Meet The Team
Proprietor Janice Grieves
Janice developed a thirst for knowledge after achieving a score of 100% in her hairdressing science exam at collage and has spent the last 25 years learning everything she can and has completed every course available. After finishing City & Guilds Advanced Hairdressing with Distinctions she went on to open Hairport in 1989.
She is now a fully qualified coach and assessor and Associate Trichologist.
Her favourite piece of advice is ; You can have designer hair if you treat it like designer clothing, follow the washing instructions, don’t tug at it tear it or mistreat it, hair is a delicate natural fibre. It can be either the best or worst thing you will ever wear, depending on how you treat it.
Kimberly has recently returned to Hairport from her Carlisle salon Envy Hair.
She gave up her salon to return to Hairport after being offered a place in the Ray&Co artistic team, travelling around demontrating new techniques and keeping a step ahead of fashion, she has also achieved her A1 Assessors Award and is helping to develop the skills of the junior stylists.
Her experience of working in the city has brought new enthusiasm to the team. Working alongside photographers and magazines has inspired Kimberly to produce an inpressive portfolio, ranging from Bridal Glamour to Avant Garde.
Instagram at KimberlyLPearson - @envykim on Twitter or Kim at Hairport on facebook
Kimberly has also had her work published in Hairdressers Journal
Keep an eye out for special offers with Zoe on the Hairport facebook page
Zoe came to us while she was still at school & has developed a wide range of skills, she has also worked alongside the in-salon Trichotherapist treating hair & scalp problems.
She has an excellent eye for styling and is a very popular member of the team.
Leigh Sophie Barnes
Leigh has worked in barbering and enjoys all aspects of hairdressing. Leigh has a portfolio of creative designs and can master even the most intricate styles. Her work with Pink Tulip Photography has been used in magazines.
Laura is our Keratin Straightening Specialist. She is also personal assistant to the owner and is training as a colour specialist.
She has recently returned to work part-time after the birth of her daughter Lily.
Camelia has been with us since November 2012. She was top of her class in college despite knowing very little english. She now speaks fluently and her work speaks for itself. Nothing less than perfection is good enough. She has now completed her Level 2 and is building her clientelle in the salon.
........and next door in Runway....
Megan took over management of Runway Hairdressing in 2010, the small friendly salon has a happy welcoming atmosphere, mainly due to Megan's lovely personality. She enjoys consulting with her clients before using her wide range of skills to acheive their desired results.
Our newest recruit, often mistaken for Megan's sister, Heather has also completed her Level 2 & Barbering. Heather is looking forward to building a portfolio of Wedding styles & working alongside Megan as she embarks on her Level 3 - Advanced Hairdressing
Known affectionately as 'The Roller Queen' Yvonne has been with us for over 20 years, she still comes in for a few hours a week to look after her 'regulars'.