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 my career in hairdressing 35 years ago having successfully achieved both my level 2 and 3 in hairdressing.
After perfecting my art, I opened my own salon in 1989 which was established for 17 years before I teamed up with Alan to form The Salon, Langley Park in 2003.
During this time, I have enjoyed carrying out the in-salon training and education for our apprentices some of whom have since gone on to open their own successful businesses.
I believe ongoing education and development is vital to our work and I personally receive a great deal of satisfaction from passing on my knowledge to the young hairdressers of today. To help me with this I enrolled and graduated in 2009 with a PCET Teaching degree through Sunderland University at New College Durham.
My favourite areas of hairdressing to teach include cutting, perming and colouring. I regularly attend a variety of courses from top industry names including Andrew Collinge, Lee Stafford, Vidal Sassoon, Hob academy London and Redken to keep abreast of the ever changing trends and latest techniques.
Much of my training takes place in New York which is where I learnt all about the new style of perming – the American Wave, I have also travelled to Italy to watch the process of how hair colour is made which helped me to gain a better understanding of how colour works on the structure of the hair. Hair colour is my absolute passion! I believe your hair colour is the make-up you never take off.
My professional memberships include MYHAIRDRESSER.COM, NICK EDUCATION, HAIRDRESSER TV and SCISSORBOY.COM all of which are hairdressing education sites.
View examples of Michael's work by visiting his Instagram page here.
I have been in the hairdressing industry for over 30 years and I’m still as passionate about hair as the day I started.
I’m a perfectionist at heart and use a unique freehand approach to cutting and colouring to create the best styles for my clients.
I’m always keen to learn more, over the years I’ve travelled the globe visiting places such as London and New York to learn the latest looks and advanced cutting & colouring techniques. I have trained with top global leaders such as the Vidal Sassoon team, Hob’s, Lee Stafford, Chris Barron and Redken.
After managing a salon in Jesmond, Newcastle, I opened The Salon Langley Park, along with Michael in 2003 and have watched it go from strength to strength. Over the last 18 years, we have gone from strength to strength, constantly investing time in educating our ever growing team of talented hairdressers to ensure they continue to develop and be the very best they can be.
With a love of all things hair. I want all my guests to experience a warm and friendly experience and leave the salon with a look they love.
Erika Salon Manageress
Erika is a passionate and dedicated hair stylist at The Salon Langley Park. (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!).
She is liked by all clients and loved by all staff. Passionate and dedicated are words we don’t say easily. For the past five years, Erika has shown incredible commitment by continually researching new hair trends and techniques and taking part in all courses and demos that come her way.
New to Erika’s acolytes is steering The Salon to win Joico Retail Salon Of The Year two years running and also achieving second place in the Joico Salon Savvy Award for the digital work she carries out on behalf of The Salon.
Erika’s skills and creativity shine through in 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 everyone gets exactly what they want from their salon visit.
Erika has worked at The Salon for 5 years.
Patrick Salon Manager
Patrick is an individual, independent, passionate professional who focuses purely on customer care. With over 16 years of salon experience, he is an expert in the latest cutting and colouring techniques.
The latest acolyte for Patrick was winning the 2021 Joico Colourist Of The Year Award for his amazing colour work.
Patrick is very creative and has extensive knowledge of all things colour! He specialises in Balayage creating beautiful, seamless blends and multi-tonal blonding in dark hair.
Patrick is also very talented at hair up creating gorgeous hairstyles for brides as well as festival inspired boho looks.
His hairstyle icons include celebrities who have a good strong hair cut such as Dani Minogue who always has a classic shape but adds a modern twist with styling.
Patrick has worked at The Salon for 8 years.
NVQ Level 2 & 3
Paul Mitchell Colour Ambassador
Loreal Colour Keys
Loreal Colour Change
Paul Mitchell Hair comp
Business Builder 1
5 Step +
To see examples of Patrick's work take a look at his Instagram page here.
Kayleigh Senior Stylist
Kayleigh Emmerson is one of our senior stylists, formally from a top Durham city centre hair salon.
Kayleigh arrived at The Salon Langley Park 8 years ago with a wealth of experience, a passion for beautiful hair and most recognisably a huge talent for advanced hair colouring. Throughout Kayleigh’s career, she has continually thrived on learning new techniques and colour formulas. She will soon be embarking on a Redken colour Degree which is highly regarded within the hairdressing industry.
Her confidence and incredible knowledge of hair colour are evident in all her work within the salon. She specialises in achieving tailored colour results that complements the individual, from the most flamboyant who love vivacious results to those who 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 book a complimentary extension consultation (a private room is available upon request.)
Clare - Head Reception & Extension Specialist
Clare is a friendly, out-going girl who is head of our reservation team, her warm inviting smile is a big hit with everyone who meets her. She enjoys making our guests feel welcome to The Salon. She is well liked within the team and very popular with our guests.
Clare has lots of hairdressing experience so, should you have any inquiries about any services available at The Salon, or if you need any advice, Clare will be more than happy to assist you in whatever it is you may need.
Clare is up to date with all of the amazing services available and is able to prescribe our range of professional prescriptive hair care products and treatments. As head of reception, she is always keeping clients old and new up to date with what is going on in both the salon on across our social media platforms.
Clare is also a Hair Extension specialist with a wealth of knowledge. Her skills see clients travel from far and wide to experience her amazing work.
View examples of Claire's work by visiting her Instagram page here.
Georgia may be our youngest Stylist, but she is talented far beyond her years! She has already stamped her mark on the salon floor with beautiful Balayage, stunning colour melts and highlighting work.
Georgia won Hairdressing Apprentice Of The Year 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!
Georgia’s specialism in the salon is her in-depth and careful consultations ensuring all of her clients leave with the style of their dreams.
Hi my name is Julie Plant; I am 40 years old 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.
Nikki Salon Apprentice
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. I have now moved onto Highlighting and Balayage colour work which I love!