At ARENA we pride ourselves on having the best team in the business. Our stylists are constantly striving to learn and adapt to new treatments, products and stay ahead with the all latest trends.

Someone who lives and breaths the world of hair is our Creative Director Layla.

If you follow us on Facebook or Instagram you may have noticed that Layla has been working with Kevin Murphy after bagging herself the role of Key Educator for the Kevin Murphy brand! (Don’t worry though, she will still be working at ARENA!)

We asked Layla to give us all a heads up on what her new role means and how she got there:

“My role as Key Educator” will be specialising in training professionals working within Kevin Murphy salons. Helping to introduce new products released and new techniques and trends filtered down from session masters created for fashion weeks globally.

The application process was intense, I had already graduated from the course (you may have already seen images from my graduation photo shoot on social media!) and have worked with the products for over 8 years.  With the confidence of knowing the brand inside and out but, I had to create two short videos to submit before I got invited to Birmingham for the interviews, which would also include presenting a demo of a ‘look’ using KM products and a detailed storyboard of seven colour clients!

The filming was challenging but a great learning curve watching yourself! A huge thanks to Ellie Galvin and John Allen for filming and helping edit the videos ready for submission. Thank you to Joanne Obee for being my beautiful model.

I am so pleased I can say that I not only work for an amazing salon with such a talented team at ARENA, but I also now work for my favourite ever styling and colour brand who’s range performs, are fashion driven and environmentally conscious.”

You can follow Layla”s hair antics on Instagram at @curioushairuk .



At Arena Creative hair we are dedicated to keeping up with the latest trends and styles. Our team of stylists include experts in cutting and colouring and are waiting to make you feel fabulous. Make sure you book into our Plymouth salon or our salon at China Fleet, Saltash.