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Psssst – we want to share something with you… Our extremely talented and passionate salon director, Claire, has only gone and won Colourist of the Year 2023 at the Salon Awards. Proud. Moment. Indeed. Another one in the bag for our Saks hair salon in Chester.


For her entry Claire created an impressive 7,500-word portfolio to demonstrate her extensive technical knowledge of hair, and submitted alongside a collection of images she’s created throughout 2023. She believes in showing her passion for colouring and always creates the perfect customer journey from start to finish and this clearly shows in everything she does.

Claire says “This wouldn’t be possible without all of my amazing customers, my ‘day ones’ who came to the salon whilst I was training and continue to sit in my chair 14 years later.

“Big love to everyone I’ve met this year that took the time to leave me an online review which were submitted to support my entry so THANK YOU!!

“Lastly, a special mention to Nikki for the continuous opportunities and support you always show me! You make sure we’re educated to the highest level and I’m so grateful for you.”


Salon owner, and multi-award winner herself, Nikki, says “I’m so proud of Claire and everything she has achieved. She’s been with Saks for many years having started as an apprentice, so she definitely feels like family. Claire is passionate about colour and she deserves this award so much, she’s technically brilliant and creatively inspiring.

“Claire’s hubby Mark and myself attended the awards ceremony to rejoice her successes, and our close friends from our sister salon in Knutsford where with us too, so we celebrated our wins together.

“We met at the Hilton in Manchester Deansgate for drinks at 6pm and the event was full of glitz and glam, gathering to celebrate the successes of the best in the business from the north of England.”


Grab an appointment with Claire online, by calling us on 01244 341 212, or why not pop into the salon to see us at 19A Upper Northgate Street, Chester?

See you soon, Love Saks x

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