Meet The Team
Meet the Team at Hair by Elements…
Jackie and Perry are the owners of Hair by Elements and The Skin Clinic at Urban Spa Beauty in Bishop's Stortford.
"We have been in business for over 40 years, 15 of those in Bishop's Stortford. We are both hairdressers and, between us, we have lots of knowledge and experience in the industry and of running a successful business."
"Hair by Elements has a fun, friendly and family atmosphere. We try to celebrate and acknowledge something great every day."
"We have three amazing boys who are super talented and very individual. We both love good food, nice wine and spending time together, preferably in Ibiza. We are best friends, husband and wife and have a great business and team."
Tara has been working at Hair by Elements for over 15 years on Front of House and is also the Manager.
Tara started at Hair by Elements part time of Front of House but is now part of the furniture. Tara works closely with not only the team but with the salon directors to ensure the standards and your experience is maintained to the highest level.
Tara also helps with the training and education program within the salon, helping the students to learn and grow.
Tara says that Elements is a big part of her life and she is passionate about what she does and the business. "The salon is more like a family and it is a pleasure to be part of it," she says.
Jess has been in the fashion and beauty industry for 16 years as a trained Make-up Artist and Beauty Therapist. In fact, you may recognise Jess from our sister business Skin Clinic at Urban Spa Beauty where Jess was a Management Therapist for 4 years before having her first child Luna Bee, who is now a sassy one year old.
Although Jess may not technically class Luna Bee as her first child as she also has a laid back chihuahua named Hugo who was in the picture first.
In Jess’s spare time she fund raises for her local theatre company. Jess how now changed her career aspects slightly to join us here at Hair by Elements on Front of House, so you can look forward to Jess’s welcoming face when you enter Hair by Elements.
Style Director and Colour Specialist Ben has been hairdressing for 18 years and almost 16 of those have been with Hair by Elements in Bishop's Stortford.
After so long, the salon has become such a huge part of his life. Ben loves taking care of his clients and building a close relationship with them. He gives excellent customer service and creates beautiful hair.
Ben is also our Goldwell Kerasilk Specialist along with one of Goldwell Colour Specialists.
Ami has been part of the Hair by Elements team for over 16 years and completed her training with the salon. She has continued to learn new techniques and skills within the industry since becoming qualified.
Ami is our Artistic Director and Colour Specialist, being qualified in all aspects of hairdressing, and Ami is also our Extension Specialist for pre-bonded extensions. Ami says she loves working here at Hair by Elements because we are always kept up to date with the latest trends and fashions and we also have a great that get on really well.
Ami is currently on maternity leave after having her second child but will be looking to be back towards the end of 2020.
Anastasia is a one of our Artistic Director hairstylists and colour specialists here at Hair by Elements.
She has extensive experience in cutting and colouring and loves being creative and doing different colours. I find my job is my greatest passion, love creating, innovating and making my ladies and gents happy every time.
She used to work in Estonia, (where she is originally from) Spain and now the UK for the likes of Tony & Guy, Rush and now Hair by Elements.
Anastasia says she loves working at Hair by Elements because the team is amazing, and they help each other.
Vickie has been with the Hair by Elements team for about 5 years now and is one of our Artistic Director and Colourists.
Vickie began her hairdressing career when she left school, training in Toni & Guy in Knightsbridge. Vickie specialises in all aspects of hairdressing but loves doing short hair styling as she loves doing dramatic changes.
Any of Vickie’s guests will tell you she loves a good chat and enjoys making her guests feel good on the inside as well as the outside.
Vickie says Hair by Elements is a great place to work, working with an amazing group makes your day go quickly!
Gemma has been in the hairdressing industry for the last 18 years and has worked at Hair by Elements for the last year after taking some time out to raise her children.
Gemma is currently our Creative Designer and colourist. Gemma enjoys all aspects of her especially creative cutting short hair and hair up. Gemma loves making people feel great about themselves.
Gemma is a busy mum of three children so always has a lot to chat about, she says her favourite pastime is sitting in the sun with a beer or two and loves spending time with family and friends
Jo has over 25 years' experience in the hairdressing industry working in Poland, New York and spending the last 15 years in the UK.
Jo’s love of the industry expanded her career further, working on film and television sets not only doing hair but also doing character make up. Jo worked on film and television sets for the last 11 years until she joined the Hair by Elements team, as she realised her true passion was hair. She had missed the salon environment and wanted to be able to spend more time with her family.
Jo is an amazing asset to the team with a great knowledge for hair colour and cutting. Jo also loves doing special occasion hair.
Designer & Colour Technician Shane has been with Hair by Elements for nearly 8 years and is passionate about the industry.
Shane is fully qualified in colouring and cutting, but his speciality is short hair and gents’ hair cutting. Shane is also one of our specialists in the Kerasilk Keratin Treatment and recently completed an intensive course to become a KMS ambassador.
He loves making his clients feel good about their hair and makes sure his guests are well looked after through their whole journey.
Shane says that Hair by Elements is a great place to have a career because you are constantly training to be the best you can be.
Katie has been in the hairdressing industry for 8 years after completing her NVQ level 1 and 2 in hairdressing with us here at Hair by Elements.
Katie gained some more experience whilst working at another salon, before returning to Hair by Elements.
She loves being creative with colours and cuts and she is always learning and growing as a stylist. Katie is also one of our Blow dry queens, from big bouncy blow dries to straight blow dries.
Katie says that being part of the Hair by Elements team is amazing, as we always make sure we are up to date with the latest trends and fashions.
Tamzin joined the Hair by Elements team in 2020 and has worked in the industry for over 5 years.
She has a great passion for the industry and keeps up to date with the latest trends and styles. Tamzin enjoys all aspects of hairdressing including colouring and cutting, but especially enjoys doing big bouncy blow drys and hair oclour.
Tamzin enjoys working at Hair by Elements and is looking forward to meeting new guests and making them look and feel great.
Meet Elaine the Manager of our Nails Lounge in Bishops Stortford. Elaine, who is originally from Brazil, loves helping clients with their nails and nail care. She enjoys interacting with different people every day, meeting new people and engage with them in a kind, considerate and loving way.
I always want to make the customer feel very valued, special and welcomed. It brings me great pride and accomplishment to see gorgeous, shiny, perfect nails.
In my spare time, I really enjoy spending time with my family and friends and also help in whatever projects that my local church is involved in.
If I was to describe myself in a few words it would be as friendly, honest, hardworking, happy, loving and enthusiastic.