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MEET OUR SAKS EXETER FACES


Our Exeter salon team is extra special. We’re multi award-winning and offer the very best in hairdressing services. We love creating head-turning cuts, colours and styles and have worked our magic behind the scenes at the BRIT Awards, London Fashion Week, The Clothes Show Live and at events for the likes of Cosmopolitan Magazine, and that’s to name but a few.

Our hairdressers are also L’Oréal Colour Degree specialists (the highest accolade for a colourist to achieve) and we were finalists in the L’Oréal Colour Trophy, the most prestigious professional competition in the hair industry!

As we’re part of the Saks brand, Ellie and our team get the best professional training with our London Art Team, L’Oreal and GHD meaning that we are always kept on our toes creatively.

ELLIE
SALON OWNER & SALON DIRECTOR

I’m so grateful that I found a career that I love so passionately. I especially love the “people” aspect - my team and my clients. I feel incredibly privileged to know so many truly wonderful people who absolutely make my day! I wouldn’t say I have a favourite trend; my work tends to be classic and timeless. Clients say my work is very wearable and easy to manage and I pride myself on a holistic approach to a customer’s hair. I take into consideration lifestyle, personality and tailoring each look for each individual.

TOM
SALON OWNER

I came into the hairdressing industry because Ellie is a hairdresser but my dad was a hairdresser too and we always had a salon in our house when I was growing up, so maybe it was always meant to be.I love the constant and varied creativity which the industry offers. If you ask any of our team they would probably say I love spreadsheets and my laptop!

LAURA
SALON MANAGER, SALON DIRECTOR & COLOUR SPECIALIST

Laura joined the team in 2012. Her career highlights include achieving a Colour Specialist Degree and having the best customers. She loves creating bespoke ombres, foilayage, balayage and babylights. Laura loves her road bike and pushing herself to achieve her personal best… and a perfect cup of tea… “it really does make life so much better”. Laura’s saying: “Life is far too short, live it the way that makes you happy”.

PAULA
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & COLOUR SPECIALIST

Paula joined the team in 2021 with 18 years of hairdressing experience. This includes ten years at Saks in Leamington Spa (four years as manager) and the last eight years working for Sean Hanna in Canary Wharf. Along the way Paula has completed her L’Oreal Colour Specialist Degree. Her career highlight to date was winning Stylist of the Year twice in a row. What Paula loves most about hairdressing is building relationships with her clients. Her favourite colour technique is balayage, “I don’t think anything will ever beat it”, and style wise she loves a bob, “especially a graduated one!” Outside of work Paula loves going on family walks, going to the beach and the moors, exploring different places with the kids and just generally spending time with family Paula’s saying “Never doubt yourself, never change who you are, don’t care what people think and just go for it” (love a bit of Britney).

ADAM
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & COLOUR SPECIALIST

Adam joined the team in 2012. His career highlights include winning the Saks Special One Award and being a finalist with Creative HEAD. He loves cutting and the endless creativity it brings and says “No cut is the same, you’re always adapting them to each of your clients”. Adam loves reading, especially English classics and escaping for a few hours. He also enjoys spending time with his very close-knit family. Adam’s saying: “You don’t get older, you get better”.

ABBIE
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & SENIOR COLOUR TECHNICIAN

Abbie re-joined the Saks Exeter team in 2021 having worked with us from 2012 to 2016. She has 16 years of hairdressing experience which includes working in the UK, New Zealand and Australia. Abbie’s career highlight would be taking her hairdressing around the world, including cutting hair on a beach with no tools and just a pair of scissors! Abbie’s favourite colour technique is “a good balayage, natural seamless lived in colour complimented by textured beach waves to finish!” When she’s not hairdressing Abbie just wants to be outside. “We converted an old van into a camper, so spend most weekends away, hiking mountains, out on the kayak or mountain biking.”

SHANNON
PRINCIPAL STYLIST & SENIOR COLOUR TECHNICIAN

Shannon joined the team in 2017. Her career highlights include training with Zoe Irwin, styling for MAC cosmetics, Reiss and Princesshay. She loves balayage and making it personal and different for each individual client. Shannon’s way to relax is having adventures with her very much adored dog, Willow. Shannon’s saying: “Life is what you make it”.

FAYE
PRINCIPAL STYLIST & SENIOR COLOUR TECHNICIAN

Faye joined Saks Exeter’s team at the start of 2023 and has 20 years’ hairdressing experience under her belt. The highlights of her career are working and managing salons in Dubai and Malaysia, having enjoyed meeting clients from all around the world - many who have become life-long friends. Faye loves to colour, especially highlights which she finds therapeutic. Favourite quote? ‘Regret what you do, not what you don’t do’.

HANNAH
PRINCIPAL STYLIST & SENIOR COLOUR TECHNICIAN

Hannah joined the team in 2018 following graduating with a BA (Hons) degree in Fashion Styling (Hair & Make-up Design). Her career highlights include being a finalist in the Saks Creative Hair Competition, and flying to the L’Oreal Academy, Manchester to take part. She loves colouring and anything involving foils. She especially enjoys balayage, root drags and technical toners. Hannah’s passion is being happy and living a happy life. Finding the positive and happiness in the little things in life. Fav saying: “If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams, and you will always look lovely” – Roald Dahl.

ANGELA
SENIOR STYLIST & SENIOR COLOUR TECHNICIAN

Angela joined the Saks Exeter team in 2021. Her proudest moment is passing her Level 2 Hairdressing in the middle of the pandemic with a Distinction! Angela loves making people feel confident and achieving their desired look. Her favourite colour technique is balayage and she loves styling waves. Outside of work Angela enjoys playing tennis and spending time with her friends and family. Angela’s saying “don't wait for the storm to pass learn to dance in the rain”

LISA
STYLIST & COLOUR TECHNICIAN

Lisa is our fabulous Stylist & Colour Technician, thoroughly immersed in the world of hairdressing after graduating with a BA (Hons) degree in Fashion Design and Creative Arts. Her proudest salon moment would have to be when she did her first full head of highlights coupled with the happy reaction she got from her client. Lisa loves everything about hairdressing, especially colouring and a good before and after! Her favourite colouring technique is balayage because "it's really fun and creative". Outside of work, Lisa enjoys spending time with friends and family, walking her dog, painting and crocheting. Lisa’s favourite quote "Give me time and I will give you a revolution" (Alexander McQueen).

CHLOE
STYLIST & COLOUR TECHNICIAN

Chloe is our Stylist & Colour Technician who's dedication and expertise have set her apart. She has a lot of love for coppers, reds and balayage. Outside the salon Chloe loves long walks, spending quality time with her family and picnics. She believes in conquering any challenge that comes her way. Chloe’s favourite quote is by Audrey Hepburn, "Nothing is impossible. The word itself says I'm possible!"

HARRIET
GRADUATE STYLIST

Meet Harriet - our graduate stylist who loves nothing more than making all of her clients feel extra special. One for anything blonde, be it highlights, balayage or root bleaches, Harriet’s talents have no end if you’re looking to achieve those creamy tones. Career highlight? Travelling to London to complete her Simply Saks hairdressing training. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with friends and family, as well as riding her horses. Harriet’s favourite quote? “Everything happens for a reason”.

MOLLY
FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGER

Molly joined the team in 2017. Her career highlights include being promoted to front of house manager. Molly says “My son gets me out of bed in the morning… whether I’m ready or not! I had him during the first lockdown and he’s a little superstar”. Molly’s favourite hair trend? “I love shaggy mullets you see at the moment, not that I’d ever be brave enough to get one”. Molly’s saying: “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are”.

LOLLY
FRONT OF HOUSE

Lolly joined the team in 2020. Her career highlight is working for Saks - “I love my job!” Lolly loves French bobs that end on the jawline. “They’re so chic and effortlessly cool”. Lolly’s obsessed with roller skating. “Getting outside on the skates by the seafront makes me happy for the rest of the day. Lolly says: “Never regret anything that makes you smile”.

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