Our Team

Our Team

Management

Mark Blake

Mark Blake

Managing Director

Mark heads up the team at his namesake salons here in Gloucester and Cirencester. A world-renowned Harley Street trichologist, Mark’s specialisms lie in hair loss treatment, as well as ensuring that every client enjoys the best possible experience when visiting each of his salons.

Tina Blake

Tina Blake

Operations Director

Tina is the driving force behind the salon, keeping everything in order and pulling us all together as a team. From organising administration to ensuring the Mark Blake® experience includes all of the little luxuries we can possibly cram in for clients, her attention to detail is second to none; our salons certainly wouldn’t be where they are today without her.

Sarah Dyer

Sarah Dyer

General Manager

Sarah brings with her over 10 years of salon experience and oversees everything to do with salon life at Gloucester and Cirencester, including admin, social media, recruitment, salon care and client care. When she’s not busy behind the scenes, she also has a loyal clientele in both Cirencester and Gloucester. Sarah’s speciality is colouring and she loves creating styles which her clients love.

Gloucester Salon

Georgia Wyse

Georgia Wyse

Salon Manager, Gloucester

Starting with us a salon assistant, Georgia’s excellent customer service has led to her joining our Front of House team; greeting each client, ensuring things are running to time and ensuring every client has the best possible experience of Mark Blake® Gloucester and Cirencester. In her five years with us, Georgia has won the coveted titles of ‘Team Player’ and ‘Receptionist of the Year’ in our annual awards, recognised for her dedicated to the team and clients.

Rob Waldron

Rob Waldron

Principal Stylist, Gloucester

Rob is one of our most senior members of the team, with over 16 years of hair styling experience under his belt. Passionate about client care, Rob’s proudest achievement was receiving the coveted Stylist of the Year Award in 2015; recognised for his outstanding dedication to ensuring each and every client has the best possible haircare experience at our Gloucester salon.

Emily Green

Emily Green

Senior Artistic Director & Extension Specialist, Gloucester

Emily has been a key member of our styling team since 2005, specialising in cuts (particularly the bob) and creative hair-up ‘dos. During her time with us, she’s achieved a number of accolades – including being named a regional finalist in the L’Oréal Colour Trophy South West and most recently a third place winner in the coveted L’Oréal Colour Trophy.

Alison Brain

Alison Brain

Senior Artistic Director, Gloucester

Our longest-working stylist, Ali is like part of the furniture here at Mark Blake® having worked with us for over 25 years. Ali enjoys every aspect of her role, from classic cuts to catching up with clients, and is renowned for her impressive punctuality at all times- despite running a busy column.

Jade Benson

Jade Benson

Extension Specialist & Creative Director, Gloucester

Jade is one our senior stylists and has worked with us for over seven years now. Specialising in styling, Jade is famous for her big blow-dries and barbering skills, and shares her expertise with our first years currently training in the Mark Blake® Academy.

Jade Marklove

Jade Marklove

Master Colour Expert & Creative Director, Gloucester

Jade heads up the Mark Blake® Training Academy, acting as chief instructor and mentor to all members of the team. With over 12 years of experience in colouring and cutting, Jade knows all there is to know about achieving the perfect style- and loves sharing her expertise with others to see it put into practise.

Sheridan Roberts

Sheridan Roberts

Creative Stylist, Gloucester

Sheridan is a highly committed stylist, having been with us for over six years now; providing a caring, attentive service to each and every one of her clients. With an infectious smile, Sheridan’s great personality is a hit with all of her clients, and she particularly loves creating bobs and styles for curly hair.

Jess Sayce

Jess Sayce

Creative Stylist, Gloucester

Throughout Jess's hairdressing career, she has won one of the most well known hair competitions in the UK, and even competed her cutting training at the world famous Vidal Sassoon academy. Jess loves giving customers beautiful hair cuts and has an excellent detail for colouring. She is a credit to the Mark Blake® team.

Sophie Cutts

Sophie Cutts

Senior Stylist, Gloucester

Starting with us as an apprentice, Sophie has grown from strength to strength in the four years she’s been with us; winning Apprentice of the Year two years running. Now a fully-fledged stylist, Sophie loves working with colour, and already has a loyal client base.

Holly Philbrick

Holly Philbrick

Senior Stylist, Gloucester

Holly is our newest senior stylist and with over 15 years experience she has great knowledge in all aspects of hairdressing. Holly loves the finer details of cutting and loves nothing more than a stylish classic bob. She brings a large client following to Mark Blake®.

Ellie Cassell

Ellie Cassell

Senior Stylist, Gloucester

Ellie is highly experienced in all aspects of precision cutting, colouring and loves putting hair up. With years of experience under her belt, Ellie is now flying in her career as a hairstylist and very welcomed to the Mark Blake® team. Ellie also specialises in bridal hair.

Isabel Cunningham

Isabel Cunningham

Colourist, Gloucester

Starting at Mark Blake® as an apprentice, Isabel has been with us for 5 years. After completing her training she has moved on to become a confident Hair Colourist. She has attended courses in London and is looking forward to becoming a Master Colour Expert. Isabel loves working with colour and has already maintained a loyal clientele.

Becky Pyrah

Becky Pyrah

Beauty Therapist, Gloucester

Becky has over 10 years experience as a Senior Beauty Therapist. She is an expert when it comes to waxing, spa massages, novalashes and bridal make-up. Her friendly and gentle approach has gained her a loyal clientele. She has been a wonderful addition to the Mark Blake team.

James Chandler

James Chandler

Graduate Colourist, Gloucester

James has a First Class Degree in Fashion where he specialised in session styling. During his time at Southampton Solent University he won the Sally's Salon Services Special Achievement Award and also has had his work featured in Topshop Oxford Street; a fantastic achievement and undoubtedly a rising star of the hairdressing world. As James is now in his second year of training, he's very much looking forward to getting to grips with the complex haircuts and styles, and can’t wait to develop his skills further.

Nicole Wheatley

Nicole Wheatley

Graduate Colourist, Gloucester

Nicole is now in her second year of training at Mark Blake®. Nicole's skills are fast developing and she has already proved a hit with the team and clients alike. She is very hard-working, kind and passionate about hairdressing, Nicole can’t wait to continue with her hairdressing career at Mark Blake®.

Libby Jackson

Libby Jackson

First Year Apprentice, Gloucester

Libby is currently in her first year of the Mark Blake Training Academy. Since joining the Gloucester team, Libby is showing lots of promises for a bright future working at Mark Blake Hair. We look forward to seeing her grow with us.

Sian Pilkington

Sian Pilkington

Support Staff, Gloucester

Sian is a much valued member of the team. She is a friendly face for all clients visiting Gloucester – whether they have been visiting the salon for years or are coming for their first visit. She keeps the salon running seamlessly, whilst greeting every client ensuring they have a relaxing and enjoyable time at Gloucester.

Grace Villis

Grace Villis

Saturday Assistant, Gloucester

Grace has been working at Mark Blake® for a year now as a Saturday girl. Her favourite part is getting to know our clients individually and she always aims to give clients the best backwash experience. Working Saturdays has made her more confident. She loves being part of a team and helps keep the salon running smoothly every weekend.

Cirencester Salon

Jake Arthur

Jake Arthur

Creative Stylist, Cirencester

Jake has brought over 8 years’ experience with him to our Cirencester salon. He is very talented in all areas of hairdressing and loves to change clients' looks and make them feel very special. Jake has an ever-growing clientele and is a great asset to our team.

Bethany Rendell

Bethany Rendell

Creative Stylist, Cirencester

Bethany has recently joined our Cirencester team after being trained with one of the leading names in hairdressing. With 4 years of experience she is now creating fantastic new styles for our Cirencester clientele.

Amy Simpson

Amy Simpson

Senior Stylist, Cirencester

Amy has been with us for 4 years and is a great asset to our team and has true passion. Amy loves nothing better than doing a big bouncy blow dry and she is kept busy with clients looking to achieve that much desired volume she has become known for.

Fiona Longbotham

Fiona Longbotham

Graduate Stylist, Cirencester

Fiona has gone from strength to strength in the past few years; from intensive training in our academy to passing her trade test with flying colours. She was recently rewarded with a 5 day training course at London’s Vidal Sassoon where she learnt the art of precision cutting. She has started to build a loyal clientele and loves both aspects of colouring and cutting.

William Sholto-Douglas

William Sholto-Douglas

First Year Apprentice, Cirencester

Will is in his first year of training to become a stylist. His excellent customer service skills and attention to detail have already seen him gain a large clientele interest. Will also has a unique passion for cocktail making which really adds an extra touch to the experience we provide here at Mark Blake® and has inspired the rest of our team to go the extra mile for our clients.

Sandra Lloyd

Sandra Lloyd

Salon Assistant, Cirencester

Sandy is a much-loved member of the team and a favourite with clients, having now worked with us for over 8 years. Sandy makes sure the salon’s cogs are all whirring and that every client has the best possible Mark Blake® experience.

Karen Mahon

Karen Mahon

Support Staff, Cirencester

Karen has worked in a salon environment for a very long time and enjoys every aspect within the salon. She always looks after each individual client the way she would like to be treated and feels that having your hair washed is the most relaxing and enjoyable experience.

Rebecca Thompson

Rebecca Thompson

Front of House, Cirencester

A key member of our reception team, Becky has been with us for over six years now and established herself as a firm favourite with clients. Her love for her job really shines through, and she always goes the extra mile to make every client feel well cared for.

Grant Schultz

Grant Schultz

Head Principal Stylist, Cirencester

Welcoming celebrity stylist Grant to our busy and ever growing Cirencester salon. Grant is one of the most precision cutting stylists in the UK with over 20 years experience he has already gained a loyal clientele following due to his advanced skills and knowledge

Gary Bushell

Gary Bushell

Principal Stylist, Cirencester

Gary’s expertise lies in precision cutting, lending his skills to numerous session styling opportunities over the years. Passionate about the training and welfare of his team, Gary runs regular training sessions for our stylists, and is always on hand to assist colleagues and clients alike in any way he can.

Helen Weigh

Helen Weigh

Senior Director Stylist, Cirencester

Helen started with us as an apprentice over 15 years ago, working tirelessly to develop her skills and become the talented stylist that she is today. Helen has a huge following of loyal clients that have come to her time and time again over the years, making her a very busy girl – but she always has the time to ensure her clients are very well looked after.

Aimee Hughes

Aimee Hughes

Creative Director, Cirencester

Aimee’s fun and enthusiastic personality has cemented her as a firm favourite with clients and colleagues alike, with a strong base of clients who visit her regularly for her cutting and colouring expertise.

Laura Rowe

Laura Rowe

Creative Director, Cirencester

Originally hailing from Cornwall, Laura’s career achievements are vast and varied- completing advanced training with hairdressing giants Vidal Sassoon, Wella and L’Oréal to name a few. A colour specialist, Laura recently reached the grand finals of the L'Oréal Colour Trophy representing our Cirencester salon; an achievement she’s incredibly proud of.

Mathew Lee

Mathew Lee

Master Colour Expert, Cirencester

Mathew joined us over eight years ago, bringing a wealth of experience to the team. His passion for colour is infectious, loving every element of his job, with particular expertise in the art of balayage and great lengths hair extensions.

Charlie Williams

Charlie Williams

Colourist, Cirencester

Charlie has joined our colouring team and with his great enthusiasm and passion he has started to build a great clientele following. His infectious charm and creative colouring skills have really made an impact on our team.

Jess Surman

Jess Surman

Front of House, Cirencester

A key member of our reception team, Jess has been with us for a few months now and has already taken on our reception area with flying colours. Jess has a real passion for making sure your experience is 5* and always helps out in all areas of our salons to ensure we run smoothly as a team.