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Without doubt the most in-demand stylist in the area for over 25 years, Kevin is absolutely passionate about his craft and has built his clientele on beautiful 'precision based' cuts and soft, feminine styling. Although Kevin has regularly featured in magazine editorial and on-stage educational seminars, he still loves nothing more than hairdressing in-salon. Kevin no longer takes on new clients.
Following her career in corporate life in London, Jessica has joined the Southend salon as Salon Manager. Whilst not being a hairdresser herself, Jessica has a good understanding of retail and customer service (plus, she may have picked up quite a good understanding of salon life...being the daughter of Kevin Franks!)
Elaine has worked with Kevin (and novo) for over 25 years and has an enviable clientele that completely trust her professional skills. Elaine both cut and colours hair and is also a specialist in hair-up and wedding styling. Elaine is our in-house head of education.
From the beginning, Christina was fascinated by colour and chose to concentrate on becoming a colour technician. Christina has a reputation for precision highlighting and her clients love the modern classic colour looks that she creates for them. With over a decade of experience, she’s probably forgotten more about colour than most of us will ever learn!
Strong cutting and glamorous blow dries are the hallmark of Antony’s hairdressing, as well as his very strong barbering skills. Tony is as renowned for colouring as he is for cutting, and knows how to translate key trends into beautifully wearable hair, ensuring your cut and colour work in perfect harmony.
Starting her career at 'Four London' in Mayfair, Abbie learnt her skills working under the expert eye of London's best colourists before moving onto novo Southend as a Colour Specialist. Having completed her L'oreal Colour Degree by the age of 21 (the highest colouring qualification in the UK today) she is able to offer everything from a colour rescue or complete colour change, to subtle highlighting or balayage. Working closely with emerging fashions and trends, you will leave the salon feeling confident, youthful and naturally beautiful. Abbie is also a certified Great Lengths hair extensions specialist.
Jordan joins novo after working for four years at a flagship salon in Kingston. Jordan has competed her L'oreal Colour Degree and is also an accomplished cutter of both Ladies and Men's hair. Jordan loves hairdressing and her passion for her profession is always evident.
Lillie joins novo after spending 2 years at two of London's premier salons. Lillie is a cutting specialist and works closely with our colour experts to help clients achieve their optimum look. Lillie is also an accomplished barber.
Having completed her training as a hairdresser, Amber left the industry (briefly) to start her family, but her love of ‘salon life’ meant that she has returned to her novo family as a part-time receptionist – job sharing her role with Rosalind.
Ros has worked with novo for over 12 years and is popular with both the clients and the Southend team. Ros is on first name terms with most of the Southend salon clients and is very much part of the fabric of the Southend salon.
It is hard to imagine Courtney being anything other than a great hairdresser, such is her passion and commitment. Courtney is already competent in most areas of hairdressing, but shows particular flair with both colouring and session hair – and in particular festival-ready braids and plaits.
Chloe joined novo as a Saturday girl, before becoming a full-time Apprentice in July 2017. Working towards her Level 2 NVQ, Chloe already shows great flair and promise.
Chloe Montero re-joined the team in 2018, after having completed a year of her training previously in 2014/15. Chloe has a real passion for hair and is progressing towards a great career in hair.
Another apprentice who started as a Saturday girl with Novo! Ella is working towards her Level 2 NVQ and is a really popular member of the Southend Team
Angela has an enviable reputation for creating feminine and desirable styles. Having worked closely with L'Oreal as a platform artist and educator, Angela is known for her in-depth consultations and will take the time to ensure her clients achieve the perfect style. Angela does not colour hair, but if it's red carpet glamour you’re after, Angela is your girl!
Emma brings a wealth of experience to novo and is treasured by her extensive client list. As well as being fantastic at hair-up work, Emma is a fully qualified 'Great Lengths' extensions specialist, a highly skilled cutter of both ladies and mems hair, and an excellent colourist.
Emma is just about as qualified in the art of hair colouring as it is possible to be, having completed a specialist colouring degree in L'Oreal (with a specialist qualification from both Wella and Schwarzkopf thrown in for good measure!). Emma mixes expert technical knowledge with artistic flair to give her clients the perfect hair colour experience.
From the beginning, we knew that Nicola had a very special touch with her hairdressing, 12 years later (and as one of the busiest stylists at novo) we can see how right we were! Nicola attracts tremendous loyalty from her clients and is also a 'Great Lengths' hair extensions specialist. Having had extensions herself for five years, she can advise with personal experience.
Paige is a highly talented cutter and colourist with a really strong eye for precision cutting and barbering. Her artistic talents ensure that her clients leave the salon with the perfect cut and colour to suit their lifestyle. Paige's work also features heavily on social media.
Megan has a natural flair with hair that attracts a huge and loyal following. Her clients appreciate her in-depth consultations and imaginative approach to finding the 'perfect look’. Megan specialises in Balayage, Ombre and freehand colouring and uses these techniques to personalise her client’s style to great effect.
The newest member of the Hockley styling team, Rebekah is a hugely talented stylist who is destined to become a star at novo Hockley. Skilled at cutting, barbering, colouring and styling (as well as great with festival-ready braids and hair-up work), Rebekah completed her apprenticeship in record time and has a true passion for her craft. As a Level 1 stylist, Rebekah offers discounted prices for students (15%) and children.
Siobhan is our hugely popular reception manager and has great relationships with the Hockley clientele. Previously a full-time member of staff, Siobhan is now a proud mother of baby Sophia and works part-time.
Currently completing her Level 3 NVQ, Skyla has worked at both the Southend and Hockley salons. Skyla demonstrates a love of hairdressing and is particularly keen on long hair and hair-up work.
Charlie started her hairdressing career in July 2017 and is working towards her Level 2 NVQ – she already demonstrates great promise and loves a bouncy blow-dry!