Recently voted as best salon, best colour technician and best customer service at the prestigious British Hair & Beauty Awards 2017. Blue Hairdressing opened in 2002 and in 2004 was taken over by two of the original employees, Alan and Cara Hartnett, who saw the potential to develop the business further. After establishing a strong foundation, including the right team of experts, Alan & Cara expanded the business in 2008 dramatically increasing the size of the salon to create a more luxurious experience for their growing clientele. In 2013 Blue joined Salon Success and became 365 members which continues today.
Meet Our Team
Cara – Artistic Director /Salon Owner
Cara has been hairdressing for over 25 years and started her career in Guildford. She has a passion for precision haircutting using modern techniques and loves producing textured looks. As well as her Stylist role in the salon she is also head of business development and spends much of her time coaching and guiding the team to achieve their goals.
Cara works Wednesday’s and Thursday’s 10.00 – 2.30 Every other Saturday 9.30 – 5.00
*Prices from £72.00
Alan – Expert Colourist/Salon Owner
Born in central london Alan trained and worked at some of londons top west end salons. With over 30 years experience which includes training hairdressers in Australia and throughout Italy whilst working for International salon group Terrence Renati. Alan has also presented and educated at Salon International and The World Hairdressing Congress and was Colour Technician of the Year for Remy London. In 1997 Alan moved to surrey to bring his brand of precision hair colour techniques as Colour Director to a new salon in Farnham, thats where he met Cara …. and the relationship cultivated into creating BLUE (along with a family!) Alan says “Hard work, commitment, loyalty and trust has been the key to our success and we are striving for a bit more!? What we wanted to achieve is a business where our guests feel like they are part of our BLUE family”.
*Unavailable for On-Line Booking
Jo – Artistic Director /Salon Manager
“I believe i have two ears and one mouth for a reason, so i endeavour to listen twice as much as i speak” Jo is a vital member of the team having worked with Blue since the salon opened in 2002. Jo has a loyal following of clients , she is a highly skilled hairdresser in all aspect including cutting and colouring, red carpet blow-dries and she is excellent at bridal & prom hair. In Jo’s spare time she is a keen salsa dancer and has been teaching for over 12 years!
Jo is full time in the salon having Thursday Off
*Prices from £77.00
Alexis – Director
Natasha – Creative Director
Iain – Director / Marketing
After his career in marketing and IT in London , Iain then retrained at a top salon in Guildford and quickly became a salon manager and assisted in training the future talent. He has also taken part in a variety of hair shows. Iain has worked at Blue for 7 years and specialises in cutting only and has 15 years experience working in the hair industry. He enjoys all aspects of his work but excels at short hair, mens and modern styles.
Iain works full time in the salon.
*Prices from £67.00
Gavin – Creative Designer/ Head Trainer
Gavin has been hairdressing for 28 years. ‘I love all aspects of colour and cutting, from the perfect trim to the ultimate re-style. My passion is short hair. Gavin’s classic training means his understanding of all types of styling is suitable for all clients, but his creative cutting and colouring techniques stands him out from your usual stylist. He also excels in men’s cutting and barbering.
Gavin works full time and works a late evening on wednesdays until 8pm
*Prices from £67.00 Unavailable for On-Line Booking
Anna Marie -Senior Designer
Anna Marie is a level 3 qualified hairdresser who aspires to create bold statement colours and loves doing Hair Up as well as Avant Garde. Anna says “I like to meet new people and create new styles” Anna marie is the one for you if you are looking for up to date modern techniques such as ombre, blonde & ballayage as well has your classic cutting & colouring.
*prices from £52.00
Sally – Reservations
Sally has been part of the Blue team, working on reservations for over 12 years.
"I aim to help all guests have a positive pleasurable experience in the salon"
Sally works on wednesdays 9.30 - 6.00
Adam – New Stylist
Adam has recently qualified gaining his level 3 at college and taken to hairdressing like a duck to water. With continuous training, mentoring and guidance Adam is quickly building his column on the salon floor with great results.
His passion for hair and his smile is infectious. Adam likes all aspects of hairdressing but he particularly enjoys high lighting and cutting and styling long hair , he says “ I believe in creating hairstyles that are modern and individual to suit the guests needs.