Meet the team

Our Stylists

Let our highly trained team empower you with the beauty you deserve.

You know what they say..."Invest in your hair, it is the crown you never take off!"

Lara

Owner/Session Stylist

Lara has been hairdressing for twenty years. Before owning Arena, she managed the salon for two years and then had the opportunity to buy the salon with her husband, Richard. She did not hesitate, and the salon has gone from strength to strength.

Although she really miss’s being on her tools, she loves the business side of Arena. Striving for perfection in all areas of the salon. She spends a lot of time working with her staff to create the best experience for Arena’s clients.

She prides herself on the salon being a safe place for all and is very proud to have started the journey to being a zero-waste salon.

Carly

Apprentice Manager, Senior Stylist & Session Stylist

Carly started her career at Arena 10 years ago, during this time she has developed her skills to become a senior stylist.

She loves all the aspects of hairdressing but specialises in precision cutting. She’s in her element when cutting short hair,gents’ hair, bobs and fringes. She believes the simplest tweaks make the biggest impact. Carly is also a KEVIN.MURPHY trained session stylist. Book in today for your perfectly styled blow-dry.

Carly is a perfectionist and she really listens to her client’s needs.

Carly top tip: Heat protection is key for shiny healthily hair. Would you go out in the sun without factor on? No, so don’t do it to your hair! She recommends KEVIN.MURPHY HEATED.DEFENCE

Kirsty

Senior Stylist & Session Stylist

With over 11 years experience, Kirsty is one of Arena's senior and experienced stylists.
She is a real master of beautiful and glamorous styles and really works her magic with curly hair and thick hair. 
Hair condition is always at the forefront of Kirsty's mind, so be to sure to receive the best advice and recommendations. Worried about thinning hair? No worries, Kirsty has your back. With first hand experience she would be more than happy to discuss your options with you.
Perfection is one word to sum up Kirsty and the work she produces whilst at Arena and she has a real eye for detail.
To Kirsty, it's not just a treatment, it's an experience and she makes sure every client leaves feeling happy with a style they love.
Outside of work, you will always find Kirsty spending time with her nieces and nephew being the real family orientated person she is. Also, did you know that Kirsty is mad about otters? 
With such an extensive client base, diary space is few and far between so booking in advance is essential..! Get in touch now to book your free consultation or an appointment..!!

Chelsea

Senior Stylist

Chelsea started her career at Arena 12 years ago. Hairdressing was always her dream since being a little girl.

Chelsea is an expert in Keratin complex smoothing treatments, if you want frizz free and more manageable hair please get in touch.

Chelsea loves creating bespoke balayage for each individual. She loves creating vivid and pastel shade colours. She loves creating hair-up for all occasions.

Chelsea’s top tip.

Maintain your hair condition and colour with weekly treatments. Her favourite is KEVIN.MURPHY HYDRATE.ME MASQUE

Wiktoria

Director

Wiktoria has been working in the hair & beauty industry for 14 years and still feels passionate about hair & beauty. Hair is art and your hair is her canvas.

She has recently moved from London where she was working in a salon for 6 years. Prior to that, she worked as a hairstylist for 5 years in Ukraine. She has attended the L’Oreal Academy in London and has worked with major brands such as Redken, Keune, Wella & Schwarzkopf.

She regularly updates her skills to keep up with latest trends and techniques. She specialises in colouring, Wiktoria uses techniques such as balayage, foilyage (a mixture of foils & balayage), shatush, highlights and AirTouch.

Airtouch is a popular new technique she has been doing for 2 years now. As well as colour she also specialises in hair cutting, styling, updos, wedding, prom hair and Makeup. 

Book in for a consultation. Wiktoria looks forward to meeting you and creating your best look.

Sophie

Senior Stylist

With 9 years experience, and more than half of those as part of the Arena team, Sophie is no stranger to hairdressing and if it’s colour that your wanting then Sophie is your go to. Who doesn’t love being creative with colour? Especially when you specialise in it and any colour correction, right?

The scientific side of hair colouring also fascinates Sophie and she is always working out different formulas for hair colour. She loves cutting blunt bobs and loves getting her teeth into thick long hair, especially when it comes to the styling (It’s her favourite part) although nothing is more satisfying then seeing the whole process from start to finish.

Being the Arena social media guru, Sophie likes to keep up to date with all the latest trends, techniques and products  – If it’s new out, she knows. She is also the one always behind her phone capturing the A-Team’s creations. Sophie is also part of our wedding team and will travel to your wedding venue in order for you and your bridal party to look as beautiful as ever for your special day.

If Sophie is not at Arena, you will find her on the moors with her fiancé and with 2 beautiful children at home, you can be sure she is kept just as busy.

Want to speak to Sophie about your next colour or about your big day? Get in touch now to book your free consultation

JESS

Stylist

Jess discovered her love for all things hair a little later than some, however she is now coming to the end of her Level 3 advanced hairdressing qualification after years of hard work.
As soon as we met Jess, we could see she had a real talent for hairdressing, so we snapped her up quickly. 

She has a real passion for short hair, balayage and fashion colours and is up to date with Arena and Kevin murphy training. 

Jess' top tip: Don't be afraid to experiment, it will grow back!
Jess is well travelled and for 5 years she experienced countries like Australia, New Zealand, Canada and America. Jess has a lot of life experience and is putting it to good use in Arena. 

She is bubbly and easy to talk to and can't wait to meet all of you and create your dream hair. 

JACK

Stylist

Jack loves all aspects of hairdressing. He has completed his training in London, where he worked amongst some of the biggest names in our industry in London’s west end. Jack has also worked at events such as London fashion week and the L’Oréal colour trophy Grand final, jack has got the experience to put you at ease.

He has a real passion for cutting and styling, with a real eye for detail. He really believes that the smallest of changes can make a real difference to a haircut, and can really help his clients achieve their ultimate hair goal - whether that be a woman or a gent. Jack likes to use a combination of wet and dry cutting to create a shape and cut tailored to every client individually, Jack thoroughly believes - ‘no two heads are the same and so no two haircuts should be either.’ 

If he had to choose, his favourite service would be a big bouncy blow dry, you just can’t beat that glamorous red carpet look!

Jack’s top tip would be to ask your stylist questions and do your research when it comes to products and find one you can really swear by, it’ll be a real god send! He recommends KEVIN.MURPHY BEDROOM.HAIR paired with KEVIN.MURPHY ANTI.GRAVITY SPRAY  for a real salon worthy finish at home!

Amy

Stylist

Amy has been with Arena for a year now. With her funny personality and brilliant sense of humour, Amy will brighten your day up. 

She loves the way she can make clients feel, someone could be having the worst day and have their hair done and feel on top of the world again.

Amy loves to foil, the transformations you can get from foiling are endless. She also has excellent barbering skills, as well as all other aspects of hairdressing.

Amy is always keeping up to date with the latest trends, whether its courses or online education.

Abby

Senior Stylist

Abby has been hairdressing for twelve years including seven months at Arena. She already has a big following. She makes people feel good about themselves. Abby’s strengths are colouring blondes and being up to date on the latest foiling and freehand techniques. Whether it’s creating a striking money piece or blending babylights, she’s your girl! Abby also loves creating hair ups, and has worked with many brides, bridesmaids and clients to create stunning styles for all occasions.

 

Front of House & Apprentices

Our talented apprentice team are always on hand to assist stylists with there every need and to give you the best experience. Not only do they give a cracking head massage, our apprentices attend weekly training sessions with our support we hope for them to join the Arena stylist team in the future. We couldn’t do our job without them.

Chloe

Molly

Abby

Nikki - Front of House

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