Team Profiles

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Tina O’Nion – Salon & Technical Director

Tina has over 28 years within the hair industry having worked and trained at top London salons such as Sassoon and Toni&Guy. She gained her specialist Colour Degree at L’Oreal which enabled her to teach at their Academy in London, which has been invaluable to Wispers.
Tina has a wealth of knowledge and expertise which she is always willing to share with younger members of the team.


Abi Kearns

Abi Kearns – General Manager & Senior Stylist

Abi has been a loyal and dedicated member of the Wispers team for over 4 years. Her charming, professional and polite manner makes her a firm favourite amongst our clientele.
Abi’s unwavering enthusiasm and understanding approach reflects itself in her ever increasing client list. Abi has been Hairdressing for 7 years after training at the L’Oreal Academy in London achieving colour keys, colour change and advanced cutting skills.
Abi is also our hair extension expert within the salon.

Ian Edwards

Ian Edwards – Creative Director

With exceptional knowledge and ability earned over an illustrious career, Ian is one of our most sort after stylists and his incredibly loyal clientele speak for itself. With over 40 years experience, Ian specialises in traditional and classic styling with a modern twist.



Nic Watkins

Nic Watkins – Artistic Director

Nic is a passionate and creative stylist with a real flare for precision cutting with an amazing
attention to detail. With over 26 years experience she has completed many courses with L’Oreal and Toni&Guy and most recently Trevor Sorbie specialising in wigs and hair loss.
Her enthusiasm coupled with her friendly approach; make her an incredibly popular stylist which is reflected in her clientele.

Alex Cook

Alex Cook – Senior Stylist and Education Director

As Education Director, Alex oversees all the development and ongoing training for all members of the team. With her Expertise in cutting, Alex was head hunted early on in her career to work for a top salon, and trained extensively in London. Her passion and talent lies with her creative cutting and restyling.

Alison Winzor

Alison Winzar – Creative Director

Alison has been with Wispers for 23 years, and has been working in the industry for over 30 years. Having trained and completed many courses with L’Oreal, TIGI and hair up with Patrick Cameron, Alison specialises in creative cutting and dressing of long hair. Her extremely friendly manner and positive approach to everything she does, makes her popular with everyone she meets.

Zoe Charles

Zoe Charles – Stylist and Educator Assessor

Zoe has a down to earth, honest approach whether she is working with her clients or developing the skills of the younger team members. Having worked on cruise liners specialising in dressing long hair, she then went on to achieve her assessor’s award, enabling her to pass her skills on to our younger team. Zoe also specialises in wig consultancy. Zoe has her Level 5 Diploma in Training.

Hayley Williams

Hayley Williams – Stylist and Senior Technician

Hayley has been with Wispers since she was 14, starting as a salon assistant over 5 years ago. Since then Hayley has trained at the London L’Oreal academy and completed many specialist courses particularly in colour. Hayley has qualified to Level 3 in Barbering and is continuing her training.
Her ability combined with her thirst for knowledge, has made Hayley an extremely valuable educator to our younger team.

Becca Andrews – Graduate Stylist

Becca has been with Wispers for over 3 years and completed her apprenticeship within the salon. Having recently achieved her colour keys and colour change at the L’Oreal academy, Becca is excelling within the team, especially with hair up skills. She is also training to gain her level 3 and continues to thrive within all aspects of her hairdressing.

Ellen Roffey

Ellen Roffey – Senior Stylist

Having been in the industry for eight years Ellen’s expertise lies in her technical work, such as Balayage and latest trends. Her fresh approach to all aspects of hairdressing have gained her a devoted client list of both men and women. Ellen’s passion for new skills means that she regularly attends inspirational courses, which inspires our in house training.

Sophie Turner – Apprentice Stylist

Sophie is a bright enthusiastic member of the team, she is newly qualified and is currently completing her barbering level 2, whilst in house training with our education team. Sophie is very much a perfectionist which is reflected in her work.



Mel Belton

Mel Belton – Assistant General Manager/Reception Manager

Having always been a people person, Mel is an extremely crucial member of the team, making sure all services run smoothly and efficiently throughout the day. She goes out of her way to accommodate every clients needs, ensuring they received the best possible service with the warmest of welcome. Her charm and professional approach makes her a firm favourite with clients and the Wispers team alike.

Elaine Brownlie

Elaine Brownlie – Receptionist

Elaine has been working at Wispers for over 5 years, and has extensive knowledge in customer care and salon etiquette. Elaine’s Scottish charm and professional manner has provided clients with a pleasant front of house welcome.



Jenny Phillips

Jenny Philp – Salon Assistant

Jenny’s role is vital within the salon; she ensures that all clients are looked after and that they have a relaxing experience. She prides herself in making sure that the salon looks immaculate at all times and supports the team with every detail to make sure that everyone’s visit is exceptional.

15909788_10211932457930207_1022763274_nJemma Seabright – Apprentice Stylist /Head Assistant

Jemma is a key member of the Apprentice Team and is continuing her development with in house and external training. She is eager to  learn and perfecting her techniques on new styles and skils to enable her to achieve her goal of becoming a Stylist.


Olivia Hurst – Apprentice Stylist15934482_10211932456530172_473917075_n

Olivia has just joined the team and is enjoying all aspects of Salon life. She is undertaking training through the in house development team as well as with external training partners. She is enthusiastic and eager to help and learn, and has already made a great impression on our clients.

15942485_10211932457050185_189196761_nRose Cottrell – Salon Assistant


Rose helps the team on Saturdays and during holidays and is eager to start her apprenticeship. She takes great pride in delivering excellent service to our clients and ensures that the salon looks immaculate at all times.