MEET THE TEAM
Owner & Salon Manager
“Good afternoon, Aspire Creative, Ashley speaking...”
Meet your first point of call, front of house and salon manager, Ashley. Originally from Derbyshire, worked in London’s West End for fifteen years, performing and touring with companies like Rambert Dance, The Royal Opera House and two world tours with Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake. Before moving into customer service; also managing a top London hair and beauty salon, followed by flying the world with British Airways as a First Class trained air steward, from the Caribbean to the Indian Ocean, round the States and South America. We are thrilled to have him looking after our guests at Aspire Creative Hair.
Owner & Creative Director
Jamie brings to the salon a wealth of knowledge and experience. Having worked with a team back stage for Vivienne Westwood and Selfridges, also styling the hair for the wives of Westlife and the cast of Hollyoaks. At twenty-one Jamie opened his first salon which he sold after seven successful years to relocate to Derbyshire. Whilst owning his first salon he had the opportunity to work as part of the Session Styling team for Kevin Murphy and then becoming a national educator for Paul Mitchell. Working for Paul Mitchell took Jamie all over the UK and Italy, working on and back stage. Hair is a true passion for Jamie and he knows exactly what your hair needs!
"Hair should look and feel effortless, romantic and sexy! But most of all it should give you confidence"
Lily absolutely loves all things hair! After completing her apprenticeship in Derby she worked in Matlock for four years, building a very loyal clientele, before joining us here at Aspire Creative for our opening in December 2020. Lily has such a zest for the industry, which was seen from a young age when she started as a Saturday girl at just thirteen! Lily has taken every opportunity to expand her knowledge and skill set by attending many courses & creative learning opportunities, particularly in balayage techniques & blonding... which she LOVES specialising in!
"I really enjoy helping people feel better about themselves!"
Gracie is the youngest member of our team, joining us straight from school, knowing she absolutely wanted to be part of this incredible industry. Whilst with Aspire Creative Gracie will be completing her NVQ in professional hairdressing, which will all be carried out in-house with Jamie.
Relax and enjoy your time at the back wash with our lovely Gracie...