Our Hair Experts

Our creative team are not just talented colourists & stylists but also big personalities. We wanted to give you some insight into what makes them tick…

Harriet Lyle

Salon Owner / Hair Director

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF...

I grew up in Derbyshire. I love the area, I feel very lucky to be able to bring my son up in such a lovely area! My mum lives local on a farm and we spend a lot of time there together. Every other year we go to Australia to visit my Dad, brother and family, it’s certainly like my second home!

When I was 19 I lived in Australia for a year with my family, then moved onto Miami when I was 21 for 18 months working at a hotel, I loved it! I’ve been at the Lounge since it opened, building my client base, meeting great people. Working with great brands like Loréal professional. In 2018 I was in the position to buy the hair salon and I’ve enjoyed moving the salon forward with a great team!

WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE ON A CAREER IN HAIR/BEAUTY?

I love working with people! I’ve always been creative so I guess it was a natural progression!
I really enjoy my career, building a client base. Working alongside a great team!
It’s an amazing industry to be in when you’re around the right people.

THREE THINGS YOU COULDN'T LIVE WITHOUT...

1) My son, Frank & my family
2) My friends
3) Wine!

THREE THINGS YOU COULD LIVE WITHOUT...

1) Brussel Sprouts
2) Rude people
3) Bad hair

YOUR IDEAL HOLIDAY?

Australia with my family.

FAVOURITE FOOD?

Thai

WHO INSPIRES YOU?

My clients, it’s amazing how many strong women I meet every day.
My Mum & Dad (they set the bar high)
My son Frank - aged 3 . Teaching me every day what’s important in life!

IF YOU RULED THE WORLD, WHAT ONE THING WOULD YOU CHANGE?

Outlaw bad hair days!

Alice Evans

Hair Stylist

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF...

I’m from Derby, my ideal weekend is spending time with friends, my husband and my little boy!

WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE ON A CAREER IN HAIR/BEAUTY?

When I left school I was far more into creativeness and found an interest in hairdressing. I absolutely love being a hairdresser… and have done for over 15 years! It’s a pleasure meeting regular and new clients throughout my career.

I wanted to be a hairdresser as I always liked meeting new people. Plus when I was at school, I always got told off for chatting far too much, so being a hairdresser is the perfect job for me, so much so, it doesn't feel like a job to me.

THREE THINGS YOU COULDN'T LIVE WITHOUT...

1) Prosecco or Coffee
2) My family & friends
3) baby wipes

THREE THINGS YOU COULD LIVE WITHOUT...

1) Tea
2) Running
3) Boardgames

YOUR IDEAL HOLIDAY?

Luxury holiday, Somewhere hot, amazing food and beautiful beaches, we love Ibiza but also love going to Anglesey and being on the beach with Rupes and my family.

FAVOURITE FOOD?

It would have to be Seafood linguine, San Carlos especially!!

WHO INSPIRES YOU?

My mum inspires me so so much, she gave us her all bringing us up, especially with no family near by.
Having my own family now has made me realise even more how much she did for me, I hope I can be as amazing as she is.

IF YOU RULED THE WORLD, WHAT ONE THING WOULD YOU CHANGE?

I would love to make everyone happy and content with their lives.

Charley Martin

Hair Stylist

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF...

I’m a 20 year old animal lover, with a big family and enjoy life! I live on a small farm with my parents, with alpacas, pigs and a horse! Despite the country bumpkin lifestyle and muddy boots, I will never turn down a pornstar martini with the girls either!

WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE ON A CAREER IN HAIR/BEAUTY?

My mum used to be a hairdresser and she worked alongside her auntie so it’s always been in the family.

THREE THINGS YOU COULDN'T LIVE WITHOUT...

1) Prosecco Thursdays
2) My family
3) M&S Beef and Onion Crisps

THREE THINGS YOU COULD LIVE WITHOUT...

1) Crime
2) Rude people
3) Carbs

YOUR IDEAL HOLIDAY?

A white sandy beach with all inclusive cocktails (maybe some adventure too)

FAVOURITE FOOD?

Pasta with all the weird toppings

WHO INSPIRES YOU?

definitely my parents for teaching me to work hard and respect what I have

IF YOU RULED THE WORLD, WHAT ONE THING WOULD YOU CHANGE?

To eradicate petty parking tickets!

Sue

Hair Stylist

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF...

I have enjoyed over thirty five years in the hairdressing industry as a stylist and trainer and I still feel passionate about it and I love to keep up with evolving trends. In more recent years I married Colin, now our Salon Engineer! Over the past five years we designed and built our beautiful home which we love to share with our family and friends with a glass of fizz.

WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE ON A CAREER IN HAIR/BEAUTY?

I always loved art/drawing/fashion at school. My sister, Jan, became a stylist and joined my sister-in-law Carol who owned her own salon. I used to go in on a Saturday and loved the vibe from a young age. Dad didn’t approve so I started secretarial college when I left school and soon got bored! It was always hairdressing for me!

THREE THINGS YOU COULDN'T LIVE WITHOUT...

1) My gorgeous hubs
2) My beautiful daughter and family
3) My amazing friends

THREE THINGS YOU COULD LIVE WITHOUT...

1) My iPad
2) People with bad manners
3) Mosquitoes

YOUR IDEAL HOLIDAY?

I fell in love with Barbados and have fond memories of amazing trips with my Daughter Emma. Colin my husband and I also had our beautiful wedding day there.

More recently, holidays in Majorca, with Emma and family and my great friends who live in Spain. I would love to sail the British Virgin Islands next.

FAVOURITE FOOD?

I have a restricted diet with Coeliac Disease, but love Thai / Fish/ Daim Bar Cake, not together, obviously!

WHO INSPIRES YOU?

Vidal Sassoon with his timeless haircuts and styling. I am also inspired daily, by clients who face serious challenges in their lives, I am amazed by their strength and resolve to overcome them.

IF YOU RULED THE WORLD, WHAT ONE THING WOULD YOU CHANGE?

Try to improve climate change - stop the world burning & melting...

Georgia

Hair Stylist

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF...

Having recently left sixth form I am a creative 19 year old that loves the chatty energetic environment of the salon.

WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE ON A CAREER IN HAIR/BEAUTY?

The idea of being able to see results in work everyday and making people feel confident and happy with their hair. I love that everyday is different.

THREE THINGS YOU COULDN'T LIVE WITHOUT...

1) My family.
2) Ice cream.
3) Netflix.

THREE THINGS YOU COULD LIVE WITHOUT...

1) Spiders.
2) Marmite.
3) Coffee.

YOUR IDEAL HOLIDAY?

Skiing in the mountains. Lots of snow and adventure.

FAVOURITE FOOD?

Pineapple pizza.

WHO INSPIRES YOU?

The suffragettes for giving women rights and making us able to vote and work just like men.

IF YOU RULED THE WORLD, WHAT ONE THING WOULD YOU CHANGE?

Make every Friday pink Friday so everyone has to wear pink.

Our Beauty Therapy Team

Being outstanding beauty and spa therapists is just part of the job, but there’s more to this beautiful bunch than meets the eye…

Emma Sellers

Salon Owner / Beauty Director

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF...

My passion and interest in beauty started on my travels. I was lucky enough to travel the world working for Virgin Atlantic Airways as a flight attendant during the 1990’s. I was able to experience some of the most amazing cultures in the world and at 19 years old with Sir Richard Branson as my boss; a true inspiration, the world was my oyster. I met and served the most interesting people and I thrived on it. It was ‘work hard, play hard’ but it was with Virgin that I gained the best service training there is.
I loved the diverse cultures and foods I experienced, especially authentic Asian cuisine. I especially loved South Africa, Asia and California but I definitely have a special connection with Barbados. Working and travelling allowed me to experience wonderful beauty and spa treatments in incredible destinations and I soon became addicted to learning the techniques and how to look after your skin, body and mind. For me it’s about the whole experience; smell, touch, the surroundings, how your senses heal and the results that you can achieve. 

I also have a love for animals which began at three years old when my Grandad bought me my first Shetland pony. I loved being on their farm and I also enjoyed showing cattle with my Dad all over the country however, as I got older and travelled more, I really began to appreciate coming home. My passion in life now as well as my business is my two amazing children and partner who give me endless fun and games.

WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE ON A CAREER IN HAIR/BEAUTY?

When we started The Lounge, my vision was to create a welcoming environment for our clients to come and be pampered: luxurious surroundings to indulge in some ‘me time’. I trained with prestigious brands and developed an effective range of treatments for our clients and we constantly add new products and techniques to our beauty range. A highlight for me is the before and after pictures when a client has completed their course of treatments, I love seeing their amazing results!

My goal at The Lounge is to create a happy and welcoming luxury environment for both my fabulous team of beauty therapists to work in, and our clientele to enjoy.

THREE THINGS YOU COULDN'T LIVE WITHOUT...

1) My gorgeous family
2) My cleanser
3) Music

THREE THINGS YOU COULD LIVE WITHOUT...

1) Make up
2) TV
3) My phone

IF YOU RULED THE WORLD, WHAT ONE THING WOULD YOU CHANGE?

To make everyone feel beautiful

Millie

Senior Beauty Therapist

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF...

I am 24 years old and have worked as a beauty therapist for 5 years. I have worked at the Lounge for over a year and love working in the salon with such a great team. I am very organised and like to keep busy.

WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE ON A CAREER IN HAIR/BEAUTY?

I have always enjoyed painting nails & practicing make-up from a young age. I have followed in the footsteps of my oldest sister who is also a beauty therapist.

THREE THINGS YOU COULDN'T LIVE WITHOUT...

1) Family
2) Fashion
3) Chocolate

THREE THINGS YOU COULD LIVE WITHOUT...

1) TV
2) Microwave
3) High Heels

YOUR IDEAL HOLIDAY?

Both a relaxing & active holiday by the sea.

FAVOURITE FOOD?

Pizza!

WHO INSPIRES YOU?

My mum!

IF YOU RULED THE WORLD, WHAT ONE THING WOULD YOU CHANGE?

Put an end to all the suffering in this world.

Demi

Senior Beauty Therapist

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF...

I was born and brought up in Ashbourne, a place I have been lucky enough to meet some of my best friends and even my husband. I love to travel, attend festivals, gigs and generally love a good party. You can usually find me on a dance floor. I am a huge lover of animals, especially my Cavalier, Ernie Jewett.

WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE ON A CAREER IN HAIR/BEAUTY?

I knew that beauty and spa was for me right from the start, even before I left school. I have always been a creative person along with a love for being around people, and have worked with the public since a very young age. There is no better job satisfaction than knowing you have made even a tiny positive change in someone’s life.

THREE THINGS YOU COULDN'T LIVE WITHOUT...

1) Gin
2) My dog, Ernie
3) Chocolate

THREE THINGS YOU COULD LIVE WITHOUT...

1) Wasps
2) Spiders
3) Rain

YOUR IDEAL HOLIDAY?

Cycling around the Netherlands with my adventure buddies!

FAVOURITE FOOD?

Chocolate

WHO INSPIRES YOU?

My mum, she’s an extremely special person. And kind beyond belief.

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FIND US

The Lounge, Ashbourne
20 Marketplace,
1st floor,
Ashbourne,
Derbyshire.
DE6 1ES

OPENING TIMES

Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 9am – 7pm
Wednesday 9am – 5pm
Thursday 9am – 8pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 8am – 4pm
Sunday closed

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