Laraine is the owner of Panache along with her Mother, Anne, who has had the business for over 30 years. Laraine is qualified in both hair and beauty therapy with an NVQ Level 3 in both. She is also a State Registered Hairdresser and has a Master Craftsman Certification. She has been trained in cutting at the Toni and Guy Academy in London. Laraine has recently completed her Colour Specialist Degree at L'Oreal, getting a distinction and a mark of 97%. She is our principal cutting and colouring expert and is available every day except Fridays with a late night until 9pm on Wednesdays.

Katie has worked at Panache since 1999. She was part of the first Elite Salon Training team at Barnfield College and is qualified with NVQ Level 2 and 3. She also has certificates in Colour Keys, Advanced Colour Keys and Cutting from L'Oreal and a diploma in Hair Up and Dressing Long Hair from a course with Patrick Cameron at Wella. She is our main hair up designer for weddings, proms and parties and is a trained Colour Specialist and Technician. Katie is available every day except Mondays with late nights on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Claire has been with us since 1998. She has NVQ Levels 2 and 3 and is a State Registered Hairdresser. Claire has attended both Colour Keys and Advanced Colour Keys at L’Oreal and a Classic Cutting Course at Andrew Jose’s Jingles Salon. She is our perming expert and works every day except Thursdays with a late night until 7 on Fridays.



Emily is the newest addition to the team and is starting her NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing at Bedford College in September. Once she starts she will be looking for models for blow drying, setting, hair up and permanent/semi-permanent colour application.

Beauty Therapists:

Nikki started at Panache in 1996. She is manageress of the salon and a fully qualified Beauty Therapist with NVQ Levels 2 and 3. She is also a holistic therapist, qualified in Reflexology, Aromatherapy and Indian Head Massage.
Nikki works on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday - with a late night on Wednesday till 9.

Claire has been with us since 2008 and has NVQ Levels 2 and 3 in Beauty Therapy. Have a look on our Facebook page to see some examples of the fantastic nail art she creates with Shellac. She is also our spray tanning expert and does an amazing massage. Claire is available every day except Monday's, with late nights on Wednesdays and Fridays.