The Team

Laura Leigh : Artistic Director

Laura Leigh

Artistic Director

Laura Leigh is the Artistic Director and Head of the Artistic Team at Laura Leigh Hairdressing. Laura has achieved many accolades throughout her career with 18 years of experience within the industry.

Laura opened her business in 2005. A boutique salon situated on Cheltenham’s fashionable promenade. Offering an extensive range of luxury, professional hair and beauty treatments for both men and women.

Nominated as ‘Entrepreneur Of The Year’ by The Princes trust in 2006. Laura is renowned for her energy, passion and enthusiasm along with her warmth and approachable demeanour. Her professionalism, expertise and dedication to hairdressing has ensured an unrivalled reputation within her region.

Laura is a successful, award winning hairdresser, Specialising in advanced cutting techniques and hair extensions.

Laura is highly recommended throughout the Cotswolds as a bridal hairdressing expert.

Laura is passionate about inspiring young hairdressers and is committed to providing a continuous education and development programme within the salon. Laura was nominated for the female apprenticeship development award in 2013 for sharing her knowledge, passion and enthusiasm for hairdressing.

Laura is ‘The Hair Doctor’ for Cotswold Style magazine and writes a monthly column, advising readers on the latest news from within the industry.

The Laura Leigh philosophy is to provide the best salon experience imaginable for each client. Offering the latest hair and beauty treatments within an inspiring environment. Exceeding the clients expectations, by combining a unique personalised customer care with expert technical skills.


Jay : Assistant Manager

Jay

Assistant Manager

Time at LL: 6 years

Experience: Jay started at Laura Leigh Hairdressing in 2011 with over 12 years salon experience. Originally starting her training as an apprentice at the age of 17. Since working at Laura Leigh Hairdressing Jay has progressed to her current position as salon supervisor and style director.

Jay Specialises in advance cutting and colouring techniques, and is frequently asked to attend fashion events and to work on photo-shoots. As the salon supervisor, Jay works closely with Laura and the team to ensure that the customer service and technical standards remain at the highest possible standard.

Favourite Style: “I love working with long hair, creating texture and movement. Taking my inspiration from current catwalk and celebrity trends”

Favourite product: The Kerastase Mousse Bouffant is a great product for creating volume and big bouncy waves. If you are looking for some inspiration and a stylist with lots of experience this is who you need to see. Book in with Jay by calling Laura Leigh Hairdressing on 01242 530598.


Nadine : Colour Specialist

Nadine

Colour Specialist

Time at LL: 10 years

Experience: Nadine started her training at Laura Leigh Hairdressing at the age of 16, after qualifying as a hairdresser Nadine chose to specialise as a colouring technician. Throughout the years she has attended many L'Oreal expert courses and advanced training seminars. Nadine has progressed to her current position as Senior Colour specialist, Hair Extension Technician and Technical Trainer within the salon.

Favourite Colour Technique: "As a lover of long hair and natural Balayage techniques, my favourite celebrity hair crush is Lily Aldridge. The colours compliment her skin tone perfectly and the soft subtle change in tones, create the perfect balayage look for a brunette."

Favourite product: "As a colour technician we offer some beautiful shampoos within the Kerastase reflection range. This range can add shine and softness to your hair, as well as treating the hair fibre intensively to prolong your colour, which is what any colour technician would love for your hair"

Book in with Nadine for your complimentary Colour or Hair Extension consultation, Call Laura Leigh Hairdressing on 01242 530598


Samantha : Front of House Manager

Samantha

Front of House Manager

Experience: Samantha has several years experience working within the hair and beauty industry and has joined Laura Leigh Hair & Beauty as the Front of House Manager.

Samantha plays an integral part in the smooth running of the salon ensuring that the customer care is at a high standard at all times.

Samantha is also an experienced make-up artist and can offer her make-up services including in salon makeovers and bridal makeup.

For all salon enquiries Samantha will be able to help.
Call Laura Leigh Hair and beauty on 01242 530598


Sophie : Style Director

Sophie

Style Director

Experience: 11 years in the industry

Sophie started her career working at Laura Leigh Hairdressing as an apprentice in 2005.

After completing her NVQ and advanced diploma in hairdressing Sophie enjoyed several years as a popular, busy stylist in the boutique salon on the promenade.

During her 5 years at Laura Leigh, Sophie developed her creative cutting skills and was successful in several industry competitions such as the Wella Trend Vision Awards and the Loreal colour trophy.

Sophie assisted Laura on several photographic shoots and helped to design the original trademark loose hairstyles for the SUPERDRY fashion campaigns.

Sophie's passion for long hair took her skills further and Sophie worked as a freelance hairstylist, specialising in bridal hair and working on private projects around Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds.

Sophie later joined a popular Cotswolds salon and enjoyed working with the company for several years before leaving in 2016 to have her beautiful daughter, Laura's niece, Mila.

Sophie has returned to Laura Leigh Hair and Beauty where she began her hairdressing career over 10 years ago.

Sophie specialises in advanced cutting techniques, cutting and styling curly hair is one of Sophie's strongest skills, in addition to long hair styling, up-styling and bridal hairdressing.

Favourite Style: “I love working with curly hair, using various cutting techniques to create a new dimension, volume and texture in the hair.

Favourite product: The Label M Curl cream  is the perfect product for creating volume and definition in curls.

If you are looking for some inspiration and need a stylist with lots of experience this is who you need to see. Book an appointment with Sophie by calling Laura Leigh Hair and Beauty on 01242 530598.


Laurie : Front of House assistant

Laurie

Front of House assistant

Experience: Laurie has several years experience working in customer relations and has joined Laura Leigh Hair & Beauty to assist the Front of House Manager.

Laurie plays an integral part in the smooth running of the salon ensuring that the customer care is at a high standard at all times.

For all salon enquiries Laurie will be happy to help.

Call Laura Leigh Hair and beauty on 01242 530598


Luke : Style Director

Luke

Style Director

Experience: 13 years in the industry.

Having worked in Berlin, Australia and London for the last 8 years Luke has returned to his home town where he began his hairdressing career.
A regular at London fashion week shows such as, Christopher Kane, j w Anderson, felder felder and house of Holland. His passion for hair and travel took him to Australia and most recently Berlin.

Luke has worked with loreal colour for many years and enjoys creating classic, chic subtle  seasonal colour changes.

Having worked at a top west end celebrity salon in London for 4 years he became a fan of classic cuts and colours, but in contrast his experience working in east London and Berlin was able to see a more creative, bespoke side to hairdressing.

"One of the biggest joys to my job is making my client feel good, this in turn makes me feel good." Luke

To book an appointment with our new Style Director call 01242 530598


Jessie : Style Director

Jessie

Style Director

Time at LL: 5 years

Experience: Jessie began her apprenticeship at the age of 16, and has continued to develop her skills to a senior stylist and senior technician.

Jessie is an expert in all areas of hairdressing with a flair for long hair styling and bridal hair.

After 9 years in the industry Jessie has worked closely with L’Oréal and kerastase products and is an expert at choosing the perfect product for you.

Jessie is involved with the staff training and continues to support and develop the rising stars of Laura Leigh. If you would like to meet Jessie please come in for a complimentary consultation, and a hair and scalp analysis.


Tom : Senior Stylist

Tom

Senior Stylist

Time at LL: 6 years

Experience: Tom started his apprenticeship with Laura Leigh hairdressing in 2011.

Tom has successfully completed his advanced training and NVQ in hairdressing, accumulating several diplomas and hairdressing awards over the years.

Tom was recently honoured with the prestigious Loreal Colour Trophy Men's image award.

Tom specialises in all aspects of hairdressing, but has a keen interest in short hair and precision cutting. Tom is the main guy to see for gents grooming as he keeps up to date with the current fashion trends. Tom is a Kerastase Ambassador within the salon and can offer a full hair and scalp analysis and a professional consultation with full product knowledge. Tom will make sure you have everything you need to keep your style looking salon fresh at home.

Tom was recently requested to provide his hairdressing skills at a charity fashion show in honour of The Sam Pilcher Trust. He thoroughly enjoys working on location and is keen to take part in future shows and photo shoots. Tom Is in charge of the fundraising in the salon and has organised several charity events that have raised substantial amounts of money for the chosen charity, the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Favourite look: “As I enjoy working with short hair, I love the Graduated Bob and variations of this classic shape, a diverse Style that is fun yet sophisticated. I work with colour in a way that will accentuate my haircut whilst complimenting my client’s skin tone.”

Favourite product: Kerastase Mousse bouffant, a luxurious Volumising mousse for a strong lift that will give hair all the height it needs.

To book in with Tom for a full hair and scalp analysis and style consultation call the salon on 01242 530598


Jack : Stylist/Technician

Jack

Stylist/Technician

8 years in hairdressing

Experience: Jack started his apprenticeship with Laura Leigh hairdressing in 2010

Jack has successfully completed his advanced training and NVQ 1, 2 & 3. Jack specialises in all aspects of hairdressing, but has a keen interest in long hair. Jack is the main guy to see for big bouncy blow dries. Jack is a trained Kerastase Ambassador within the salon and can offer a full hair and scalp analysis and a professional consultation with full product knowledge. Jack will make sure you have everything you need to keep your hair looking salon fresh and healthy at home.

Favourite look: “As I enjoy working with long hair, I work with colour in a way that will accentuate shine and movement whilst complimenting my client’s skin tone.”

Favourite product: Kerastase Creme de la Creme a luxurious Volumising cream for a strong lift that will give hair all the movement and shine it needs.

To book in with Jack for a new style consultation call the salon on 01242 530598


Natalie : Stylist

Natalie

Stylist

Meet our creative stylist Natalie.

Time at LL: 5 years

Experience: Natalie started at Laura Leigh hairdressing as an apprentice at 16. Natalie has successfully completed her advanced training and NVQ levels 1 & 2 in hairdressing. Natalie has achieved several Loreal diplomas during her time at Laura Leigh in classic & creative colouring.

As a stylist, Natalie's role within the salon involves providing exceptional standards in both hairdressing and client care.

Natalie assists Laura and the other members of the artistic team on location photographic shoots and seminars.

Natalie says: "I really enjoy working at Laura Leigh hair and beauty and I have amazing support from the artistic team. I enjoy continuously learning and developing my skills alongside them. I particularly enjoy styling long hair as I feel I am creative with length and I like to try new catwalk trends inspired by London Fashion Week.

Natalie is a naturally talented hairdresser and specialises in long hair dressing and is particularly skilled with the art of hair up. One of our busiest stylists in the Blow-dry bar and is the queen of the Cheltenham Blow-dry. Natalie assists Laura when working on celebrity clients and exclusive Cotswold weddings.

For bookings and enquiries or for a complimentary consultation please call the reception team on 01242 530598


Abbie : Stylist

Abbie

Stylist

Experience: 4 years

Experience: Abbie started her career as a beautician and worked as a brow technician until finally beginning her hairdressing career an apprentice at 19. Abbie has successfully completed her advanced training and NVQ levels 2 and 3 in hairdressing.

Abbie has trained with leading product houses Loreal, Kerastase and SHU UMERA

As a stylist, Abbie's role within the salon involves providing exceptional standards in both hairdressing and client care.

Abbie says: "I really enjoy being creative with colour, helping clients to achieve their perfect look. I hope that all of my clients leave the salon looking and feeling amazing!

Abbie is a talented colourists and specialises in balayage and freehand colouring techniques. Abbie is a perfectionist and is especially skilled with precision highlighting.

Her trademark is long balayage colours finished off with a big bouncy blowdry.

For bookings and enquiries or for complimentary consultation with Abbie please call the reception team on 01242 530598


Hazel : Beauty Specialist

Hazel

Beauty Specialist

Hazel is a professional beauty specialist with over 6 years salon experience, offering a wide range of beauty treatments including CACI, ST Tropez, Lycon waxing, Gel manicures and lash & brow treatments.

Hazel specialises in the CACI Non-Surgical Face lift.

Hazel's signature facial will lift and tone the facial muscles and the neck area, whilst improving skin elasticity and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This gives a more youthful, fresh appearance and glow. Hazel will create a unique treatment plan for you after a complimentary skin analysis.

Hazel also specialises in the LL definition brow treatment, and is known as 'the queen of brows' in the salon, bringing a natural yet defined shape to the brow, using tinting, threading and waxing.

To book an appointment or consultation with Hazel call the reception team on 01242 530598


Laura H : Beauty Specialist

Laura H

Beauty Specialist

Laura is a professional beauty specialist with over 9 years salon experience.

Laura can offer a wide range of beauty treatments including CACI facial treatments, ST Tropez spray tanning, Lycon intimate waxing, facial waxing, gel manicures and lash & brow treatments.

Laura specialises in brow treatments, due to her experience working within the Benefit Brow Bar. Laura can offer her expertise and experience to create the perfect brow shape for you.

Laura is a fully qualified waxing specialist, and has taken further training in intimate waxing services with Lycon such as brazillian and Hollywood wax.

To book an appointment or consultation with Laura call the reception team.




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