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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 (now Fabriq) 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, Sam, Jessica and Emma.
Since opening, we have been improving the salon, adding new services, topping up our education and getting involved in some great community projects. We also recently won Employer of the Year 2023, Salon of the Year 2023 and Excellence in Customer Service 2023 by The British Hair and Beauty Awards.
I look forward to pushing forward in 2024, 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 Fabriq treatment with me.
As The Salon Manager – Sam is in charge of the day-to-day running of the salon. She works with our team to bring you top quality service at all times which includes all our HR activities, Training and ensuring we have the latest techniques, tools and AVEDA haircare to do so.
Sam makes sure we are up-to-date with our eco-friendly mission by adding new services and products, while focusing on reducing waste and being green.
As an Artist – 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 position with Kat at Escape Hair Sanctuary, as her lead Artist and Educator where she remained for 8 years. – We thought it was about time she re-joined her team mates Kat, Gemma, Laura, Jessica and Emma.
Sam has attended many colour and advanced cutting courses, including L’Oréal Colour Keys, Redken Styling and AVEDA Balayage and Freehand Techniques. Sam passed her KeraStraight (now Fabriq) exams in 2018 and completed a course in August 2019 in Micro-ring and Micro-weft Extensions, which she LOVES doing.
In 2022 Sam achieved her AVEDA Colour Master’s Award – this is a tough course (not for the feint hearted!). So Sam is all of our ‘go to’ for any complicated formulae within AVEDA and those tricky colour corrections or WOW pop colour changes.
During 2023 Sam has been heavily involved in AVEDA Scalp Solutions training and becoming the expert in healthy hair and scalp.
In 2008 Sam passed her Assessors Award and spent many years training Stylists, and continues 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 an Artist absolutely loves her highlights and definitely wins an award for the neatest foils! So for a colour change, blow dry or ultimate style change, book now with Sam.
Diane came to us in 2020 and quickly made her mark as a senior Gold Artist. It became very clear to us that amongst her top quality hairdressing skills, Diane was a clear choice to be our Guest Relations Manager. – So if you are making an appointment, responding to our VIP Club or have any feedback for us, then Diane’s your girl.
As for her skills as an Artist, you only have to trust the judges at The British Hairdressing and Beauty Awards – As she won ‘Rising Star 2022 and Stylist of the Year 2023
What lights up Diane? Diane absolutely loves vibrant colours, big colour changes and cutting bobs. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her little boy and she’s a massive foodie !
Diane is a brilliant asset to our team and we can’t wait to see what happens next!!…
Jessica was one of the top Artists working with Kat, Sam, Gemma and Emma at Escape Hair Sanctuary.
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 – Jess has it all!. – She even won Most Talented Stylist Award 2018, having worked with us in under a year. Then this year she follows that up with the British Hair and Beauty Awards – UK Silver Winner Extensions Specialist of the Year 2023.
Jessica absolutely loves colour, colour changes, re-styles, extensions and blowouts including the classic ’round brush bouncy blow-out’. So book now for a ‘wow do’.
Gemma joined the team having worked alongside Kat, Sam, Jess and Emma at Escape, then while Cabello was being set up in 2013 worked with Lee Stafford at his Chelmsford salon, before returning to her rightful place with the Cabello team.
Gemma has been hairdressing for 16 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 nano-ring and tape 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 Occasion Hair and blowout talents are 2nd to none, as she is one of our experts in bridal hair too. In fact she was the UK Silver Winner Bridal/Occasion Hair Specialist of the Year 2023 – British Hair and Beauty Awards,
….so if you’re looking for a great up-do for a night out, some lengthy long locks, hair colour change, style change or even just a trim, Gemma is the Artist for you.
Now older and a little wiser, Emma flew through her level 2 and 3 at Cabello (despite the pandemic), smashing her test scores and amazing her mentors with raw talent and dedication.
Emma is an absolute star and having been with us for over 7 years now, is an established member of our team and Artist. She’s an absolute superstar at Fabriq, Balayage, cutting you name it. She also does a fabulous hair up for any occasion – so book with Emma today.
Emily joins the Cabello team having completed her 2yr Apprenticeship in July 2021. She has wowed us since joining us in August 2021 with her skills. This year, Emily has been a dedicated team member and has worked super hard on honing her skills and being promoted to Bronze Artist early 2023.
Emily is studying her Advanced Hairdressing Level 3 course this year, where she will be learning detailed cutting and colour correction techniques.
Emily absolutely loves Balayage, curly blow dries and up-do’s – so book in with her for a superb new look.
Kelsey has been busy buzzing around the salon, during the 2 years she has been training. In 2023 Kelsey completed her Level 2 certificate and is now a fully fledged Artist,
Kelsey loves cutting and colouring plus she loves styling and plaiting. She welcomes all new and existing guests of Cabello to book with her, while she builds up her column as a Junior Artist.
We are super excited to see Kelsey embark on her career in Hairdressing at Cabello.
Kaitlyn has one of the most important jobs in the salon – The Swan. – She keeps everything running smoothly. So you will see her gracefully making her way around the salon floor and making drinks. You might not see her scurrying around behind the scenes, keeping us all fed, watered, tidied and generally keeping us all afloat.
Kaitlyn is also learning her craft. She is already shampooing, giving THE BEST head massages and even performing blow outs on the shop floor.
So if you need anything, or if you call to make an appointment, the chances are you will be speaking to Kaitlyn – so give her a hello sometime.
Clare has been in the Beauty industry for over 2 decades.
Using only the best Jessica nail products, Clare has a unique way of carefully painting and repeat curing the nail process – which leaves a superior finish and longevity.
Clare is also fully trained in B12 and Vit D boosters – which you may apply for with Clare to check and approve your prescription with medical professionals. Contact Cabello in advance to check your eligibility.
We have spent a long time without one, for good reason – we only employ THE BEST – and here she is!
Check out the Service Menu for Clare’s services and prices.
You, Our next Cabello jewel
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.
Apply today www.cabellohairandbeauty.co.uk/join.
Join The Team
If you are interested in joining our team, with full support with the AVEDA institute, apply today using our online application form.
No AVEDA experience necessary, full technical and product training will be provided.