Meet the Nirvana Hair, Beauty & Laser Salon Team

Kathy (Owner / Director)

The owner of the salon with a wealth of experience of 27 years hairdressing. She started her career in Surrey and was lucky enough to be taught by her employer, who was an inspiration to her. After moving to Devon over 12 years ago, Kathy ventured into the opening of her own salon in 2011 and hasn't looked back since. She is very proud of the salon and the staff.

Ange (Director)

Grew up in Northampton, and wanted to be a hair stylist after watching a hairdresser friend being creative with colour. Ange still loves colouring, especially when she's creating vibrant colours for her guests. Along with colour, she also likes creating hair up styles and helping the apprentices with advice and technique.

Rosie (Cutting / Bridal Director)

Has been with Nirvana since the very beginning and is always positive influence on us all. Rosie is from Stoke on Trent originally but has lived in Devon since she was a child. Having worked in salons since she was 14, it was a natural progression to follow on to be the confident stylist that she is. Rosie loves cutting and being creative with an individual look, and she specialises in hair up and bridal styling.

Zoe (Director / Balayage Director)

Has been qualified since the beginning of 2011, Zoe is an enthusiastic part of our team, she is very caring in her approach to customer care and listens carefully to each individual need. Zoe enjoys creative colouring, cutting and loves hair up styles.

Tilly (Senior Stylist / Balayage Director)

Tilly has been with us since she was an apprentice and over the years has become a confident and creative senior stylist who loves colouring hair and restyles. Her vast knowledge of Aveda Colour, new colouring techniques and passion for the industry keeps her moving with the times to create beautiful hair. 

Leanne (Senior Stylist / Balayage Director)

Leanne is one of our home grown talents, she has risen through the salon from a junior role and is now one of our colour specialists particularly lived in blonde, beach blonde and balayage. She is also passionate about restyles, kerastraight and loves passing on her knowledge to our apprentices. 

Natalie (Senior Stylist / Fabriq Treatment Specialist)

Natalie has worked at Nirvana for years, she recently had some time off with her gorgeous little boy, but is now back and full of passion and creative ideas. Nat loves balayage, creative colours, restyles and is a Fabriq treatment specialist - the best long term treatment for smoother, stronger, straighter hair that's easier to manage. As a left handed stylist Natalie embraces her artistic side (we can see that from her photo!) - studies have shown lefties are more creative! 

Nikki (Senior Stylist)

Nikki has recently been promoted to Senior Stylist as she has grown with us over the years and has now perfected her skills! Her loyal clients love her colour techniques and stunning signature curls. She loves working with the Aveda colour and creating natural, sun kissed, beachy blondes. 

Chelsea (Stylist)

Chelsea always makes us smile with her positive attitude and thirst to learn. Watching her skills develop is a complete joy - her passion and talent shows in her work and she is fast becoming one of our rising stars having recently been promoted. She loves experimenting with colour and is now skilled in balayage too.  

Jasmine (Stylist)

Jaz loves creating beautiful blondes from golden sunkissed blondes to icy platinum pale blondes. She also loves getting creative with hair so if you have a party, prom or wedding Jaz is the stylist to book in with! 

Chloe (Stylist)

Chloe has recently qualified so is available for discounted colours and simple cuts. She is also extremely talented at party & bridal hair creating lots of amazing braided and boho styles, she even won awards at college for her hair ups!

Sarah (Stylist)

We are so excitied Sarah is joining Nirvana in January 2024! She's passionate about hair and always has a friendly face. Sarah specialises in balayage, brondes, dimensional brunettes as well as long layered cuts. She also offers Fabriq Smoothing Treatments perfect for frizzy, textured and damaged hair. 


Lucy (New Talent Stylist)

Lucy is our rising star - she's been with us since her apprenticeship and is nearly fully qualified. Her caring nature and passion is reflected in her work and she's already gaining a following! She offers foils, tints, toners, basic cuts and her hair ups are incredible.

Mia (New Talent Stylist)

Mia's bright and friendly nature puts all the clients at ease. She's been with us since her apprenticeship and is nearly fully qualified. Her passion & dedication for hair is clearly seen in her work! She offers foils, tints, toners, basic cuts and her balayage colours are stunning!

Hannah (Beauty Therapist / Laser Technician)

Hannah has been with us since she qualified in beauty therapy during 2017 and is continually developing her skills and knowledge.  She enjoys all treatments but specialises in brows and massage. Since launching the laser hair removal this is now one of Hannah's favourite treatments, her exceptional knowledge puts even the most nervous clients at ease. 

Jessica (Beauty Therapist / Spa Specialist)

Jessica is a highly experienced beautician having been in the industry for over 7 years with the last 4 in Spa Hotels. She offers a wide range of treatments but particularly loves facials and massage. We are so pleased Jessica has joined our growing beauty team as she brings vast spa knowledge & skills and will transport you to a heavenly place.

Maddie (Beauty Therapist)

Maddie only joined the team this summer but is already a rising star and a invaluable addition to our growing beauty department. She particularly loves eye treatments, waxing and nails. 

Nicola (Salon Manager)

Nicola has worked at Nirvana for over 6 years, she must know all of the clients by now! She manages everything to do with the salon and if you have any questions, want to organise something special or wedding hair please ask for her. She's also often seen taking on any role in the salon - IT specialist, plummer, handy man!!!

Jane (Receptionist)

Jane and her gorgeous dog Pip work on Mondays - if you want a doggy cuddle this is the day to visit us! When not in the salon Jane also runs her own alterations and small repairs business called Pinhead. Check it out on Facebook or pop in and see Jane. 

Carol (Receptionist)

Carol is not only a lovely receptionist - she mothers us and gives us lots of words of wisdom. Everyone should have a Carol at work! 


Sophie, Maddie, Els & Alannah

Where would we be without our fabulous, talented and caring apprentices & assistants! Always on hand to help, passionate about the industry and already doing fabulous blowdrys.