Meet the team - Vanessa, Master Stylist

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING AT THE PEACOCK ROOMS?

I joined in October last year but I've been working with Aveda products for over 10 years.

WHOSE HAIR DO YOU MOST ADMIRE AND WHY?

That's a hard question - I like to keep an eye on as many as I can! Helen Mirren is definitely one. It's great for some of the guests we have here at the salon to see an older lady, in the public eye, who has white hair but changes her style quite a lot. People like Zoe Ball or Jennifer Aniston actually keep a very similar style for a long time. Zoe has changed her fringe slightly to update her look, but the basic style has remained the same for quite a few years. Holly Willoughby is another famous face who has kept the same colour for quite a while but still updates her look every so often.

WHAT IS YOUR TOP HAIR TIP?

That's a tough question! It really depends on the type of hair you are working with. My top tip for curly hair is . . . one you've applied product (essential for curly hair), twist the hair with your fingers to create your curl. And avoid combing it or brushing it.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT WORKING AT THE PEACOCK ROOMS?

Ah, it's got to be the atmosphere. And the people I work with!

WHICH SERVICE OR TREATMENT DO YOU MOST ENJOY DOING FOR GUESTS?

I like doing it all! I often say to my guests that doing a cut and colour for them is like drawing a picture and then colouring it in. I start by cutting the hair and then look at where I would like to put the colour - the placement of the colour all comes from the cut of the hair style.

WHICH AVEDA PRODUCT COULD YOU NOT WITHOUT?

It would have to be the Confixor - it does what it says on the bottle! They call it a liquid gel but it's not a typical gel as it allows the hair to be flexible with hold. So using it before a blow dry means you will still get movement but hold as well. Other products on the market make the hair stiff but the Confixor doesn't at all.