Sam & Debbie…
…have been friends and work colleagues for over 30 years. They first met on the Salon floor and the rest, as they say, is history!
Sam & Debbie shared and developed a vision for a Salon where every stylist takes some ownership for the reputation and success of the Salon.
This involves having stylists adopt different roles within the business, and seizing opportunities to encourage and develop team members.
Sam and Debbie launched The Hair Gallery (Kidlington) over 20 years ago to test the theory, with great success!
This is what they had to say:
Here at The Hair Gallery we believe that the best way to serve our clients well is to ensure every stylist loves their job!
This is a fantastic industry, which never stands still. There’s always more to learn, across a wide range of techniques and products, so we tailor each individual’s professional development to their own interests.
As mums, we both understand the challenges and joys of juggling work with family life. It is essential that we provide a flexible, supportive working environment for all, whatever their personal commitments, and encourage our stylists to achieve their aspirations. Our goal is to facilitate the team so that they feel valued and are motivated to look after their clients and one another.
Our ethos works. Our stylists are passionate about what we do, they want to offer the best possible service to our clients, and they consistently strive to improve their skills and knowledge in order to do so.
As you might expect, The Hair Gallery stylists have built many longstanding relationships. In fact, some clients who have moved away still return to have their hair done at The Hair Gallery! We are always delighted to meet new clients and to hear your feedback on our services.
We are really proud to have fostered an environment where our stylists can flourish so that, together, we can ensure that outstanding client care is at the forefront of what we do.
We love our job, and it’s a real privilege to share our passion with our own team…and beyond! The Hair Gallery is a supporter of the Schwarzkopf Shaping Futures charity.
Debbie travelled to New Delhi to teach would-be hairdressers key skills and techniques. These young people come from disadvantaged backgrounds, unlikely ever to have the opportunity to gain financial independence. Debbie offered her expertise and guidance to ensure they were not just encouraged to follow their dreams, but given the practical skills to actually go and do so.
With the support of Shaping Futures, these young people now continue benefit from training and mentoring as they build their own, brighter futures.