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.

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

 


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....

 


 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 6 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.....


 EMMA.



Meet Emma. 
Her passion for hair is just as great as her personal achievements. She's a real life Wonder Woman! In one year she has completed the London and Chester Marathon, four half marathons, seven 10k's and even ran along the Mississippi River.
Her career spans 17 years and she has travelled half the globe. From working in salons in Australia to in house trainer at Manchester Wella Academy and now she is here in Chester with us *pumps fist in air*
There isn't anything this girl can't do and she is bang on trend. Colour, cut and bridal, be prepared to be blown into oblivion!

LIKES - Running, cooking and chocolate. The Police and Razorlight.

DISLIKES - Spiders and text slang

IDOLS - Eva Cassidy and Etta James.

CLAIM TO FAME - Shes done Duffys hair. (Shes a natural red head!)


GEMMA

 

Meet Gemma.

 She's dead nice. Gemma comes to us with 10 years experience working in salons all over the globe. She now manages her own but we've twisted her arm and she is joining us as our new guest artist. She's a crazy colour kinda gal. And we mean crazy! She's worked with the hair extension brand Great Lengths for the last 8 years and she's the best in town. If your looking for soft natural extensions to thicken or sick of waiting for your short hair to grow, then she's the girl for you. But book in quick guys. She is in demand!

LIKES - Cats and travelling the world

DISLIKES - Mess and Spicy foods

IDOLS - Alanis Morrisette, Pink, Brittany Murphy, Sienna Miller.

CLAIM TO FAME - She once blow dried Duffys hair!


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. 16 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.


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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. 9 years experience and trained to the top at Toni and Guy and is the queen of balayage and creative colour. Siobhan is an all rounder who loves texture and undone hair and is a great barber. This summer you will find Siobhan 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 five consecutive years and has worked on photo shoots with actors such as Jorgie Porter and Mandip Gill, ooooo!

LIKES - Animals, Jimmy Carr, Manchester United, duvet days, Hendricks gin and Connor McGregor.

DISLIKES - Butterflies and moths.

IDOLS - Debbie Harry, Brian Cox and Noel Fielding.  

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


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LAURA

Meet Laura.

Possibly the nicest person you will ever come across and definitely someone you want to know, i mean this girl will beautify you beyond your wildest dreams, and who doesn't want to know someone like that?! Over the last 12 years Laura has managed and owned some of the most prestigious spas in the north, winning coveted awards within the beauty industry and has worked along side Liz Collinge training her team. Laura has a great eye so is always ahead of trends within the beauty industry, renowned for her skill and perfection with eyebrows. This champagne drinking, fine dining girl has impeccable taste ( well she does work with us ) and you wont feel safer in anyone else's hands.

 

LIKES -  Holidays - Marbs, cocktails, dining out, rom coms and thrillers, Frank Sinatra, sports cars, classic and contemporary art, loves shoes, bags, diamonds and anything girly. The Royal Family ( not the TV show).

DISLIKES -  Celery, anything that flutters and bad manners.

IDOLS -  Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot.

CLAIM TO FAME  - Sat next to Kate Moss on a flight to Thailand.  


PEGGY

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Meet Peggy. The Boss.