Meet the Team
Karen McLeod – Owner Headstart Hairdressing
Hi, my name is Karen. I am the owner of Headstart Hairdressing in Exeter. I have been hairdressing for over twenty four years. I am as enthusiastic about hairdressing today as I was on my first day. I gained my City & Guilds Qualification and have been working at Headstart Hairdressing ever since. I have attended many cutting, colouring and ‘hair up’ courses here in Exeter and also in London. I am very lucky to work with a friendly enthusiastic and professional team, who are always keen to meet new clients.
Naomi – Stylist
Hi, I am Naomi, I have been in the hairdressing industry since the mid-80’s and have accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience. I enjoy all aspects of the Business and have worked in several top hairdressing salons within the city centre. I work Wednesday to Friday between 0900 – 1600 hrs and have a wonderful loyal client base but I am always keen to work and meet with new clients. I enjoy working in Headstart Hairdressing and have done so for the past fifteen years.
Headstart is a light and relaxing warm, friendly salon. And furthermore I enjoy the opportunity that I am given to enhance my skills with regular quality training. The location of the salon in relation to the Exeter Guildhall car-park further adds to the convenience for both myself and clients. I look forward to seeing you sometime in the salon.
Tracey – Stylist
Hi, my name is Tracey. I have been working at Headstart Hairdressing for over thirty years. I have gained advanced qualifications throughout my hairdressing career by attending various courses on cutting and colouring hair. I really enjoy working with a great team who are extremely enthusiastic. Furthermore, I enjoy meeting new clients.
Jeannette – Stylist
Hello, my name is Jeannette and I have worked at Headstart Hairdressing for the past twenty nine years, (and very happy ones they have been too!) I cover all aspects of Hairdressing and love seeing my regular clients as well as meeting new ones.
Hairdressing has always been my passion and I knew from a very early age that this is all I ever wanted to to and started my full apprenticeship at fifteen years of age.
My many years of hairdressing experience range from working in some of the most prestigious salons in Exeter including workshops with Cyril Galley and Charles Worthington.
Here at Headstart Hairdressing I absolutely adore being part of such a professional and friendly team.
I am lucky having had the privilege of working with hundreds of truly amazing people and still enjoy it very much to this day.
Gail – Stylist
Hi, my name is Gail Bruce. I have been working at Headstart Hairdressing for twenty six years. I have been in Hairdressing for forty seven years and I know all aspects in Hairdressing such as setting, perming and ‘hair up’ styles.
Sheena – Stylist
Hi, my name is Sheena Reed. I have been working in hairdressing for seventeen years all of which I have spent at Headstart Hairdressing with a great team of hairdressers. I gained my City & Guilds qualification and I have gone onto various cutting and colouring courses which I have really enjoyed. I also instruct the trainees on our training evenings, which I enjoy, seeing them learn new techniques. I have a lovely clientele whom I enjoy seeing regularly but also look forward to meeting new clients.
Claire – Stylist
Hi, I’m Claire. I have been working at Hairdressing for eleven years. I trained at Exeter College and where I gained my City & Guilds qualification. I am fully qualified in all aspects of Hairdressing but I especially love cutting, colouring & styling hair. I work full-time and train the apprentices on a Thursday evening. I have a wide selection of wonderful clients who differ in all age groups. I love to be sociable and couldn’t even imagine doing another job.
Anna – Stylist
Hi, my name is Anna. I have been working in the Hairdressing Industry for several years now. I completed Level 2 and Level 3 NVQs in Hairdressing at Exeter College respectively. I have also received Apprentice of the Year and Hairdresser of the Year award back in 2009. I enjoy working a wonderful team at Headstart in Exeter covering all aspects of Hairdressing from colours to cutting ladies and gentlemens’ hair of all ages. I am very keen (and enjoy) working with new clients.
Emma – Stylist
Hi, my name is Emma. I love working at Headstart Hairdressing in Exeter as we are a friendly group of girls who have all trained here. I have built up a lovely clientele over the past twenty five years of being here and still enjoy doing new people. I have attended many and various training courses in London which I loved. I enjoy every aspect of my job especially hair cutting.
Katherine – Stylist
Hi, my name is Katherine. I have been working at Headstart Hairdressing for nearly three years now. Within that time I have completed my NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing and I am in the process of completing my NVQ Level 3 at Exeter College. I thoroughly enjoy working with the girls here at Headstart Hairdressing. I cover and enjoy all aspects of hairdressing and also offer manicures, pedicures and gel nails within the salon.
Amye – Stylist
Hi, my name is Amye. I first started working in Headstart Hairdressing as a Saturday girl and then went on to do my NVQ in Hairdressing in 1999 and have been working in the salon since then. I love working at Headstart Hairdressing. It is such a light and spacious salon and we have a great team of warm and friendly girls. I have successfully completed various cutting and colouring courses over the years and love to learn new techniques in hairdressing. I work part-time and have a wide range of lovely clientele but I am always happy to meet new clients.