SOM PARKASH - MASTER BARBER

I have been in the hairdressing business since I was thirteen years old. My passion for barbering started from a very young age whilst I was in India, where I grew up watching Bollywood movies and admiring the different hair styles the actors would have.
 
I specialise in traditional barbering and the latest trends of hair styles.
 
I also specialise in traditional hot towel cut throat shaves as well as beard styling.
 
I can also provide threading and ear piercing for men and women.
 
I love meeting new and existing clients at the salon where we can welcome you and offer a place to relax and unwind while you allow us to create our magic.
 
I love to share my hair styling techniques and knowledge of the hairdressing industry with new and upcoming hair stylists and barbers.
 
When I first started Style Guru, my loyal customers followed me and helped me build Style Guru to what it has become today. One of the best feelings I receive comes from the loyal customers who visit from all over the St. Neots area.
 
Our vision for Style Guru is to have them placed all over the UK and eventually internationally, with my loyal team and business partner beside me.

CLARE HAMMERSLEY - MANAGERESS/STYLIST

I started working in the hairdressing industry 15 years ago, starting as a Saturday helper, going on to do an NVQ Apprenticeship, I have had a passion for hairdressing and working in a salon environment ever since my first day in a salon.

I’ve worked at Style Guru for just over 10 years now and love working with the team we have created but even more so, the amazing clients that we are blessed to have. The friendships we have with our clients is just like having a catch up with friends.

I enjoy all aspects of hairdressing, but it’s always exciting to have a client in the chair wanting a whole new look, whether it’s just a cut or colour. Seeing clients leave the salon feeling fantastic about themselves is always the best feeling we receive.

BECKY KNOWLES - SALON MANAGER AT FREESTYLE

I started hairdressing 5 and ½ years ago after deciding I wanted a career that would be customer focused and would make an impact on how people feel about themselves.
 
I received a promotion from Style Guru which has gifted me the highly dreamed position of Salon Manager at our sister company Freestyle Unisex Hair Salon.
 
I am the youngest ever Salon Manager within Style Guru’s/Freestyle’s history.
 
I have a NVQ level 2 in hairdressing and enjoy cutting, colouring and styling both male and female hair.
 
Every man and women needs a fabulous hair stylist to make them look good for any occasion.
 
My strengths are that I strongly believe clients come first and their satisfaction is crucial to feeling good so I make sure I do everything for our clients to make sure they leave the salon feeling truly amazed with the services they received.

MATT SPRIGGS - BARBER

I have been within the hair industry for approximately 10 years and part of the Style Guru team for almost 5 years.
 
I enjoys all aspects of barbering, but I have a real talent for clients pattern work in which I have the imagination and eye for detail that I believe is essential to be the very best!
 
I am also a fully qualified hairdresser, although I have never had this as a job role although I believe this gives me an extra edge for the finer details of the hair industry and how to look after both male and female clients.
 
With a bright future ahead of him and with the potential Matt is showing, he is on his way to running his own Style Guru Salon in the near future with his very own team.

LIBBY FRANKLIN - APPRENTICE HAIRDRESSER

I'm currently studying and doing my GCSE’s at Longsands Academy while currently working at Style Guru.

I looking forward to joining the team in September where I will be able to spend more time at the salon, learning and practising techniques that are passed onto me from all of the team at Style Guru and Freestyle Unisex Hair Salon, which will then lead me onto our client’s hair.

I really look forward to being able to give the clients in both salons a great experience for which help them feel relaxed and satisfied.

STEPHANIE RYAN - HAIR STYLIST & BARBER

I have been working in the hairdressing industry for 7 years and I completed my NVQ Level 3 Qualification in Hairdressing at Peterborough Regional College. I have recently attended a Cut and Colour course at 'The Goldwell Academy' and completed full Academy Training at TIGI.

I have continued to improve my skill set by attending long hair workshops to enhance my hair cutting and styling techniques and I've also recently attended a Hair Extension course which helps me give our clients the best possible experience and service that everyone deserves. I have worked on my own column of clients for 4 years.

I can offer all aspects of hairdressing and barbering but I really enjoy the creative side as this allows me to release my creative flair upon the customers creating the unique hairstyle that you crave for.

SHANNON BRYANS - STYLIST & BEAUTICIAN

I have been working in the industry for 3 years now, making every client feel fabulous is my aim.

I have an NVQ in Hairdressing, which I achieved whilst doing an apprenticeship.

My favourite service to do is a cut and finish, creating shapes with the hair and doing the final touches, this personalises each client’s look to suit their style.

My other qualification is NVQ Level 3 in Beauty Therapy, having both hair and Beauty keeps my day really varied.

I have just joined the team and am looking forward to meeting new people, also building my client base here at Freestyle.

Photographs taken by Paulo Soares

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