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 a shaved head. I used to colour their hair with my colouring pens and using coloured chalk. My mum used to hide scissors because of my sisters very short fringes and the cats fur and whiskers also disappearing. I trained as hairdresser at the age of 18 in Portugal for 3 years and did have a job at my aunties salon. I later did enrol 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 sons father. After a few years in England I retrained in hairdressing and got my NVQ2 and manage 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 have 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 a 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 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.

In my spare “little” time, I’m enjoy cooking/baking, spending time with my famil, exercising and cuddling my gorgeous 3 cats. 

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

All made with Love”

Carla xoxo