“The Retreat philosophy is based on designing hairstyles that work for you – 365 days a year.”
We offer a range of services including colour correction, hair extensions, hair smoothing and tailor-made bridal packages. We also offer discount prices for children.
3-6-5 Hairdressing Group
For over three decades we have been a member of the prestigious 3-6-5 hairdressing group. Only top hair designers are trained in the 365 Day System. They become part of a highly professional nationwide chain, a vast network exchanging ideas, innovations, new techniques, education and experiences.
Retreat Gift Vouchers are a very popular gift and can be purchased from both of our salons. If you are unable to visit us, they can be ordered by telephone and we can send them to you by first class post.
Meet The Stylists
All our staff are trained to listen and talk with clients, assess their personality and lifestyle and work out together a style that is both flattering and manageable.
Hi, my name is Dolly and I have been part of The Retreat for 25 years. It is now 48 years since I joined the hairdressing industry and still love it. I hold the position of Salon Manager and have also been a coach for 365 Hairdressing. I try to look after the team and help them fulfil their potential.
I enjoy dancing and looking after my beautiful granddaughters.
Hi I’m Kathryn and I am a Consultant Hairdresser. I’ve worked as part of The Retreat team for 13 years now. I joined as a school leaver, did my training and all my qualifications through the salon and have 11 years experience as a qualified stylist.
I have a passion for restyles and sharp styles but will put my hand to anything!
When I’m not at work I enjoy lazy days with too much food and a good horror movie! I look forward to meeting you
Hi I’m Charlie. I’m an Artistic Director and Team Leader. I’ve been working for the Retreat family since 2009 and in hairdressing since 2000. I feel really fortunate to love my job, meeting people and being creative everyday. I most enjoy restyles in colour and cutting, getting to know what works for each client and making it happen! In October 2017 I won the Kevin Murphy Session Stylist of the South award.
In my spare time I love being out and about, with friends and family, visiting London,galleries, theatres and bars! I also enjoy running and yoga when I’m feeling guilty! And yes I’m quite mad!
My name is Anne. I’m a Senior Style Director and also one of the trainers for the apprentices.
I absolutely love what I do and enjoy all aspects of hairdressing. I particularly enjoy doing hair up and love to get a restyle booked into my day.
I have been at The Retreat since 2006. I started as a Saturday girl while I was taking my A-Levels at school, then did my apprenticeship in the salon and qualified as a Stylist in 2008 I have been working my way up ever since.
When I’m not at work I enjoy going to the gym and also do Pilates regularly. I’m a bit of a foodie, I enjoy cooking, when I get the chance, and love eating out with friends.
Hi I’m Georgey. I am a Consultant Hairdresser and have been part of The Retreat team since 1988 (yes, part of the furniture!) Back in 1991 I set up and ran our Salon Training Academy for about 12 years. Our Academy is still training amazing hairdressers to this day.
I specialise in all areas of advanced cutting for men and women’s hair and have also been trained to cut Afro Caribbean hair. I love creating short textured styles, but equally love cutting and ‘wanding’ longer hair for that night out somewhere special. Having naturally curly hair myself, I also appreciate that curls need specialist attention too.
I especially love being creative with colour, including Balyage and all types of current colour trends. I enjoy helping clients change their look with a complete new restyle and also guiding them on how to care for their hair at home.
Having been here so long it’s very safe to say that I absolutely love my job. Away from the salon I am a professional musician singer/songwriter with 3 albums and 2 LGBT international chart topping charity songs under my belt. Music is a big love in my life as is hairdressing and every aspect of my job.
Hi I’m Emma, I am a Consultant level hairdresser and Team Leader and have been with the salon since 2012. Previously I worked in another salon for 10 years.
I enjoy doing hair up and like a challenge with curly hair, but all in all I love doing any type of hair, colour or cuts. I’m Level 3 qualified and also train the apprentices.
In my spare time I like going to the gym and love a good holiday.
Hi I’m Lucy. I am an Artistic Director and have been part of The Retreat team for 13 years now. I also did my training here and received all my qualifications in 2006. I love creating new styles, but I’d have to say my favourites are dressing hair for prom/weddings, short textured styles and funky curly locks. I’m very lucky to love my job and the people I work with, but I am a bit of a couch potato in my spare time and I would pick food – any food! – over the gym any day.
My name is Jean-Michel Escoffier. I am a French national born in Switzerland and have been living in the UK since 1989. I have been styling people’s hair for 35 years and I enjoy cutting new hair styles. I really love doing big hairstyle finishes. Apart from hairdressing, I graduated in 2006 with a Medical and Social Sciences degree from the University of Sheffield and I have worked in the mental health sector and looked after people with dementia and brain injury. I also practice and teach yoga and I am a Reiki master. I enjoy walking, cycling, baking and good wine.
Hello, my name is Melanie. I am 25 years old and I’m currently a Style Director at The Retreat. I started as an Apprentice and have been part of the team since 2010. My main passion is creating a new look through the use of colour. In my spare time I enjoy Figure Skating which I started at the age of 13.
My name is Kelly. I am a Designer level stylist and I have been working at The Retreat since 2012, firstly as an apprentice and then as a qualified stylist. I really enjoy my job and strive to make all my clients feel fabulous when they leave the salon
Another of our ‘home grown’ Apprentices, Alanna qualified as a Stylist in 2016 and is now a fully fledged member of our hairdressing team.