Our Salon Culture

The salon’s success stems from the team, each carefully chosen to make sure they have what it takes to please.

They need to be team players working together, be passionate about hair, committed to learning and determined to please.


There is a noticeable strong bond between us, enabling everyone to reach their full potential. We are a team that feels like family.  Offering the highest quality hairdressing from a team of 20 creative, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly Hair Professionals,

you are our priority as is the safety of you whilst you are at the salon.

We are truly adapted to working during the Covid Pandemic and have many safe guarding features in place.


We want you to really relax and enjoy your time whilst you are with us .


‘Love what you do, who you do it with and who you do it for’


The team at Quinns are proud to be rated a 'Five Star' from the Good Salon Guide as well as being a 'Paul Mitchell Signature Salon'


Dawn started the business in 1989 and is so incredibly proud of the salon and the team, so many whom have been at Quinns for so long.


Seeing others progress and the salon grow continues to inspire and motivate her. Dawn loves welcoming new clients to the salon as well as seeing regular clients, some of whom have been visiting for most of its 32 year history.


Dawn is qualified to Advanced level, and is a ‘Colour Associate’. She was ‘Student of the Year’ in 1986 and Exeter College “Employer of the Year’ in 2011.

Dawn’s favourite quote is “Love what you do” and feels blessed to have experienced this for so long.

Married to Ian, who has been working so hard at the core of the two year salon expansion she also loves being Mum to their grown-up daughters Jasmin and Zara.


Lindsey joined Quinns in 1991 and is qualified to NVQ Level 3. Lindsey is extremely professional in everything she does and works to the highest standards. This has resulted in a very loyal clientele, and also makes Lindsey a perfect role model for the team.


Lindsey was the salons very first apprentice, and continues to be a great stylist. Now working part-time, Lindsey is married to Neil, a local estate agent Manager and has two teenage children Ollie and Izzie.


Rachael joined Quinns in 1993 and is an extremely talented and popular Advanced stylist enjoying all aspects of hairdressing. She is admired greatly by the whole team.


Rachael is particularly good at encouraging change for clients and always works to the highest level. Rachael always keeps up to date with the latest hair trends and is wonderful role model in the salon both in her ability and in her communication skills. 


Rachael is married to Richard, her very own fire fighter, and Mum to Ryan and Dominic. Rachael works full-time in the salon from Monday to Thursday. 


Lita joined the salon in 1997 and was manager for 8 years. She is qualified to NVQ Level 3 and is also a qualified Indian Head Massage therapist. A great stylist, with lots of experience, she now works part time as she now has two daughters Ionie and Coral.


Lita is married to local Farmer Andy living in new home that they built themselves!

She has always kept very busy out of the salon too - with Yoga, Zumba at Okehampton Primary PTA, to name a few.


Lisa joined the salon in 2002.  She is a bubbly member of the salon team, great at what she does and a real team player, always offering to help everyone in the salon however she can. She is a great friend to everyone.


Lisa is qualified to NVQ Level 2, and enjoys all aspects of salon work. She is a qualified Indian Head Massage therapist as well as specialising in Smoothing Services in the salon.

She is married to Phil, a local farmer who she also helps on the farm and has two children, Holly and Joshua. 


Claire Joined in 2003 and is a very talented member of the salon, she is very popular and has an extremely loyal clientele. She has NVQ Level 3 and is a ‘Colour Associate’. 


Working to the highest levels with a wonderful following, it has been lovely to have Claire back from her recent maternity leave from having her beautiful baby in 2019. She is now working Tuesdays and Thursdays.


She lives with partner Steve on the outskirts of Okehampton with gorgeous daughter Nellie, and it is one amazing home which they built themselves. Claire is always an amazing advert for the salon - she always looks fantastic!


Jess joined Quinns in 2005 and has become a truly exceptional stylist with a very impressive clientele.  She has great experience in hairdressing and is a pleasure to work with. She is qualified to NVQ Level 3 and is a ‘Colour Associate”. Jess won Student of the Year 2007 at Exeter College.

 Jess is married to Josh and 2020 is proving to be a wonderful year for her and Josh, as they welcomed their beautiful baby girl Lilly - Rae in to the world.

Currently on her maternity leave from the salon, we will be welcoming Jess back to the salon when her maternity leave finishes in March 2021. She will be working Mondays and Wednesdays.


Evie has been with us at Quinns since 2013 and had been brilliant from the beginning. She is lovely to work with, and is popular with the team as well as having a wonderful loyal clientele.


She works in a careful and precise way, ensuring her finish is perfect. Evie has grown into a very capable and talented Stylist specialising in Colour, and loves painted on Balayage techniques. She is also a long hair specialist.

Evie lives in Okehampton with her Fiance Jake and their stunning dog Oscar.


Chloe joined us at the salon in September 2015. She had a passion for hairdressing from an early age. She has proved to have a real natural flair when it comes to hair - and picks new things up quickly. Chloe completed her NVQ level 2 in 2017 and NVQ level 3 in 2019.


She is interested in all aspects of hairdressing and particularly enjoys cutting and colour. Chloe is building a great following at Quinns.

Chloe enjoys spending time with boyfriend Johan and friends.


Katie joined the team in June 2017 as an Advanced stylist, and we were thrilled to see how well Katie fitted in with the team, delivering excellent hairdressing with the greatest client care.


She enjoys all aspects of hairdressing, and always eager to learn more. Although she has only been at Quinns for a few years, Katie has become a very important part of the team, she is brilliant at what she does and so lovely too! 

She lives with her partner Lenny, in Okehampton with their beautiful new arrival in 2020 their beautiful Baby Alfie who arrived earlier this year.


Katie is currently on her maternity leave, and will be back at the salon April 2021 working Tuesdays and Wednesdays.


Gemma joined us at the salon in September 2018 after completing her NVQ level 2.  She has recently finished her NVQ level 3 in 2020 and is enjoying all aspects of hairdressing.


Gemma is a pleasure to have in the salon, always doing whatever she can to help the team as well as running her own busy column at the salon. She is building a great clientele, and is very popular.

Gemma has also recently bought her first house with Postman boyfriend Mike.


Maisie is our ‘Junior Stylist’ which means she is newly qualified having joined Quinns in 2018.


Maisie is always full of fun and very chatty - and lovely to be around. Maisie has signed up to study for her NVQ level 3 at Exeter College to advance her hairdressing skills.


She is becoming a great young stylist and is now available for appointments at lower prices whilst she builds her experience and confidence.

She lives with her family in a village outside of Okehampton.


Megan is our new apprentice at the salon. She joined us in July 2020 as soon as we returned to the salon after lockdown 1.0  and has impressed us greatly. She is most definitely one to watch - we think she has an amazing career ahead of her!

She is clearly very interested in hair, is a team player and a lovely person - which are the three elements we look for. Megan is attending a day release programme at Exeter College for her NVQ Level 2 in hairdressing. 


Abby is our newest apprentice at the salon joining us in August 2020. She is working full time at the salon, whilst attending Exeter College to study for her NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing.


She is very excited about joining the team at Quinns - and we think she has settled in perfectly. Abby is friendly, helpful and lovely with people - the makings of a great Stylist!


Lisa B joined the salon in December 2013 and works full time managing the salon. Her roles include stock control, salon rotas and routines, cashing up and banking, health & safety, salon guest co-ordinator, window displays, housekeeping to name but a few.


Although Lisa did not come from a hairdressing background she soon became a very important link in everyday life in the salon, helping everything to run smoothly as well. She is incredibly committed to her role and a great support to everyone in the team.

Married to Nick, they have a son James who lives and works in Exeter.


Maxine joined the salon in 2006 and her role is to oversee all aspects of the salon involving Guests and the Salon Team.


Max is an organised, hard working member of the team and is such an asset, making sure everything runs smoothly for us all. Amazing at Indian Head Massage, and treatments which she also really enjoys.

Married to Wayne with two grown up children Matthew and Rebecca.


Charlie joined the salon in 2012 working part-time on reception and assisting stylists. Charlie quietly runs a smooth ship keeping very busy and ensuring that both clients and stylists always have what they need. Charlie is very professional in her role and always looks amazing!

Married to local farmer Dan with 3 children Heidi, Isabel and Joey.


Jo re-joined the salon in 2014 after a 10 year gap and now works part-time on reception and assisting stylists. Jo is bubbly and welcoming to clients in the salon, and lovely company to work alongside.


She is married to James a local estate agent and is always busy being Mum to Jordan, Josh and Jayden as well as being involved in local fundraising groups in the town.


Alicia joined the salon in 2016 and worked  full time on reception before having her gorgeous son Dexter in 2019.Alicia is a pleasure to work with, and we love the fact that she always has a ready smile!


She quietly gets on with supporting both stylists and clients whilst they are in the salon and has quickly become a valued member of the team.

Alicia lives with her Husband Jack, who she recently married in September 2020 and their gorgeous sons Dexter and Finley.Alicia is currently on her Maternity Leave.

"The guys at Quinns are great!"

—  Paula Hicks


Quinns Hairdressing Ltd
23/27 East Street
EX20 1AT

01837 54445

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