Meet our staff
salonshades has a reputation for recognising talent and making the most of it - all of our staff have been with us since commencing their hairdressing career. Our Styling Team have all been supported and sponsored by Shades in the attainment of their skills and qualifications.
"We pride ourselves on developing our own talent..."
As well as being the Creative Partner at salonshades, managing the business and staff Nikki provides creative direction, style and leadership.
Nikki loves to get creative in every aspect of hairdressing. From ladies and men's cutting and styling, extensions to add length and thickness, colour, creative and corrective colouring, to make overs including hair up and make up for weddings or any special occasion, any day of the week.
Nikki also really enjoys her work with Racoon International Artistic Team as it's inspirational and creative and says:
"I am honored to work alongside big names such as Andrew Barton from 10 years younger, Tracey Devine and Nick Malenco"
As part of The Racoon International Artists Team, Nikki has taken part in styling for shows such as "So would you dump me now" Worked on many Photo shoots for magazines as well as done hair for celebrities such as Natasha Hamillton. Nikki enjoys working with and finds Stephen Messia Creative Director truly inspirational! Nikki said "When Stephen works with hair it's magical" ...
More recently Nikki has become an ambassador for Fudge Professional and has been backstage at the London Fashion Week, as well as styling hair at the last three sessions at The National Wedding Show.
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Founder and partner of salonshades, having styled for four decades, Ann still manages to remain current and contemporary.
She has kept her entheusiasm alive by making sure she surrounds herself and remains influenced by a young entheusiastic and talented team.
'I believe it is essential that fashion should ultimately influence the styles I produce, but at the same time not lose the character and personality of my clients'
Hi I'm Lou - I'm known as the eyelash Queen
'I first did my training at SalonShades when I left school, then left for a change of career. But now I'm back and loving it! Most of the colouring is down to me and my team mate J! I just love getting creative. I also spend a lot of time fitting hair extensions, and this is another little speciality of mine. Really - I turn my hand to anything within the Salon. Hair, beauty, and even spray tans.'
Hi I'm Bec. I've been part of SalonShades since 2011.
'I love making clients feel amazing, whether it's just doing a cut, a big bouncy blowdry, an intricate hairdo for a special occasion or giving them that extra vavavoom with some hair extensions.
I find weddings such a beautiful and thrilling part of my job - making the bride and her wedding party look and feel so sensational really makes me appreciate being a hairdresser.'