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.
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!
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.
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. If you need a colour rescue or complete colour change, Abbie is your girl! 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.
A star within the novo team and adored by her clients, Melissa specialises in feminine hairdressing, colouring and hair up/wedding hair. Melissa is also a recognised specialist in ‘Great Lengths' hair extensions (not just at novo, but in South East Essex).
Jenine is a novo stylist through and through. Having completed her apprenticeship at novo, she is an accomplished cutter and colourist and a wonderful blow drier of hair. Jenine loves working with all lengths of hair, but is particularly keen on shorter styles and fashion colouring. Jenine is also a Great Lengths certified hair extensions specialist.
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 done the majority of her training at another local salon, Georgia joined novo to complete her hairdressing training and is already proving to be a bubbly and popular stylist (& team member). As a Level 1 stylist, Georgia offers a 15% discount for students and reduced-price childrens hairdressing.
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.
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.
It is hard to imagine Courtney being anything other than a great hairdresser, such is her passion and commitment. On her way to completing her Level 2, 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.
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. As a Level 2 stylist, Megan offers discounted prices for students (15%) and children.
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.
Trained at novo, Daniella is a talented, young stylist with a superbly creative eye. With an infectious personality, Daniella has become a brilliant colourist and a natural with cutting. Daniella is guaranteed to give you an enviable long-lasting blow dry!
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…..our Hockley clients can’t wait to catch up and welcome her back!
The newest member of our reception team, Lynne is new to the world of hairdressing, but brings with her a wealth of experience in customer service.
Currently completing her NVQ level 2, and just about to start her level 3 NVQ, Jessica has natural flair for all aspects of hairdressing, with a particular love of colouring and short hair work.
Currently completing her Level 2 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!