Meet the team:
Holly - Manageress
Originally joining Renaissance aged 16 as an apprentice, Holly is a crucial cog in the Renaissance team, now working as Michele’s second in command,.
Holly organises everyone! Performing as a manageress as well as being the Salon’s qualified Nail Technician, she also has the ability to teleport to the reception when the phone rings.
Renaissance enables Holly to express both her creativity and capability as a young business woman, giving her the confidence to perform as manager and expand her knowledge.
Holly loves being involved and experimenting with the Artistic Team and has much to offer with the expansion of the nail bar.
As well as keeping the salon running smoothly, Holly ensures everyone delivers the highest level of service, catering to every client’s needs and ensuring we all leave happy!
Hollys recent success saw her as a finalists at in the Manage Of The Year category at the British Hairdressing Awards!
Michele - Senior Stylist & Proprietor
Michele founded Renaissance in 1985.
With a passion for all things hair he is the driving force behind the Salon and Artistic Team. Creativity, flare and an endless supply of energy are Michele’s key strengths!
Always making sure Renaissance is fresh and vibrant, Michele has a hands on and artistic approach to the training and continues development of staff and himself.
Michel has worked hard to create a strong Artistic Team, combining experience, youth, inspiration and character. He is proud that Renaissance is continually the ‘salon with the client in mind’.
Marie - Senior Stylist
Passionate, bubbly and incredibly artistic. Marie has been a key influence at Renaissance as part of the salon as well as Artistic Team. She joined the salon in her early teens and has always lived and breathed all things hair!
Apart from being a star on the salon floor, Marie has played a huge part in the success of the Artistic Team , alongside Michel, so much so she has taken lead of the new Artistic Team; leading them to win two competitions in their first year as a team! Bringing fresh ideas and knowledge of the industry – as well juggling the school run of her gorgeous 3 children!
Marie’s hard work, creativity and the care and attention she puts into every client, has built her successful reputation as an incredibly popular Senior Stylist.
Sophia - Stylist
Renaissance has been a massive part of Sophia’s life, having essentially grown up in and around the Salon!
Leaving for London at eighteen to kickstart her successful acting career, Sophia found her scissors and comb were still a vital part of who she was. She has now been working as a freelance Hair Stylist in and out West End Theatres and sets for five years.
Sophia returned to the Salon towards the end of 2017 where she has been able to share what she has learnt, and in turn learn herself, from the Artist Team. She loves being part of a creative hub again and has realised how much she missed the gang!
Splitting her time between London and Ipswich, Sophia brings back new styles and ideas from the capital, and of course film sets!
Lily - Stylist
Lily has been coming into Renaissance well before she could walk!
Having always known she wanted to become a hairdresser Lily joined the team after her GCSEs as an apprentice. She has now taken on the role of Junior Stylist.
Lily lives for all things creative and treats hair as a blank canvas on which she can work with clients to get the best possible result. She loves seeing clients happy and confident leaving the salon.
Fast maturing into a strong and capable young lady, Lily has found working as part of the Artistic Team incredibly rewarding. She finds it ‘interesting to see how everyone’s contributions comes together, creating a really special piece of art.’
Lily is driven and generous, with an exiting talent that will only grow.
Connie - Trainee
Connie took a much different approach to hairdressing! Joining us officially in Summer 2019 as our trainee, Connie started her journey at Renaissance as our L’Oreal Colour Trophy model. After spending much of her time in the salon letting us create our original look, which took us to the Grand Finals of the competitions, Connie was fascinated by the world of hairdressing and soon became apart of our team.
With her colourful look and personality to match, we can not wait to see her artistic talent come through on the salon floor!