A few words from Dexter’s colleagues.
I’ve been in the hairdressing profession for more than 10 years. During that time, I’ve been involved in the creation of two very successful businesses. The first was Essensuals (Toni & Guy), a flourishing unisex salon.
I found that I really enjoyed building friendships with clients while developing and perfecting my skills. Excellent service was, and still is, my primary aim, whether it be providing a good ol’ cuppa or giving my client a wicked new hairdo!
Our team at Essensuals won many accolades and that experience gave me the confidence to become the Manager of the first Essensuals Men Grooming Salon. Under my leadership the salon evolved into a prestigious centre of excellence.
During my career I have won several competitions within the company and have also taken part in a major countrywide Redken style award competition. I worked on numerous photo shoots which reached the British hairdressing finals and during the last seven years I have been particularly in demand at music festivals around London and Essex, including V Festival, where I’ve styled a range of singers and celebs.
My dream has always been to use my experiences and skills to create a beautiful salon environment where clients become friends who enjoy returning time and time again to a warm and friendly welcome, and leave feeling fabulous. Hair and friends – that’s what it’s all about!
I began my hairdressing career eight years ago and have never looked back! I am extremely passionate about my career and feel privileged to work in an industry I love.
I have worked hands-on in this industry from a humble Saturday girl in 2006 and quickly advanced through the ranks commencing with an apprenticeship tutored by some amazingly talented stylists.
I quickly identified my true passion, all types of hair colour work from corrective to highly skilled fashion techniques such as woven highlights, slices and pieces, and more recently ombré.
I have been lucky enough to be involved and lead in various photo shoots which has helped me gain the knowledge and confidence I have achieved today. I am extremely proud of my work and the images I consistently produce.
Currently I am working with my clients on a daily basis honing my skills and forging forward with the many techniques I have been tutored in and adopted from the multitude of talented stylists I have worked with over the years.
I love working at Dexter Hair & Beauty where I have been able to offer my expertise and talents to my new and existing clients and make you look and feel really special.
My career commenced with a work experience placement at a local salon, the buzz and creativity of the salon really excited me, and I became hooked!
After completing my school education I commenced my training at a prominent salon, attaining my industry Levels 2 and 3 statutory qualifications, there were so many aspects to hairdressing and I reveled in them all. Soon I was discovering and establishing my own identity reaffirming individual techniques and styles within my work.
What makes hairdressing so special to me? An existing or recommended new customer that comes to me for a complete hair makeover and imparting their trust in my capabilities. I think it’s so important to listen to that client, advise, suggest, then make use of all my hairdressing skills to create a bespoke hair style that really works for them. That is what makes hairdressing so special for me – a satisfied, happy, returning client!
I wanted to challenge myself and further my career, and joining Dexter Hair & Beauty has been the right move for me and enables me the opportunity to push myself towards something more challenging and exciting within an artistic team of superb technical hairdressers.