Team

Laura Leigh : Artistic Director

Laura Leigh

Artistic Director

Laura Leigh is the Artistic Director and Head of the Artistic Team at Laura Leigh Hair and Beauty. 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.

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.


Samantha : Front of House Manager

Samantha

Front of House Manager

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


Jay : Assistant Manager

Jay

Assistant Manager

Jay started at Laura Leigh Hair and Beauty in 2011. Since working at Laura Leigh Hair and Beauty Jay has progressed to her current position as Assistant Manager and Style Director.

Jay’s diverse role as the Assistant Manager means that she works closely with Laura and the management team to ensure that the customer service and technical standards remain at the highest possible level to deliver the ultimate client experience.

Jay has over 16 years hairdressing experience and specialises in advance cutting and colouring techniques. Jay was delighted to be invited to attend London Fashion Week in 2017 & 2018

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.
To make an appointment with Jay please call the reception team or book online 01242 530598


Nadine : Colour Specialist

Nadine

Colour Specialist

Nadine started her career at Laura Leigh Hair and Beauty at the age of 16, after qualifying as a hairdresser Nadine chose to specialise as a colouring technician. Throughout the years she has excelled in many L'Oreal expert courses and has earned a Loreal colour degree. The highest accolade awarded to professional colourists. Nadine has progressed to her current position as Senior Colour specialist, Hair Extension Technician and Technical Trainer within the salon.

Nadine specialises in achieving personalised, natural hair colour. Her technical skills and experience mean that she has a keen eye for colour and works with a spectrum that best enhances your skin tone. Nadine is an integral part of the Laura Leigh Team and has dedicated 10 years to the business. Nadine is a colourist in demand and has a loyal following.

It’s no secret that colouring your hair can weaken hair fibres, so protecting it during the colouring process is the best way of ensuring you keep it looking shiny and vibrant. Nadine highly recommends L’Oréal Smartbond to all of her colour clients for this very reason. It’s an innovative treatment that’s simply added to your usual colour before application, working to strengthen your hair bonds to protect them during the colouring process. You can then continue to protect your hair with the Smartbond take-home conditioner, keeping your colour rich, your blonde bright and your hair happy.

Nadine is also a skilled hair extensionist and will recommend the best method to enhance volume and length in the most natural way.

To make an appointment with Nadine for a complimentary Colour or Hair Extension consultation, please call the reception team or book online 01242 530598


Mel : Style Director

Mel

Style Director

Mel joined Laura Leigh in 2018 bringing with her 24 years experience in the hairdressing industry.

After completing an NVQ level 2 in hairdressing and a diploma in beauty therapy Mel started her career as a stylist with the international company of Toni and Guy progressing quickly to style director level. During this time she spent time working with Toni & Guy in Cambridge and Knightsbridge London. Mel has participated in several industry competitions, photo shoots, and undertook many courses developing her own skills in advanced cutting techniques in London and Manchester.

Mel took a short break from salon life to have her two beautiful daughters Ella and Fleur. During this time she worked freelance and explored her love of holistic therapies and completed a diploma in reflexology.
Although Mel loved her time at home she missed the ‘buzz’ of the salon and returned to salon life combining being a mum to her now teenage daughters and working in the salon part time.
She has continued to develop her knowledge and skills and is very proud to have been awarded the prestigious L’Oréal colour degree which is held by the most experienced colourists in the UK.

Mel enjoys all aspects of hairdressing from cutting precision bobs to curly styles. She loves creating texture and interest to both long and short hair and shares her knowledge and experience with the younger members of the team.

“ I believe by working with your hair’s natural movement and texture you will get the very best results. Combining colour and cut to complement one another. I believe it is essential to use quality salon professional products to help to protect your colour and maintain your style at home. I particularly love the Kerastase Chroma captive range which not only moisturises and nourishes your hair but guarantees you up to 40 days of colour intensity.

Over the years Mel has trained with leading product houses including TIGI, L’Oréal, Kerastase and SHU UMERA.

To book an appointment with Style Director & Colour Specialist Mel call 01242 530598


Sophie : Style Director

Sophie

Style Director

Sophie started her career working at Laura Leigh Hairdressing as an apprentice in 2005. After completing her NVQ 2, 3 and advanced diploma in hairdressing Sophie enjoyed several years as a popular, busy stylist in the boutique salon on the promenade. During her career Sophie has developed her creative cutting skills and has been successful in several industry competitions such as the Wella Trend Vision Awards and the Loreal colour trophy

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

Sophie took a short break from the salon in 2016 to have her beautiful daughter, Laura's niece, Mila. She now works part time, combining being a mum and working in the salon.

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

Sophie has over 14 years hairdressing experience and specialises in advanced cutting techniques, soft versatile layering and styling curly hair, in addition to long hair styling, beautiful blowdrying skills up-styling and bridal hairdressing.

If you are looking for some inspiration and need a stylist with lots of experience this is who you need to see.

To make an appointment with Sophie please call the reception team or book online 01242 530598


Luke : Style Director

Luke

Style Director

Luke began his hairdressing career as an apprentice in his home town of Cheltenham, after completing his classic hairdressing training he moved to London where he developed his creative skills further becoming a regular stylist at London fashion week shows such as, Christopher Kane, j w Anderson, felder felder and house of Holland.

His passion for hair, fashion and travel took him to Australia, Berlin and most recently to India where he began his Yoga training.

Luke now works in the salon on Thursday’s, Friday’s and Saturday's balancing working in the salon with his love of Yoga, Reiki and travelling.

Luke’s wealth of experience coupled with his unsurpassed expertise and warm demeanour ensures he knows exactly what to deliver when a client needs a full and detailed consultation to revitalise, change or simply maintain their signature look.

"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 Style Director Luke call 01242 530598


Ben : Style Director

Ben

Style Director

Ben's love for hairdressing started at the age of 14 when he began work in a salon on Saturdays. He quickly realised the fast paced and fashion forward life was for him. He continued working through his teens where he trained in the trade. By the age of 17 he was qualified and working as a busy stylist. He worked on building a loyal and committed clientele that makes him into an in-demand stylist.

Ben's attended some of the country's best courses, which include L'Oréal, Vidal Sassoon and Aveda. Ben believes that a hairdressers knowledge can always be improved, that's why he commits himself in learning up to date trends and techniques. He's also passed on his skills to other staff members and has taught apprentices in their training with their journey on becoming a hairdresser.

Having worked on various shows and photoshoots, Ben usually takes the lead on salon campaigns, magazine work and competitions. Becoming a L'Oréal colour trophy finalist was one of Ben's favourite accomplishments.

The only haircare Ben recommends is Kerastase. This ensures your hair is looked after both inside and out. Making sure your investment in the salon is prolonged at home is very important.

Ben's impeccable eye for detail and ability to create looks to suit his client always means Ben is a stylist in demand. This knowledge and experience is something not to miss out on. Above all, his passion for hair and his exceptional service will always mean your salon experience is a memorable one.

If you would like to book a consultation or appointment with Ben please call the reception team or book online 01242 530598


Natalie : Senior Stylist/Senior Colourist

Natalie

Senior Stylist/Senior Colourist

Natalie began her career at Laura Leigh Hair and Beauty as an apprentice at 16. Natalie has successfully completed her advanced training and NVQ levels 1, 2 and 3 in hairdressing. Natalie has achieved several Loreal diplomas during her 7 years at Laura Leigh in cutting & creative colouring.

As a stylist, Natalie's role within the salon involves providing exceptional standards in both hairdressing and client care. Natalie is continuously learning and developing her skills.

Natalie is a naturally talented hairdresser and specialises in long hairdressing and is particularly skilled with the art of hair up. Natalie creates beautiful natural colours and specialises in free hand techniques with colour to suit the individual.

Natalie particularly enjoys styling long hair, and enjoys making her clients feel great about themselves after she’s worked her hair magic.

She is refined in her approach, a perfectionist about finish which is a totally winning combination and really offers the client the very best.

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


Abbie : Stylist/Colourist

Abbie

Stylist/Colourist

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 or book online 01242 530598


Saffi : Stylist/Colourist

Saffi

Stylist/Colourist

Saffi started her hairdressing journey in 2013  with work experience at the age of 14.  Saffi developed a passion for hair and soon after that started working as a Saturday girl enjoying the salon buzz.

Saffi has successfully completed advanced hairdressing training and NVQ level 2 and 3. Saffi was awarded an international hairdressing diploma from Toni & Guy.

Saffi has participated in many creative hairdressing competitions becoming a finalist in the London Regional blow drying competition and a finalist in the London classic cutting competition.

Saffi particularly enjoys working with layering long hair, putting hair up, braiding and creating full, bouncy blowdries.
For bookings and enquiries or for a complimentary consultation please call the reception team or book online 01242 530598


Vanessa : Front of House Assistant and Trainee Beautician

Vanessa

Front of House Assistant and Trainee Beautician

Vanessa has several years experience working within the hair and beauty industry and is currently completing a beauty national vocational qualification alongside her role.

Vanessa 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 Vanessa will be able to help.

Please call Laura Leigh Hair and Beauty 01242 530598 or email info@lauraleighhairdressing.co.uk


Georgina : Fashion Stylist & Customer Care Assistant

Georgina

Fashion Stylist & Customer Care Assistant

Georgina has a degree in fashion design and styling and has several years experience in the fashion industry.

Georgina has worked internationally and has styled fashion shoots in men's and women's fashion magazines including Elle.

Georgina can offer style consultations to compliment our hair and makeup services.

Georgina is available to book for personal style and shopping experiences. A half day shopping experience with Georgina starts from £120 this includes an initial consultation and a shopping experience in Cheltenham.

For all enquiries please call Georgina at Laura Leigh hair and Beauty 01242 530598 or email info@lauraleighhairdressing.co.uk


Meg : Front of House Assistant

Meg

Front of House Assistant

Meg has several years experience working within the hair and beauty industry and has joined Laura Leigh Hair & Beauty as the Front of House Assistant.

Meg 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 Meg will be able to help.

Please call Laura Leigh Hair and Beauty 01242 530598 or email info@lauraleighhairdressing.co.uk


Katie : Beauty Specialist

Katie

Beauty Specialist

Katie qualified as a beauty therapist gaining her national diploma in 2011.

Katie has continued to develop and improve her skills over the last 7 years. Professionally trained to offer a wide range of luxury beauty treatments including Jessica Gel manicures, pedicures, St Tropez Spray tanning, waxing, HD brows and lash treatments.

Katie has 7 years experience in intimate waxing and is a certified Lycon intimate waxing specialist.

Katie is an approved Nouveau lash technician offering the renowned LVL lash lift and lash enhancements. Brows really are Katie’s niche, in October 2015 Katie became one of the first in Gloucestershire to have gained the HD Brow Master Stylist Award. Katie knows all there is to know about brows.

HD Brows differ to many other brow treatments. Katie believes Brows are as individual as fingerprints and each step of the HD Brows treatment is completely bespoke from the personal consultation, shape design, tailoring and aftercare process.

If you’ve been on the search for your perfect brows, you’ve found the right therapist.

To book an appointment with Katie call the front of house team 01242 530598 or book online www.lauraleighhairdressing.co.uk


Laura C : Senior Beauty Specialist

Laura C

Senior Beauty Specialist

Laura is a Senior Beauty Specialist with over 15 years professional experience.

Her career started at the age of 16 as a nail technician in a luxury nail bar in Cheltenham. She perfected her polishing skills and became a specialist in hand and foot treatments earning the title of “nail queen” in her last salon.

Laura is trained to offer a wide range of professional beauty treatments including gel manicures, pedicures, Spray tanning, intimate waxing, facial treatments and HD brows, working with professional beauty brands such as Caci, St Tropez, Lycon, HD brows and Jessica. Laura has 10 years experience in intimate waxing and is a certified Lycon waxing specialist.

Laura is a certified HD brow stylist. HD Brows is a bespoke brow treatment, totally tailored to you.
Laura now works part time at Laura Leigh Hair and Beauty as she’s a busy mum to Zakary 5 and Willow 1.
If you are looking for a therapist with lots of experience, book an appointment with Laura.

To book an appointment call the front of house team 01242 530598 or book online
www.lauraleighhairdressing.co.uk


Nicole : Beauty Specialist

Nicole

Beauty Specialist

Nicole can offer a wide range of beauty treatments including spray tanning, waxing, brow shaping and nail treatments. Nicole specialises in creating a perfect brow and prides herself on an impeccable finish.

Nicole is a perfectionist and has an impeccable eye for detail making her manicures and pedicures the best in town!

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


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