HAC Team Members
Our Assistants are normally (though not always) Apprentices undergoing training to become Qualified Hairdressers. They’re learning their trade in the Salon and at College. From the very start under supervision, they will be learning and practising the skills they’ll need, be it colouring or blow drying and later on, cutting.
When ready, they’ll be working at a standard that allows them to provide support (especially colouring and blow drying) to other Stylists. By the time they qualify, they’ll already have an established Client base and their own Column.
Rachel wanted to be a hairdresser when she left school but was persuaded against it, so off she went to university and did her degree in Environmental Bio-Chemistry.
After teaching science across the county Rachel joined us in 2016 to achieve her original career goal. It will come as no surprise that her scientific background has propelled her to learning above and beyond all things needed to succeed as a newcomer to the hairdressing industry, particularly in tinting and colouring. She has assisted on photo-shoots, her thirst for knowledge and attention to detail make Rachel an invaluable member of our team. Rachel is a great role model with a sense of humour and is super organised.
Rachel is lives with her husband, two children and Bailey the dog. Rachel coaches swimming and loves rugby, you will always find her with her head in a book.
See Rachel for precision tinting, treatments, pH bonders, product information, amazing head massages, witty repartee and infectious laughter.
Ellie joined HAC in July 2018 straight from School having already organised her College Hairdressing course. Ellie loves music and fashion and is flourishing in the Salon environment.
Graduate Stylists are recently fully qualified Hairdressers (at NVQ Level 2 or above). Based on ability and hard work, we would normally expect Graduate Stylists who have undergone apprenticeships with us to be promoted to Stylists within a couple of years.
Alex joined us as a Graduate Stylist to advance her knowledge and build her already growing clientele and reputation. Alex’s work is neat, clean and tidy which with her attention to details and flair produces fantastic work. She has a natural ability to handle long hair and her foiling and highlighting are exceptional. Alex lives locally with her partner and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Alex is fastidious in nature and wants the very best for her clients.
See Alex for beautiful highlights, boho braiding and big bouncy blow drys.
In the words of the Kinks, Shannon is our ‘dedicated follower of fashion’, she lives with her parents, her dog Jess and anything that glitters.
Shannon is an avid follower of fashion media and uses this daily as her references for hair, make-up and styling, especially for photo shoots and training. She also has an extensive knowledge about ALL of the products that we use.
See Shannon for all things bright and beautiful, runway blow drys, how to get rid of the frizz, super fast one liners and fashionista focus.
Stylists are fully qualified Hairdressers (at NVQ Level 2 or above) and have the experience and expertise to consistently deliver great cutting, finishing, styling and colour work. Stylists at this level will have an established Client base and will normally have a minimum of around a couple of years post qualification experience.
Holly runs a busy column, she is super enthusiastic with a bright disposition bringing a smile to her clients and colleagues alike every day. Although an all round hairdresser, she also loves to work with long hair and looks after many of our bridal parties, Holly is our ‘go to’ long hair girl in the salon.
Holly has recently travelled around Australia and South-East Asia and enjoys spending time with family and friends. She lives with her partner and enjoys walking the Devon coast and countryside with their dog Ralph.
See Holly for, highlights, creative styling, long hair work, Ozzy chat and positive vibes.
Jenny is a busy, very organised Stylist and has a loyal clientele for both classic and creative cutting and colouring. She also enjoys working on bridal hair. Jenny is a quieter member of the team with a calm and peaceful nature. You can catch her from Monday through Thursday.
Jenny lives on a farm with her husband, three boys, sixteen dogs, two horses and is definitely a countryside girl. She rides, shoots and trains gun dogs. And if that isn’t enough she is also a creative super smiley fantastic hairdresser.
See Jenny for men’s hair cutting, ladies’ short haircuts and a catch up on countryside wisdom.
Stylists are fully qualified Hairdressers (at NVQ Level 2 or above) and have extensive experience and expertise to consistently deliver great cutting, finishing, styling and colour work. Stylists at this level will have an established repeat Client base and will often have a waiting list .
Salon Directors have considerable experience and will have been Hairdressing for many years at an advanced level. They will have had extensive additional training and may have specialised in areas such as cutting, colouring or extensions on top of their day to day all round skills. Stylists at this level will have an established repeat Client base and will normally have a waiting list .
Emily is an experienced Senior Stylist also specialising in creative colour, balayage, ombre and extensions as well as being a classic AND creative cutter. In the Salon Emily runs a super busy column and is very much in demand.
She is passionate about her career in hairdressing, is efficient, enthusiastic, full of knowledge and a positive influence to her team members, she has that ‘can do’ attitude that her loyal clientele love.
Emily lives locally with her Partner. She is health conscious and likes nothing more than being outside capturing sunsets, enjoying coastal walks, growing plants and vegetables and being an Auntie. She is inspired by travel and learning new things.
See Emily for longer thicker locks, balayage, glamorous do’s, yoga chat and smiley happy vibes.
Steph has been with HAC since 2004, she’s a hugely experienced all round hairdresser with an emphasis on creative cutting. She is calm, measured and we are proud to have her on our team. Steph is also an Balmain extension specialist and men’s hair cutting genius and has risen to Salon Director through her hard work, technical ability and experience with many competitions, shoots and shows under her belt.
If it’s a confident, experienced hairdresser you need, look no further. There’s nothing Steph hasn’t seen before so if you’re worried about your “difficult hair”, you’re in good hands.
Steph lives locally with her partner and three children and their dog Charlie, Steph adores animals and would have her own Ark if she could. She loves cooking, going to restaurants and is a real foodie.
See Steph for precision do’s, men’s sharp haircuts, big restyles, hair extensions and all things edible.
Simon joined HAC in December 2010 as Salon Manager and works closely with acclaimed Salon business coaches and industry HR experts to hone our internal systems, policies and procedures. That aside, you’re most likely to see him sweeping the Salon floor or making coffees front of house as he loves interacting with our Clients.
He previously worked in London for a brand leader in the Running industry, managing Retail Stores and working from Head Office undertaking eCommerce website development and weekly customer email Campaigns. Prior to this he worked with SMEs developing bespoke information management IT solutions.
When not at the Salon, Simon will be running on the Coastal path, taking Landscape Photos or researching tools for his next DIY project. He loves eating nice food and shares cooking space with his Partner Sara.
Having worked globally as Education Director for many well known London hairdressing training schools, Sara opened HAC in 1995. She has vast experience in all facets of the industry from session work, salon work, shows, seminars and fashion events.
With this wealth of knowledge and a passion for high standards, Sara constantly and consistently strives to develop her own and her Team’s hairdressing knowledge and skills (every day’s a school day in her eyes). On top of her hairdressing qualifications and accolades, she also has a BEd (teaching degree). Sara is fashion focused, industry led and client centric.
Sara has two grown up children that have been her motivation in everything she does. She shares her home with her Partner Simon and his running shoes. She loves art, books, fashion, cooking and music.
See Sara for sharp haircuts and a little touch of London on your doorstep.
A note on Job Titles
There’s no unified system of Job titles in Hairdressing. A hairdresser in a small quiet Salon may title themselves as a “Creative Artistic Director” but may be less skilled or experienced than a “Stylist” in a Salon where the culture of training and expectations of the required standard of hairdressing are at a much higher level.
We want you to leave us looking and feeling fantastic...
Hair Advice Centre
2 South Place
Cut And Finish - £35
Blow Dry - £20
Semi Perm - £29
Tint Full Head - £57
Half Head Highlights - £48
Full Head Highlights - £58
Men's Cut And Finish - £21
Girls's (10-15) - £24
Boy's (10-15) - £12
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- Good Salon Guide - 5 Star Salon
- British Hairdressing Awards - Regional Finalist
- British Hairdressing Business Awards - Finalist
- South Hams Radio - Best Hairdressing Salon in the South Hams
- South Devon College - Official Apprenticeship Partner
- South Devon College - Apprenticeship Awards - Best Small Business 2014. Highly Commended 2015
- Venus Awards Nominee (2015) - Sara Antoniades
- Youth And Business Achievement Awards - Best Employer 2015 (Runner Up 2016)
- Youth And Business Achievement Awards - Best Apprentice Employer 2015 (Runner Up 2016)
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- Complimentary Cold Drinks
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- Want a sandwich? - we'll get you one
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