Meet the team

HAIR. BEAUTY. A CREATIVE SPACE. CHESTER

Here at VAIN we have scoured the North West to find you the best hairdressers around. Come and meet our team.

Here at VAIN we have scoured the northwest to find you the best stylists around. Come meet our team.....

 


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MEET ZOE. 

 


The newest member of the VAIN team. 
Zoe began her career at 14 and by the age of 21 she had finalised and won a national competition and became the manager of a national brand. She believes you are only as good as your last hair cut so it's safe to say that she doesn't do anything by half!
Don't be fooled by her girly looks, she's a tomboy at heart with a penchant for tattooing bottoms after a tipple. 
This lipstick wearing, football loving girl is a perfectionist, so sit back, relax, you won't feel safer in any one else's hands.

LIKES: Football, twerking, lipstick, gin, karaoke and the occasional dance off.

DISLIKES: Garden peas, mushy peas, petit pois, anything peas!!!

IDOLS: Beyoncé 

CLAIM TO FAME: Has played rugby in the Millennium Stadium 


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 FAITH


Our new Guest Artist. 
She is a HUGE character within the Chester hairdressing scene, it's not just her personality that is well loved, her talent has been widely admired too. This has taken her through to countless finals in the L'Oréal Colour Trophy and enabled her to work world wide. 
Faith loves working with texture on long or short hair and she's great at blowies (of the hair drying variety) 
This camper van queen loves an adventure (well she does work with us), if she's not road tripping around the country she'll be dancing at festivals. Now be quick folks, we only have her one day a week so be sure to book in!

LIKES: Her daughter coming home, festivals, road trips, 1950s fashion, body pump, Klopp and most of all her friends and family.

DISLIKES: Grey clouds and rude people! 

IDOLS: Her brother, the Queen and Marilyn Monroe.

CLAIM TO FAME: Her brother is an actor and has styled his hair for many productions including Blood Brothers in which he played the role of Sammy and stared along side Marty Pellow and Duncan from Blue.


BILLIE AND GEORGIA

Meet Billie and Georgia, the newest members of the VAIN team.

This rock and roll duo have come to us from London where they have been for the last 16 years. They've worked for all the big names, Vidal Sassoon, Windle and Moodie, Toni and Guy and Lee Stafford before setting up their own salon, the famous The Chapel in Islington. During The Chapel years the girls partied hard with celebs, became the go to girls for Kasabian and won London Salon Of The Year. With experience working backstage at fashion weeks and magazines to presenting on stage for international companies, you know that this crazy pair will be pushing the boundaries of hair!

BILLIE

LIKES: Passionate people and pies

DISLIKES: Ironing, so she doesn't!

IDOLS :Sera Hersham-Loftus and Abigail Ahern, obsessed with interior design.

CLAIM TO FAME: She has coloured Duncan from Blues hair whilst in his boxers.

GEORGIA

LIKES: Dogs, Clothes, Dogs, Climbing trees, Dogs, Countryside and Beach, Dogs, Gin with Strawberries, Dogs, Grunge and Fashion. And did we say she likes dogs??

DISLIKES: Not having clothes, Milk, Sambuca and Selfies!

IDOLS: Mum and Dad and Grandparents.

CLAIM TO FAME: When she was 14, one of the members of Fleetwood Mac chatted her up....

** All colours with Billie will be priced on consultation**

 


 JEMMA.

Meet Jemma, our secret weapon!
Jemma has over ten years experience working for big names like Andrew Collinge and Toni and Guy in Liverpool and Manchester. She has a natural ability with hair that just leaves us in awe. This talent has taken her backstage at some of the biggest festivals in the UK, working with some of the biggest bands in the world for the last 8 years. Its not just A- listers that she works with, she is the go to girl for bridal hair. So get booked in, we promise you wont be disapointed!

LIKES : Fashion, Documentaries, Cocktails, 1950s hair and Jimmy Carr.

DISLIKES: Spiders

IDOLS: Grace Kelly

CLAIM TO FAME: She has cut Taylor Hansons hair. As in Hanson, as in mmm bop.....

 


GILL

 

Meet Gill.

 Gill joins us with years of experience from working in Australia to teaching in the Uk. She loves to travel and see the world and is fluent in Spanish. Una cerveza porfavor! She loves working with short and textured hair and working with the technicians to create a complete look. One appointment with this classy lady and she will shape you up in no time. You'll also know what new restaurant to eat in, which hotel to stay at, what city to visit next, which album to listen to and when that new Chanel lipstick is out!

LIKES : Food. Espanol. Travel. 70's disco/ Photography and dogs, especially border terriers.

DISLIKES : Jordan and snails.

IDOLS : Julio Iglesias and Lolita Lempicka

CLAIM TO FAME : Gill once cut the Gypsy Kings hair. Bamboleooo…


 

DAMIEN

 

Meet Damien.

Thirteen years experience and the coveted Master Colour Award under his belt, people, you are dealing with a pro here. He can foil better than he can play a hand of poker and trust us when we say you don't want to play against this guy for money! His passion for hair doesn't stop there, oh no, he has a flair for barbering too. Want a slick back razor fade? Damien's your man. But ladies don't let his tattoos and body hair scare you, he's a big puppy and a true gent and you are going to love him. We do!

LIKES - BMXing, Poker, gaming and films. Jack Daniels and his one true love, Manchester Utd.

DISLIKES - The Beatles and LFC.

IDOLS - Elvis Presley, Jonny Cash and Eric Cantona.


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CHELSEY

Meet Chelsey.

This northern lass has over 20 years experience with some of the biggest names in hairdressing. Two gorgeous boys and a teaching role later she is back to show us how it is done! Chelsey is the curl queen though she is great with all types of hair and believes it should be soft, natural and free to move. She's a funky mama who loves music, art and love and light, so sit back and enjoy the ride man....

 

LIKES - Reiki and chackra healing, nature and anything vintage and of course, music.

DISLIKES - Ignorance

IDOLS - Brandon Boyd, Bob Marley, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and her two boys.

CLAIM TO FAME - Ian Brown said hello, just as she was devouring a cheese burger, typical!


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JOLENE 

 

Meet Jolene.

Founder of VAIN. 17 years in the industry, hairdressing is in her blood (her aunt, great grandfather and great great grandfather were all in the trade) After working in salons over the years she soon realised that most had become generic, sterile, factory like environments that lacked creativity and inspiration. As the saying goes - if you think you can do better, do it. So that's what she did and over a cocktail one night, VAIN was born. Inspired by everything cinematic, this girl LOVES films. Jolene believes hair should be low maintenance. So soft, effortless, feminine hair is what she does. And she does it well.

LIKES - Movies, 1950s design and old Photographs, Country music, Tennessee,  American food, Louise Zergaeng Pomeroy Illustrations, Vivian Maier and Weegie photographs, old cinemas, movie posters and vinyl records.

DISLIKES - Anton Du Beke.  

IDOLS - Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Hillary Clinton, Iris Apfel

CLAIM TO FAME - She once served Jean Paul Gaultier two cans of Red Stripe in a club.

 


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DEE

Meet Dee.

Your new girl crush. She has it all - the wardrobe, sense of humour, toy boy lover and she's really good with hair. Dee started her career as a graphic designer then soon realised hair was the way to go. She trained in Manchester with the legends that are Trevor Sorbie and Angelo Seminara, working alongside Angelo on Vogue blogs and fashion shows. Last summer you would have found her at V Festival working backstage with artists such as Blondie, Chic and Justin Trousersnake. Dee is great with short hair but equally as good with long and she loves a challenge, so bring it!

 

LIKES:  Fashion, art , travel. 1960's. Photography, Louis CK and food and wine (greedy!)

DISLIKES : Spiders

IDOLS : Jane Birkin, Rolling Stones. The Strokes

CLAIM TO FAME : Kevin Spacey's labrador once ran over to her in central park for a stroke. Then Kevin Spacey called him back.

*** Dee is currently on maternity leave***


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RACHEL

 

Meet Rachel.

Probably belongs to the wrong era, her style is a cross between a 1950s burlesque dancer, a 1960s american housewife and a quaker. This girl can colour. She worked for years down in that big city called London and worked for BIG names like John Frieda, Daniel Galvin and Toni and Guy, then came back up north and worked behind the scenes of some little show called This Morning and now we are lucky enough to have her here with us *smug face*. She can pretty much do anything. You want soft natural colour or something that stands out, not a problem. Not one to become complacent she is now turning her hand to styling ( is there anything she cant do you ask? )

LIKES - music - The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, all folk music,  50s Ska. Withnail and I, Anna Karenina, Frida Kahlo and Vivian Maier, loves seeing art from a womans perspective.

DISLIKES - Boy bands

IDOLS - Marianne Faithfull, Vivien Leigh

CLAIM TO FAME - Whilst working in London she had the pleasure of meeting Lady Diana!


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SIOBHAN

 

Meet Siobhan. She's done Rita Ora's hair don't you know. 12 years experience and trained to the top at Toni and Guy.  She is the Queen of Balayage and creative colour and is an all rounder when it comes to cutting. A lover of texture and undone hair and not bad at mens hair too! Now joining forces with Jolene, she is a Director of VAIN. This summer you will find her back stage at some of the biggest festivals in the country and its not her first time. She has worked back stage at V Festival and Creamfields the last 9 consecutive years and has worked on photo shoots with actors such as Jorgie Porter, ooooo!

LIKES - Wolves (and Dogs obvs!!), Manchester United, a glass of fizz and Conor McGregor.

DISLIKES - Butterflies and moths.

IDOLS - Debbie Harry, Sir Alex Ferguson and Noel Fielding.  

CLAIM TO FAME -  She's been mentioned in Esquire Magazine.


PEGGY

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Meet Peggy. The Boss.