The Team


ZoeFounder and creative director of Zoe Hair & Beauty, I left school at the age of 16 and started a full time apprenticeship with Toni & Guy. Within my time as a junior I entered a Toni & Guy assistants competition and won the Edinburgh heat which took me through to the finals at London. When I was 18 I qualified as a Toni & Guy Stylist spending a total of 9 weeks with the Creative Director of the company. I came back to salon and worked alongside Vicky and Hayley gaining a strong client base which to this day I still have. After 2 years I was promoted to Assistant Manager and Staff Trainer. I left Toni & Guy to pursue my dream of having my own salon; I am very proud of my team and trust every single one of them to give each and every client a fantastic service. Zoe Hair & Beauty Darlington will always be the flag ship of our future salons.



Jayne has been in the hairdressing industry since leaving school and has worked in a variety of salons, and has always enjoyed the aspects of the feel good factor that is created. After seeing her daughter Zoe train with Toni & Guy they had a dream to open their own salon, along with ambition and enthusiasm we did exactly that. The salon has gone from strength to strength and with all the hard work and dedication we together as a team make this a thriving success. We handpicked our team and I can vouch for each and every one of them to provide a first class service to the highest standard. Jayne is now managing the business and works as receptionist within the salon allowing Zoe and our team to finish and excel in everything they do.



Hayley is our Colour Specialist in the salon, after leaving school at 16 she began her hairdressing journey as an apprentice within Toni & Guy which provided the best up to date training, techniques and customer service. Hayley has been hairdressing now for 6 years where she has built up strong and reputable client bases which are still with her today. She is highly experienced within all aspects of hairdressing ensuring every client leaves the salon looking and feeling fabulous, or maybe if like many others are not to sure what they would like or what the latest trends are, Hayley is the girl for you! As well as completing her Toni & Guy Training in which she got a distinction she has also completed many other courses like L’Oreal, Label M and Wella. Hayley has also been technical trainer within the salon helping many people get the best possible results.



Chey is Zoe’s junior in the salon she is currently working on her level 2 apprenticeships and is soon to be qualified. She plans to carry on her training and aim for her level 3. She has a passion for creative hair and has regular clients for hair-ups. Chey has worked on all of our weddings and events this year, including this year’s fashion show.




Susannah has been hairdressing for 15 years after completing her training with Saks, she worked hard building up a loyal client base which are still with her today. She has worked with the industries lead hair products and colours and has extensive knowledge in all aspects of hairdressing. Her main focus is on providing excellent customer service whilst the client visits her, so they always leave the salon not only with great hair but also feeling well looked after. You will never be disappointed after an appointment with Susannah.




Nikita is a level 3 qualified beauty therapist she specialises in nail art, minx nails and individual lashes. She also offers a wide range of treatments including waxing, massage, tanning and tinting. She has a room within Zoe Hair & Beauty and has extensive experience and training as a mobile beauty therapist. She trained at Darlington College soon after leaving school and has gained a passion with the beauty industry. Although this was not what Nikita dreamed she would be in her future, she has found a natural flare and enthusiasm for the work she does. She has now recognised her passion for making each individual feel and looks great.




Rebecca has been in the Hairdressing Industry since she was 15 starting as a Saturday girl, and working he way up to the busy, reputable stylist she is today. During this time Rebecca has built up a large client base who she sees as friends as well as clients, you can always feel relaxed and confident as she has strong knowledge of all aspects of Hairdressing. Rebecca also specializes in weddings, fashion shows and Balmain Hair Extensions.








Vicky has been in the hairdressing industry for 12 years after completing her training at Toni & Guy, where she worked as Top Stylist for nearly 11 years. She is highly experienced in all aspects of hairdressing and will ensure every client leaves the salon looking and feeling fantastic. She has also completed many other courses including Label M, L’Oreal, Tigi and Wella and has fantastic product knowledge. Vicky was also staff trainer at Toni & Guy and has helped many apprentices through their training.


Michelle is 19 and a fully qualified level 3 beauty therapist, she trained for 2 years at Darlington College, completing level 2 and 3 Beauty Therapy, she now has a beauty room within Zoe Hair & Beauty offering a wide range of treatment s. The treatment s she offers are in all areas of waxing, manicures, pedicures, spary tanning, Swedish, Aromatherapy, Hot Stones Massage, make up, facials, individual lashes, tinting and perming.


Sara has a diploma in beauty therapy, her passion is the more holistic side of her qualification and so she has studied Thai and South Pacific synchronised massage, and has plans to study other forms of massage over the next couple of years. Sara lived in Thailand for 6 years; Thai Massage is practised within families almost daily. It is used as a means of physical and spiritual wellbeing. Not only that, it also has the benefit of being able to do something nice and spend quality time with a friend or family member, something which we scarcely find time for in first world society. This is where Sara’s interest in massage started and her attitude towards massage is based on this philosophy.