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MEET OUR SAKS MORPETH FACES


Our Morpeth hairdressers are a fab bunch, and as we’re part of the Saks brand, our team get the best professional training with our Saks Artists and L’Oréal, meaning that we’re always kept on our toes creatively. What’s not to love!

Take a look at what each of our hairdressers love to do, what they excel at, and why you should book your appointment with them.

BARRIE
SALON OWNER

Barrie originally started his hairdressing career at Saks in Newcastle, where he progressed from stylist to management within two years. Barrie then opened our salon in Morpeth over 30 years ago, and he’s taken the team from strength to strength - winning awards including the coveted Saks Salon of the Year, as well as being finalists in L’Oréal Professionnel’s Colour Trophy Awards, to mention just a few. Barrie continues to be a working manager on the salon floor and loves interacting with customers too.

GINA
PRINCIPAL STYLIST

Gina joined us after leaving school, and hasn’t left the salon floor since (aside from the odd break to have her children). She just loves all things Saks! Gina’s no stranger to success, having gained numerous colour diplomas throughout her career, as well as a customer care level 3 certificate. Gina’s customers love how she can translate their idea into a fantastic style that they adore. Her specialities include hair up and colouring. She’s friendly, bubbly and loves to make everyone smile. And when she’s not in the salon… she loves spending time with her family and her dog.

LOUISE
PRINCIPAL STYLIST

As well as being our salon co-owner, Louise has worked for Saks for many years. In that time, she’s passed numerous professional cutting courses as well as achieving lots of Saks qualifications and colour diplomas. She’s achieved level 3 customer care and is a qualified salon trainer too. Louise works part time on the salon floor whilst running the business, alongside salon owner, Barrie. She has a passion for fashion, and loves spending time with her family as often as she can.

ANDREA
PRINCIPAL STYLIST

Andrea was once our very first salon apprentice, all be it quite some time ago. Andrea is now an experienced and passionate Principal Stylist with many years’ experience in hairdressing. Having gained all qualification in cutting, colour and customer care, Andrea has also gained ghd training as well as a Kérastase massage diploma. Andrea loves all aspects of hairdressing and the camaraderie at our salon. We’re all one big family to Andrea. In her spare time, she loves the outdoors, and to travel all over the world, with Australia topping the list. She even loves the odd sky dive, as well as getting involved in local fund raising.

ASHLEIGH
PRINCIPAL STYLIST

Originally joining the team as a Saturday girl back in the day, with the ambition of staying at the salon full time - Ashleigh’s certainly achieved her aim through sheer hard work and determination. Now one of our Principal Stylists, achieving NVQ levels 1, 2 and 3 in record time. Ashleigh enjoys colour work best of all and has gone onto achieve many cutting and colour diplomas as well as gaining qualifications in scalp massage and from ghd. Her aim is to give 100% total customer satisfaction. In ger spare time, Ashleigh loves music, fashion, travelling (and her hunky partner, Josh!).

CLAIRE
PRINCIPAL STYLIST

Claire originally started her hairdressing career at college, then progressed to a full-time apprenticeship with Saks many years ago. She went on to gain numerous qualifications whilst working with us, including NVQ levels 1, 2 and 3 in hairdressing, as well as diplomas in L'Oréal colour keys and advanced colour keys, Kérastase training, and numerous cutting courses. She has a passion for learning all aspects of hair and loves getting hands-on. In her spare time, she thoroughly enjoys being a mum to her daughter, who she just adores.

MELLISSA
SENIOR ASSISTANT

Mellissa is trained in NVQ levels 2 and 3, and has obtained numerous qualifications from L'Oréal, Ghd, and Kérastase, to name just a few. Melissa always has a smile on her face and is constantly watching Saks tutorial videos online. As well as working the salon floor, Mel helps control stock levels in the salon, so she’s your go-to girl for hair care products to take home with you after your appointment. Whilst she’s not in the salon, she’s a doting mother to her precious daughter.

GRACE
APPRENCTICE

Previously gaining hair and barbering experience before joining our team at Saks, Grace is currently working towards her hairdressing NVQs with Saks Apprenticeships, whilst working on the salon floor, and she just loves it. You’ll always see Grace in the salon ready to greet all of our customers with a great big smile. With her fantastic character, our team and customers just love Grace. When you’re in, be sure to say hi, and she’ll brighten your day and make you feel extra special.

SOPHIE
APPRENTICE

The newest member the team, Sophie adds sparkle to our salon every day. She’s very eager to learn whilst taking her NVQs in hairdressing, and always watches our stylists for tricks of the trade. She’s the perfect person to have on the salon floor and is always there with a helping hand. With a passion for hairdressing, she has her sights set high, and aims to climb the ladder in record time. She’s already completed courses in Ballyage, and root melting, and looks forward to her NVQ training each week. She’s totally in love with Saks and the salon family, which she’s now a big part of.

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