Lara - Director/OwnerLara has been hairdressing for 17 years. Before owning Arena she managed the salon for 2 years and then had the opportunity to buy the salon with her husband, Richard. She did not hesitate, and the salon has gone from strength to strength. Her passions are wedding hair & make up from the most natural looks to intricate hair up. Favourite Product - Kevin Murphy Un.tangle
Bee - Assistant Manager and Creative and Session StylistBee has been part of the Arena team for 11 years, she started as a Saturday girl and has developed her skills to become Assistant Manager/Senior stylist. Bee has a huge passion in making clients feel a million dollars, she loves to give clients a complete restyle and colour change. Bee specialises in bobs and short hairstyles. Favourite Product - Doo.over by Kevin Murphy.
Carly - Senior and Session Stylist Carly has been a member of Arena for 6 years, during this time she has developed her skills to become a senior stylist. Carly specialises in gent’s cuts, short hair and creative cutting. Her passion is make-up which she gets to fulfill when doing Arena weddings, proms and special occasions.
Favourite Product - Anti Gravity Lotion
Kirsty - Creative StylistKirsty has been part of the Arena team for 8 years. She is an advanced stylist with an extensive clientele and has a passion for colour correction. She believes in making every client feel special and at ease when having their treatment in the salon. Kirsty has an eye for details and likes to give her clients nothing but perfection!Favourite Product- Shimmer Shine
Chelsea - Creative StylistChelsea has worked at Arena for 8 years. Along with her skills at creative cutting and colouring she is an expert in Keratin complex smoothing treatments and has a real passion for hair up. Chelsea is also involved in the weekly training evening, where she enjoys teaching the junior members of staff new skills. Chelsea is your go-to stylist for Balayage.Favourite Product- Powder Puff
Layla - Creative Director and Session Stylist Layla has been hairdressing 14 years, specialising in occasion hair. Layla is blonde at heart with a passion for blonde hair and cutting and loves making people look and feel amazing and fixing their hair problems. Layla has completed the 5 day course for Kevin Murphy session styling, and has been selected by Kevin Murphy to be a Product, Colour and Styling educator.Favourite Product- Resort Beach Spray
Ellie - Session StylistEllie has been a hairdresser for over 15 years and loves all aspects of hair, particularly getting creative with colour. Hair up and working with long hair is Ellie's passion and she brings so much laughter and fun to the salon.Favourite Product- Kevin Murphy Anti-Gravity
Kerry - StylistKerry has been in the business of hair for 21 years and above all loves making people feel and look fabulous. Kerry specialises in Balmain hair extensions, cutting and colouring, being the expert of blondes, but her true passion is cutting.Favourite Product- Kevin Murphy Young Aging Masque
Sophie - Stylist Sophie has been in the industry for 7 years. Loves being creative with colour and drying the hair to see what the final result is. Sophie specialises in hair up, freehand colouring and curly blowdrys but can of course do all aspects of hairdressing. Sophie does not stop smiling and is a joy to be around.
Favourite Product - Shimmer Shine
Lee - Session StylistLee has been a stylist for 15 years and the newest member to the Arena team. Loves the diversity that hairdressing offers and making people feel great about themselves and creating beautiful and contemporary styles. Lee specialises in cut and colouring and gents styling. Favourite Product- Kevin Murphy Hair Resort Spray
Yvonne - StylistWe are delighted to welcome Yvonne as the newest member of the Arena Team. Cutting is Evie's passion and she loves gadgets. Evie is trained in hot scissors. Evie has 23 years experience in the hairdressing industry and takes her profession seriously, enjoying keeping up with the latest trends, and is often travelling to London to watch hairdressing shows. Favourite Product - Body Mass
Alex - Director Alex has a huge wealth of experience with having been in the industry for 22 years, working in London for 6 years, 3 years at Toni and Guy as a Colour Technician and Style Director, 3 years as a Style Director at Hobs salon. Alex has also assisted in hair and make up for film. Alex moved from London to Plymouth to be closer to her family and loves how loves living so close to the coast!
Favourite Product - Shimmer Shine
Davina - StylistDavina a has been with Arena for 3 years, she is Arena born and bred! Davina is on track to finish her level 3 in hairdressing. She is a qualified Kevin Murphy colour.me expert and has a passion for colour correction and keeping your hair in great condition. Davina is a geek when it comes to ingredients in our Kevin Murphy range, believes you can’t have a Kevin murphy coloured without Kevin Murphy aftercare. Favourite Product- Kevin Murphy Hair Resort Spray
Dianne - Reception Team MemberDianne (our friendly geordie) is part of our front of house team, highly organised and super keen to ensure you have the best experience at Arena.
Nikki - Reception Team MemberNikki will always give you a warm welcome to Arena. Nikki's extensive experience within hairdressing means your appointments, hair advice or enquiries will always be dealt with efficiently.
Our talented apprentice team are always on hand to assist stylists with there every need and to give you the best experience. Not only do they give a cracking head massage, our apprentices attend weekly training sessions with our support we hope for them to join the Arena stylist team in the future. We couldn’t do our job without them.