you been a Receptionist?

I joined Gavin Ashley in September 2019 after working in retail for over 20 years mainly in the Jewellery industry. I also work as a Yoga Instructor.

What do you love about being a Receptionist?

I love dealing with the public and providing a quality service.

Which celebrity hair would you like to get your hands on and why?

I would like to see Andy Garcia walk into the salon as being an Italian he has such lovely, dark thick hair.

Who or what inspires you?

Amazing designers – Tom Ford for one.

What is your ultimate ambition?
To succeed and do well at whatever I do in life and to make people happy!
Describe yourself in 3 words…

Caring, thoughtful and athletic.

Jayne

What is your name? 

Jayne

What is your job title?

Senior Stylist

How long have you been a Stylist?

I joined the hairdressing industry at age 16. I worked at Marguerite Hair Salon in Bury St Edmunds after 
leaving school and joined Gavin Ashley 21 years ago.

What do you love about hairdressing?

 I love cutting, particularly pixie cuts because it’s a haircut you are not often asked for. I also love foiling. 

What do you love about being a hairdresser? 

Meeting different people and the variety of work as everyone’s hair and personality is individual.

Which celebrity hair would you like to get your hands on and why? 

Paul Hollywood. Why? Because of his blues eyes and he might bring cake!

Who inspires you?

Victoria Beckham because alongside all her achievements, her family is very important to her as mine are to me.

If you had to live on a desert island, which three hair products would you take with you?

Pureology clean volume shampoo, clean volume levitation mist, Redken One United.

What is your ultimate ambition?

I am happy as I am with my work and family life with my children and grandchildren

Describe yourself in three words…

Bubbly, sociable and professional. 

Marie

Senior stylist Marie is a qualified L’Oreal Colour Specialist having passed the highly regarded L’Oréal Colour Specialist Degree course in London with a 98% distinction! The course gives a really deep insight into all aspects of hair colouring, which allows Marie to take her colour skills and knowledge to the next level.

What is your job title?

Senior Stylist and Training Assessor 

How long have you been a Stylist?

Since 2010

Previous jobs in the industry?

I previously worked in two local Salons one as a Saturday girl and the second as a Stylist. 

Which styles/colour do you love doing and why? 

I love doing bobs and short textured cuts, foil colour, plus wedding & special occasion hair. I just love the chance to be creative and create individual looks.

What do you love about being a hairdresser?

I love being creative with colour! I also enjoy the social aspect of my job, and love working with a team.

Which celebrity hair would you like to get your hands on and why? 

The Queen to bring her into the 21st century.

If you had to live on a desert island, which three hair products would you take with you? 

Pureology Colour Fanatic instant deep conditioning mask, Smooth Perfection style and care infusion and Redken Quick Tease hair spray.

What is your ultimate ambition? 

To enjoy my life.

Describe yourself in 3 words… 

Confident, loyal and honest. 

Mikaela

What is your name? 

Mikaela 

What is your job title?

Senior Stylist

How long have you been a Stylist at Gavin Ashley?

I previously worked at the Salon for 3 years before working overseas for 2 years and returned in 2019. 

What do you love about hairdressing?

Being able to make someone’s day better by giving them a fabulous cut, colour and style. 

What styles do you love?

I love working with rebellious curly hair as I love to see the finished style – ultimate satisfaction!

Which celebrity hair would you like to get your hands on and why? 

I would love to cut Claudia Winkleman’s fringe! 

Who or what inspires you to create fabulous hair?

Creating beautiful hair inspires me every day.

If you had to live on a desert island, which three hair products would you take with you?
Redken Curvaceous shampoo and conditioner and olaplex no. 6 

What is your ultimate ambition?

To have styled hair on every continent! 4 down 3 to go…

Describe yourself in 3 words

Adventurous, funny and chatty 

Lauren

What is your job title?

Senior Stylist

How long have you been a hair stylist? 

7 years. 

What do you love about hairdressing?

 I love creating new looks, particularly with hair extensions and making clients happy.

Which celebrity hair would you like to get your hands on and why? 

Katie Price as I would love to re-do her extensions to make them look more natural.

Who or what inspires you?

The lovely team I work with

If you had to live on a desert island, which three hair products would you take with you?

Redken One United and Pureology smooth perfection shampoo and conditioner.

What is your ultimate ambition? 
To be happy in life and to continue to grow in the hairdressing industry.

Describe yourself in 3 words…

Funny, kind and motivated.
 

Gemma

What is your name? 

Gemma

What’s your job title?

Senior Hairstylist 

How long have you been a Senior Stylist at Gavin Ashley?

3 years as a Stylist 

What previous jobs have yu had in the industry?

 I worked in a Salon in Norwich for 6 and a half years.

What do you love about hairdressing?

I love doing restyles on clients as I like to completely change someone’s look and make them feel good about themselves. 

Which celebrity hair would you like to get your hands on and why? 

 Kit Harrington (Jon Snow) – reason: take a guess! 

Who or what inspires you to create fabulous hair?

Instagram is a great tool to get inspired by others’ work. 

If you had to live on a desert island, which three hair products would you take with you?

Olaplex no. 6, Kerastraight oil and Redken dry shampoo powder.

What is your ultimate ambition? 

To travel around Australia.

Describe yourself in 3 words

Calm, patient and a perfectionist.

Melissa

What is your name? 

Melissa

What’s your job title?

Senior Hairstylist 

How long have you been a Senior Stylist at Gavin Ashley?

Three years.

What do you love about hairdressing?

I love making clients feel good about themselves. 

Which celebrity hair would you like to get your hands on and why? 

Donald Trump! I’d give him a better colour and cut. 

Who or what inspires you to create fabulous hair?

Instagram inspo! 

If you had to live on a desert island, which three hair products would you take with you?

Olaplex no. 3, extreme shampoo and conditioner.

What is your ultimate ambition? 

To carry on creating beautiful hair. 

Describe yourself in 3 words

Fun, caring and energetic 

Rachael 

What is your job title?

Hair Designer

How long have you been a Stylist at Gavin Ashley?

5 years. I have been at Gavin Ashley for 8 years, I came straight from leaving school to take an apprenticeship.

What do you love about hairdressing?

I really enjoy cutting with my favourite being extreme re-styles!  

What do you love about being a Hairdresser?

I love making people happy by transforming their image.

Which celebrity hair would you like to get your hands on & why?

Chris Hemsworth – why? Need you ask!

Who inspires you?

The amazing team I work alongside in the salon.

If you had to live on a desert island, which three hair products would you take with you?

Olaplex no. 3, Redken One united and Redken extreme shampoo.

What is your ultimate ambition?

To be the best hairdresser and to go travelling afar one day.

Describe yourself in 3 words…

Thoughtful, bubbly and smiley. 

Grace

What is your job title?

Hair Designer

Which styles/colour do you love doing? 

I love doing balayage and colour corrections.

What do you love about being a hairdresser?

I love the variety of work I do and also building relationships to help people feel better about themselves.

Which celebrity hair would you like to get your hands on and why? 

Holly Willoughby as I would like to use toners to make her a cooler blonde.

If you had to live on a desert island, which three hair products would you take with you? 

Blondage purple shampoo, air motion brush and blondage mask.

Who inspires you?

My Mother because she is a wonderful person, hardworking, successful, good fun and a real role model.

What is your ultimate ambition? 

To be as successful as possible in my hairdressing career so that I can help my son Teddy to have the best opportunities.

Describe yourself in three words…

Organised, personable and caring. 
 

 

Jazz

What is your name?

Jazz

What is your job title?

Graduate Stylist

How long have you been a hair stylist at Gavin Ashley?

I joined Gavin Ashley in October 2019.

What previous jobs have you had in the hairdressing industry?

I worked at another Salon in Bury St Edmunds for three years.

What do you love about hairdressing?

I enjoy doing high – lights and balayage colour services most. I am known for my love of colouring as I enjoy seeing a client’s hair colour change.

What do you love about being a hairdresser?

Being creative, and watching satisfied clients leave the salon with a beautiful new hairstyle that makes them feel more confident.

Which celebrity hair would you like to get your hands on and why?

Karen who stars in East Enders (Lorraine Stanley) although I know her messy hair is part of her character, I would love to tone down the yellow in her hair and give her a glamorous new look.

Who inspires you to create fabulous hair?

Other Stylists, I like to follow the work of Nicky Clarke.

If you had to live on a desert island, which three hair products would you take with you?

Pureology Hydrate shampoo, Frizz dismiss instant deflate and Frizz dismiss rebel tame leave in smoother.

What is your ultimate ambition?

To become a well-known international hair stylist.

Describe yourself in three words…

Friendly, approachable and lively.

Sandra

What is your name? 

Sandra

What is your job title?

Salon Assistant

How long have you been a Salon Assistant at Gavin Ashley?

Nearly 2 years 

What do you love about hairdressing?

I love seeing big bouncy blow dries!

Which celebrity hair would you like to get your hands on and why? 

I would love to see Jilly Cooper have an Olaplex treatment and a makeover. 

Who or what inspires you?

Life, family and friends.

If you had to live on a desert island, which three hair products would you take with you?

Redken dry shampoo powder, Redken One United and my GHD’s if I had somewhere to charge them!

What is your ultimate ambition? 

To achieve the best of everything I do.

Describe yourself in 3 words…

Hardworking, conscientious and friendly.

 

Abi

What is your job title?

Apprentice Hairstylist

How long have you been an apprentice at Gavin Ashley?

Since August 2018 

What do you love about hairdressing?

I love being able to make people feel happy. 

Which celebrity hair would you like to get your hands on and why? 

Katy Perry as she always has different styles.

Who or what inspires you to create fabulous hair?

Mark Hill as he showed so much passion when he was a special visitor at College. 

If you had to live on a desert island, which three hair products would you take with you?

Frizz Dismiss shampoo, Redken Quick Dry hairspray and all soft mega mask. 

What is your ultimate ambition?

I would love to do hair on film sets and in theatres.

Tell us something we don’t know about you…

I used to do contemporary dancing at an academy. 
 
Describe yourself in 3 words

Ambitious, friendly and outgoing  
 

Jade

What is your job title?

Apprentice Hairstylist

How long have you been an apprentice at Gavin Ashley?

Since November 2018 

What do you love about hairdressing?

I love making people feel more confident by giving them a great hairstyle.

Which celebrity hair would you like to get your hands on and why? 

Lady Gaga as her hair is constantly changing. 

Who or what inspires you to create fabulous hair?

The internet is great for inspiration as I can watch videos of hairstyling demos and learn about the latest hair trends & techniques before trying them out on my friends!

If you had to live on a desert island, which three hair products would you take with you?

Redken dry shampoo powder,  Redken One United and serum.

What is your ultimate ambition?

To become a Stylist and Colour Specialist.

Tell us something we don’t know about you…

I used to play in a Ladies Football team.

Describe yourself in 3 words

Confident, hardworking and approachable 
 

Sara

How long have you worked at Gavin Ashley?

Since 2019. I joined the team having previously worked as a Saturday Assistant for 18 months. 

What do you love about hairdressing?

I love to see the Stylists colouring and love to be involved in toning blonde hair after hi lights.

Which celebrity hair would you like to get your hands on and why?

Ariana Grande as I have all her perfumes and would love to chat to her while blow drying and styling her hair.

Who inspires you?

The team at Gavin Ashley, especially Marie and I follow Jack Shalash on Instagram.

Anything we don’t know about you?

I was a gymnast and a Cheerleader at school and I love to experiment with make up and try out the latest looks.

If you had to live on a desert island, which three hair products would you take with you?
Olaplex no. 7, bonding oil, pureology best blonde shampoo and false eyelashes.
What is your ultimate ambition? 

To be a Salon Owner one day.
Describe yourself in 3 words…

Gentle, humorous, chatty