The Team

Julie Smith
Owner and Style Director
NVQ Level 1, 2 & 3, Assessors award
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At a young age I realised my huge passion for hairdressing and created Elite in 2007 with one goal in mind; to create a professional salon, with a friendly and personal touch. My attitude towards the salon and my profession are based upon years of varied experience in the industry.

From working many years on the floor as a full time stylist, teaching for Paul Mitchel, training and assessing enthusiastic new hairdressers, to featuring in the finals of BBC Young Hairdresser of the year, I eat, sleep and breathe the hairdressing industry. Always keen to innovate and constantly striving to improve, I always encourage my team to aspire to great things.

I am proud of the salon and would like to welcome you to Elite Hair Design.
Advanced Designer / Assistant Manager
NVQ Level 2, 3
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Chloe is our Creative Designer at Elite and has been a part of the team for 6 years.

Chloe has completed her NVQ 2&3 in hairdressing, whilst also being qualified in individual lashes and spray tanning. Her passion within hair is bespoke colouring and balayage. Chloe enjoys working at Elite and has a passion for the salon this is why Chloe is our assistant manager!

Working towards their NVQ Level 2
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George is our junior at Elite, and who is also camera shy!

Currently training towards her NVQ 2.
George has discovered her skill in creative short haircuts, and has attained an interest in colouring & highlighting. George is very excited to accomplish her NVQ and also become a Stylist in Elite, with the goal of eventually completing her assessors’ award.
Working towards her NVQ Level 2
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Amy started with Elite in September and is currently working hard towards her NVQ Level 2.

Amy has discovered her skill in blow drying and hair up and has been assisting with our wedding clients. Amy is looking forward to progressing on to cutting and colouring.

We are looking forward to seeing Amy through her hairdressing journey, and cannot wait to see her become a stylist at Elite.
Creative Designer
NVQ Level 2, 3
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Kayleigh has been hairdressing for 12 years. She loves all aspects of hairdressing but her favourite if she had to choose one would be transformations!

Kayleigh is our newest team member as a Creative Designer and we love her being a part of the Elite Team!