The Team

Lara

Hi! I am here to help you love your natural hair again!

Since opening the salon I have unsuspectingly become known for my curly cuts. I love big wild bushy manes, probably because I have always envied them. Despite that, I also deal with fine hair (like my own) and if you (like me) only want the tiniest trim because your hair grows slowly (sigh, like mine) I am your woman!
I am also very gentle and all about the pampering.

Battering my hair to death a few years ago after over a decade of abusing it was one of the best things that could have happened to me, although I didn’t realise at the time. Hair has always been an obsession/passion. Somehow, through this near catastrophe I became obsessed with the “No-Poo” method and started obsessively studying herbalism and brewing concoctions to try to fix what I had done. I am so glad I did as it set me on the path to want to help others to do the same.

Assisting others on their journey to ditching the bottled products and saving money AND plastic, is where I want to be.

Every day since I opened the doors in October 2017 I have felt incredibly grateful, I enjoy every working day, get to meet amazing people in my local community, learn, teach, grow and see your hair getting better and better with each visit.

Bobbi

I have been a hair stylist for 7 years now. Training in several Bristol salons, before setting up my own mobile business, I have now found my home at Tame the Mane . I have worked n collaboration with Lara for 3 years now helping to build what I believe is a truly progressive project. I love the collaboration process of hairdressing and helping to make people look and feel great in themselves. Cutting curls is a true joy at Tame the Mane and helping curly girls (and boys) who have had years of terrible haircuts really makes my job worthwhile. As the salon’s senior colour technician I can help create colours specifically for you and colour your cut to make it pop. Or blend in beautiful greys so you can rock your grey hair without it feeling drab while softening stark roots. At Tame the Mane, hair health is at the centre of what we do so ‘sometimes less is more’ is our motto. That way your hair can look great and stay feeling great too! In the role of manager, it has been a joy to bring new stylists into the team and teach them, just the way Lara taught me about natural, holistic hair care. curly cutting and how it is possible to have a judgement free, relaxing salon experience.

Renee

Renee is the most experienced and refined hair stylist working at Tame the Mane, with thirty years as a full time stylist! We are all in awe of her skills. Having owned her own salon for a long while in Maine, USA, she has been an invaluable addition to our team and a fountain of knowledge on all things herbal and curls. Not to mention, she is a wizard with the clippers and can do a fade without leaving a millimetre out of place!

She makes all her own natural products too that are marvellous and leave clients wanting more.

Catch Renee, if you are lucky, on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Faye

We are incredibly lucky to have Faye with us at Tame the Mane. With 17 years experience including 10 years at Toni and Guy she is an experienced stylist with an eye for detail. Faye is great at listening and giving advice on restyles and shapes that will suit her clients, so they feel super confident and special throughout. Even though Faye has a more commercial hairdressing background her interest in natural hair care has been growing over the past years in line with her work in Ayurvedic life coaching including massage therapist and yoga teaching. She is currently doing in house training on cutting curly hair and natural products. For a stylish cut that lasts, please book with Faye on a Wednesday or one Saturday per month.

Steph

Steph comes across quiet and unassuming, but do not be mistaken, she is the most incredibly motivated and driven person in the salon. Straight from finishing her NVQ in hairdressing, she went directly into a course on theatrical hair and makeup which leads her to think creatively with her clients. She has finished her in house training at Tame the Mane and producing some fantastic work with colours and all types of cutting and natural hair care. Steph is with us full time now and built a great local client base!

Lucy

For the most part Lucy is a gardener which leads her to approach hair in a holistic and natural way. Curly cutting and natural hair care are Lucy’s passions and she loves to help clients transition to natural products and give advice on how to ditch the chemicals. Please book in for a chop with her on a Thursday. Lucy likes to take her time with clients to ensure she gets it just right for you!

Gemma

First trained in the 90s and continued part time since then. Focus on listening to the client, of any age or neurodiversity, and making sure they are happy. Intuitive cutting for styles that are easy to care for and work with the hair texture. Long term interest in natural products, as well as working in a well known eco soap shop! No poo since 2010 and still learning about the world of alternatives.

Confident with all hair types and styles, currently updating skills by learning more about the Curl Cutting approach and the colour range at TtM.

Olivia - Google

“Probably the best hair cut I've had in a decade, and the most comfortable I've ever felt having a cut. I was so impressed by the wonderful atmosphere and professionalism of this salon.”

Jo - Google

“It's rare that you get to say that someone is doing something truly innovative. This is a totally different experience to the usual salon and all for the good.”

Sarah - Google

“Best haircut I've had in years. Would highly recommend. Loads of tips for haircare and they really listened to what I wanted, made notes and double checked the pictures I had brought along.”

Ginny - Google

“I don't normally leave reviews, but after today, I just had to. This was the best haircut of my life. No joke. I've tried so many salons that Bristol has to offer,  but none of them come close to Tame The Mane and their sustainable ethos and curl knowledge. I have found my hairdresser for life, and couldn't be happier.”

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