Claire Mclaughlin

Meet experienced stylist Claire Mclaughlin.  She has been a hairdresser for 23 years, and is also a qualified hairdressing assessor and internal verifier.  Throughout her career, Claire has worked with some of the best people in the industry doing session hairdressing and photoshoots!  She has even done celebrities’ hair backstage at Wireless Festival in London!

Which hairstyles do you love doing? I love doing short haircuts, blunt bobs and precision haircuts as I think this really shows your skills as a hairdresser! My favourite colours are blondes. I think this is because I’m blonde! But I do love doing all colours, especially big colour changes!

What do you love about being a hairdresser? I love being a hairdresser because I love making people feel good about themselves and giving them more confidence!

Who inspires you to create fabulous hair? I’ve always been inspired by Vidal Sassoon to create fabulous hair and, ever since I was young, I’ve always loved fashion and the constant evolving of fashion and hair. Mary Quant’s hair has always inspired me too!

What is your ultimate ambition? My ultimate ambition is helping people re-invent themselves!

How would you describe yourself… in three words? I would describe myself as bubbly, professional and caring!

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise others. I think people would be surprised to know I love playing chess!!!