Company Director / Salon Manager

Chloe has over 10 years experience in the industry, up until 2015 she worked as a senior beauty therapist specialising in Sports & Remedial Massage & Elemis treatments before going on maternity leave. However Chloe struggled to stay away until she went on to have her second baby.

Chloe is now back on a part-time basis and is involved in all aspects of the business and has enjoyed seeing it grow over the years, she is extremely proud of The Grapevine team and looking forward to developing the business more. Chloe is committed to ensuring the team have on-going training and keeping the salon up-to-date with the latest treatments to ensure we can offer our clients the very best service at all times.

Chloe Smith


Company Director / Director Stylist 

Karen is the founder of The Grapevine, starting with just one room hairdressing, the salon has changed a little since! Karen has over 25 years experience in the hair industry which has been invaluable for bringing the business forward, she is now working part time in hairdressing. 

Karen has always believed training is a crucial part of the industry and regularly goes to London or Leeds for courses. Previously she has attended Clynol & Hobbs courses and more recently Loreal as this is our new hair colour brand.

Karen Stott


Company Director / Maintenance

Graham alongside Karen is the founder of The Grapevine and even built the premises! He is involved daily and his responsibilities can range from fixing the washing machine to paying an invoice, we are very lucky to have our very own handyman on site.

Graham Stott


Salon Manager / Senior Hair Stylist

Amie is currently on maternity leave and is due back to the salon towards the end of 2018.

Amie has over 15 years experience in the hair industry and during that time has built up a loyal clientele due to her genuine passion for colour and delivering styles that suit her clients, leaving them delighted with the results.

Having previously worked self-employed, Amie is fully aware of the need to be honest and approachable in order to build trusting relationships with clients - something which she achieves time and again.
Amie joined our team in February 2014 and has gone from strength to strength now managing the salon alongside Chloe she is NVQ Level 2 & 3 qualified and attended courses at the Vidal Sassoon Academy and Clynol Academy. Amie works closely with Loreal to ensure the salon is up to date with all the latest colours and trends and recently gained the assessors award which is a fantastic asset for The Grapevine as this enables her the assess our hairdressing apprentices at the salon.



Beauty Supervisor / Senior Beauty Therapist

Kate has been in the beauty industry since 2011 and joined the Grapevine team in February 2014, previously working at Ragdale Hall Spa.

With so much knowledge and experience Kate works closely alongside Chloe developing new systems and treatments for the salon to ensure we are offering the best possible service to our clients at all times.

Kate specialises in massage including Lava Shell, Elemis facial treatments and HD Brows. She is NVQ Levels 2 & 3 qualified in beauty therapy. Kate is fully trained in Elemis, Bio-Sculpture, GELeration, Jessica, Mii, HD Brows, LVL lashes, St-Tropez, Nouveau Lashes, Lava Shell Massage and Lycon Waxing and also regularly attends advanced beauty courses all over the UK.

Kate Machin


Senior Beauty Therapist

Ellie has over 12 years experience in the industry working in spa's and salons. Ellie has worked with the majority of the products / brands we offer including Elemis, Mii Make-Up, Jessica & GELeration, Lycon Waxing, St Tropez Spray tanning, LVL lashes, Bio-Sculpture. She joined our team in July 2016.

Specialising in bridal and special occasion makeup, Jessica Manicures and Pedicures, GELeration, Elemis deep tissue massage and all Lycon waxing.

Ellie is extremely dedicated and passionate about beauty therapy and prides herself on attention to detail creating a comfortable relaxing environment for clients. 



Beauty & Holistic Therapist

Emma has been working in the beauty industry for 5 years and has experience in both salon and spa, previously working at Kenwick Spa, she joined our team in August 2017.

Emma specialises in Elemis massage, facials and HD Brows, but is fully trained with the other brands we offer.  Emma is NVQ Level 2 & 3 qualified in beauty and spa therapy and focuses on bringing a very holistic touch to treatments.



Advanced Hair Stylist

Verity started her hairdressing career with us 12 years ago as an apprentice. Verity is fully qualified NVQ Level 2 & 3 in hairdressing and barbering. She has also completed courses at The Clynol Academy and Vidal Sassoon. Verity specialises in colouring and gents cutting, she is extremely dedicated to meeting her clients needs and feels communication with her clients is the reason she has built a loyal clientele.



Senior Hair Stylist

Rachael joined The Grapevine team in 2010 as a hair apprentice she has been a fully qualified hair stylist with us since 2012 going from strength to strength. Rachael qualified NVQ Level 2 and also completed advanced courses at The Clynol Academy, GHD and more recently courses at Loreal.

Rachael works closely with Chloe to control the stock for the business & has taken on additional roles while Amie our manager is on maternity leave. She is very passionate about all aspects of hairdressing and specialises in Ombré techniques.



Senior Hair Stylist

Abigail joined The Grapevine in 2011 as a hair apprentice instantly knowing that hair, and being able to transform how people look and feel about themselves was her passion. She has been a fully qualified NVQ level 2 hair stylist since 2013.

She has completed courses at The Clynol Academy, GHD and more recently Loreal courses in London.

Abigail specialises in special occasion and bridal hair and cutting, she loves working with the girls at The Grapevine as they are her extended family, and has built great relationships with both them and her clients.



Graduate Hair Stylist

Jade joined The Grapevine as an apprentice in September 2015 and has recently achieved her Level 2 in hairdressing and is working hard to gain as much experience as possible in the salon.

Jade has an incredible opportunity and went to Vidal Sassoon (the best training academy in the UK) for a weeks intensive training in cutting.  

Jade always wanted to be a hairdresser and loves working at The Grapevine because of the fantastic atmosphere, great team and friendly clients.



Senior Beauty Therapist

Sian is the newest member to the team and is already building up a loyal clientele. Sian is most experienced in working with Elemis, specialising in facials and massage, having previously worked at Simpson Spa and has newly qualified in brands such as HD Brows, Bio-Scupture and LVL Lashes. Sian also specialises in occasion and bridal make-up.

Sian is really enjoying working in a salon environment and building close and professional relationships with the team and clients. Sian will be working closely with Chloe & Kate to help keep the salon current and bring fresh ideas into the salon.

Sian Mcdonald


Hairdressing Apprentice

Freya is the newest hair apprentice having started in the summer of 2017.  Freya is working hard at college and continues her hard work into everyday running of the salon and is a crucial member of our team - we would all be lost without her!

Freya is learning new skills such as cutting and colouring. Once Freya has learned these new skills she will be offering services under the supervision of a senior stylist as part of a training session.

Freya Hotchin


Hair Stylist

Abbie has been with us at The Grapevine for 4 years now, starting as an apprentice in 2014.  She has now completed NVQ Level 2 & 3 in hairdressing. Abbie enjoys all aspects of hairdressing but specialises in hair ups and creative colour. 

Abbie has always kept up to date with training and has recently completed her Raccoon Hair Extensions training is offers this as a service in the salon.

Abbie Nagle


Saturday Girl

Cloe joined our team in April 2016 as our Saturday girl, following in her sister Amie’s footsteps! She already has an interest in beauty and hair. Cloe has a fantastic attention to detail and we all look forward to seeing her on Saturdays!

Cloe Bache