Unit is a unique and relaxed co-working salon set in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside, designed to give both our clients and fellow hairdressers the best possible experience and environment in which to spend time.
After both being in the industry for many years, working freelance and in salons, we always hoped to one day create a space that was special and truly different.
Lots of time spent in Australia visiting salons, cafes and small independent businesses, that were all so different to what we had back in the UK, opened our eyes to different ideas, locations and possibilities. We felt so inspired and excited that things could be different, the spaces were bright, open and not on high streets. Our visits encouraged us to think differently and gave us the visualisation and confidence to create a light, airy and homely salon inspired by the Australian Unit.
I have been creating beautiful hair for 23 years and I love it more than ever. I believe in constantly educating myself and learning new techniques, no matter how far I have to travel. I previously visited Australia just to train with the incredible Sheree Knobel of Bixie Colour and Peter Thomsen of Chelsea Hair Cutters.
Shadowing Sheree took my foiling technique to a whole new level and opened up my eyes to different ways of colouring hair. Creating ‘lived in colour’ is my passion, recreating the Australian beach blonde look that allows the colour to grow out beautifully and is low maintenance. Hair condition is also essential and I will never compromise which is why I always recommend using Olaplex, not only for the health of your hair but also for the bright clean blondes that it allows me to create.
All your colour needs will be looked after by me from start to finish, giving you a one to one intimate experience. Hair colour cannot be rushed. Some appointments can take three hours, others up to six. Creating natural hair colour is much more time consuming as you go through different processes to enable your colour to be low maintenance. This can take you from having your over coloured highlights done every six weeks to a three to five month gap between appointments – who wouldn’t prefer that?
I started cutting hair when I was 16 practising on friends’ hair in bathrooms before nights out. I was lucky enough to train with one of the country’s leading salons where I was taught by some of the best hairdressers in the industry and where I had the opportunity to work on shows and photoshoots. They inspired me and showed me the importance of shape and technique, this is where my love of cutting started. Be it men or women, I enjoy the challenge that cutting presents where precision is so important.
Over the years I’ve had experience working with some amazing hairdressers on campaigns, from London Fashion week to The Brit Awards, and I’ve been lucky enough to have had my work featured in Vogue.
I’m always looking to improve and perfect my clients’ hair with suggestions on how to adapt and change. It all starts with a thorough consultation and ends with a haircut created with care and attention to detail.
I just have one simple goal and that is to give my clients the absolute best haircut I can.
Womens Cut & Blow Dry
Wash & Blow Dry
All guided colour prices include a blow dry. Prices will vary depending on hair type and amount of time and product required.
Face frame & part £110
Half head £150
Whole head £200
Permanent / Semi
All over colour £150
Root stretch £50
Wet balayage £40
Skin test and consultation required at least 48 hours before colour appointment.
£50 holding deposit for all colour services.
Unit is a co-working salon designed for freelance hairdressers. Somewhere to come together and be part of a team, where you can collaborate and create whilst maintaining the benefits and flexibility of being your own boss.
Our chairs are rented by the day and provide most things other than your personal equipment and colour products and you will need an existing clientele.
Cara and Matt are available for all aspects of cutting and colour training. We offer one to one or group sessions at Unit or we can visit your salon or location.
We also offer shadowing where you can accompany us through our day of work and experience how we interact and communicate with our clients and the techniques we use to create beautiful hair.
Unit is a bright, airy, open plan space set in the stunning countryside of Buckinghamshire. Located 15 miles from Oxford, we are just an hour outside of London.
Unit is an ideal venue to host events, meetings, training sessions, exhibitions, photoshoots and more. Easy parking directly outside and close to the M40 motorway makes it an easily accessible location.
Tuesday – Saturday
By Appointment Only
Unit 1c, Woodway Farm Industrial Estate
Bicester Road, Long Crendon, HP18 9EP
Telephone: 07539 016 990