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Our shop front and our website now feature our lovely new branding designed especially for us by John Baxter. We love the freshness of John’s work and think it fits so well with our range of products and the feel of our salon. Hope you agree!

John’s portfolio attracted my attention because I love “comic-book” references; and I am particularly inspired by his trademark watercolour and quirky illustrations.

Website John Baxter

Our new website header

John presented new work to me with an understated and dazzling originality. He travelled to the Totnes to meet me at the salon to discuss rebranding due to a new and natural product line I am now buying in and using with my clients.

The So Pure products from Keune have changed the working atmosphere in our shop through their natural perfumes which are calming and reminiscent of gardens. I wanted clients to see this particular “smell” and colour reflected in our salon designs. We discussed how to develop a new sensibility with illustrative pictures and logos somewhat like those that had caught my eye in his portfolio.

Front of salon Gill Goddard Hair

The front of the salon: Gill Goddard Hair

John took me right through redesigning my salon from beginning to end, and kept me up to date with the process sending emails and making phone calls. He was brilliant, supportive when I needed it and at the same time assertive in leading the way. The results are beautiful and amazing. All the printing nightmares I had had before were taken away as he managed the print formats and the delivery of cards and signs on time.

New Gill Goddard Hair Branding

Our beautiful new brand!

During the process, John was very flexible and un-possessive about his illustrations right up to the last minute – he was fine about ditching stuff I felt I couldn’t use and altering the shape and size I of stuff I loved and wanted to keep. I am in the exciting process of redecorating the interior of my salon with the finished spec. I’m so pleased with our new illustrations, logo, exterior colour and the finished result. The salon is now being noticed on a daily basis and people comment on the new designs – they are loved by staff and customers!

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Fern Junior Stylist at Gill Goddard Hair

Fern Junior Stylist at Gill Goddard Hair

Fern is the lovely Junior stylist at Gill Goddard Hair. We popped out to the New Walk Brassiere to have a drink and a chat. Fern has a great laugh and is full of life. She has been dedicated to Gill Goddard Hair and clients throughout her studies and graduated earlier in the year as a stylist. (Congratulations to Fern!)

We talked about what she loves about working at Gill Goddard Hair. We also talked about textiles, Top Shop and letting her hair down. Apparently she would love to share her evening pizza with a man off TV called Dodger….

Why did you become a hair stylist?

I have always loved hairdressing. I really loved art at school, especially textiles, but I am a better hairdresser than I am artist! But I do think hair styling is creative, so I enjoy it a lot. If I wasn’t a stylist I would like to be a beautician or a designer.

You are wearing a great combat jacket. Is that from your favourite shop?

Yes! I love Top Shop. I don’t follow the big designers – out of my price range! But I do love nearly everything at Top Shop. Mostly you will see me in the salon in black. This top has got a back longer than the front, I really like that style.  Black for the winter – and because it goes with everything. Orange and coral for summer. Actually, I don’t wear a lot of coral but I like it on other people.

Tell us about working at Gill Goddard Hair?

I really like it at Gill’s. Everyone wants you to get on and be as good as you can be. Hairdressing can be very competitive, nasty even. But at our salon people support you and help you to be the best. Gill gives us lots of training, in salon and in training centres. Not many salon owners do as much as that to help their staff.

Gill Goddard Hair at Christmas

Gill Goddard Hair at Christmas

What is the highlight of the year for you in the salon?

I love Christmas. We are so busy. Lots of clients come in and tell us about their Christmas plans. I get lots of younger clients that tell me about their parties and where they are going that night. It is a lot of fun. And wearing the Christmas hats – I love that picture!

What do you do in the evening after a hard day’s work?

I like watching 90210, Hollyoaks, Made in Chelsea (they are so posh!) and The Only Way is Essex “Shut Up!” (Said with a very good Essex accent). I live with my mum so she cooks me dinner. I love Pizza.

If you could go out to dinner with anyone who would it be?

Dodger from Hollyoaks of course! (Ha ha). And we would eat Pizza!

If you could style anyone’s hair who would it be?

Someone young and famous. I would do Beyoncé – although I would be really scared! Or Rhianna.  I would be so nervous! I actually love styling long hair. You can straighten or curl it, there are so many possibilities. I think younger clients like to come to me because I understand how important it is to cut long hair just the right length. I know what it is like to be out in the evening and want your long hair to be, like, perfect.

To book an appointment with Fern for a cut and finish call us on 01803 866101.

 

Fern was talking to Anna