MEET OUR SAKS HAIR NORTHALLERTON FACES
What makes Saks Northallerton special? US, OF COURSE! Salon owner Katie and our team of Northallerton hairdressers are friendly, professional and obsessed with all-things hair. As part of Saks we’re trained by the best in the biz… so we’re experts at what we do.
Our stylists are up-to-date with cutting, styling and colour techniques from Katie and Saks Art Team, and we also receive training from global hair brand L’Oreal Professionnel.
Katie says “We won Saks Hair Salon of the Year 2018 and that says it all! I was a member of Saks Art Team, delivering hair training at Saks UK for 15 years and worked on clients in Saks at Teeside. Apart from ensuring Saks standards UK-wide I helped create national hair campaigns that appeared everywhere! So, owning my own Saks salon was the next natural step, nurturing a creative team - I love seeing the team grow and develop! They’re very creative, always wanting to learn. Our dynamics are strong and we create a great atmosphere, which our customers love!”.
Emma brings heaps of hairdressing experience to our Northallerton salon as she was previously an educator for Saks Training UK, teaching NVQs to the budding stylists of tomorrow. Loves showing our team how to do the do! Particularly LOVES the challenge of a full colour-change and wedding styling. Bit of a wedding/hen planner on the side by the way. A keen outdoors girl, Emma signed up to hike right round the coastline of Menorca for our national charity partner, The Eve Appeal, and raised over £2,000 for gynaecological cancers.
Jade wants it all! Particularly obsessed with colouring techniques she realised her ambition in 2019 graduating as a bona-fide L’Oreal Colour Degree Specialist – after months of learning. She’s also completed Saks A-Team creative programme and always wants to bring the next techniques to the salon to keep us ahead of the game! A big animal lover Jade visit a zoo any chance she gets. Also loves visiting Hard Rock Cafes globally, travelling as much as she can. Home life? Loves any family get-togethers and anything Disney
Becci is a hugely popular stylist with customers and colleagues alike and is super-busy with a large, loyal clientele. Completed Saks A-Team creative programme in 2018, and comes with full L’Oreal colour certification, including balayage, ombre, bleach & toners and Saks Signature Colour techniques. Loreal colour trophy regional finalist 2017. A great addition to the salon team when she joined us as an apprentice – fab to see her Saks journey unfold. Lives and breaths health and fitness and usually has an exciting venture planned for when she’s away from the salon.
Alice has a real passion for hair and a background in art and design – an all-round creative. Alice started planning her Saks journey from day 1 with eyes on Saks A-Team (tick), Fully L’Oreal certified (tick) and entering colour competitions (tick, L’Oreal Colour Trophy regional finalist 2019). Worked as part of a backstage hair team and plenty of photo shoots- loves the buzz of backstage and presentation gigs. Angus the cheeky Cairn Terrier keeps her busy at home and she gets wed to Sam in October this year. The dress is a dream by the way – very Alice!
About Lisa. A strong, creative old school stylist with plenty of years of experience at Saks. Loves showing her versatility in salon and anything new and challenging. Also a big fan of mixing up her own hair looks and varying shades of blonde of course! From peroxide to honey hues, chin length to extra long. Mum to Francesca she’s currently on maternity leave and we can’t wait to meet our newest addition to the Saks Northallerton family!
Joined us as an older apprentice and hasn’t looked back - on Saks A-Team 2019 creative programme, being mentored by Saks Art Team. Saks trained, L’Oreal colour, bleach, balayage and ombre certified. Mum to Paisley Sienna says “Saks Northallerton is our extended family as mine are in Barnard Castle. Mum's a retired hairdresser and finds it all fascinating. I love to experiment with colour - can you guess!”Days off with Paisley are special and cherished. A huge music fan – gigs to festivals - she also plays the ukulele. Likes getting behind the camera and cites hair inspo as Vidal Sassoon and the Five Point Cut.
New to our salon floor in November 2018 after completing his apprenticeship with us, Lloyd’s proud to be one of our Northallerton hairdressers and is all about paying great attention to detail. He loves his colour work – particularly highlighting and with the balayage hand-painting technique to show off his creativity and he’s also brilliant at barbering. Talking of attention to detail, his Kérastase product knowledge is immense and he’s missed for his head massages at the backwash now he’s working the salon floor. Likes to get to the gym when he has time and energy after work. Style icon? Bit of a Peaky Blinder on the side!
FRONT OF HOUSE
We. Love. Shay. Runs front-of-house like a dream, alongside our other hostess with the mostess, Ali Dawkins. Nothing’s a problem when you’re in, Shay will work her magic to get your appointments booked in when you want them and is always on hand for a catchup as well. In her previous life she managed at Topshop and also brings lots of human resources experience to our salon and loves looking after the team. Cherishes family time with Andrew, Grace and Bella the Labradoodle - the princess of the household! We’re loving watching Gracey grow, she’ll be a Saks Northallerton prom princess in the blink of an eye!
FRONT OF HOUSE
What can we say about Ali - the hostess with the mostest without a doubt. Ali is uber efficient and makes everyone feel welcome. We LOVE having Ali as part of our Saks hair family!
Currently working through qualifications – and flying already we might add. Totally set on becoming a star stylist, entering awards and generally living the dream! Sophie says “It’s brilliant working for Katie because she has so much experience and she takes time to teach me how it’s done. I also love our team – they inspire me and really are like a family to me. Everyone says about the Saks fam but it means the world to me.” Spare time – find Sophie outside getting fresh air. By. The. Way. Sophie loves to clean and keep things (and us) in order – yup it’s a thing - we’ve got our very own Mini Hinch!
Currently completing NVQ Level 2 with us.
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