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Our Salon Culture 

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

inspire and delight our Guests.  They need to be team players working together, be passionate about hair with a committed to learning.  A team of 20 creative, enthusiastic, and

knowledgeable Hair Professionals with lots of experience,

There is a noticeable strong supporting bond between the team members that make it feel like a family.

This enables everyone to reach their full potential. 

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

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THE QUINNS TEAM

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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'

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Dawn - Style Director

Dawn started the business in 1989 aged 22 with a vision of creating a Salon space where both Clients and the team, love to be. To have a beautiful salon where guests will feel rested, nurtured and for them to leave feeling inspired

and fabulous. 

 

A salon where the team will be valued, appreciated and given the opportunity to truly reach their potential. A salon where they can progress, grow and take their hairdressing services in the direction that they most enjoy and thrive in.

 

The loyalty of the team over the past 34 years is something Dawn is so proud and thankful for, and the team continue to inspire and motivate her every day.

Dawn’s favourite quote is “Love what you do” and feels blessed to have experienced this for so long. Married to Ian, they have grown up daughters Jasmin and Zara.

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Evie - Style Director

Evie has been with us at Quinns since 2013 and has 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 works Full time, Monday to Thursday.

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Lindsey - Advanced Stylist

Our very first apprentice!

Lindsey joined the team back in 1991 with a childhood dream of being a hairstylist. Lindsey attended Exeter college for 4 years part time and 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, many of her clients having come to her for many years. Lindseys cutting is precise and beautiful - she is a perfectionist to say the least. A great one for the younger stylist to watch for sure.

Married to Local Estate agent manager Neil, they lives locally with two children Ollie & Issie, now in their late teens. 

Lindsey is a truly fabulous stylist who works on Mondays and Tuesdays.

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Rachael - Advanced Stylist

Rachael joined Quinns in 1993 and is an extremely talented and popular Advanced stylist enjoying all aspects of hairdressing.

 

Rachael is admired greatly by the whole team acting as a wonderful role model to them and especially to our younger team members.

 

Rachaels communication skills and exceptional haircutting ability often provoke exciting changes for her clients. She's loves restyle, and is great with showing clients how they can take care of their hair at home.

Rachael is really strong in all areas of hairdressing, there is very little in hairdressing that she hasn't completely embraced and perfected, which is becoming more rare, as stylists choose to stay within set chosen services for their clients.

Rachael is great fun to be around - and is a very good friend to everyone in the team.

 

Rachael works full-time in the salon from Monday to Thursday. 

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Lita - Advanced Stylist

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 a wealth of experience of hair as well as being very caring and attentive to her guests.

Lita has a great sense of loyalty - and this shows both in the service she gives her clients, as well as her want to support all events with the team. 

She has always kept very busy out of the salon too, Lita has lots of interests as well as helping on their family farm where she lives with her husband Andy and their two daughters.

Lita works all day on Thursdays and Fridays.

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Lisa - Advanced Stylist

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.

 

Lisa is qualified to NVQ Level 2, and enjoys all aspects of salon work. Lisa is a very busy Stylist - offering all hair services, she really enjoys variety of these, and the clients who sit in her chair.

 

She is a qualified Indian Head Massage therapist as well as specialising in Smoothing Services in the salon.She loves textured hair - and the fact that we have the choice to change it.

Lisa is married to farmer Phil, and also works on the farm too!

One busy lady - they live on their own farm with children Holly and Josh.

Lisa works Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Sarah - Advanced Stylist

Sarah joined us at the salon in 2004. She is a superb stylist who loves all aspects of hairdressing, her skills covers all areas! Over the years Sarah has built a wonderful following from clients, many whom she has taken care of for many years.

Sarah has also been involved with the training of younger Stylists at the salon - helping them gain skills and confidence as well as helping with daily salon management routines.

Sarah is bubbly and chatty ensuring those that whoever she spends time with, are taken good care of.

 

Married to Rob, our Salon Electrician - they have two lovely boys called Jake and Artie.

Sarah works Monday, Thursday and Friday.

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Jess - Advanced Stylist

Jess joined Quinns in 2005 and promptly proved her ability by winning Exeter College student of the year in 2007 whilst obtaining her NVQ level 3.

 

Jess has become a truly exceptional stylist with a very impressive clientele. She has great experience in hairdressing, specialising in colouring. She is creative with her colouring - adding subtle and beautiful shades into natural looking colour. Jess is always calm and quietly manages her busy column insuring that her clients are always really well taken care of.

Jess is married to Josh, they share a gorgeous little girl - Lilly Rae

 Jess now works Wednesday and Friday. 

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Chloe - Advanced Stylist

Chloe joined us at the salon in September 2015. She had a passion for hairdressing from an early age. Chloe completed her NVQ level 3 in 2019. And has proved to have a real natural flair when it comes to hair.

 

She is interested in all aspects of hairdressing and particularly enjoys colour corrections and big colour changes! She also is a big fan of our Keratin Treatment - which ensures smooth shiny hair every time!

 

Chloe loves the outdoors, and spending time with her very cute dog Angel.

 

Chloe has a great following at Quinns and works Tuesday to Friday Full time.

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Katie - Advanced Stylist

Katie joined the team in June 2017 as an Advanced stylist, She has always delivered excellent hairdressing with the greatest client care.

 

She enjoys all aspects of hairdressing, and is a very important part of the team, she is brilliant at what she does and so lovely too! 

Katie is now back from her maternity leave and working Tuesdays & Wednesdays. 

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Gemma - Advanced Stylist

Gemma joined us at the salon in 2018. She is qualified to NVQ level 3 Gemma and is an Advanced Stylist.

 

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 has a great clientele, and is very popular due to her kind warm nature. Gemma loves maintaining natural hair colouring, working with short hair through to long hair and creating beautiful hair ups, and occasion hair.

Gemma also love a good Garden Centre! She can be found in various ones in the area, indulging in pots and plants for her garden! 

Gemma works full time on Monday Tuesday Thursday and Friday.

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Charlotte - Advanced Stylist

Charlotte joined the salon in May 2021 and works full time as an Advanced Stylist.

 

Charlotte loves to colour and is a Blonding Specialist. She is particularly passionate about creating platinum, clean blondes using freehand and foiling techniques. 

Charlotte works all day Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

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Megan - Graduate Stylist

Megan is our Youngest Stylist who joined the team in July 2020 and is already an extremely talented young Stylist.

She won Exeter College Student of the Year in 2022 for Hairdressing professionals. This highlights her focus, positive attitude and desire to continually progress.

Megan is a great team member, always positive and an all round lovely person. She has a passion for hair cutting, in particular short creative shapes.

 

Megan as well being a busy young, as she is getting married this year to her Fiancé Clifford. Megan works every salon day from Monday to Friday, with a late evening on Thursday. 

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Hattie - Apprentice

Hattie joined us full time in the summer of 2022 as our New Talent - Salon apprentice.

She is currently studying towards her NVQ Level 2 at Exeter College one day a week to add to her Diplomas in Cutting & Styling and also in Hair colouring that she already has having spent two years at College full time.

She is hard working and organised and definitely one to watch - and has the making of a great Stylist. Hattie is popular with all the team, as she is always taking such good care of them!

She is now available for hairdressing services at reduced prices - please ask at reception for details.

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Lisa - Salon Manager

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.

 

Lisa is incredibly committed to her role, and is constantly striving to make the salon a better place both to work in, and to visit.

 

Lisa completed a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) through The Good Salon Guide with the knowledge that this will support both our team , and potentially our clients too. Lisa is a great support and friend to everyone in the team.

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

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Maxine - Assistant Manager 

Maxine joined the salon in 2006 and excels in her role overseeing all aspects of the salon involving Guest relations and supporting 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.

 

Maxine also offers an incredible Indian Head Massage, and treatments which she has a great love for. 

 

Max is married to Wayne, and they have grown up children Mathew and Becca. This year is very exciting as Mathew is getting married to the lovely Tilly!

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Charlie - Front of House

Charlie joined the salon in 2012 and she works 3 days a week 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 and always on hand to support both guests and team members. 

Charlie is married to Dan, and Mum to 3 children!

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Jo - Front of House

Jo started with us Quinns when she was just 16 and completed her NVQ level 2. Three Children later she re-joined the salon in 2014 after a 10 year gap working part-time on reception and assisting stylists. Jo is involved in all front of house tasks, and takes her role really seriously making her excel at it.

 

Jo is bubbly, outgoing and welcoming. She is fabulous at inviting guests into the salon ensuring they feel relaxed, comfortable and at ease. Jo is a fantastic person to have as part of our team and always creates great fun within the salon. 

Jo is married to James of Stevens Estate Agent and has 3 remarkable sons and 1 beautiful Grandaugher!

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Amy - Front of House

Amy joined us 2022 to help us as a salon assistant part time.

She works Tuesday and Wednesday working to help the salon stylists as

well as the front of house team.

Amy is a busy girl as she also manages a café in town full time!

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Bizzie   -  Front of House

Bizzy joined the salon in August 2023 and has been like a breath of fresh air! She is full of fun and sunshine and has fitted in a treat.

You will find Bizzie at the salon reception welcoming in and taking care of our salon guests as well as helping the team with their daily work too. 

Bizzie has been so enthusiastic in her work, and we are very happy that she has come to join us!

She lives in Okehampton with her husband and twin girls.

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"I always leave the salon recharged!"

—  Sara Knight

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