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 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 lauraleighhairdressing.co.uk


Nadine : Manager & Colour Specialist

Nadine

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 16 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


Mel : Assistant Manager/Creative Director

Mel

Assistant Manager/Creative Director

Mel joined Laura Leigh in 2018 bringing with her 30 years experience in the hairdressing industry.

After completing an NVQ level 3 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 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.
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 Mel call 01242 530598 or book online lauraleighhairdressing.co.uk

 


Katie : Front of house manager

Katie

Front of house manager

Katie is your first and last point of call,  with over 8 years experience in the industry and she is also a qualified hairdresser, Katie fully understands all aspects of the salon journey and she will ensure that you have a seamless experience from the moment you arrive. Katie will be able to manage all of your salon enquiries and will go above and beyond to meet your requirements.

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


Katie : Beauty Manager

Katie

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 13 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 13 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


Tom : Creative Director

Tom

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 lauraleighhairdressing.co.uk


Sophie : Style Director

Sophie

Style Director

Sophie started her career working at Laura Leigh Hairdressing as an apprentice in 2005. Sophie is one our most experienced stylists. 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 to have her children Mila and Bodhi. She now works part time, combining being a busy 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 19 years hairdressing experience and specialises in advanced cutting techniques, precision cutting & short haircuts, including men’s hairdressing.

Sophie also 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


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, 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


Beth : Senior Colourist

Beth

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 lauraleighhairdressing.co.uk


Chloe : Senior Colourist 

Chloe

Senior Colourist 

Chloe started her hairdressing career in 2012. 

After qualifying in all aspects of hairdressing she decided to specialise in colour and is one of our most experienced, skilled colourists in the salon.

Chloe has a passion for colouring and specialist lightening techniques, babylights, creamy blondes & french balayage, always working with the clients natural colour to achieve a beautiful low maintenance result.

Chloe is also one of our bridal hairdressing experts and loves styling hair and is the salon expert in creating various wave techniques voluminous blow drys & hair ups. 


Saffi : Senior Stylist

Saffi

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

Nicole

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 lauraleighhairdressing.co.uk

Millie : Stylist

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 lauraleighhairdressing.co.uk


Emma : Stylist/Technician & blonde specialist

Emma

Stylist/Technician & blonde specialist

Emma joined the team in 2020 as a stylist. With a passion for creating beautiful blondes, using various highlighting & balayage techniques to create her signature looks. 

Emma finds her greatest fulfillment in creating beautiful blondes and natural looking colour to suit the clients individual style and personality.

Currently Emma is part of the British Fellowship Clubstar art team, which is a year long programme for the most talented upcoming stylists where she is able to expand her creativity and knowledge.

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


Lucia : Stylist/Technician

Lucia

Stylist/Technician

Lucia started her career with Laura Leigh Hair & Beauty in 2018 with some work experience, at the end of that week Lucia was offered a Saturday position. Lucia began a hair & makeup artistry course at college and completed a level 3 qualification. Inspired by the team of stylists in the salon Lucia chose to further her knowledge in hairdressing and in 2021 Lucia began her full time apprenticeship in the salon, she has now completed her nvq level 2 in hairdressing Lucia enjoys creating beautiful personalised natural looking colour and soft layered looks. 

“ I love seeing my clients happy, feeling beautiful and loving their new hair” Lucia

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


Nicole : Beauty Specialist

Nicole

Beauty Specialist

Nicole joined us in 2017 and has over 7 years experience in the beauty industry. Nicole  can offer a wide range of beauty treatments including lycon intimate waxing, HD brow shaping and 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.


Abbey : Front of House Assistant/Junior Beautician

Abbey

Front of House Assistant/Junior Beautician

Abbey has a background in a variety of customer service roles and she joined the team in 2022 as a front of house assistant. Abbey is now training to be a beautician alongside her role.
Abbey enjoys meeting new people and will ensure that you leave the salon feeling your best.
For all general enquiries please call 01242 530598 or email info@lauraleighhairdressing.co.uk


Kim : Front of House Assistant/Hostess

Kim

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.


Ashleigh : Junior Stylist

Ashleigh

Junior Stylist

Ashleigh joined the team in 2019 as an apprentice and has completed her level 2 hairdressing training and is now working on the final stages of her training.

She was selected to join the clubstar art team in 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 carefully selected individuals aged 25 and under, they receive 12 months of fantastic opportunities, designed to help embrace and develop each individuals artistic talent whilst engaging outside of the normal salon environment.

Being a part of the clubstar art team includes mentoring days with iconic and experienced names throughout the wider hairdressing industry, a mix of practical and theory sessions with a project leader to develop the young stylists skills and knowledge.

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


Abby : Junior Stylist

Abby

Junior Stylist

Abby always wanted to work in the hair industry and joined the Laura Leigh team in June 2021 as an apprentice having just completed her GCSE’s.

Since joining the team 3 years ago Abby has completed her level 2 NVQ, learning new skills and techniques with the support of the  Senior stylists. Abby has found her passion for colour and is amazing at styling and finishing hair.

“I have been inspired by Nadine, I enjoy watching her transform clients hair using hair extensions and this is an area I hope to develop my skills in.

Having been lucky enough to assist and observe on wedding day hair I have also developed a passion for hair-up’s and hope to further develop my skills in this area” Abby

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


Emily : Junior Stylist

Emily

Junior Stylist

Emily has always had an ambition to work in the hair industry and joined the team at Laura Leigh Hair & Beauty shortly after completing her GCSEs in 2022.

“Growing up I was always extremely interested in hair, watching fashion shows and looking at all the different hair styles really inspired me and is what made me decide to go into the industry. As soon as my GCSEs were finished I wanted to get into the industry straight away so joined my apprenticeship. I love watching my colleges and learning from them everyday, they all inspire me. I have a passion for styling hair, I love helping out at weddings and  blowdrying in the salon.”

To make an appointment with Emily please call 01242 530598 or book online www.lauraleighhairdressing.co.uk


Summer : Junior Stylist

Summer

Junior Stylist

Summer has completed her level 2 qualification in hairdressing and is doing a level 3 apprenticeship with us. In her spare time she likes to go to the gym and has a keen interest in health and fitness. Summer has always had a passion for hairdressing. In particularly she enjoys creative colouring She is inspired by the stylists at the salon and is always keen to excel her knowledge from them and is so excited for her future hair journey to continue.

To make an appointment with Summer please call 01242 530598 or book online lauraleighhairdressing.co.uk


Brandon : Junior Stylist

Brandon

Junior Stylist

Brandon is one of the new apprentices, who joined us in August 2023 after graduating Theatre School. After seeing the opportunities that hairdressing has to offer, they began their apprenticeship a month later. As you can expect, Brandon has an interest in big, theatrical and creative hairstyles, due to their background in theatre and having had experience in being a drag artist. Brandon wants to eventually broaden their expertise to wig making and styling and also has an interest in fashion and contemporary styles of art within the hairdressing industry.

“My interests heavily lie in the world of art and creativity and I have a passion for entertaining an audience. This all goes hand in hand with what I intend to do with my career as a hairstylist. I enjoy giving our clients an enjoyable experience by engaging in conversations that bring out a smile and also let them leave feeling relaxed and confident with a stylish new hairstyle. My focus as an apprentice is to gain all the experience required in order to help clients reach their hair goals, have a relaxed experience, and have a fun time while feeling confident that they will leave our salon looking fabulous.”
Brandon

To make an appointment with Brandon please call 01242 530598 or book online lauraleighhairdressing.co.uk


Layla : Junior Stylist

Layla

Junior Stylist

Layla is one of the new apprentices, who joined us in September 2023 straight from school.

“ I was certain that wanted to be a hairdresser in my early years of secondary school. I chose to do hair and beauty VTCT  VRQ as a GCSE option at school and this is when I knew it was something I really enjoyed doing and I found myself wanting to go back into the classroom to learn more which lead me to getting a distinction in my final exam. I have a really big interest in the hairdressing industry, love learning new things everyday and I have gained more confidence while working in the salon.

To make an appointment with Layla please call 01242 530598 or book online lauraleighhairdressing.co.uk


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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, Read more…

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, Read more…

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 Read more…


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