Meet the Team
Meet Our Owner – Barbara
Barbara is the backbone and business mind of this long running and successful salon. Having run a number of businesses throughout her career, Barbara’s flair, passion, enthusiasm and hard work ensures that Chique runs in a manner that we are all proud to be a part of. Barbara now leaves the practical side of the business to her daughter Debbie, and together they work seamlessly to create a great salon experience offering outstanding hair & beauty treatments to their clients.
Meet Our Manager – Debbie
Debbie is the manager here at Chique and has been a professional hair technician for over 35 years. Having started her career at Zeffedees in Southampton; which was an extremely fashionable salon in the heart of the city; Debbie decided to take the plunge and start her own business – “Chique”.
Chique is a family run business, and it is thanks to the close-knit relationships, client trust and renowned reputation that Debbie has worked hard to achieve over the past 30 years, that makes this salon the success it is today.
Our staff are always friendly but professional. Over the years we have continued to invest in training and personal development, to enable us to keep up with changing trends in the market and deliver outstanding customer care. We love having junior members of the staff at Chique, as we not only get to see their progress as they work their way up through the ranks, but they provide a youthful insight into salon life.
In recent times, Debbie has decided to take more of a back seat devoting her time to teaching junior technicians and developing her new venture, “Blow Dry School” – another fantastic service now offered at Chique.
Kathryn – Senior Hair Technician
Kathryn is one of our senior hair technicians and has been part of the Chique team for over 12 years. She is friendly and dynamic, and her many skills include specialising in all aspects of colouring and exploring the latest fashion trends.
She has a huge passion for special occasion styling, so whether you want something exceptional for a big night out or an unforgettable wedding day, Kathryn will create the perfect up do for you.
Hayley - Senior Hair Technician
Hayley is also one of our senior hair technicians and has been part of the Chique family for 11 years.
A confident and attentive team member, Hayley prides herself on being a perfectionist. She is a fantastic all-round hair stylist but her true passion lies with shorter hair.
We recommend Hayley is you are looking for a complete restyle or a cut with more definition.
Larraine – Holistic Beauty Therapist
Larraine is one of our beauty therapists here at Chique and has over 15 years salon experience, having been part of our team for the past 9. She is fully qualified in holistic and beauty therapies having trained in massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, Thai herbal compress massage and Ayurveda facial massage, as well as a wide range of beauty treatments. Larraine always goes out of her way to use products she believes in, ensuring they are 100% cruelty free and vegan wherever possible.
Larraine is a well-established, confident member of our team and is passionate about her job and the treatments she provides, aiming to pamper and beautify your so that you leave the salon feeling fabulous.
Sara – Nail Technician, Beauty Therapist and Microblading Specialist
Sara is our nail technician and beauty therapist and has been with us at Chique for the past 5 years. Sara has a wealth of experience and knowledge within the beauty industry, having worked in high end hotels and spas and having trained with the best in the business.
Sara’s passion lies in working with the natural nail, using Jessica and Artistic gels polishes. She is also our microblading specialist – making small hair strokes to the brow area to create the illusion of a fuller brow. Sara loves providing the perfect treatment for her clients and is a beauty therapist you can trust.
Elise – Junior Hair Technician
Elise is our junior hair technician and has been with us since spring 2015. She completed her college training in 2017 and is now currently undergoing in-house training to perfect her skills.
Since working at Chique, Elise has matured into a wonderful team member and has a promising career ahead of her.
Abbie – Apprentice
Abbie is our newest team member, having joined us in early 2017. She is just embarking on her 2-year college apprenticeship and is enthusiastic and eager to learn.
We are all confident that Abbie will continue to become a huge asset to our incredibly friendly team of professionals.