The Team


Kathryn Berale, Director & Principal Designer

During 2004-2013 I set-up and co-owned my former salon  Escape Hair Sanctuary Ltd, whilst achieving NVQ Levels 2 and 3 in Hairdressing.  Following this venture I moved on to working with KeraStraight demonstrating and training Stylists in London and Essex.

In 2014 I brought my new experiences and new talents back to my roots in Witham and welcomed all guests to my new eco-salon, Cabello Hair and Beauty (UK) Ltd.  I am even lucky enough to bring 4 of my former Stylists along with me for the ride; Gemma, Jessica-Lara, Jessica and Laura.

During 2016-18  we have been improving the salon, adding new services, topping up our education and getting involved in some great community projects.  I look forward to pushing forward with some fabulous new ideas for the future and can’t wait to show you.  In the meantime, I would love to hear your feedback, to make sure we are delivering superior service, so please feel free to e-mail, Facebook message or tweet me at any time.  You can even pop by for a chat or book in for a hair-cut/colour or KeraStraight treatment with me.


Sam,  Principal Designer, Salon Educator & Assessor

Sam has been in Hairdressing since 2000, having completed her Apprenticeship with AVEDA at Options in Chelmsford.  In 2005, she moved on to a Senior Stylist position with Kat at Escape Hair Sanctuary, as her lead Stylist and Educator where she remained for 8 years. – We thought it was about time she re-joined her team mates Kat, Gemma, Laura, Jess-Lara and Emma B.

Sam has attended many colour and advanced cutting courses, including L’Oréal Colour Keys,  Redken Styling and Balayage July 2018 at AVEDA.  In 2008 Sam passed her Assessors Award and spent many years training Stylists, and will continue to do so at Cabello – Sam will be hot on the tails of our New Talent and our Assistants to ensure they are trained to our extremely high standard of hairdressing and will be assessing and signing off their final cuts and colour services.

Sam as a Stylist absolutely loves her highlights and definitely wins an award for the neatest foils!  So for a colour change or ultimate style change, book now with Sam.



This could be YOU!

Are you ready to be part of a busy and buzzy salon, and work with a great fun team?

We are looking for experienced Stylists to join us.  Part-time OR Full-time – hours to suit your lifestyle.  Full AVEDA training will be given, NVQ Level 2/3 is essential.

Contact Kat in confidence today at or via facebook.


Gemma, Principal Designer

Gemma joined the team having worked alongside Kat and Laura for 2 years at Escape and then in 2013 worked with Lee Stafford at his Chelmsford salon.  Gemma has been hairdressing for 11 years and has achieved NVQ Levels 1, 2 and 3.  She has completed several courses; Hair-up with Patrick Cameron plus Redken Colour and AVEDA colour.  She also took a leading role in the Paul Mitchell Colour Challenge.

Since opening in 2014,  Gemma has been Cabello’s lead Colourist and has been focussing her talents on new colour techniques Ombré and Balayage.  Gemma also has a great passion for micro and nano-ring hair extensions, and can transform any hair from a few partial extensions around the face to change your look – or a full head of long locks for a dramatic transformation – without the wait!

Gemma’s Occaison Hair talents are 2nd to none, as she is one of our experts in bridal hair too…  and if that’s not enough she is also proficient in Shellac nails for hands or feet!

….so if you’re looking for a great up-do for a night out, some lengthy long locks, Shellac paint, hair colour change, style change or even just a trim, Gemma is the Stylist for you.

Gemma will be on maternity leave from 3rd March 2018 – however, she will be back with us for the Christmas period.


JESSICA-LARA, Principal Designer

Jessica-Lara was one of the top Stylists working with Kat, Gemma, Laura and Jessica-May at Escape Hair Sanctuary.

Jessica-Lara has been working in Chelmsford for 6 years and we are so excited to see her back in Witham with us.

She is an expert on all things hair and there’s not much the talented Jess can’t do! – Cutting, Styling, extensions, hair-ups, highlights, Balayage – you name it – Your new Principal Designer’s got it all.

Jessica-Lara absolutely loves colour, colour changes, re-styles and the classic ’round brush bouncy blow-out’.  So book now for a ‘wow do’.


Laura, CREATIVE Designer

Laura qualified for her NVQ Level 2 during 2013 and joined Cabello from day 1.  She swiftly moved on to and passed her Level 3 during 2016.

Laura has been topping up her already honed-in core talent with Styling and colour theory courses, Balayage and contouring and men’s hair at the AVEDA Institute, and Extensions with Balmain. –   Laura has achieved Creative Stylist level in only 3 years and was awarded The Most Talented Stylist 2017.



Chantelle has been working in local salons since 2014 and has passed both her Level 2 and Advanced Level 3 in Hairdressing.  She has also recently completed a Redken certified Balayage Consultant course in Dublin.

Along with her Balayage skills, Chantelle absolutely loves Men’s hair and Big Bouncy Blow-dries.

Chantelle works full-time and we are supporting her rapidly-moving career by showing her all things AVEDA


Emma, ADVANCED Designer


Danielle, New Talent

Danielle started her career in 2016 as a Cabello Saturday Assistant.  She quickly moved on to an Apprenticeship after leaving school, and is now a fully qualified Stylist.

Danielle completed her NVQ Level 2 course in April 2018.  She attended her Advanced Balayage course at JET Hairdressing in May 2018. and is now  progressing to her advanced Level 3 course.

Danielle’s primary talents are; Hair Styling, Occasion Hair and Extensions.  For such a young one, she is really making an impact in the salon world – keep an eye on this New Talent, the description is perfect for her.



Amy  started her career in 2016 by completing her work experience at Cabello – we quickly snapped her up as our Saturday Assistant, while still at school, and  in June 2017 Amy successfully achieved her apprenticeship status.

Amy is in the early stages of her  NVQ Level 2 course and is enjoying getting to grips with her blow-drying skills.

Amy is the nucleus of the salon, as she supports the Stylists by ensuring they have all their tools at hand and the salon is clean and tidy plus she is a diva at hair washing and head massage.

Amy is the Queen of Customer Service, as she ensures our guests are happy and is hands-on when it comes to reception duties.

Join The Team

If you are interested in joining our team, with full support with the AVEDA institute, contact Kat, in confidence at or 01376518641 or Private message via FB (Kathryn Berale) or via Cabello FB.

No AVEDA experience necessary, full technical and product training will be provided.