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Meet Emma, founder of The THB Academy and CEO of The Hair Base Salon est since 1999.

Emma has a wide range of skills in the hairdressing industry. She lectured for 2 years at a college, has trained over 80 students in their NVQ level 2 and 3 as well as running masterclasses in colour, styling and business both in person and online.

Emma’s salon is multi award winning, she has been a finalist for Great Lengths Hair Extension Awards and recently won Best Salon Awards 2022, Best Salon Refit, Best Customer Experience, Best Colour salon and also Emma was a finalist in The Outstanding Contribution award. In 2008 Emma also won The Sprit of Enterprise Award for Continual Development as well as being a finalist in many others.

Emma’s salon, The Hair Base has achieved 5 stars for customer service with Phorest Software for 5 consecutive years and was Awarded 2nd in the UK during 2022 for Vish Waste Warriors, a competition for the best salon in the UK for minimal waste and being a sustainable salon.

Emma holds 2 colours masters with Schwarzkopf and Redken, she is a Business Mentor to the industry and regularly holds live training online, sharing knowledge and support to the hairdressing industry.
Emma attends all industry events to network & support and she’s travelled across the UK and internationally with the industry.
Emma was featured on the future stars stage with Loreal at Salon international where she showcased her skills to a huge audience.
Emma’s fun facts: She once auditioned to be on The Apprentice and jumped out of a plane raising £12k for charity.

Emma’s passion lies with education. She loves to develop others, helping to give them confidence, knowledge and skills so that they can achieve their personal goals.

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Hello there and welcome to my profile.

I’ve been at The Hair Base Salon since 2019, joining after studying 2 years at college. Since this time I’ve completed my NVQ level three which has helped me become a very competent stylist. I love working behind the chair as it’s always been dream of mine. Being at The Hair Base has been a massive learning journey during which I feel I’ve grown both personally and professionally. There are many opportunities at The Hair Base and I am so excited for them. It is such a pleasure to work alongside such an amazing team, everyone helps one another and encourages each other to achieve their full potential.

My favourite part about being a hairdresser is the opportunity to get creative and make people feel amazing. The work I love most is to create the lived in blonde look and a classic balayage. Colour work is also a passion of mine because you can create such massive transformations.

Life away from the salon is a very busy one, I have a six year old daughter who keeps me on my toes.

Fun fact about me: I love rhubarb and ginger gin at the weekend and oh, I am a foodie!

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I am a longest serving member of staff at The Hair Base now reaching 15 years. I’m NVQ Level 1, 2 and 3 trained.

I am a Great Lengths Artisan of which I love, from the application to the cutting in and finishing. To create a whole new look and watch the client falling in love with it gives me a lot of job satisfaction. I am also a make-up artist in salon having achieved a diploma from Sure Pass academy 5 years ago! I do wedding makeup, proms and all occasional make up looks. I am also part for the wedding team and being part of someone’s special day is so amazing whether that means doing hair or their makeup!

I love to learn different techniques and styles and love our in-salon training that is constantly ever evolving. I love doing colour work and being a blondie means I LOVE doing blonde hair, balayages, full head bleach, anything blonde I’m happy! Being part of this team has been a massive part of my life. Out of work I’m a proud Mum to 3 beautiful girls Evie, Ella and Thea. Being a mum of 3 makes me a part time stylist, I work Wednesdays and Thursdays! I am Looking forward to many more years at The Hair Base. x

Fun fact about me: Pink gin is my tipple and I can make a mean chocolate oatie.

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Hi, I’m Jodie, I have been at The Hair Base for 3 years and qualified in 2022.

My hairdressing journey started in September 2019, from being a client at The Hair Base to joining the team, then being offered my apprenticeship to now becoming a qualified stylist. I’m so proud of how far I’ve come and very excited for my future. I always say every day is a learning day and I’m glad to have the team around me, the team that taught me so much and still support me. It makes me proud to think that I stand by them at stations and create great hair next to them.

I would describe myself as friendly, welcoming and will do my best to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. Fun fact about me is that I love to paint, I think that’s why I love colour work in the salon!  I do love to do this in my free time when I’m not seeing my friends and massive family. A fact that you may not know is that I’m also dyslexic, so I am always asking fellow team members to proof read everything I write. Anyway, that’s enough about me, I hope you’ve learned lots about me and I look forward to seeing you in the salon very soon.

My name is Adel and I’ve been in the hairdressing industry for 21 years. I started off as Saturday girl in a two person salon and then moved on to a big busy London salon where I did most of my training. Originally from London I moved to Norfolk 14 years ago and struggled to find a salon, then I came across The Hair Base.

I followed Emma and the team and loved the forward thinking and the care they consistently show clients. I have now been a part of The Hair Base for over a year and feel very lucky to be part of such an amazing team. I always have had passion for colour and love long hair, blonde and creative colour, watching the colour process, seeing the transformation and then the end result of the client satisfaction is the reason I enjoy every day in this industry.

I live with my partner Craig and my 17 year old daughter Grace, we have a seven year old dog called Barney who rules the roost and keeps us all on our toes. I am a step Mum to Craig’s two little boys who both love dinosaurs, we have them every other weekend. I spend my days off walking Barney at the beach with Craig, getting in my steps and then afterwards cooking up a storm in the kitchen. I’m half Turkish so I grew up cooking with my family and I make amazing coffee and walnut cake!

Hopefully in the future I will be able to share my knowledge and skills to aspire hairdressers and be part of the team in the THB Academy and share my love for the craft.

Fun facts about me: I have a phobia of prawns and I was on Nickelodeon!

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Welcome to my profile. I have recently joined The Hair Base team as a Director Stylist/Educator. I’ve  been hairdressing in the local area for 30+ years, so you may recognise me!

I am trained to level three NVQ in hairdressing and level four in barbering. I have a D30 Teachers Certificate, a certificate in Education and Assessor Awards. I have worked part time as a lecturer in hairdressing and barbering for 10 years at Lowestoft College. I regularly study and research new hairdressing techniques, products and services. I am passionate about the industry I work in and absolutely love my job! I have recently got married and live in Gorleston with my husband, two grown-up children and my beloved pug teddy. I have also gained a stepson.  I spend my spare time dog walking, running and cycling with friends and family. I look forward to welcoming you to our friendly salon to discuss your hair!

I love and specialise in colouring, Global Blonde, cutting, short hair,  lived in, blondes, vivids, gents haircuts and perming. I am a ‘good condition hair‘ freak and can use our amazing treatment products to get your hair in great condition. I’m also you’re ‘Friday Stylist’ for a wow blowout.

Fun fact about me: I can definitely touch my toes, favourite book ‘ this is going to hurt ‘ by Adam Kay. Favourite cult film pulp fiction xx

Hi, I’m Heidi and I’ve been in the hair industry for 5 years. I studied at East Coast College for 3 years gaining my level 3 qualification, and worked in a salon for almost 2 years until I joined The Hair base team. My favourite hair service to do is creative cutting but what I enjoy the most is learning new techniques and growing my skills and hairdressing knowledge!

I live at home with my 2 sons, my 3 cats Kricket, Toad and Rincewind, and my corn snake Moose. When I’m not hairdressing, or being mum to the tribe, I spend most of my free time reading fantasy novels, watching anime, cosplaying at conventions and attending live music events.

A fact about me is that I have a slight allergy to mangos, they make me itchy and my tongue swells up.😬

Hello, I am Leah B and have recently joined The Hair Base Team!

I obtained my level 2 hairdressing qualification in December 2020, after training in busy London. My newly qualified months began just after lockdown, meaning when I stepped foot on to the floor as a stylist, I had to deal with many DIY hair disasters.. which totally threw me in the deep end, but this taught me so much at the beginning of my career. Still now I absolutely love to learn! A big bouncy blowdry is my favourite, I love a blonde service & helping clients ditch the box dyes to enjoy the advantages of a professional colour.

I moved to Norfolk from Kent in August 2023 to be with my partner and I’m loving the change so far! I’m really enjoying working at The Hair Base, as being surrounded by a friendly, talented team is so important to me.

Fun facts about me – I’m the oldest of 7 siblings! I’m a large rosè kind of girl and my mum actually named me after her own hairdresser.

Hi I’m Maddie,

I’m an apprentice at The Hair Base, and I have always loved the thought of being a hairdresser. I would love to do extensions and aspire to specialise in colour.

I live with my mum, dad, and brother, and I love socialising with my friends when I’m not at work.

My time at The Hair Base so far has been amazing, and I’m so glad I made the decision to join the team.

A fun fact about me is that I am afraid of heights.

Hi my name is Shannon. I started here at The Hair Base after a week of work experience in 2021. Some of you may have seen me on Thursday evenings and Saturdays before I officially started my hair journey in September.

I’m so excited to start my journey in hair after knowing that I wanted to be a hairdresser after starting work as a Saturday girl when I was just 14.

I look forward to making people fall in love with their hair and making them feel comfortable and confident in my chair! That’s my biggest aim in this industry and I feel I will be successful in my profession.

If you’d like to help me on my journey, please feel free to fill out a model application form on our website.

A fun fact about me is that I have a huge hobby and love for crochet, which is what I do in my free time, alongside reading my favourite author, Colleen Hoover.

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Hello my name is Rachael and I’m the Front Of House at The Hair Base. I joined this amazing team in June 2021 and love being the one to keep this lot in order ha ha ha!

I am a very approachable person who is well organised and always happy to help all our amazing guests. This is the first time for me working in a hair salon but I can say I totally love it. In past employment, I have always had a front of house roll because I am a peoples person, very approachable, well organised, polite and always ready and happy to help our amazing clients. My time at the hair base has been fantastic and I really enjoy being front of house to such a talented team. Recently we won the award for Best Customer Experience in 2022, which was an honour to be part of. I look forward to welcoming you all at the hair base.

Fun facts about me: I am a mum of three grown up children. I am very flexible, I can do the splits and I do love a Malibu and Pepsi.