About Blue Hairdressing

Blue’s Philosophy

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

Our established team brings a wealth of experience to create the Blue experience. With an average length of services of over six years, many of our team have been with us for over ten. Our professional hairdressers are friendly and welcoming with a dedication to delivering high standards. With a positive attitude and dedication to training, our busy hair stylists are confident, creative and current. They provide consistent expert advice to clients of all ages to ensure you receive quality and value from your local family salon.

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 Tuesday to Friday 10.00 – 2.30

*Prices from £72.00



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

Alexis has been with the team for 10 years, she likes a challenge and her style of cutting and colouring hair is creative, modern and structured, Alexis is a busy mother of three .

Alexis works part time Thursday 9.30 – 2.30pm & Fridays 9.30 -6.00 and Fridays and Saturdays very other week

*Prices from £72.00


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 10 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 Wednesdays to Saturdays.

*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.

Anna works Tuesday to Saturday (Wednesday off)

*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.



*prices from are based on a ladies cut and finish