Well done to Emma & Ashleigh!

We are proud to announce that Emma Beaven and Ashleigh Thompson were both selected to join the  Fellowshiphair ClubStar Art Team 2024 – the biggest opportunity for those aged 25 and under within the hairdressing industry.

The ClubStar Art Team is a fantastic mentoring opportunity that sees a team of individuals aged 25 and under, receive 12 months of fantastic opportunities, designed to help embrace and develop each individual’s artistic talent, whilst engaging outside of a normal salon environment.

Being a part of the ClubStar Art Team opportunities include mentoring days with iconic and experienced names throughout the wider hairdressing industry, a mix of practical and theory sessions with the Project Leader, assisting opportunities and access to money can’t buy education.

We are super proud of our girls and can’t wait to hear all about their exciting days with the Fellowshiphair what a great start to 2024. Well done to all of the Clubstar members.

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Meet Mel: Assistant Manager & Creative Director

Mel joined Laura Leigh in 2018 bringing with her 30 years experience in the hairdressing industry. Mel started her career as a stylist with the international company of Toni and Guy. 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.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 is our most experienced hairdresser at the salon and is also the assistant manager. 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.

To book an appointment with Mel call 01242 530598 or book online lauraleighhairdressing.co.uk


Salon price increase 2024

As costs continue to rise we have reviewed our pricing structure and have increased some of our Hair & Beauty service charges for 2024.

Our prices are structured so you can tailor-make your service to suit your budget. Prices are tiered according to the experience of your hair or beauty specialist. Please feel free to choose what element of your customer experience you need to be premium and specialist, and economise where required by visiting one of our younger, but still highly skilled team members. With most of our team having gone through our extensive training programme in-house and with our partners L’Oreal Professionnel we can guarantee excellent standards across the board in all the services we offer.  

We want Laura Leigh Hair & Beauty to be an affordable luxury, so you can choose where you want to invest and what part of your visit is the most important for you. Never a company to take our customers for granted and we thank you for your continued loyalty. Please visit our team page to review each team members individual areas of expertise and book your appointment accordingly.

New CACI Synergy +

We are very excited to introduce CACI Synergy + treatments to our beauty menu, combining the power of LED light therapy at the same time as using Microcurrent. The dual action of simultaneous LED and Microcurrent energy stimulates tissue regeneration and helps in the reproduction of collagen. The synergy of these two technologies provides more visible and longer lasting results offering tailored solutions for men and women of all ages and skin types.
CACI international has paved the way in anti ageing skin rejuvenation and problematic skin solutions for almost three decades.
CACI treatments are often described as the ‘red carpet’ beauty secret and have attracted an impressive celebrity following including royalty, film stars, super models, beauty editors and makeup artists from around the globe.
The new CACI synergy is our latest and most advanced facial system that has been shown to reduce wrinkle depth by up to 75% and to improve skin elasticity by up to 88% it offers a variety of exclusive technologies.
The CACI Synergy now offers Microcurrent LED technology, orbital dermabrasion, ultrasonic peeling and CACI’s unique Wrinkle Comb (a non-invasive alternative to dermal fillers) and amazing anti cellulite body treatments including the revolutionary ‘bum lift’
With so many face and body treatment options available, we can now offer a complete range of anti-ageing and skin rejuvenation solutions using just one advanced treatment system.

“Synergy is clinically proven to provide even faster, better and longer lasting results.” Katie Webb Beauty Manager

Complimentary skin analysis and consultations are available please call the front of house team who will be happy to advise 01242 530598



In anticipation of our re-opening on 12th April, we are proud to be participating in a new nationwide campaign that gives thanks to NHS nurses and celebrates the Great British Hair industry. As part of the #Hair4Heroes campaign, we’ll be pledging one hour of every stylist’s time per week to giving NHS nurses a free cut and blow dry as a heartfelt thank you for their work during their pandemic. We’ll then nominate three further salons to do the same via our Instagram account, in the hope that the campaign will spread to all four corners of the UK, giving nurses the chance to visit their local salon nationwide. Keep track of our #Hair4Heroes journey on Instagram @lauraleighhairbeauty as the campaign continues. NHS nurses can contact us by email info@lauraleighhairdressing.co.uk to book their free cut and blow dry or call the front of house team on 01242 530598 for more information.

This campaign will run from 12th April until 30th September. 

T’s & C’s apply

Introducing The Newest Member Of The Team…

Allton & I are delighted to introduce you to River Rose Axton. The newest member of the Laura Leigh Family. Born happy & healthy on the 6th August 2020.
My fabulous team have been doing a great job taking care of you & the salon while I have been enjoying my time at home with the baby and adjusting to my new life as a Mum. I have missed you all and being in the salon. I am looking forward to returning from my maternity leave on Tuesday 27th October. To balance my home & work life I will be in the salon on Tuesday’s, Thursday’s, Friday’s & alternating Saturday’s.
If you would like to make an appointment my diary is now open, please call the front of house team who will be happy to help or you can book online.
Thanks to everyone who has sent lovely messages, cards and gifts. We are truly grateful.
I look forward to seeing you all soon,
lots of love
Laura x

Gloucestershire’s Beauty Business Of The Year!

We are absolutely delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in the SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards 2020, for ‘The Beauty Business Of The Year’. This is the third year of Gloucestershire’s definitive awards, and competition has been fiercer than ever – with 500 nominations being whittled down to just over 200 – so, I am delighted to reveal we have been shortlisted in the Beauty of the Year category. See www.soglos.com/awards for the full shortlist.

The winners will be decided by a public vote. We would be really grateful if you could take the time to vote for us. Closing date 30th April 2020

Cheltenham festival 10th -13th March 2020

Celebrate the Cheltenham festival & start your day in style at Laura Leigh Hair & Beauty. Book your race day blow dry or hair up, manicure & makeup in one easy appointment.
Enjoy a complimentary welcome glass of Prosecco or Mimosa cocktail throughout race week.
We are open from 8.45am until 6pm.
To make an appointment please call the front of house team 01242 530598

Worried about excess hair on your brush, clothes or in the shower? Introducing a new hair fall solution for women ‘Kérastase Genesis’

Currently, a major hair concern among women is not one of the usual suspects like dryness or damage. It’s hair-fall. When women search for solutions, they see medical products, mostly dedicated to men first. Kérastase is now addressing the issue head on with a new range of products designed to help combat dual causes of hair-fall.

Why do women experience hair fall?

Either strands are lost from the root as part of the hair cycling process, or can break off mid-shaft, due to external stressors and styling habits. Both processes reduce the number of strands and devitalise the hair overall.

Natural Fall – Each individual hair follicle has its own natural growth cycle. At the end of this cycle the bulb becomes progressively detached from the scalp and hair falls out in the shower, on your brush or on your clothes.

Fall from breakage – External factors and daily stressors such as heat-styling and environmental pollution can cause the fibre to weaken. Hair breaks off in the middle, creating thinner, weaker hair overall. With breakage, the hair is still growing from the bulb, but daily exposure to external aggressors can trigger inflammation at the follicle as well.

What triggers hair fall?

Styling tools – Heat styling causes dryness and weakens the hair shaft, leading to an increased rate of breakage that causes hair to fall and feel thin.
Pollution & weather – External seasonal and environmental factors such as pollution and UV rays can affect hair-fall.
Stress – Studies have shown a direct link between stress and some types of hair-fall – the good news is that this can often be reversible.
Hormonal changes –  Hormonal changes can lead to an altered hair renewal process.
Diet – A restrictive diet or overload of certain vitamins and supplements in extreme cases has been linked to hair-fall.

Genesis is the first range by Kérastase to treat both kinds of hair-fall – at the root and from fiber breakage, for all women, in all lifestyles, with any degree of hair fall. All women go through periods in life where they experience increased levels of hair-fall. Take action and give your hair the care it needs with Genesis. Genesis addresses two of the causes of hair-fall; Hair falling due to stress on the hair fibre & Hair falling from the mid-lengths due to breakage.

Call in at anytime and ask for some advice from one of our Kérastase experts or call for more information: 01242 530598

The Latest Haircut Trends for 2020

Heading into 2020 with a fresh new haircut. What better way to start a new year than to chop off some dead weight

As we know hair trends are constantly changing but the latest hair trends are definitely getting shorter. Perfect for starting fresh. If you prefer to keep your hair longer you might find you want to add a fringe- AKA ‘Shaggy bangs’ an easy way to instantly update your look with minimum commitment. If you are up for a new look you might find inspiration in a modelesque pixie, or a timeless, jaw-grazing bob that looks good on everyone.

The Jawline Bob

The bob length for 2020 will stop exactly at the jawline. The look should be crisp and clean. The blunt bob should cut like a razor, right at the jaw. Avoid any severe layering and the shape will sharply highlight your neckline and jaw like a strong and symmetrical frame around the face. Adding a touch of texture to ends saves a blunt bob from looking harsh.

The cool thing about a short bob, cut in a blunt manner, is that the styling opportunities are endless. Give it bouncy volume, waves or a sleek, shiny finish, part it down the middle or toss it to one side.

The Angled Bob

If your hair texture is curly or wavy, and you want a more lived-in shape to match, talk to your stylist about a slight A line slant, gradually building more length and weight at the front to balance the shape.

The Gamine Pixie

We’re eagerly awaiting the pixie’s comeback in the new year. Style the gamine pixie. A play on the British term for boy-ish which we predict is on its way to becoming a 2020 trend.


Shaggy Bangs

The ’70s-inspired shaggy bang is back for 2020,

It’s all about the fresh, textured movement of shaggy bangs. It’s a cool add-on to a cut of any length. If you have long hair — and don’t want to go short — pull 2020 style inspiration from Selena Gomez who recently stepped out in London with a long, gradually-layered cut, complete with a long fringe.

Book your 2020 restyle online or call 01242 530598

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