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.


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.


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’


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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'



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.


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Lindsey joined Quinns in 1991, and is our very first apprentice! She 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 is a truly fabulous great stylist. Now working part-time on Mondays and Tuesdays. 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. 


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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 on Thursdays and Fridays as she now has two young daughters Ionie and Coral.


Lita is married to local Farmer Andy living in a 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.


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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. 


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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 a very exciting year for Claire as she married Husband Steve in September 2021. She now works Tuesdays and Thursdays.


She lives with 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!


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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 was a wonderful year for her and Josh, as they welcomed their beautiful baby girl Lilly - Rae in to the world.

 Jess now works 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.


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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.



Sarah joined us at the salon in 2004. She is great in all aspects of hairdressing and a very bubbly member of our team. Her favourite things to do would be short hair but is really adaptable - and her skills covers all areas of hairdressing. 

Sarah is married to Rob., who is also the salons electrician! they have two gorgeous boys called Jake & Artie.

Sarah took a break from salon life back in 2021 but we are so thrilled to have her back in the salon again now - everyone truly missed her!


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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! 

She lives with Husband Lenny, in Okehampton and their lovely little boy Alfie, with their second baby being due this summer!

Katie is now on her Maternity leave...



Gemma joined us at the salon in September 2018 after completing her NVQ level 2.  She qualified to NVQ level 3 in 2020 and enjoys all aspects of hairdressing. She is now 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 is building a great clientele, and is very popular.

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



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


She loves to colour and is a Blonding Specialist and this is an area she really enjoys. Charlotte has settled in well with the team and s quickly becoming a valued member of the team.


Charlotte enjoys being busy socialising and travelling whenever she can. She currently excited about making her first own home special with her boyfriend Kinsey.



Megan is one of our Junior Stylists at the salon. She joined us in July 2020 and is most definitely one to watch - we think she has an amazing career ahead of her! Her favourite hair service is cutting.

She is clearly very interested in hair, is a team player and a lovely person - which are the three elements we look for. Megan has recently completed her NVQ Level 2 in hairdressing and become 'Student of the Year 2022 for Hairdressing professionals"



Abby joined us in August 2020 and has recently completed her NVQ level 2 day release at Exeter College and is now a  Junior Stylist. and is now a very important member of the team. She plans to return in September to complete NVQ level 3.


 Abby is friendly, helpful and lovely with people. This will ensure that she thrives as a stylist in our team, she is already really popular.


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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.


This year 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 lives and works in Exeter.


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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.





Hattie joined us in September 2021 helping us as a salon assistant part time.

She is currently studying Hairdressing at Exeter College, and when she has finished we are hoping for her to join us full time in the salon.

She is definitely one to watch - and has the making of a great Stylist!

"The guys at Quinns are great!"

—  Paula Hicks