Meet the Nirvana Salon & Spa 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.

Mike (Director)

Mike has been in the industry for nearly 40 years (where does time go!) and has experienced most apects but prefers salon life over editorial work as it's more fun! He particularly loves short cuts, graduated bobs, gents and training the stylists of the future. When not in the salon he is a dab hand in the kitchen and loves cycling, art and film. 

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.

Louise (Director)

Louise has vast experience in cutting and colour but especially loves getting creative and is constantly learning new techniques and styles. She is renowned for her perfectly blended Balayage colour. She's happiest outdoors and loves working with the Aveda range.

Ellie (Director)

Ellie joined us in 2016, previously working as a senior hair stylist in Barnstaple for a number of years. Ellie started working in a salon age 15 after always accompanying her mum when she had her hair done, being fascinated watching the stylists! She qualified in 2011 and enjoys cutting and colouring, especially short hair. Ellie says she really enjoys meeting new people and catching up with her clients! - She's also Kathy's double - eveyone gets these two confused, even us!

Rosie (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 (Senior Stylist)

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 cutting the most and also creating hair up styles.

Danica (Senior Stylist)

Danica has worked in a salon since she was 16 so feels completely at home here. She loves balayage, restyles and boho hair ups. She is also experienced at perming and enjoys cutting men's hair. 

Jo (Senior Stylist / Director Bridal)

Jo has been working as a hair stylist for many years. Her skills range from creative hair colour & cutting to perming - something which only a few stylists still offer.  She is also our Bridal Master Stylist, with years of creative experience.

Tilly (Senior Stylist)

Tilly qualifed in hairdressing in 2016, she started working at Nirvana as an apprentice whilst she was studying at college, Tilly is now a confident and creative stylist who loves colouring hair and restyles.

Leanne (Stylist)

Leanne is one of our New Talent Stylists and has risen through the salon from a junior role. She is passionate about colouring, in particular foiling and loves learning new techniques at the Aveda Academy

Nikki (Junior Stylist / Bridal)

Nikki is our Junior Stylist, recently qualified and we don't know what we'd do without her! She is available for colour and blow drys at a discounted rate.

Chelsea (Junior Stylist)

Chelsea always makes us smile with her positive attitude and thirst to learn. She is available for discounted hair colour, blow drys and simple cuts.

Katherine (Nail Technician)

Katherine is our highly experienced Nail Technician using cruelty free, vegan and high quality products from The Gel Bottle Inc. Her treatments include gel nails, gel overlay, gel extensions, manicures and pedicures.

Hannah (Beauty Therapist)

Hannah qualified in beauty therapy during 2017 and has worked with us since starting as our second junior beauty therapist.. Hannah is fully qualifed in many treatments such as waxing, tinting and nail treatements plus relaxing treatments such as massage & facials.