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.

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

Jayne

Stylist

Jayne

Jayne has been working in the Hairdressing industry for 30 years gaining a wealth of knowledge and experience. Jayne has owned her own 2 floor salon in Hazel Grove and has also attended Lancaster University gaining a Degree in Education which then led onto the delivery of level 1,2,3 hairdressing skills to students with both Skills Solutions and then onto The Manchester College where she managed the Hair & Beauty Department.

Jayne has worked for many years in the Hazel Grove area with A Cut Above and Chris Baker where she helped to open their training school before going on to open her own salon “The Hair Company” of Hazel Grove. Jayne had over 6 stylists operating over 2 floors trading successfully for over 8 years before moving into the field of training.

Having worked in the development of new stylists Jayne has always had to keep up to date with all the latest trends in both cutting and colouring and we are so pleased to be able to offer her unique skills and experience to our clients.

Emily

Junior Stylist

Emily

Hi there! My name is Emily. I am 21 years old and I am fairly new to the hair industry, but never low on passion.

I am a very bubbly character, and a perfectionist when it comes to my work; whether it be a shaggy-layered 80s styled cut, a fresh new colour, or simply a beautiful bouncy blow - I'm your girl.

I currently work with women and children of all hair types including Afro / Caribbean.

I'm offering colour, cut and styling services and soon I will be available for bleach work and highlights too!

I am also wanting to work with Gents later on in my career. My aim is to be a colour specialist and promote alternative styles. I always aim for the highest quality, and use products which i believe will give you the most benefit, leaving your hair silky soft and manageable. I assure you'll leave my chair feeling fresh and new!

I look forward to welcoming you in the salon soon.

Eve

Junior Stylist

Eve

Hi, I’m Eve, I’m 18 years old. I currently have my level 2 hairdressing qualifications and currently studying for my level 3 at Tameside college, I have previously worked in 2 hairdressers and I’ve always loved doing hair ever since being little, I love enhancing peoples natural beauty, I love creatively colouring and styling hair as this is my main passion, I also love to see changing results and making people feel beautiful and confident. I can’t wait to meet you and help you achieve the hair you’ve always dreamt of :)

See you soon Eve

Georgia

Lash Technician

Georgia

Hi, my name is Georgia, I am a fully qualified and insured Professional Eyelash Technician now based at The Leading Edge Hair & Beauty. I offer a number of different types of lashes including Classic's, Hybrids, Russian's and Mega Volume. I regularly attend training courses and like to keep up with new developments and techniques in my field so I can ensure you get the best products and service.

I am looking forward to seeing my existing clientele whilst also meeting and servicing the many new clients that The Leading Edge will bring. This is an exciting time in my journey which I hope you will be part of and I look forward to meeting you in the salon very soon.




Lauren

Nail Technician

Lauren

Having completed my training with Natasha i am looking forward to meeting you all in the salon and giving your nails the treat they deserve.

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