Meet the Creative Team at The Salon Hair Salon in Durham
We are a top hairdressing salon in Durham, with a vast amount of experience, knowledge and skills, to bring you the very best hair cuts, colours & styles.
We really are experts when it comes to cutting, styling and colouring your hair. Find out more about each staff member by clicking on their individual staff profile below…
I started in hairdressing some 25 years ago having achieved levels 2 and 3 in hairdressing.
After perfecting my art I opened my own salon which was established for 17 years then joined up with Alan at the salon 10 years ago.
During this time I have employed and trained young apprentices within the salon some of whom have gone on to open their own successful business.
I believe education is vital to our work and I personally receive a great deal of satisfaction from passing my knowledge on to the young hairdressers of today. To assist in this I enrolled and graduated in 2009 I graduated with a Pcet Teaching degree through Sunderland University at New College Durham.
One of the areas I truly enjoy teaching is cutting and colouring techniques, so much so that I endeavour to attend a variety of courses to keep abreast of the ever changing trends.
Over the past few years I have attended courses by Andrew Collinge, Lee Stafford, Vidal Sassoon and Hob academy London. More recently in August 2011 a four day cutting program at the Redken- Exchange and a day with top colourist Beth Minardi.
My professional membership includesMYHAIRDRESSER.COM, NICK EDUCATION, HAIRDRESSER TV, and SCISSORBOY.COM all of which are hairdressing education sites.
Colour is my passion your hair colour is the make-up you never take off.
View examples of Michael's work by visiting his Instagram page here.
Alan has been in the hairdressing industry for over 20 years and is still as passionate as ever about hair.
A perfectionist at heart with a unique freehand approach to cutting and colouring.
Alan’s extensive education has taken him from London to New York training with the likes of the Vidal Sassoon team , Hob’s, Lee Stafford education , Chris Barron and the Redken education team in New York.
After working in and managing a salon in Jesmond, Newcastle, Alan opened the salon along with Michael in 2003 and has watched it go from strength to strength with education of the salon team.
With a love of all things hair he wants his guests to experience a warm and friendly experience and leave the salon with a professional look they love.
Erika is a passionate and dedicated hair stylist at The Salon Langley Park. She is liked by all clients and loved by all staff.
Passionate and dedicated are words we don’t say easily. For the past three years Erika has shown incredible commitment by continually researching new hair trends and techniques and taking part in all available course and demos.
In her first year at The Salon, Erika worked six days a week including two late nights to ensure she didn’t miss any training sessions.
Erika’s skills and creativity shine through on all her work. She delivers beautiful balayage hair colours, classic and modern hair cuts & styles plus perming and barbering services.
Erika is more than just a hairdresser, she is an expert in her field. She strives to deliver the best possible service to all her clients and will carry out an in-depth consultation to ensure you get exactly what you want from your salon visit.
To see examples of Erika's work take a look at her Instagram page here.
Joico K-Pak & Redken pH Bonder
LOVE TO DO
Erika would love to be on stage at hair shows educating other stylists.
Lewis Capaldi & Jess from Little Mix. I love textured hair and funky vibrant colours.
Erika's interests are keeping fit, long walks
Patrick is individual, independent, passionate, professional and focuses purely on customer-care. He is an expert in the latest Cutting and Colouring techniques formally from a Newcastle city Center salon he has over 10 years salon experience
Patrick is an independent, passionate professional hair stylist who focuses purely on the customer care.
He is very creative and has very good colour knowledge and experience, he enjoys all aspects of hairdressing however he loves creating unique individual styles to suit each customer.
Patrick has been in the industry for a long times and he always enjoys constantly improving by keeping up to date with the latest trends and fashions.
His hair icons are people who have a good strong hair cut such as Dani Minogue who always has a classic shape but adds a modern twist with styling.
To see examples of Patrick's work take a look at his Instagram page here.Qualifications
NVQ Level 2 & 3.
Paul Mitchell Colour Ambassador.
Loreal Colour Keys
Loreal Colour change
Paul Mitchell Hair comp
Business builder 1
5 Step +
Kayleigh Elliot is one of our senior stylists, formally from a Durham City Centre Hair Salon.Kayleigh arrived at The Salon-Langley-Park 5 years ago with tons of experience, a passion for beautiful hair and most recognisably a huge talent for advanced colouring. Throughout Kayleighs’ career she has continually thrived on education, she is soon off to be doing her colour degree with Redken part of the huge Loreal group This education is recognised as the crème de la crème of our industry. This confidence and incredible knowledge in colour is evident in all her work within the salon. She specialises in achieving colours to compliment all from the most flamboyant who love vivacious results to the clients that love subtle, soft and beautiful looks. Her calm and relaxed nature ensures she gets the most from her clients and guarantees the perfect look!!! Kayleigh is also a Great Lengths & Hairaiser extension specialist who is constantly in demand for her flawless extension work please feel free to have a complimentary extension consultation( private room available.) To see examples of Kayleigh’s work take a look at his Instagram page here. STYLE ICON Michelle Keegan HAIR HERO Redken Ph Bonder LOVE TO DO Courtney kardashian
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Thoughtful, Caring, Chatty.What's your favourite food?
always healthy and must have salad and fruit each day.What have you most enjoyed doing in life?
Being able to change the way people feel about themselves through hair design.What excites you most about hairdressing?
Meeting new people and learning new things every day.What are your highlights of your career so far?
Joining The Salon team - I am really looking forward to my future with them.Favourite hair product?
Pureology Strength cure
Clare is a friendly, out-going girl who, as part of our reservation team enjoys making our guests welcome to The Salon. She is well liked within the team and very popular with our guests.
Clare has qualifications in hairdressing and previous hairdressing experience so is well aware of all the aspects of hairdressing going on in The Salon. Should you have any enquiries about any services available in The Salon, or should you need any advice. Clare will be more than happy to assist you in whatever it is you may need.
Clare purely focuses on clients needs and expectations. She loves working in a salon environment and her warm inviting smile is a big hit with everyone who meets her.
Clare is always on hand to ensure the Salon runs smoothly and to ensure everyone’s experience at The Salon, is one they’d like to repeat over and over again.
Clare is extremely up to date with all of our amazing services available in The Salon and is able to prescribe our range of prescriptive hair care products and treatments to match any clients hair type.
Customer welfare is a top priority in The Salon and Clare, along with the rest of The Salon team will do her upmost to make sure you leave the salon feeling amazing.
As part of her Salon co ordinator role, Clare is always keeping clients old and new up to date with what is going on in The Salon, and in the world of hairdressing via our Facebook site as customer interaction is also extremely important to us.
Clare always participates in all aspects of Staff training and thoroughly enjoys learning about new ideas/products that are coming to The Salon, nothing gives her more pleasure than seeing one of our customers leaving the salon happy and looking forward to returning.
View examples of Claire's work by visiting her Instagram page here.
Georgia may be our youngest stylist, but is talented far beyond her years! She has already stamped her mark on the salon floor with beautiful Balayage and highlighting techniques.
Georgia won hairdressing apprentice two years running whilst studying at college and has since gone on to win first place at the world skills competition for hairdressing in 2018. She is ready & waiting with lots of inspiring ideas to transform your hair!
Geogias’s specialism in the salon is her in-depth and careful consultations, and her understanding of client’s needs, ensuring all of her clients leave with the style of their dreams. You have to experience a Redken Heat Cure Treatment & a Hollywood Blow-Out by this rising star of The Salon Georgia.
Visit Georgia's Instagram page here to see more examples of her work.
STYLE ICON Khloe Kardashian HERO PRODUCT Redken’s Ph Bonder LOVE TO DO Keira KnightlySimon Cowell
Hi my name is Julie Plant; I am 38 and a mother to the beautiful Ella. I have worked at The Salon Langley Park on reception for just over a year now having previously worked for some of the biggest names in the industry including Estée Lauder and Clinique.
My passion is customer service and I strive to give a great experience to each and every customer, as well as helping to solve any hair and skin problems they may have.
Working in The salon Langley Park has enabled me to meet and work with a fantastic professional team and I am learning more and more about the hair industry every day.
Welcome to REVIVE BEAUTY (The Salon Langley Park). My name is Lynne Howe and I am a fully qualified beauty therapist with 16 years salon experience. In addition I have 9 years experience of teaching beauty therapy at a local college. I am thrilled to be working in my own salon and would like to invite you along to try a beauty treatment with me.
Relax, unwind and enjoy the experience.
Hi my name is Nikki, I’m an apprentice here at The Salon. I’m currently working hard to complete my NVQ level 2 attending New College Durham once a week and doing lots of in-salon training to perfect my skills.
I love being part of the team and I am really keen to learn all the trends and techniques of the industry. Colour work is my favourite, I love to see beautiful colour transformations and enjoy watching clients leave the salon looking and feeling great about themselves.
I do Quick 2 Go Blow-Drying services and our V I P colour touch up services for our regular clients which is great if you need a top up in between big colouring service.
Hi my name is Cody, I have been an apprentice at The Salon for just over a year. I am currently studying level 2 hairdressing at New College Durham and doing lots of training in the salon with Patrick & Erika.
I also receive lots of great training from Michael who is a hair colour expert and very knowledgeable. I have a passion for learning new colouring techniques and I love keeping up to date with the latest trending hair cuts and colours.
I can’t wait to see what the future holds for me at The Salon Langley Park, I intend to give 100%!