Meet the team: Natalie

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IMG_0373Name: Natalie

Age(ish): 26

Role: Hair stylist

Tell us about your career so far:
I’ve been with Grace Hair & beauty since the beginning of December, having worked in another York salon previously. I’m loving my time here so far and plan to be here for the foreseeable future!

What do you love about working for Grace?
It’s an amazing environment to work in with happy and helpful work force.

Give us a quick hair tip:
Look after your hair with coconut-based products, they are amazing!

Favourite song ever: ‘Iris’ by the Goo Goo Dolls

Natalie is a full-time stylist at Grace – to arrange your appointment with Natalie just call 01759 377428 or book online.

Wella colour workshop at Grace

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The Grace Hair & Beauty team recently enjoyed a Wella colour workshop with the lovely Ashley, a Wella colour technician and trainer.

We had so much fun, discovering new product lines, new techniques and we were so pleased with the amazing results!

The session gave us some useful tips on adding vibrant colours and shades that are on trend, easy to maintain and easy to change.

We also looked at grey hair coverage, blending grey, masking grey. We explored alternatives to simply dying your hair at home, and discovered new ways to add subtle colour to greying hair and ways to enhance natural grey tones.

Check out the gallery below and don’t hesitate to give us a call or pop in to the salon for advice on your hair colour requirements.

Meet the team: Georgina

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feb_enews_square3Name: Georgina

Age(ish): Erm, still in my 30s, just!

Job role: Salon owner, senior stylist

Tell us a little about your career so far:

I studied full-time to be a hairdresser in Hertfordshire, where I grew up, and started out as a Saturday girl in a very busy town centre salon, where I really learnt the trade.

Since then, I have worked in a handful of independent salons, with the focus on friendly customer service and providing clients with their perfect style.

We moved to Yorkshire in 2005 and I was soon managing a busy salon, while entering competitions such as Wella’s TrendVision.

In 2014 I took the next step and opened Grace Hair & Beauty. I’m loving being able to put my experience and knowledge into the new salon, and pushing the brand forward. I’m so proud of the salon and the team, and love being able to share my passion with the team and our clients!

What I love about working for Grace Hair & Beauty:

Being the boss! Ha ha! I do love observing the team at work and seeing how they approach different styles and client requests. It’s great to share ideas. I love the building too, the atmosphere in there is lovely, it’s an awesome space to work in.

Give us a quick hair or beauty tip:

Eat well and drink plenty of water. Might not sound like a hair-related tip, but it promotes healthy hair growth! By the way, there’s free mineral water (or tea and coffee) for you in the salon!!

Favourite song ever:

Tricky one! We play lots of different styles in the salon. Relaxing music is good, chill-out tunes… then again my favourite band is probably The Killers, so let’s go for ‘Mr Brightside’.

One of the region’s most popular salons…

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In a matter of months Grace Hair & Beauty has become one of the region’s most popular hair and beauty salons.

Opened in late 2014, the beautiful salon is nestled on Stamford Bridge’s Main Street, and offers a wide range of services in a relaxing environment.

The experienced, friendly and professional team is passionate about ‘on-trend’ colour and cutting techniques, and the salon stocks the latest Wella products, but it’s not just about following fashion as salon owner Georgina explains:

‘We regularly enjoy training sessions and keep abreast of the latest trends as you’ll see from our website blog, but above all our services are tailored to meet your needs; we listen to you,
discuss the options, browse styles on the salon iPads and give you results you’ll really love.’

This friendly, personal approach is proving very popular. 

‘Absolutely divine!!’ client Liz Robinson recently wrote about her visit. ‘Given how fussy I am about how I have my hair cut I am delighted with it. Definitely recommend a visit to see Georgina and her team whether it’s for hair or beauty. Such a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere.’

Read more reviews of Grace Hair & Beauty here.

The salon’s calming qualities are thanks in part to the unique building, with high ceilings, beautiful decor and some quirky touches; hundreds of clients agree it’s the perfect place to unwind and be pampered – book online or tel: 01759 377428 and see for yourself!

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Original version of this article first published in the Elegance supplement of The Press newspaper in York.

Thanks for the feedback!

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More and more people are discovering the unique, relaxing, friendly atmosphere at Grace Hair & Beauty. Thanks for all your feedback, it is very much appreciated.

Book online or tel: 01759 377428 and see for yourself!

Here’s a sample of the latest feedback:

Thank you for sorting my hair out for me. So glad I managed to track you down to your fab new salon. It was great to catch up with you and hear all about your new project. We’ll be back.

Brilliant hair cut as always and fab atmosphere. Look forward to my next visit!

Fab massage! Friendly bubbly staff! Will be back for my hair doing! xx

“Thank you for colouring my hair today, had lots of nice comments and I love the colour! Lovely staff and felt very welcomed, cant wait for my next visit now! :-)”

Had my hair cut here today and donated it to the little princess trust. All staff was extremely helpful and kind, and put me at ease because I was really nervous! My hair looks amazing now, thank you so much!

Have had a facial and eyebrow wax this afternoon. Absolutely Devine!! Whilst there I had time to sneak in a haircut too. Given how fussy I am about how I have my haircut I am delighted with it. Definitely recommend a visit to see Georgina and her team whether it’s for hair or beauty. Such a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere. Looking forward to my next visit to see them. Thank you girls xx

Please let us know what you think of the salon and your service, as we’re always keen to find out what you think and make sure we’re giving you exactly what you want!

You can read more reviews (and post your own) on our facebook page.

Introducing the Salon Selfie frame!

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What better time to pose for a photo than after your hair service?

That’s the premise we came up with for our new ‘Salon Selfie Frame’ which now adorns the salon wall, inviting clients (and staff) to pose for a picture.

Of course it’s just a bit of fun and definitely not obilgatory, but the frame has already been put to good use by a number of clients and by all the team; just check out the gallery right here!

Whether you choose to pose or not, we’re sure you’ll be eager to show off your new hair style after your visit to Grace!

Book your next appointment with Grace Hair & Beauty by calling us on: 01759 377428 or book online using our easy-to-use appointments system.

Recommend a friend and get 25% off

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If you’re an existing customer you can claim a huge 25% off your next cut, style and finish when you recommend a friend to the salon – they’ll get the same discount too!

Here’s how it works…

  1. Recommend a friend and tell them to book a cut, style and finish at Grace, mentioning your name and using the code ‘SAF25’.
  2. Your friend will get a 25% discount!
  3. Once your friend has had their service, you’ll qualify for the same discount on your next cut, style and finish.
  4. You can recommend the salon to as many friends as you like!

Just call the salon or e-mail us if you’d like to know more, or just get out their and start spreading the word!

Supporting Breast Cancer Care in October

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Grace Hair & Beauty team are very proud to once again be donating 50p from every hair service in October to our chosen charity Breast Cancer Care.

This poignant video gives you some idea of the brilliant work the charity does…

We’ll also be selling Breast Cancer Care products in the salon and collecting donations, while we’ll be wearing plenty of pink on 16th October to support the BIG PINK day.

Keep up to date with the latest happenings and news at Grace Hair & Beauty by signing up to our e-newsletter and following us on facebook.

Wella colour training – the beautiful ‘balayage’ look

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Wella balayage colour hair treatment

The Grace team recently enjoyed an inspirational training session with Wella’s brilliant colour technician Ashley. The team explored three colouring techniques and three ‘on-trend’ Wella colouring products – Magma, Freelights, and Colour ID.

Why not call the Grace Hair & Beauty team to discuss your own hair colour requirements and ideas?Call us: 01759 377428 or book an appointment online.


Stacey wanted the balayage look – an unstructured method allowing personalised colour placement, in other words, adding the colour exactly where you want it.

Stacey before her balayage colour treatment
Stacey before her balayage colour treatment

We used Wella’s Magma and Freelights to create lighter tones and then used a semi-permanent colour for root fade to diffuse any hard lines, producing a seamless blend of light and dark tones.

During Wella balayage colour treatment
During the colouring process

Stacey loved the balayage look! With low maintenance to suit her busy lifestyle, the colour technique gives the hair a lovely natural, healthy look, unique to every client.

After the balayage colour treatment - Wella
After the balayage colour treatment

Why not call the Grace Hair & Beauty team to discuss your own hair colour requirements and ideas?Call us: 01759 377428 or book an appointment online.

A BIG thank you to Stacey for being such a great model!