Director and Premier Technician
Claire began her hairdressing career aged 16. After qualifying to Advanced Level she opened her first Salon in 1986 aged just 20yrs. Claire’s eye for detail and high standards of work quickly gained the company a good reputation & 7 years later, after building a successful business Claire was persuaded to teach part-time at college. As well as maintaining her love of salon life Claire enjoyed teaching and became Head of Hair and Beauty at RFDC College. After 5 successful years in this role Claire returned to the salon Full-time to fulfil her passion for all things Hairdressing.
In 1998, together with business partner Jacqui Jaynes, Claire opened Reds Hair Company. The ethos behind Reds was to become the destination Salon of the area. A place which is professional yet friendly, has exceptional standards of hairdressing and where great customer service is key, wanting Reds’ clients to feel special from the moment they arrive into the large airy reception; throughout their journey and leave not only looking fabulous but also feeling happy and relaxed.
After 12 successful years Jacqui retired and in 2011 Claire took over the reins completely, she has ensured that standards are maintained and that the salon has a fresh up to date look.
Claire is very proud of the reputation that Reds has, she is particularly proud that she has personally trained every member of her team, from Apprentice through to Salon Director. Education within the Salon is key to maintaining and developing future talent, Claire’s vast experience in teaching and training has led to Reds being nationally recognised as an Independent Training Centre. The unique in- house training programme ensures that Reds’ Apprentices have a thorough education, resulting in Level 3 qualification and very high standards and ability. Throughout the years Claire has maintained her passion for her work, particularly relishing the creative aspect of the hairdressing. She has enjoyed many competition successes, winning both Nationally and Internationally. She retired from competitions in 2002 after winning a Bronze Medal in the World Championships in Las Vegas but has remained very involved in training of future European and World Champions and plays a key part in the development of the Reds Artistic Team.
Claire’s wide ranging talents and skills have led to her developing a loyal, long standing and unrivalled client base of women who appreciate her eye for detail and her understanding of what makes a great haircut. Such is the demand for Claire’s vastly experienced eye that there can be a 3 week wait for appointments. Being able to use either a razor or scissors, both with great skill, she has the ability to create the perfect texturised , short edgy haircut which has become Claire’s trademark. Specialising in precision bobs, both classic and contemporary, Claire manages to personalise the haircut, resulting in a great look that is also easy for the client to manage in between visits. Having had so many years experience in colouring, Claire also enjoys doing colour change, whether radical or subtle she manages to combine client wishes with her own input, and therefore achieving the perfect result.
Every member of the Reds Hair Company Team is fully qualified and extensively trained in every aspect of hair services however Claire’s particular areas of expertise include: -
• Short Texturised Haircuts
• Precision Bobs
• Fashion Colouring
• Bridal and Long Hair Up