Burlesque Hair Company is a creative and passionate hair company that has 3 cool, contemporary salons spread throughout South Wales. Co-owned by Stuart Nicholson and Dave Coltherd we have one simple philosophy: to be the creators of the latest, trends, colours and styles.
Since we opened in Newport way back in 1983 we have grown to be one of the most highly regarded salons in the UK. Our Art Team, photo studios and training academy are frequently used by companies such as ghd (who we’re the official training academy for Wales) and Goldwell.
We hold seminars, events, cutting demos and photo shoots and have featured in national hair magazines such as Hair Magazine and Your Hair. We’ve also worked at London Fashion Week with welsh-born designer Elliott J. Frieze who asked us to style and create for his latest collection in February 2011 and we were obviously only too happy to help.
We’re always looking for ways to innovate within the industry and because of this we’ve won numerous awards and nominations over the last 20 years. Some of the more recent include:
2007 Goldwell Trend Zoom Award Finalist
2008 Global Salon Business Awards Nominee
2009 Goldwell Colorzoom Awards Winners
2009 British Hairdressing Awards Finalists
2010 Goldwell Colorzoom Awards Finalists
2012 British Hairdressing Awards Finalists
We owe much of this success to our ongoing training programme aimed at developing new talent along with the strength of our team. It also helps that we absolutely love what we do.
Co owner of Burlesque, I’m proud of the way we’ve grown and of the effort our team makes to deliver the best service in the City. We’ve won numerous awards and owe much of that to an ongoing training programme aimed at developing new talent.
I’m Katie W…
Being part of such an inspirational team is of prime importance I feel, I think we all can learn from everyone around us. As a manager of the Caerleon salon I do love the challenge each day brings.
Coming from a Toni & Guy background I do tend to like both strong and textured haircuts with a lot of emphasis on a quality finish, I also feel I have a huge amount of foundation skills which I exercise on the salon floor.
Co owner of Burlesque, I’ve headed the salons for over 20 years. We’ve grown to three strong in that time and I base all of our success on the strength of the team.
I’m a fully qualified creative stylist, and I have the freedom to explore the boundaries of fresh cutting edge styles and designs in the dressing of hair. It’s my goal to continue growing as a creative stylist with Burlesque.
I started as an apprentice with Burlesque around 7 years ago and now currently manage the Usk salon. I always take inspiration from everywhere, maybe a modern take on a look from a bygone era, or a progression on a look I might see someone wearing on a night out.
I have always taken a firm interest in all aspects of hair shapes and colour. Being a senior colour technician has drawn me into entering many competitions and also given me a great sense of pride in the work I deliver.
16-18 Cambrian Road
01633 221 063
Mon – Sat: 09:00 – 18:00
29 High Street
01633 431 222
Mon – Sat: 09:00 – 18:00
69 Bridge Street
01291 671 007
Mon – Wed & Fri – Sat: 09:00 – 18:00
Thur: 09:00 – 20:00
Prices for colour do not include a professional blow dry/finish, please make sure you book separately for this. Also a skin test is required on new colour clients 48 hours before the service.