Serenity Hair & Beauty Rooms

The Team

Julie

Julie

Salon Owner

Julie has over thirty-five years of hair dressing, beauty and business experience. After several years of hard work, building up her salon, staff and clientele, she has a reputable and established name for herself and her salon. Having won 'Salon off the year’ for the third time since mid-2015, Serenity Hair and Beauty is undoubtedly one of the best salons in Hastings.

Julie now focuses her time on operations and management, leaving treatments and hairdressing to her capable and fully trained staff.

Mark

Mark

Style Director / Colour Specialist

Mark has been a hairdresser since 1983 and has spent the last 28 years working in London for an award winning leading international hairdressing brand. He holds the prestigious L’Oréal colour degree and enjoys creating the total look for a client and embraces a challenge. He is a good listener and believes the secret of good hair is working with each clients individual needs, and is very passionate about his craft and believes that great service is key. Mark has achieved huge amounts in his career including highlights to date:

  • Training salon owners internationally
  • L’Oréal colour trophy London finalist
  • Sapphire team of the year finalist
  • Managing big successful teams and salons in London
  • Finalist Salon manager of the year

Mark joined the Serenity in 2019. He is really enjoying being part of the team, living and working in Hastings. Mark is one of our colour specialist and if your after any of the below services he’s definitely your man to go to.

  • All colour correction work
  • Balayage/ombré
  • Fashion colour
  • Colour changes

He really enjoys colour changes and corrections, it really gets his brain going! But that’s not all Mark is very talented in all aspects of hairdressing and can work he’s magic with all cutting and styling.

  • Mark is in the salon Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Kalina

Kalina

Style Director / Colour Specialist

Kalina started her Hairdressing journey back in 2000 after she graduated the professional college of hairdressing and cosmetology in Sofia/ Bulgaria, since then she has been upgrading her knowledge and skills on an international level, training and working for different companies in the hairdressing world to further her skill set. She has a passion for creating complete personalized looks for her clients based on their individual preferences, facial futures, lifestyle and educating them how to take best care of their new styles at home. Some of her favourite parts of the job are:

  • Colour - Balayage / Highlights / Creative Colour Techniques
  • Cutting - Graduated, Layered, Blunt, Long and Short
  • Blowdry's and Hair up
  • Tape in extensions
  • Homecare follow up advise
Vicky

Vicky

Senior Stylist / Colour Specialist

Vicky has been with us since the start back in 2008, joining as a Stylist working her way up to Senior stylist/ colour specialist. Throughout the years Vicky has gained further training such as:

  • Diplomas in L’Oréal professional Love Retail
  • Colour Keys, Colour Change
  • Advanced Colour change
  • NAS Bleach specialist
  • Cutting workshop with Jonny Engstrom
  • EasiLock Hair additions

Along with winning awards such as Observer ‘Stylist of Year’ 2010. Vicky excels at all aspects of hairdressing but below are her favourites.

  • All types of blowdry’s (her personal favourite)
  • Balayage/ombré
  • High-lights/low-lights
  • Restyle cutting, blunt cuts and layered textured cuts

Vicky: "I love a one length haircut seeing that blunt line gives me satisfaction, but add some layers and the creations are endless, my heart will always be with colour though and a good blowdry!"

Michael

Michael

Style Director

Michael joined our team in 2009 and has over 20 years worth of experience and training, starting out his career in Hong Kong he trained in two of the top salons before working his way up to becoming a stylist. Michael’s years of experience and unique character has gained him loyal customers throughout the years, Michael’s enthusiasm comes from every day people and it is very important to Michael to feel a connection with his clients. He takes inspiration from observing different people and they’re lifestyles to achieve the most personal result for them.

Michael is perfect if your after the following below:

  • Global colour application
  • All aspects of cutting (he’s magic with a pair of scissors)
  • Advice with our hair care products

If you need tips and tricks on the correct products to use for your hair needs then Michael is your go to man, because after your amazing new hair cut you need to know how to style it. There’s no such a thing as a bad hair day!!

Abbie

Abbie

Senior Stylist

Abbie started her training in mid-2011 and has been with us since late 2012 building up her career from Training Assistant to a fully qualified Stylist in late 2014. Over the years of being with us Abbie has extended her knowledge by continuously training to be the best she possibly can, with receiving multiple L’Oreal Diplomas in colour/cutting, NAS Bleach specialist Diploma and Health&Hygiene certification.

Abbie can do most things in hairdressing but If your after any of these specific services then Abbie is your girl:

  • EasiLock hair additions
  • Balayage/Ombré
  • Creative Crazy colour
  • Bridal/Prom hair styling (her personal favourite)
  • Natural curl/wave cutting, all long hair cutting, precision blunt one length cuts

Since 2020 Abbie has become a member of Label.M session styling team working backstage for London fashion week, which in her own words “has been the highlight of her career so far to date.

Ashleigh

Ashleigh

Senior Stylist / Beautician

Ashleigh came to us in 2009 after training in NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy. Upon being at Serenity, Ashleigh decided she would love to train in Hairdressing and embarked on her new journey in the industry to become the Stylist she is today!

During this time Ashleigh has gained lots of experience, with extra training in L’Oreal Professional colour and cutting workshops. Whilst also continuing her beauty work, gaining extended training in Elemis Spa Facial Therapy.

Ashleigh has a professional and warming ambience whilst always striving to achieve the best results in her work. If your after any of the following services then why not come and visit Ashleigh

Hair:

  • Hi-lights & Lowlights (her personal favourites)
  • Long hair and bobbed hair cuts
  • Blowdry’s of all kinds

Beauty:

  • All waxing services
  • Manicures & Pedicures
Lia

Lia

Creative Stylist

Lia has been in the hair industry since she started her hairdressing journey in 2012 whilst still in school. Building her way up to becoming the Creative Stylist she now is, Lia enjoy’s learning new things and being inspired by hairdressers she works with and other hairdressers online. Lia has been on courses such as becoming a bleach specialist and doing a barbering course. In the year of 2020 Lia went off to pass an audition and then proceeded to become a session stylist to do hair at London Fashion Week.

Lia’s personal favourite thing’s to do are:

  • Big curly blowdry’s
  • Balayage / reverse balayage
  • Hair up / prom / wedding hair
  • EasiLock hair extensions
  • Blunt bobs/graduated bobs and textured pixie cuts

It’s so hard to pick! Hairdressing is more than a job it’s the Joy of making people feel and look good which is why I think it’s such a good job to have.

Ellinor

Ellinor

Senior Beauty Therapist / Senior Elemis Specialist

Ellinor is our Senior Beauty Therapist and has been part of the Team at Serenity since 2014. Ellinor is Level 2 Beauty Therapy and Level 3 Spa Therapy Qualified and since starting her career at Serenity has progressed and gained many other qualifications within the Beauty Industry. Ellinor is very passionate about broadening her knowledge and skills and making her clients feel pampered whilst providing the best experience she can.

Ellinor can do all beauty services at Serenity and enjoys all aspects of her career but especially finds a lot of pleasure in:

  • Elemis Facials (which are her ultimate favourite treatments)
  • Removing knots, tensions and stresses in a bespoke Deep Tissue Massage
  • Creating beautiful brows in the beginning of her Microblading journey
  • Beautiful fresh Manicures / Pedicures
Kim

Kim

Beauty Therapist

Kim has been doing beauty treatments since 2011 and has worked in many Spas and Clinics across East Sussex such as Rowhill Grange Utopia Spa, The Grand Hotel and ProSkin MediSpa. Kim is Level 3 Spa Therapy trained and has progressed and gained many other qualifications within the Beauty/Spa and Aesthetics Industry. Kim is very passionate about the Aesthetics industry, broadening her knowledge and skills to be able to provide the highest standards possible to her clients.

Kim is able to do most treatments but her favourites are result driven treatments such as:

  • Non surgical and bespoke facial treatments
  • Relieving stress and tension
  • Creating beautiful brows and lashes
  • Transforming hands and feet with OPI and Gel polish's
  • Removing unwanted hair with Wax or Laser hair removal
Hannah

Hannah

Hair Apprentice

Hannah is our Hair apprentice who is studying her second year at Uckfield College. When she’s not busy learning, she is enjoying assisting around the salon, welcoming clients and getting to know the industry. Hannah is looking forward to progressing in her apprenticeship and starting her hairdressing journey.

Rachel

Rachel

Hair Apprentice

As a hair apprentice I love watching the stylists create amazing work on people, you can see the change in the person after they've had their hair done, it makes them feel good and they are visibly happier. I love washing off highlights and helping the stylists put on toners. Giving a great head massage really helps relax the clients and ups their Serenity experience.

Beth

Beth

Hair Apprentice

Beths started her hair journey with us in mid-2021 as she showed a keen interest for the creativity involved in the hair industry. Her favorite things to learn about in particular are colour and bridal hair as she loves to see the transformation not only of the hair but how uplifting this can be for a person. Beth is progressing well in her training and here at Serenity we are very excited to see the stylist she is going to become.