HAC Team Members

HAC Styling Team October 2015
HAC Team October 2015 – Sara, Jenny, Emily, Simon, Fiona, Becky, Stephanie and Shannon


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 Gloyns

Rachel Gloyns


Rachel joined HAC in October 2016 previously worked as a Science Teacher in several local schools. She will be gaining experience in the Salon until early 2017 when she’ll embark upon her NVQ2 Apprenticeship in Hairdressing.

Graduate Stylists

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 short period.

Jenny Batten

Jenny Batten

Graduate Stylist

Jenny joined HAC in the latter stages of her training and gained her NRVQ in Hairdressing in Autumn 2015.  Jenny is already running a busy column with repeat Clients.  Aside from Hairdressing, Jenny’s other passion is her Dogs, Horse and Chickens!  Jenny joined HAC in May 2015.

Shannon Bolton

Shannon Bolton

Graduate Stylist

Shannon joined HAC in May 2014 and qualified as a Graduate stylist in August 2016. Shannon is a creative Graduate Stylist with a particular flair for Colour work, often colouring Clients on behalf of Sara Antoniades.

Shannon is also a qualified Caflon Ear Piercing Technician


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.  

We currently do not have any Stylists at this level.

Senior Stylists

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 .  

Emily Tolchard

Emily Tolchard

Senior Stylist

Emily joined HAC in September 2013 as an Apprentice having previously worked at another local Salon. She qualified as a Hairdresser in July 2014, was promoted to Stylist in 2015 and Senior Stylist in November 2017.  Emily loves long Hair and Hair ups and has had additional hands on training with Patrick Cameron.  She has a flair for Colour work and we’ve even started calling Ombres as Embres!

Emily is one of the Salon’s Certified Balmain Extension Specialists and is active in Social Media and often posts example of her fantastic Ombre work.

Emily’s Pinterest Page

Salon Director

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 .  

Stephanie Allen

Stephanie Allen

Salon Director

Stephanie qualified as a Stylist and joined HAC in 1996 and was promoted to Senior Stylist in 2001 and Salon Director in 2016.  Stephanie is one of the Salon’s Certified Balmain Extension Specialists.

I love ALL aspects of Hairdressing! My speciality is Balmain Hair Extensions. I love the way you can change your look almost instantly, from the colour to adding amazing length and volume.

Salon Owners

Simon Finch

Simon Finch

Salon Manager

Simon joined HAC in December 2010 as Salon Manager and has a background in Information Technology and more recently worked for a national chain of Running retailers undertaking Store Management and eCommerce.  When not at the Salon, Simon will be running on the Coastal path or taking photos.

Sara Antoniades

Sara Antoniades

Salon Owner

Sara opened HAC in November 1995. She originally started hairdressing in Salcombe before continuing her training with Vidal Sassoon’s in London. She worked as an Educator for Jingles International and Joshua Galvin (often dubbed as “Vidal Sassoon’s right hand man”). She’s travelled widely and educated hairdressers in Canada, China, New York, Tokyo and Paris.  Vastly experienced, she’s worked at the highest levels in the industry including Cat Walk shows for Christian La Croix at the V&A and session work for many hair and fashion events in London.

Sara holds a Wella Master of Colour certification and to hone her cutting skills attended a 3 day Mazella and Palmer advanced Creative Cutting skills training course in 2015.  Sara is normally booked well in advance with a waiting list for cancellations.

I just love my job! – Sara Antoniades

Sara’s Pintrest Page

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.

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Hair Advice Centre
2 South Place
Kingsbridge Devon
01548 853073
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Monday – 9am to 6pm
Tuesday – 10am to 6pm
Wednesday – 9am to 8pm
Thursday – 9am to 5pm
Friday – 9am to 6pm
Saturday – 9am to 5pm
Sunday - Closed
Holiday Opening
Late Arrival

Prices From

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
Full Price List Here


  • 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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  • SMS and Email Appointment reminders
  • Complimentary Fringe Trim between appointments
  • Complimentary Fairtrade and/or Rainforest Alliance Tea & Coffee
  • Complimentary Cold Drinks
  • Free Wifi for Clients
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  • Want a sandwich? - we'll get you one
  • Run out of parking time? - we'll put money on for you
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