Meet the Team

Barrie

Stylist / Barber

Barrie

Barrie has over 30 years in the hairdressing industry where he has operated in excess of 12 salons throughout the North West. Barrie was at the forefront of the current NVQ syllabus working with the education department to develop a bespoke training plan which eventually lead to him running training schools in Manchester, Burnley and Stockport.

He has held the secretary's post for the Hairdressers Federation organising conferences and shows around the country. He has a vast knowledge of the industry and has built up a large network of contacts within the sector and has a good reputation amongst his colleagues and peers. He takes pride in talking passionately about the number of people he has developed who have gone on to become owner managers of their own salons.

Lauren

Stylist

Lauren

Hi, my name is Lauren,

I have been hairdressing now for 5 years with the past 2 years at The Leading Edge. I spent 3 years training and since then I have attended a number of courses covering colouring and cutting. Most recently I spent the day with Darren Ambrose looking at new techniques and cuts for me to apply to long and mid length hair.

My real passion lies within my colouring work from either drastic fashion colours through to discreet natural sunkissed colours. I also love working with highlights and have developed my free hand skills to produce beautiful balayage / ombre results as subtle or bold as you require. If you want something different you could even try the new colour contouring technique.

If your looking for a change and want to update your look I Iove creating new styles and working with my clients to provide them with the change they are looking for.

I am also qualified to do micro-ring hair extensions which are great for adding length or thickness. They are applied with no glue so they leave no damage to your hair.

I love meeting new people which is just one of the many things I love about hairdressing and I would welcome the chance to meet you into the salon to provide you with the colour and look of your dreams.

Gary

Stylist / Barber

Gary

It’s our great pleasure to welcome Gary to our team in Hyde. He has been given the name of "The Hair Wizzard" by a number of his clients. Gary joins us with a wealth of experience in both Men’s and Ladies colouring and cutting techniques. The first thing you will witness is his attention to detail and shear enthusiasm for his trade which is infectious. He works wonders with curly blowdrys and enjoys using his colouring skills to deliver the results you require. Gary also keeps well up to date with all the latest trends / cuts for the guys too. So why not book in and give him a try.

Abigail

Stylist

Abigail

Hi everyone, Abigail here.

I have been in the hairdressing industry for over 9 years now. Starting at just 14, I took a 2 day release from school to go to college and learn the trade as a GCSE. I then went on to complete my apprenticeship with The Leading Edge and qualified at 18.

I am constantly looking for new challenges and wanting to learn new techniques. I will continue training on different courses to develop my skills further. This way I can keep up with new techniques and keep you lovely ladies up to date with the new trends.

Hairdressing is my passion, I will help you achieve your hair goals and give you the best advice possible on keeping your hair healthy. I look forward to meeting you in the salon soon.


Ben

Apprentice Barber

Ben

Hi I am Ben and I joined The Leading Edge in September 2018 to embark on a barbering career.

Since being at school I have always wanted to pursue a career in barbering and now being given the opportunity I am very eager to break out and learn the industry.

I am an avid follower of key trends and watch closely what the best people in the industry are producing and I want to emulate these barbers in the future.

Whilst I am in my training phase I will be offering discounts in hair and shaving services, so follow our Barbers Page on Facebook and our Instagram page to take advantage of these offers whilst they are available.

I look forward to welcoming you into the Barbers shop soon.

Greta

Nail Technician Hyde

Greta

Hi my name is Greta.

I am a qualified nail artist and my journey into the nail industry started back in 2010 and I have over the 7 years gained invaluable experience whilst further developing my skill set. I am proficient in Gel and Acrylic Extensions, Gel polish, Manicures, Pedicures and my unique Nail Art.

I absolutely love my work and enjoy the opportunity it brings me to communicate with old and new clients alike. I have always had a keen interest in art and design and my work allows me to showcase my skills in this area through my attention to detail and the unique nail art that I produce.

I enjoy attending the trade fairs and keeping abreast of the latest trends and technologies so that I can always provide the best results and most up to date services. I only work with the industry's leading brands and products with CND Shellac, NSI and OPI amongst my main suppliers. I fully appreciate the importance of great customer service and nothing pleases me more than seeing a client leaving the salon with a big smile and happy face. It is this service coupled with the quality of my work that sees customers return time and time again.

I can't wait to welcome you to the salon.

Natasha

Gel Nail Technician

Natasha

Hi I am Natasha,

I am a fully qualified Gel Nail Technician and I am very passionate about producing the best work I can. I enjoy the challenge of customers bringing images in which they want me to replicate.

A big part of my enjoyment in the job is building relationships and bonding with my clients during their visit whilst I create the desired look.

I look forward to meeting you and adding you to my growing client base.

Tasha x

Rabia

Beautician

Rabia

Hi my name is Rabia,

I have been involved in the beauty industry for 5 years, gaining valuable experience and perfecting the art of beauty. I have had 4 years experience working in Lashious Salon in Stockport and securing a position as the Salon Manager. I now look forward to working at The Leading Edge, demonstrating my experience and showcasing my ability with various treatments.

I am committed to widen my skill set and have attended numerous courses to provide a number of treatments. I am a trained Beauty Therapist, qualified in Microblading with Debbie Foster and a trained Nouveau Lashes Technician (Extend, Express, SVS, LVL). I also provide treatments such as Brows Threading, Tinting, Facial & Body Waxing and Massages.

I pride myself in providing high quality work, ensuring this would reflect on my clients’ appearance, aiming for perfection and receiving the smile on my clients’ face that they deserve. I look forward in welcoming clients to the Salon and glorifying their ever-present beauty even further.

Norah Cozens

Slimming & Healthcare Expert

Norah Cozens

The Leading Edge are proud to announce that we have teamed up with Norah Cozens (founder of Vitaline Slimming) a recognised authority on weight management and healthy eating. Clinics are available in the salon on Tuesday's, Thursday's and Saturday's. Call the salon or Norah 07958 420935 to arrange a free consultation.

Norah Cozens has studied nutrition, dietetics, and psychology. After resolving her own weight problem, she worked for other slimming clubs before making the decision to start Vitaline, and built up her business from the original club, as sole entrepreneur. Within two years, Norah’s diet became so popular that an office was opened, manned by full-time staff. Norah was opening Vitaline clinics at a steady rate training new clinic instructors – all of whom had been her successful clients.

Norah has published three successful books, and has made several appearances on national television. Her latest book The Answer To PCOS "Buy On-Line" is now available.

She has given healthy-eating lectures at Universities, Colleges, Council Offices and Schools for children and their families. Both the BBC and commercial television have made programmes featuring the success of the organisation.

Norah has developed special eating plans for people with a range of medical conditions. Norah’s specialist support for women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is supported by the leading PCOS and Fertility Experts in the country.

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