Sue Pickles

Salon Owner

Sue has offered a hairdressing service of the highest quality in Nailsea for over 21 years.

She fosters a true sense of teamwork amongst her staff, demonstrated by their common goal of making people feel and look great. Investment in, and encouragement of, her stylists has created a confident and professional team that encompasses different age groups and specialities.

Her easy going and approachable personality, combined with extensive skill and knowledge has led to the success of the salon. Along with her own long-standing and established clientele, Sue also personally welcomes her stylists’ clients, drawing them into the overall salon experience.

Having enjoyed longevity and success within her career, Sue loves hairdressing now as much as she did when she first started in the business.

Sue says: “We constantly aspire to make people feel fantastic when they walk out of the salon.”

Tamara Barrant

Salon Manager

Tamara began her hairdressing career with a Saturday job and has never looked back! This former ‘Apprentice of the Year’ now teaches hairdressing trainees herself; the salon’s apprentices benefit from Tamara’s 25 years’ worth of experience and knowledge.

Tamara’s clientele have a broad variety of hairdressing requirements. Her proficiency with all types of hair enable her to tailor her service specifically to their individual needs and wants. Tamara loves the variation, enjoying a job where no two days are the same and where she can use her creativity and precision to make people feel good about themselves.

Tamara values working within such a close team at SP Hair & Co, drawing inspiration from the talent of her colleagues.

Tamara says: “It’s not just a job, it’s a passion.”

Cathy Millar

Senior Stylist

Cathy joined SP Hair & Co as a trainee at the age of 16. Having progressed to junior stylist, she then became a colour specialist, educating staff in salons across the South West, and training with an international team in Germany. Cathy has now been an educator for the salon’s trainees during the last five years.

Cathy is close to her clients, having gained their trust through her excellent knowledge, particularly about colour, combined with her happy, enthusiastic approach. She is confident in creating something beautiful and different for her customers.

Cathy loves working in this salon because Sue, the owner, listens to her ideas, is innovative and invests in the stylists. This approach reflects Cathy’s own ambitious and energetic character.

Cathy says: “I love being artistic and having the opportunity to pass my knowledge on to both clients and other staff.”

Emma Bryant

Senior Stylist

Emma wanted to be a hairdresser because she loves making people feel good about themselves.

With her naturally warm and friendly manner, Emma is exceptionally skilled at building a rapport - her portfolio of loyal clients speaks for itself! Emma is enthusiastic and enjoys the social side of hairdressing which involves meeting new people.

Clients are in extremely capable hands with Emma; she believes in taking the time to talk them through a detailed consultation. A thorough examination of clients’ hair allows her to offer the best advice and recommendations.

Emma has worked with SP Hair & Co for over 17 years and loves working in such a spacious environment. She has seen how the salon has grown, and is an integral part of its success.

Emma says: “I love my job.”

Alice Yarr

Senior Stylist

I've been a stylist with SP Hair for 14 years with a slight break running to the sea then doing colour training and education for la biosthetique so have always stayed within hairdressing.

My passion is people, making people feel good, pampered and relaxed, Colouring is definitely my strength and I love doing all colouring, but also enjoy cutting, long hair and wedding hair.

Verity Piper

Creative Stylist

I've been at SP Hair company for 22 years.
I started in 1998 as a apprentice when I was just 16, and I have never looked back since!

I’m a friendly, bubbly person with a passion for giving my clients the best experience.

I particularly enjoy cutting short hair and I enjoy all aspects of colouring and cutting.

I love a challenge and I get excited when client’s sit in the chair and tell me they want a complete re-style.

My objective is for you to leave the salon feeling great and looking fabulous.

Caitlyn Efford

Creative Stylist

Working for SP Hair Company for over 8 years Cait has learned multiples of different styling techniques and fashions while sharing that knowledge with numerous clients.

Cait's passion is colour from Balayge to Baby Lights, Cait is suited to clients who are feeling adventurous while at the same time ensuring the protection of their hair with Olaplex.

Cait says "When you change your colour and style you can totally recreate yourself."

Beth Neale

Creative Stylist

I have been at Sp hair company for 7 years and it feels as though I’ve been with the team longer!

For me personally cutting is one of the greatest passions in the industry for me, as there is so many different techniques/ looks you can give your clients and offer your guidance for them to recreate this look at home.
I’m always ensuring my clients hair is in the best condition it can possibly be in and by that making sure they’re using the correct products as their aftercare for at home, especially when coloured.
I love giving clients that confidence they feel they’ve lost by recreating them and giving them their image back.
I have a great range of clients and everyday is different for me, which is what’s so exciting about my job!
I feel I have very loyal trust with my clients and whether that be new clients too, I feel I have a warm welcoming presents towards my clients as well as making them feel relaxed.

Beth says - ‘I wanted to make people feel beautiful so I became a hairdresser.

Hayley Keen

Creative Stylist

** Hayley is currently on Maternity Leave ** Hayley has been at SP Hair Company for over five years during which time she has perfected her hairdressing skills. She particularly likes the challenge of a complete transformation involving cut and colour. Hayley loves working with hair, learning new things but most importantly meeting new people.

Hayley is such a bubbly character, she puts a smile on all our faces.

Hayley says, "It makes my day to make somebody else's."


Mary Gould

Front of House

Mary is a fantastic welcoming presence who combines a warm and friendly manner with an organised and methodical approach to booking client appointments. Coming from a retail background Mary has a passion for customer service and ensures that all clients receive the utmost care and attention. Working with two receptionists, Mary uses her planning skills to ensure the booking systems run smoothly, giving clients an efficient and professional service. They can relax knowing that their future appointments are booked in advance, with every detail taken care of. Mary says: “I really look forward to seeing regular clients and love providing a first-class service to new ones too.”