“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.

Gift Vouchers

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.


Joining us on 12th August, our new Stylist, Diandra, who has recently moved to the area from Kent.

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 since 1991.  It is now over 50 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 a leading hairdressing group.  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 since 2002.  I joined as a school leaver, did my training and all my qualifications through the salon and have been working as a qualified stylist since 2004.

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 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.


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. ANNE IS CURRENTLY ON MATERNITY LEAVE.


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 28 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.


Hi, I’m Nadine. I’m a Style Director. This is my third time working at The Retreat! I trained at The Retreat back in the eighties, left for a while to go to Australia and then returned and worked here until I left to start a family. During my absence I have continued hairdressing and am now pleased to be back as part of the team. I love working with colour, curly hair and short hair cuts.

In my spare time I love spending time with my children and my dogs and keeping fit at the gym.



Alanna trained at The Retreat, qualified as a Stylist in 2016 and is now a fully fledged member of our hairdressing team, having been promoted to Designer level in 2019.


Another of our ‘home grown’ team members. Maisy graduated from our apprentice training scheme in 2019 and is now a fully fledged Stylist.