Having worked at Academy in Cobham for many years, Sophie loves creating beautiful hair. She has a loyal following, who particularly like the fabulous colour she creates with her skills on high lighting and balayage. Sophie keeps her skills up to date by attending courses at L’Oreal and other big names in the industry. When she isn’t working she loves fashion and socialising with her friends.
Sam has more than 30 years’ experience in hairdressing, having trained in Yorkshire, she moved to Guildford at 24. She has a great passion for people and making them feel good about themselves. A people person, she loves looking after her clients and giving them great hair. She enjoys colouring, perming, cutting and blow drying. She is relishing the opportunity to continue to develop her skills at both the L’Oréal and Richard Ward Academys that keeps her up to date. Sam is always smiling. When away from work she loves being creative or spends time with her children on the beach in Hayling Island.
Michele trained with an apprenticeship in the 80s, hairdressing was booming and it was a colourful time. In her 20s she managed a salon and gained lots of experience with both men’s and women’s styling. She is creative and adores the Arts and has studied Textile design too. She took a break from hairdressing to bring up her children. She returned to hairdressing and adores creating beautiful hair. Her cutting skills have been honed having attended courses at Sassoon’s & Richard Ward Academy. She has a particularly keen interest in the Davines products because of their sustainability credentials. Outside the salon, Michele loves gardening and being outside with her two dogs.
Nicola began her journey in hair from a young age, her main training background was with AVEDA, she also attended hair college in London’s Oxford Circus, highly competent in both colour and cutting Nicola always creates beautiful hair. When she is not at work, she has two young boys who keep her busy, but if she does get any spare time she is also creative as she loves painting and drawing.
With 40 years of hairdressing behind him and working alongside some of the best in the business including Vidal Sassoon and Trevor Sorbie, he's a perfectionist! He has a L’Oreal Colour Degree which puts him in an elite group of experts in the UK. Patrick is also one the UK Educators for Max Eli Colour. If he's not cutting hair, you'll find him cycling round the Surrey Hills!
Vicky is the first and last point of contact for our valued clients, she will go the extra mile to maintain our high standards of customer care. Vicky has come from the corporate world and previously worked as an Executive PA for a large finance company in London. Having always had a passion for the hair and beauty industry, Vicky felt she wanted to branch out and have a total career change so joined the Baloolah team as our Front of House Receptionist. Her previous PA experience gives her the organisational skills to manage our busy salon efficiently. Outside of work Vicky is a mummy to two young children and enjoys family days out, travelling, yoga and walking.
Jo has over 15 years salon experience and has a loyal client following. She specialises in both colour and bespoke cuts. Jo ensures each client feels pampered, listened to and leaves feeling fabulous! She loves nothing more than bouncy curls, voluminous blow drys and creating styles for special occasions. Outside of the salon she is a mum to three lovely boys which certainly keeps her busy.