Our Team

Claire, salon owner

She says:
I founded this salon on a basis of not only wanting to make people look better, I want to make people feel better too!

I'm the main colour educator within the salon, completing numerous colour master courses. My aim is to keep training within the salon, so we can stay ahead of the trends.

I've been in hairdressing for over 18 years, starting in my home city of Melbourne and then moving to London, working in fabulous high-end and boutique salons across both cities. I then moved to Plymouth, working in colour education and co-founding a new salon in the city centre, until I left to start a family.

Now a proud mum to 2 lovely little girls, I'm back full of energy and passion with fresh and vibrant ideas for our exciting new salon. Naturally, I have to focus a lot of my time on the business side, but my love for my personal clients and enjoyment of hands-on hairdressing (and chatting!) means you'll often see me in the salon.

Abi

She says:
I have had a background in retail and customer-facing jobs, therefore I love chatting with people - who doesn't love a catch up over a cuppa and cake! I really love what we're doing at Ochre Hair Lounge, and am very proud of the atmosphere we've created. I love seeing the customers leaving with a big smile on their faces.

Amber

She says:
I have just qualified my level 2 hairdressing, I have a passion for hair and have always wanted to be a hair stylist. I love doing colours especially blondes and balayage. I love making people feel so happy and better about themselves when seeing the finished results!

We say:
Amber has such a lovely nature, all of her clients love her. She has graduated into an absolutely brilliant stylist, she listens very carefully to the clients needs and gives her undivided attention.

Bobbie

She says:
I started my hairdressing journey in 1994 alongside some very talented stylists in Plymouth, and I’m still passionate about it now as when I started 25 years ago. I love to welcome old and new clients to my chair, offering a complete, professional service from the starting consultation to the final look.

I like to keep up-to-date on current techniques in this fast-moving industry, and I feel a great passion to pass on knowledge whilst training the apprentices. I am a huge enthusiast of bobs, and love precision cutting!

Chantelle

She says:
My passion for hairdressing has blossomed in the last year or so, and my soul purpose to enhance people's natural beauty within hair. I'm also fully qualified in hair extensions, which fits well with my aesthetic. Working in Ochre Hair Lounge is my dream, and is everything I stand for when it comes to relaxing in a friendly environment.

We say:
Chantelle is very fashionable and extremely knowledgeable about all things hair. We love having her great vibes in the salon.

Courtney

She says:
I have over 7 years experience in hairdressing, I would not change my career choice – I absolutely love my job. I specialise in bridal hair and balayage colouring, I really enjoy all aspects of colour. There is no better feeling than seeing someone rock your work with the biggest smile.

We say:
Courtney is definitely our balayage and hair-up queen, she is absolutely brilliant at both. Not only is she really efficient, but she always creates the most on-point styles and colours.

Jessica

She says:
I started hairdressing in 2010. I am bubbly and easy to talk to, I love my job and love working with the girls in the salon. I enjoy all aspects of hairdressing, especially cutting - I love a re-style cut! I have two beautiful young daughters, who definitely keep me on my toes when I'm not at work.

We say:
Jessica is definitely our restyle queen, she has such a flair for it - even the most extreme styles, from really long hair to a pixie cut. She is also very good at colouring, and contributes to lots of our photography work. She has such a lovely bubbly personality, Jessica certainly knows how to put clients at ease.

Lisa

She says:
I have over 25 years in the industry, and have completed lots of advanced cutting courses over the years. I love making sure all my clients are happy, relaxed and very much looked after.

We say:
Lisa is such an asset to our salon, she's one of the best cutters you could ever wish for. She's fantastic at colour too, but if a precision cut is what you're after then Lisa is the stylist for you.

Maisie

She says:
I have just started my first year of hairdressing. I was unsure what to do with my career, but then decided to follow in my mums footsteps and get into hairdressing too. This is the best decision I have made, I am so in love with hairdressing!

We say:
We can tell Maisie has been around hairdressing since she was 2, she is such a natural! We love that she also keeps our plant babies looking so fresh and healthy.

Michelle

She says:
I have been hairdressing for 25 years, and over the last few years I have discovered the 'curly girl method' and I love all the curls I get to see. My aim is to make my clients relaxed and in love with their hair by the time they leave. I love our salon family, and learning and research.

We say:
Michelle is fundamental to our salon, she is so passionate about every cut she does and we learn lots off her every day.

Vikki

She says:
This is my twentieth year of hairdressing - I did 5 years of ladies and then moved onto barbering for 15 years. I love what I do and enjoy getting the styles just right for the gents. I love working at Ochre Hair Lounge, and when I'm not there I love spending time with my family of 5 children, going travelling and baking at home.

We say:
We really love having Vikki barbering for us, she's great at just getting on with the cut! The gents really love the styles that she creates.