Our expert team of hairdressers in Chester are all passionate, professional individuals that together set us aside from our competitors. Led by salon owner Nicola Hughes, we’re all about gorgeous hair. Put names to the faces right here!


Nikki has led the team at Saks Chester for years. During this time she’s been shortlisted for ‘Franchise salon owner of the year’ and has been part of the salon team achieving finalist in the esteemed L’Oreal Colour Trophy competition and Men’s Image competitions, numerous times. She’s worked on London Fashion Week, Clothes Show Live and styled celebrity hair for the BAFTA's, just to mention a few of her achievements. Nikki has been a L'Oreal Colour Specialist for over a decade and continues to attend seminars to push her knowledge further. She’s also a Racoonista extentionist, specialising in delivering a hair in recovery service, which allows people to have tricologist supported extensions, following a life changing hair loss experience. Nikki will always go above and beyond to support her team and clients - nothing is too much trouble.


Gail works at the salon two days a week ensuring front of house is kept on track, and that customers are well looked after. She has numerous years’ experience working within hospitality, reception and retail, so handles the day to day running of the salon with ease. Gail will always go the extra mile for our customers, team and anyone else she encounters. She has a heart of gold and if you’re ever in need of a shoulder to cry on, or some advice, she’s ready to sort it out over a nice cup of earl grey.


Mel is as passionate about the industry as she was many years ago when she first started hairdressing. She enjoys all aspects of hairdressing but has a special love for colour, as she finds this the most therapeutic for her customers and loves the feel-good factor that colour can create. Mel’s cutting ability is outstanding and her cuts are always created with the utmost precision. There is no element of hairdressing that Mel doesn't enjoy, perming, hair up, blow dries - she loves it all! But what makes Mel special is her never ending enthusiasm to go above and beyond for every customer, and her ability to make them smile, no matter what their day’s been before.


Claire has been with Saks Chester for a long time now. She’s gained her L'Oreal Colour Specialist degree, making her an elite colourist, and has numerous years of industry experience. Claire specialises in Beautyworks and Racoon extensions and enjoys transforming customers from their first visit. Having successfully completed her advanced cutting courses, Claire also teaches other members of the team too. She loves to push her creative boundaries, starting as far back as when she was a finalist for the Saks Apprenticeship Awards, in her first year of hairdressing. Then two years later when she was shortlisted for the Saks Image Award, which led to her successfully winning the accolade of regional finalist for the L'Oreal Colour Trophy. Claire understands the importance of attention to detail and ensuring every customer has a relaxing and fulfilling experience whilst in the salon. Claire embraces meeting customers and loves making them all feel special.


The first thing we need to tell you about Danielle is that she’s a cuddler! So if you come to Dan for an outstanding cut, colour or service, expect to get a free hug… She’s flamboyant, creative and passionate, yet can be sensitive to her customers’ needs, ensuring that every visit is individual and bespoke. Danielle’s work and life ethos is to embrace ourselves, our differences and each other, so that we can be the best version of ourselves.


Jess has been hairdressing for a long time and joined Saks years into her career. Since joining our team, Jess has been on some fabulous training courses, allowing her to learn lots of new techniques and keep up to date with upcoming trends. Jess loves the Saks brand and being part of the Saks family. She particularly enjoys getting to know her customers and styling their bespoke looks. Jess has a passion for colour, whether its subtle tones or creative colour, she pretty much loves it all.


Owen isn't just any ordinary 18 year old apprentice – he’s an amazing, classically trained singer with lots of strings to his bow. However, along with his dedication to singing, is a deep-rooted desire to be the very best hairdresser he can be. Owen’s been with us for a while now and has won Best Apprentice Award. He excels in helping our customers relax, and loves managing our social media platforms. The salon just wouldn’t be the same without him. Owen has a fantastic way with customers and is becoming an emerging star in the hairdressing world.


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