Alan with Elaine are the two founders and directors of The Alan Edwards salon group. Together they built the brand from one small salon in 1987, with a team of only three stylists, to a nationally recognised company with two salons and their own educational studios, as well as an ever-growing team of 35 who are synonymous with quality and style. I love sharing my passion for hair with my clients and team alike. Now with over 30 years’ experience in hairdressing, my driving force is to continually keep Alan Edwards salons as the number one choice for all of our existing and new clients.
Since the birth of Alan Edwards Salon my achievements have been numerous as an individual and also as part of a team. One of the most memorable being winning the L'Oreal colour trophy for the first time and being involved in creating the grand final show which was amazing to work on a project for over a period of months and then seeing it come to life in a live show. One of the aspects of my profession that I really enjoy is teaching our assistants and seeing them grow. I also enjoy being a qualified in-house assessor, helping our trainees work through their SVQ qualifications - it's very rewarding. Finally, looking after my clients is something I've always enjoyed. Building friendships and giving them the great hair they deserve is very fulfilling. I'm privileged to have probably one of the best jobs in the world.
I have been a member of the Alan Edwards team since 2011, during my time working with Alan I have gained an intuitive ability to tailor make styles to suit every individual. Also by completing and graduating the 15 week long colour specialist degree equips me with the knowledge and techniques to enhance and improve your hair and they way your hair should make you feel.
I have been in the salon for 24 years. I was one of the first to do loreal colour specialist course when it launched 20 years ago. I love working with our amazing stylists to create bespoke colours for every client old and new.
We’re proud to say that Hannah is homegrown Alan Edwards, having trained with us since day one developing her passion and talent for hairdressing. Making clients feel good and love their hair is most important to Hannah. In 2017 she completed her Loreal Colour specialist degree where she gained a greater knowledge in the science and technology of hair colouring. She now Specialises in all aspects of colouring- Bright, bleached, natural or subtle. Over the years Hannah has travelled around the UK and Europe working with Loreal Professional as a member of the ID team, backstage at London Fashion week, seminars and education with Alan, photographic work for magazines and been a Scottish finalist twice at the Loreal colour trophy. When it comes to haircuts she specialises in a cool, current, done but undone look on the latest ‘it’ cut.
I started at Alan edwards as an apprentice in 2010 , qualifying in just over 2 years and completed my L’Oréal colour specialist degree 2013 . I enjoy all aspects of my job , I love seeing my client from start to finish, listening to my clients requests & concerns during consultation and creating a beautiful cut ,colour & style,having a good chatter along the way. I enjoy doing my clients hair for weddings & occasions and getting creative and creating looks for photoshoots. I have been very lucky during my 10 years at Alan’s I have had some amazing opportunities from doing London fashion week , being apart of the L’Oréal ID team , doing hair shows, competitions ,photo shoots, teaching around the country and I also Won L’Oréal young colourist for Scotland which has definitely been a highlight! In my spare time I enjoy the outdoors, horse riding , hillwalking and going back home to the isle of arran to see family and friends.
Worked within the salon for 28years now working up from a Saturday junior while at school until now. I work alongside our talented stylists to make our clients look and feel fantastic, I have the pleasure of having amazing clients which have been with me for decades now which makes me proud to do what I do. I am also Retail homecare specialist in Kerastase, Shu Umera & KMS.
I joined Alan Edwards Salon in 2014 when I began my training, I then worked my way up and became Elaine’s assistant before going on the floor as a graduate stylist. Since then I have had the opportunity to go to Graduate Fashion Week, L’Oréal Colour Trophy, and help backstage at various shows and photoshoots. In 2019 I completed my L’Oréal Colour Specialist Degree which then allowed me to gain a greater knowledge in colour and become an educator within the salon, participating in our educational events. I love all aspects of hairdressing and enjoy the ever changing trends that keep us constantly learning and evolving. I specialise in Balayage and Long hair styles and love to create colour that is bespoke and personalised to my client. To see my work check out my hair Instagram @styledbyjadelily