I retrained as a hair stylist in 2016, going back to college (in my late thirties!) to complete my Level 2 qualification. I enjoyed hairdressing so much that I enrolled and completed my Level 3 the following year then went to to achieve my Assessors award.

Once I was qualified I started out as a freelance stylist visiting clients in their homes, having young children at school this gave me the flexibility to work around their school day. Recently, as my girls have grown up I am embracing my new role in the salon where I am learning so much and honing my skills in all areas of hairdressing. It’s also great to work within a fab friendly team at Brooklyns.

I’ve always loved the creative side of hairdressing, both colouring and cutting are to me equally enjoyable. I love doing restyles and try to give my client the confidence to do something different to their hair. It’s a great time to be a hair stylist as the trends are so diverse and fun to create, and to style. My current favourites are the layered cuts like the wolf cut which seems ever popular, and the trend for bangs/fringes continues. In terms of colour, I do a lot of blondes, luckily I love doing them!
Hair is such a big part of our identity that being a stylist is a massively responsible job as we have the power to make somebody feel good about themselves and give them confidence in how they look. The job satisfaction is immense as there’s nothing better than a happy client leaving the salon with a spring in their step. To think that you’ve made someone smile and feel positively about themselves is, to me, what hairdressing is all about.

My ultimate ambition was always to become a professional hairdresser, now I am here I am living it. In my previous life working in media I never thought I’d have a second career, but life is full of surprises and here I am!

I would describe myself in three words as; Positive, loyal and easy-going. A fun fact about me is that I can still do the splits at 46 years old!