Quai may be the most recent member of our team but you would never think it as she has fitted into the Bliss team perfectly.
Quai Ellis-Elliot – Hairdresser
Quai qualified in 2010 after obtaining NVQ Levels 1 and 2. She trained at South Devon College and worked in a local salon doing day release at the same time.
She continued to work at the salon for seven years before feeling that she was ready for a change. That’s when she joined the team at Bliss.
Quai is very creative and while she enjoys every aspect of hairdressing definitely prefers to let her imagination go and challenge herself. This means she has a real flare for hair-up designs. She also really enjoys cutting hair and discussing what will work and what won’t to really transform people with her creative eye.
We have updated all our staff profiles… lots has been happening in the last year or so… babies, marriage, new qualifications, exciting times!
Have a look on our website here… Meet the Team… to find out more about our lovely ladies! (And have a look at the lovely new photos too!)
Melissa Levett – Hairdresser
Niki Stafford – Beautician, Nail Technician and Co-Owner
Emma Stafford – Hairdresser
Emma Mitchell – Senior Hair Stylist and Co-Owner
Carly Macauley-Mullen – Hairdresser
Quai Ellis-Elliot – Hairdresser
For more information pop into the salon, visit our website or Facebook Page or give us a ring on 01803 859289.
Melissa Levett – Hair Stylist
Mel studied for AS levels when she left school in 2007 but wasn’t for her, and she started studying for her NVQs. She started at the salon in the September after the salon opened in 2008.
She worked 1 day a week voluntary over 2 years while she was doing her Level 1 and 2 NVQ full time at college. This experience helped Mel to finish her courses and she enjoyed working with the girls.
Mel qualified as a hair stylist in May 2010 and started working part-time at Bliss – and is now one of our part-time Hair Stylists, working a few days a week, styling, colouring and cutting hair.
So if you want to book in with Mel or find out more about hair treatments, give us a ring on: 01803 859289 or visit our website for more details.
Felicity Biggs – Hairstylist
Felicity finished school and worked in various local outlets. The time came when she wanted a complete career change and as she always wanted to become a hairdresser, she looked into the courses on offer. In June 2004, she began her course at South Devon College. She enjoyed 2 years and passed her NVQ levels 1 and 2 in hairdressing. Once qualified in June 2006, Felicity decided to work as a mobile hairdresser where she worked with a wide range of clients and really enjoyed career choice but felt she may like to venture down a different path. It was then she began work at Bliss Hair & Beauty. Felicity has now worked at the salon for almost a year and during her time has qualified in Balmain Hair Extensions. She loves every minute of her job and finds it very rewarding, as she enjoys the artistic, creative side. Helping the clients feel better about themselves give her a great sense of achievement.
So if you want to book in with Felicity or find out more about hair treatments, give us a ring on: 01803 859289 or visit our website for more details.
Meet Carly, one of our talented hairdressers…
Carly Macauley - Hairstylist
Carly’s career began in 2006, when she attended South Devon College and obtained her NVQ 1 in hairdressing, whilst being trained in house by the salon manager of a busy Paignton salon. After working there for a year, Carly was promoted to the Torquay branch, but left shortly after feeling she had more to give as a hairdresser. Carly moved to a local Brixham salon, where she felt she could reach her full potential and be closer to home. She studied for her diploma in Colour Correction, and a “TIGI” qualification in advanced cutting. Carly likes to keep up to date with what is current, regularly attending seminars including Loreal Professional and TIGI female and men fashion shows, but likes to do more traditional looks too. Her future ambition is to add her NVQ 3 to her qualifications, and to carry on enjoying working at Bliss with the girls, and meeting many more new clients.
So if you want to book in with Carly or find out more about hair treatments, give us a ring on: 01803 859289 or visit our website for more details.
Emma started Bliss back in 2008 with Niki Stafford and is our next staff profile!
Emma Langdon - Senior Stylist
Emma went into hairdressing straight from school in 1996. She also chose to work in a hair salon whilst training to gain some more experience. After she achieved levels NVQ 1 and 2, she decided she would like to gain more knowledge about her profession so she went on to achieve a level 3 NVQ as well. She decided to take part in a large competition during her time at college, which she went on to win. Emma continued to work at the salon for seven years when she decided she wanted to gain some independence. It was then that she chose to become a mobile hairdresser. 5 years on, she had gained a large clientele. She then felt the time was right to move in a different direction by becoming a partner in Bliss Hair & Beauty with her already good friend Niki. Here she is also senior stylist and is adding new qualifications to her already vast knowledge of the hairdressing industry. Last year, she qualified in Balmain real hair extensions and is currently planning more qualifications. She feels that this career path has been very successful and enjoyable.
So if you want to book in with Emma or find out more about hair treatments, give us a ring on: 01803 859289 or visit our website for more details.
Niki started Bliss back in 2008 with Emma Langdon and is our next staff profile!
Niki Stafford - Beautician
Niki worked in her local beauty salon as a Saturday girl when she was 15 years old and loved it so much that she enrolled on the Beauty Therapy course as soon as she finished school. She qualified in 2003 with a BTEC National Diploma in Beauty Therapy. She also won ‘Student of The Year 2003’ which was a great achievement for her. Once qualified, she worked full time in a salon and gained a lot of experience. She worked her way up within this salon but when she couldn’t take the job any further she decided the only thing left for her to do was to open her own salon which she did in 2006. Niki opened a successful beauty salon in Paignton, where she worked for 2 years before deciding she would like to relocate to her own town. It was then she and Emma discussed opening a hair and beauty salon and combining their expertise in 2008. Niki is now senior beauty therapist at Bliss Hair & Beauty and has been adding qualifications along the way, including qualifications in Airbrushed Nail Art and Gel Nail extensions, with many more being planned for the near future. She is extremely pleased she decided to open this salon with Emma, as they thoroughly enjoy their work and she couldn’t imagine being anywhere else now.
So if you want to book in with Niki or find out more about treatments, give us a ring on: 01803 859289 or visit our website for more details.