Ian Redwood

Celebrating four decades in the industry Ian is the driving force behind The Salon Team. He follows a constant quest for perfection. He quotes ‘it still eludes him’, and the search continues! Obsessed with his love for hairdressing and his passion for customer care, Ian truly believes this is what makes The Salon so unique.


During his time as a member of the British Hair Dressing Squad Ian acquired a complete understanding of very fine hair.


Travelling, consulting and being a platform artist for leading hairdressing brands in the UK, Scandinavia and Europe, Ian has also worked alongside Philip Kingsley the worlds leading celebrity Tricologist  (working in clinics across London, Mayfair and New York) representing the PK Tricological product range on QVC UK and QVC Germany.


Ian has a love of the sea and when not working at The Salon, he can often be found found on the North Coast of Cornwall body boarding or walking his much loved Gucci Poooooodles on the wild coastline which he truly believes is good for his soul.

BJ Blackmore

BJ's passion is Colour, but, he too shares Ian’s passion for healthy hair. 'Its all About Colour Rejuvenation' you’ll hear him quote.


Originally working in the commercial design industry, Colour Consultant BJ’s love of hairdressing lead him to change careers to follow his real passion.


BJ has been involved with International Hairdressing Education Session Styling for Playtex, Aquascutum and Philip Kingsley at QVC London and Germany (the shopping channel). His photographic work has been published in magazines in the UK and Europe.


Also responsible for the financial health of the business BJ’s working week often runs into the weekend, but he always finds time to walk the Gucci Poodles!

Nancy Cherry

Nancy has been hairdressing for more than 30 years having trained at Jingles International in London. Since then Nancy has managed several London Salons, worked in Italy, Belgium and Scandinavia plus she has been a leading light in youth training alongside being a partner in her own Salon business.


We are delighted that Nancy now joins us at the Salon to share her love of hair, from colouring and cuts to long hair creations and more for the next step in her career. 


Bex Ricketts

Bex has been with The Salon for 12 years now and is thriving in her role as team leader and Stylist. Bex’s favourite part of hairdressing is creating short sharp hair cuts. But loves every aspect of hairdressing.



Also, being a triplet means her sisters are constantly having their hair done. 


Caitlin is a local lass, born and bred in Torquay. She is a stylist and has been hairdressing for 10 years. Caitlin's passion is for fine hair, but enjoys every aspect of hairdressing. 


Outside of work Caitlin enjoys photography, going to the cinema, and shopping! She is the youngest of 3 sisters…. Perfect for practicing hair styles on!

Sue Wakeman

Front of House and Salon Hostess, with a background in Hotels and Hospitality with some of the worlds leading hotel chains. Sue`s natural warmth and kindness puts you at ease when you step inside The Salon for either hair, nails or beauty.


Her role is to keep the team on track and your visit special.


Sue is always happy to advise on the right product for your hair to enable you to achieve the best results at home.


Sue is your first point of contact at the Salon her mantra is 'Attention to Detail'.


Carole Goode

Joined the Salon in its birth over three decades ago.


Understanding the need for customer care within the hairdressing industry, it became clear to Carole how she could use her skills, and help the salon embrace new technology and improve the service.


Travelling in the UK and Ireland as well as working alongside Ian & BJ in Europe for the worlds largest shopping channel QVC. Carole was a regular model alongside Philip Kingsley & Ian Redwood in the UK and Germany, forming many magical moments with the team.

With a heavy work / life schedule Carole has managed a perfect work life balance.


Sarah Nunn - Elegant Nails & Beauty

Sarah is a married mother of two teenage children. Having been in the beauty industry for three decades, Sarah now dedicates her expertise in running Elegant Nail at The Salon, where she was the first nail practitioner in the bay to offer Minx Nail Designs.


With her love for make up Sarah has worked at QVC the shopping channel for Philip Kingsley along side Ian and BJ. Sarah offers a fantastic Bridal Make Up service either in the salon or on location.


This year has seen Sarah go back to her beauty roots by becoming a Lifestyle Spa Consultant for the award winning Temple Spa Brand.

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The Salon
27 Ilsham Road


Torquay, Devon


01803 292957

Opening times

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 10.00am to 5pm

Wednesday: 10.00am to 5pm

Thursday: 10am to 6pm

Friday: 9.00am to 5pm

Saturday: 9.00am to 4pm

Sunday: Closed

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