Hairstylist Salon Owner

Over 15 years of experience in hairdressing. Passionate about hair, fashion and makeup....and cats

I have been passionate about hairdressing from a very young age, all my dollies did start with long hair ending with shaved heads. I used to colour their hair with my colouring pens and using coloured chalk. My mum used to hide scissors because of my sister`s very short fringes and the cats fur and whiskers also disappearing. I did train as hairdresser at the age of 18 in Portugal for 3 years and did have a job at my auntie`s salon. I later did enrol in a university to study psychology and criminology. I came to England in 2001 to work for 6 months to pay for my studies and I met my son`s father. After a few years in England I retrained in hairdressing and got my NVQ2 and managed to get a job in a salon. I grew in the salon, taking part in fashion shows, hairdressing competitions, training staff, being part of the management team and I also achieved a colour masters in the Schwarzkopf academy in London. In 2016 I also had extensive experience in competitions and fashions shows, inclusive of taking part in assisting in London Fashion Week show. During my career I became poorly and that inspired me to have my own business. I did a lot of research to find a brand that would offer organic, cruelty free and vegan colours and products and eventually I came across OCS. In September 2017 I opened my salon, I have created my own hair image collection and in June I was nominated and a finalist for SME National Green Award. I have grown my business in the last year and I have now Justyna, the beauty therapist working in the salon, offering my clients extra services under one roof.

I keep myself updated and I attend various courses to offer my clients the best!

I am trained in different hair cutting/colouring/styling techniques, barbering, makeup, social media and marketing and I am also a first aider.

I now also offer “My Colour Love” in the salon, I have qualified recently in colour analysis. This complements  my consultations in hair creating a personalised service to my lovely clients.

<span style="font-size: 10pt; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;">In my spare “little” time, I enjoy cooking/baking, spending time with my </span><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">family</span><span style="font-size: 10pt; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;">, exercising and cuddling my gorgeous 3 cats.&nbsp;</span>

I am a life and planet lover and my motto is...

All made with Love”

Carla xoxo