LOUISE – Director Stylist
Partner of Mint & Marigold along with Maria, Louise has been in the industry for well over 20 years, and still continues to have a strong passion in all aspects of the industry. Having worked in many leading salons in the area, Louise is committed to leading by example in her continued interest of education and by providing only the best of service for both clients and team alike. Louise puts her all into the clients’ whole service and reflects upon her clients as friends.
Having completed numerous courses and industry training, Louise loves nothing more than a good challenge, and with a wealth of knowledge in both Cutting and Colouring, can transform and overcome most challenges put her way. Louise always welcomes the meeting of new clients but be sure to book ahead as she already has quite a following.
Love a good wedding? Louise does too. Actually, so do Charlotte and Lisa, and whatever look you’re after, they will have you looking the “belle of the ball” for every occasion!
Louise and Maria, pride themselves and their Salon on providing a warm welcoming experience from the moment you step through the door. With Maria’s business skills and Louise’s creativity, they feel like they have the perfect combination to take you to the next level of style and wellbeing.
When Louise has some spare time she can be found in the kitchen baking a batch of beautiful cakes for her and her family. She is a keen home maker and is enjoying redecorating her house to create a perfect haven of a home for her family. Her 2 children keep her busy and she will always be present supporting her children’s hobbies and interests. Probably her most enjoyable therapy is shopping for make-up, which is why she always looks so glam!!
GO TO HAIR PRODUCT: Moroccanoil Perfect Defense Heat Protector
GO TO BEAUTY PRODUCT: Germaine De Capuccini Vitamin C Multi Correction Cream
FAVOURITE COCKTAIL: Pina Colada, Porn Star Martini or both!
SOMETHING YOU WOULDN’T KNOW: Had a recording session and has her own CD singing “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera.
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE: “Believe you can and you are halfway there”
MARIA – Salon Director
Partner of Mint & Marigold along with Louise, Maria has been in the industry for over 20 years and has a passion for fulfilling outstanding customer experience, ensuring the professionalism of the business, and keeping the team calm when things turn chaotic! Maria is responsible for the commercial development of Mint & Marigold and along with Louise has a strong vision for the future of the salon and the development of the brand.
Maria loves the buzz of the salon and goes above and beyond in welcoming each and every client. Hospitality is her thing! She loves stepping in and nothing is too much trouble! She will have you feeling part of the family in no time at all, and if you like a chat and a giggle, you can be sure of that with Maria!
Maria and Louise pride themselves and their Salon on providing a warm welcoming experience from the moment you step through the door. With Maria’s business skills and Louise’s creativity, they feel like they have the perfect combination to take you to the next level of style and wellbeing.
Outside of Mint & Marigold, Maria loves the outdoors and the beauty and tranquillity of the countryside. Her 2 dogs enjoy many beautiful walks and pub lunches and a ponder around antique jewellery shops. As a mum to an adventurous and thrill seeking Son, she has always been supportive to his hobbies and need for speed, so needs and enjoys nothing more than cooking and a good glass of wine to relax!
Together with her Fiancé, she loves developing her home and garden to create a haven for her family to enjoy.
GO TO HAIR PRODUCT: Moroccanoil Original Hair Treatment
GO TO BEAUTY PRODUCT: Germaine de Capuccini Supreme Definition Eye Contour Cream
FAVOURITE COCKTAIL: Margarita
SOMETHING YOU WOULDN’T KNOW: Used to be a church bell ringer!
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE: “Be the reason to make somebody smile”
WENDY – Master Stylist
Wendy has been with us since we opened the salon doors, and more often than not runs a very busy column full of loyal clients, and is greatly in demand. She is a very experienced Stylist with well over 20 years in the hairdressing industry, there is nothing she can’t help you with, and its no wonder she has become so popular!
With a no-nonsense approach to hair, Wendy will ensure the cut, style and colour work for you and your lifestyle so that it looks good every day between salon visits. She demands results from colour and products and will recommend and advise how you can achieve the “salon look” at home.
Wendy is a true perfectionist, and her cutting and colouring skills are first class. She is a very honest and loyal Stylist with a unique sense of humour! You can certainly be assured of an outstanding service, with a bit of a giggle along the way!
Wendy’s services are always in demand so please ensure you book your appointment in advance to avoid any disappointment.
When Wendy is not behind the chair, she explores her passion for travelling and is always planning her next beach getaway, of which she enjoys a few a year! She is an avid reader and can always recommend a good book! Her weak spot is handbags and her ever growing collection consists of all colours, sizes and designs! She likes to spoil her Niece and Nephew with lots of days out, filing them with sweet treats before returning them home!
GO TO HAIR PRODUCT: Goldwell Perfect Hold & Big Finish Hair Spray
GO TO BEAUTY PRODUCT: Germaine de Capuccini Rosehip Oil
FAVOURITE COCKTAIL: Woo-Woo
SOMETHING YOU WOULDN’T KNOW: Used to play the Clarinet and achieved Grade 2
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE: “Just Keep Swimming”!
LOTTIE – Stylist
Lottie joined the team in June 2021 after qualifying for her NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing in Lockdown!
She had always wanted to become a Hair Stylist and decided it was time for her to follow her dreams. Since joining us she has thrown herself into the educational journey of becoming a Goldwell Master Stylist and has already attended numerous training days at the academy in London. The course will equip Lottie with an advanced cutting skills training programme to further develop the skills and knowledge she gained as part of her NVQ programme.
Lottie absolutely loves working with curly hair and spends significant time researching the latest techniques and products to keep curly/frizzy hair in tip-top condition and looking good every day. She is fun, bubbly, sweet and caring, and thoroughly enjoys her time with each and every client going out of her way to ensure her clients enjoy a relaxed and professional visit to the salon.
She is upbeat and young at heart and is already proving to be popular with children and teenagers. She seems to be a natural with them or maybe she is just “down with the kids”!!
Lottie has an amazing passion for the industry and although still newly qualified her enthusiasm and eagerness to learn will take her very far. We have no doubt she will achieve her Stylist ambitions and we are enjoying helping her develop and watching her grow.
Outside of the salon, Lottie is mum to her gorgeous Son and is embracing and enjoying all the adventures of motherhood. She takes time out for herself with Pilates and walking and generally loves having a fun time with friends and family.
GO TO HAIR PRODUCT: Moroccanoil Curl Re-energizing Spray
GO TO BEAUTY PRODUCT: Germaine de Capuccini Excel Therapy O2 Urban Shield Spf50
FAVOURITE COCKTAIL: Pina Colada
SOMETHING YOU WOULDN’T KNOW: Loves travelling to Malaysia and practising CFQ (a form of meditation)
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE: “Believe you can and you are halfway there”
SOPHIE – Senior Stylist
Sophie joined the Mint & Marigold Hair team in 2022 and is our newest member of the Styling team.
She has achieved her NVQ Level 2 and 3 in hairdressing and brings with her over 10 years of hairdressing experience! She has gained lots of experience at a Senior Stylist level and enjoys all aspects of the industry but in particular loves the challenge of cutting and styling of shorter hair and redesigns.
Sophie has an extremely sunny and bubbly personality and clients always enjoy their time spent with her at the salon. She is chatty, passionate and enjoys welcoming every client with kindness and warmth and takes pride in ensuring every client receives the same level of attention of care and customer service, whether they are 2 years old or 92 years old!! Sophie is a great listener and has the patience of a Saint, nothing is too much trouble for any client.
Outside salon life, Sophie is mum to a gorgeous baby girl and enjoys creating a beautiful home where her family and friends are always welcome to relax and have lots of fun times together. She is a family girl with a strong passion to still follow her career aspirations and hats off to her, she is smashing it!
GO TO HAIR PRODUCT: Kerastase Nectar Thermique
GO TO BEAUTY PRODUCT: Germaine de Capuccini Pro 60 Moisturizing Cream
FAVOURITE COCKTAIL: Strawberry Daiquiri
SOMETHING YOU WOULDN’T KNOW: Has visited the theatre every year since 17 years old to watch the Rocky Horror Show!
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE: “Do what makes you happy because life is short”
GEMMA – Beauty Therapist
Gemma joined the Beauty Therapist team in April 2022 and if feels like she has been part of the Mint & Marigold family since day 1!
She has enjoyed a career as a Beauty Therapist since leaving school and still to this day her passion and enthusiasm for the beauty industry and the wellbeing of her clients shines through with every treatment she performs.
Gemma is fully qualified and has a very loyal client following for her prescriptive massage and facial treatments thanks to her healing hands, but if it’s instant glamour you need for a girls night out or a holiday, then Gemma is your girl! Manicure, pedicure, LVL lashes, threading, waxing, whatever you need, Gemma will have you runway ready in no time at all!
You are guaranteed to be welcomed with a warm friendly smile and a bubbly personality so you can be sure of a giggle or two during your treatment or feel totally relaxed with her wellbeing treatments.
Outside of the salon, Gemma is mum to two gorgeous children and enjoys spending time with her family. She is also very well known for visiting some of Oxfordshire’s finest cocktail bars. She doesn’t drink tea or coffee so makes up for it in cocktails!!
GO TO HAIR PRODUCT: Kerastase Elixir Ultime Oil
GO TO BEAUTY PRODUCT: Germaine de Capuccini So Delicate Day Cream
FAVOURITE COCKTAIL: Porn Star Martini
SOMETHING YOU WOULDN’T KNOW: I have applied Emma Watson’s makeup!
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE: “Dance your last dance as if it was your last!”
CARLY – Salon Co-ordinator
Carly holds the role of Salon Co-ordinator and is responsible for the smooth running of the salon and all the duties that encompasses!! Luckily for us and our clients she has a wealth of experience and knowledge of salon life as she has been part of the hairdressing industry since 2004. She has trained in all aspects of hair completing her NVQ Level 2 & 3 and has enjoyed a successful career providing a full range of services to clients before she focused on training and assessing in salons in and around Oxfordshire.
Her experience has provided her with all the knowledge she needs to understand both the client and the team’s requirements. She is the eyes, ears and voice of the salon and is always one step ahead to ensure the clients receive the very best service and the team glide through their working day! She will be at the door ready to warmly welcome you when you arrive with a huge smile. She is very much a people person and loves the buzz of salon life and takes pride in ensuring that each and every client leaves the salon feeling amazing. Although she is a fully qualified Stylist in all aspects of hairdressing her passion remains with Colouring, Styling and Dressing Hair!
Outside salon life, Carly is mum to a gorgeous boy and enjoys family days with her husband and all the outdoor pursuits an inquisitive and adventurous Son enjoys. Her second love is wedding hair and she invests her time where she can expressing her passion for the love of hair!
GO TO HAIR PRODUCT: Kerastase Masquintense
GO TO BEAUTY PRODUCT: Germaine de Capuccini Dreamy Legs Cooling Gel (Every Stylist needs this)!
FAVOURITE COCKTAIL: Icy Strawberry Daiquiri
SOMETHING YOU WOULDN’T KNOW: She wakes up at Midnight to eat chocolate and forgets she has done it!
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE: “If you see something beautiful in someone speak it”