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 20 years of experience within the industry.

Laura opened her first business in 2005. A boutique salon situated on Cheltenham’s fashionable promenade before moving to the large flagship premises on Clarence Street in 2015. 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 and 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.

To book an appointment with Laura please call 01242 530598 or book online

Nadine : Manager & Colour Specialist


Manager & 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 Olaplex 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 take-home conditioner, keeping your colour rich, your blonde bright and your hair happy.

Nadine is also a skilled Great Lengths 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

Katie : Front of House Manager


Front of House Manager

Katie is the first and last point of call for our valued customers ensuring every client has a seamless service at Laura Leigh Hair and Beauty. Katie will be able to help with all salon enquires and will go the extra mile to maintain our high standards in customer care and services.

Please call Laura Leigh Hair and Beauty 01242 530598 or email

Elisha : Front of House Manager


Front of House Manager

Elisha is an experienced customer service manager and will ensure that your salon experience is both professional and enjoyable. Elisha thrives on ensuring her team are providing a high standard throughout the entire salon journey making it a perfect environment to relax and be pampered.
Elisha will be able to help with all salon enquiries.
Please call Laura Leigh Hair and Beauty 01242 530598 or email

Lisa : Front of House Supervisor


Front of House Supervisor

Lisa has over 20 years customer service experience. Lisa gives attention to every detail in the salon to ensure you have an enjoyable customer experience. She is always hands on and ready to assist when you bring your four legged friends to the salon too.
Lisa will be happy to help you with your appointment requests and with any salon enquiries. 

To make an appointment with Lisa call 01242 530598 or book online

Abbey : Front of House Assistant


Front of House Assistant

Abbey has lots of customer service experience.  She enjoys meeting new people and will always ensure that you leave the salon feeling your best. She looks forward to welcoming you on your next visit to the salon.

Kim : Front of House Assistant/Hostess


Front of House Assistant/Hostess

Kim plays an integral part in the smooth running of the salon ensuring that the customer environment is at a high standard at all times. Kim will be happy to assist you with anything you may need during your visit.

Tom : Creative Director


Creative Director

Tom is leading the education at Laura Leigh ensuring that the whole team continue to learn and develop their skills in this ever changing industry. 
Tom has over 16 years of hairdressing experience from his time working in various prestigious London salons. He moved away from salon life to concentrate on his session work, where he was a regular working at London and Paris Fashion weeks and numerous magazine shoots. 
After this Tom decided to concentrate on the education side of hairdressing, in a one to one setting or in an auditorium demonstrating to hundreds of people, Tom has a passion and flair for delivering education to all levels of hairdressers. 
Tom specialises in all aspects of cutting and colouring especially short hair, gents & he loves working with curls. Tom is a very busy stylist and has a loyal clientele who travel from all over the country to see him. Tom has such an all round knowledge and understanding of hair, Tom can do anything from a classic trim to a complete restyle. Whatever your hair concern Tom will listen and find you a solution.

To make an appointment with Tom call 01242 530598 or book online

Luke : Style Director


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, JW 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’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

Mel : Style Director


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 or book online

Sophie : Style Director


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, precision cutting & short haircuts, including men’s hairdressing.

Sophie creates soft versatile textured layering. 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

Beth : Senior Colourist


Senior Colourist

Beth began her hairdressing career in 2008.

Beth specialises in precise colour application and works closely with our styling team to ensure the cut and colour are harmonious creating a beautiful overall finish.

Beth is renowned for her ultra-fine highlighting techniques and will always offer a consistent service in achieving the most natural of blonde looks, her application is always close to the root, her sections neat and precise all combining to give her clients an unrivalled, natural result.

Beth is the queen of natural looking all over colour application, especially grey hair coverage, It takes a trained eye and skilled technician to keep the client’s colour maintained evenly and without banding. As this is probably the most popular and frequent colour service clients request. Colour is applied to cover up re-growth every 4-8 weeks, Beth's attention to detail and precise application is key.

To make an appointment with Beth call 01242 530598 or book online

Saffi : Senior Stylist


Senior Stylist

Saffi started her hairdressing journey in 2013 as a Saturday girl. Saffi quickly developed a passion for hair and 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 long hair, balayage techniques and layered hair cuts, 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

Nicole : Senior Stylist


Senior Stylist

Nicole has a unique approach to hairdressing and has a true passion for her art. Constantly taking inspiration from the ever changing trends of the hair and beauty industry.
Attention to detail, creativity and accuracy are some of Nicole’s strongest qualities. Nicole is the perfect stylist to see if you are looking for some inspiration. 
Nicole balances her work part time while also being a mummy to her two boys Laurie and Vinnie. 
Nicole has a bubbly, enthusiastic and warm personality she will ensure your experience in the salon is perfect. 
Nicole makes it her mission to make you feel comfortable and amazing.
To make an appointment with Nicole call 01242 530598 or book online

Millie : Stylist



Millie started her hairdressing journey in 2018 and joined Laura Leigh in 2021, quickly becoming a busy & popular stylist.
As a stylist Millie's role within the salon involves providing exceptional standards in both hairdressing and client care. Millie in continuously learning and developing her skills.

To make an appointment with Millie call 01242 530598 or book online

Emma : Junior Stylist


Junior Stylist

Emma is currently completing her level 3 diploma in hairdressing.

To make an appointment with Emma call 01242 530598 or book online

Lucia : Junior stylist


Junior stylist

Lucia is currently completing her level 3 diploma in hairdressing.

To make an appointment with Lucia call 01242 530598 or book online

Ashleigh : Junior Stylist


Junior Stylist

To make an appointment with Ashleigh call 01242 530598 or book online

Abby : Junior Stylist


Junior Stylist

To make an appointment with Abby call 01242 530598 or book online

Emily : Junior Stylist


Junior Stylist

To make an appointment with Emily call 01242 530598 or book online

Katie : Beauty Manager


Beauty Manager

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

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 10 and Willow 6.

If you are looking for a therapist with lots of experience, book an appointment with Laura.

To make an appointment with Laura C call 01242 530598 or book online

Nicole : Beauty Specialist


Beauty Specialist

Meet Nicole our NEW Beauty Specialist

Nicole can offer a wide range of beauty treatments including spray tanning, lycon intimate waxing, HD brow shaping and Jessica nail treatments. Nicole specialises in facial treatments and is a CACI trained therapist.

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 or book online.



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