Our Team

Our respected team of stylists is truly passionate about achieving and maintaining beautiful healthy hair for every client on every visit. Following your in-depth consultation with your stylist, we will listen to your needs and will advise you on a style to suit. We will offer you advice, hints and tips on maintaining your bespoke look until your next visit to the salon.

Scott

Salon Owner

From a young age I knew exactly where my future was heading and simply couldn’t wait to finish school at 16 and start my career in hairdressing. After completing my training, I worked within a couple of salons but it wasn’t enough to feed my hunger so in 2002 at the age of 27 my passion lead me to open Scott Banks Hairdressing in Wakefield centre.Along the way training as always been a key motivator with me, whilst my portfolio is full of awards and certificates I feel extremely proud and honoured to have trained and developed and helped some great stylists, over the years some turned into amazing salon owners themselves.

I enjoy working on the business, developing my team helping them achieve their goals whilst always looking at ways to improve our service levels. I love getting my teeth in to the challenges of day to day life in the salon, but nothing makes me happier than feeding my passion for hair and stood behind my chair.

In 2001 I realised I had nothing to prove, I have grown a very successful business and a reputation that clients love and trust. I lead a longstanding team of fantastic stylists who are highly skilled and experienced in providing the much loved luxuriously unique experience for all our clients.

My next venture was to provide a city centre salon that looked and operated differently from the others out there, I wanted to swap the formalities of a corporate approach, for a friendly calming oasis where clients can sit back enjoy a bespoke experience. The fire in me is kept alive by seeing clients looking happy and a genuine smile of appreciation for what and Scott Banks Hairdressing and I provide.

Laura

Stylist

I have been hairdressing for 15 years, I have worked at Scott Banks Hairdressing for 2 years, before this I worked for a major salon chain where I moved up the ranks and became the salon manager, along the way I also had my son Sam.

As much I enjoy working with all shapes and lengths in particular longer hair styling, colouring hair is my forte. I am recognised as one of the countries elite colourist. I completed and became Wella Master Colour Expert, this intensive training programme taught me how to approach colour differently. From subtle to bolder colour changes or total technical colour correction I am your go-to girl.

Working for an independent salon our opinions are valued and heard, we have the support yet total freedom and control whilst expressing creativity via our work. I get the opportunity to update through training, and the products I use are the best available.

I love working alongside Scott and being part of the Scott Banks Family who truly support and value each other, from the assistants to the stylists then to our client managers, we all play our parts and make coming to work a joy.

Helen

Stylist

I have worked with Scott since he opened the salon in 2002, I have seen many changes along the way, 2 of them came from me when I had a couple of short breaks to have my children Freya and Sam. I love the fact that I have helped play the part in making the salon as successful as it is to date.

I enjoy curling and styling longer hair but don’t be shocked if you see me applying some false hair to clients using great lengths 100% human hair extensions. Not just adding length I love helping clients achieve a more voluminous thicker style even more rewarding when you cannot recognise that it isn’t their real hair. I am a Wella Master Colour Expert, one of the countries elite colourists so no colour job is too much for me to handle, I love a technical challenge this is were my expertise kicks in, always happy to pass on my knowledge and support the rest of the team when and where needed.

I have a great relationship with all the clients, they trust my abilities to create an amazing look for them. I love being part of a fab team who are like my second family we have something special here. Controlling our appointment times ensures we can bespoke our services personally whilst allowing me the creative freedom, something I fell in love with 24 years ago.

Holly

Stylist

I have been hairdressing for 8 years and working at Scott Banks Hairdressing for the last 4 years, before this I worked in my home town Barnsley and you know what they say you can take a gal out of Barnsley but you can’t take Barnsley out of a gal….

Since being part of the Scott Banks team, I have received loads of training allowing me to develop my skills become a more advanced stylist for someone my age.

I love being creative especially with colour and freehand colour techniques so working in a salon that promotes a bespoke service is right up my street. I got the opportunity to join the Wella Master Colour training programme, after completing the intensive course that isn’t for the faint-hearted enabled me to be proud that I am one of the countries youngest colour specialist.

I enjoy the lovely clients that come to us all at Scott Banks Hairdressing they make you feel appreciated and respected for what you do. Being one of the younger stylists in the salon I still have lots to learn but working within the Scott Banks Family who show their genuine love and support. I am sure I have got a fab time ahead of me and simply wouldn’t want to work anywhere else.

Hayley

Stylist

I have been in hairdressing for 22 years now and worked with Scott previously. I joined him when he decided to open his own salon back in 2002, I have had a couple of short gaps along the way to have my 2 girls Sophie and Abby

My passion is dressing hair for that special occasion whether it’s a day at the races or your special day. My creative vision ensures you feel relaxed within my trusting capabilities. I am also the salon’s hair extension specialist; I love this part of hairdressing being able to transform a client’s hair from short to long within a couple of hours. I have used greatlenghts 100% hair extensions since we opened and the quality of the hair has never compromised what I can give my clients.

I love working within Scott Banks Hairdressing as we are like one big family, our clients love the atmosphere our fabulous team create making coming to work a lot more enjoyable.

Kevin

Stylist

I am originally from London and moved up north … with Gemma my wife and our 2 daughters Olivia and Ava. I have been hairdressing for 22 years and joined Scott and his team 6 years ago.

I am at my best armed with scissors and my cutting comb, Shorter bespoke haircuts are where my passion lies, adding attention to detail by creatively placing colour to emphasise a focal point helps define the bespoke styles I provide for all my clients.

We are a happy team, and this does show in how we are in the salon on a day to day basis its lovely to see so many clients interact with all of us having unpressured time makes us all a lot happier. We work differently to other salons. I get the chance to control how much time I need with my clients on an individual basis providing quality not quantity so what’s not to love about my job.

Libby

Stylist

I started hairdressing 7 years ago and I joined Scott Banks Hairdressing 4 years ago. Hairdressing is my true passion, I love everything about it especially intricate hair up for that special occasion it’s great to see a client smile as you stand back seeing what as evolved from your creative flair.

I have really developed my skills since working with Scott he as given me some fantastic training opportunities that have helped me build up a very busy clientele in a short space of time. Working at Scott Banks as really shown me how happy you can be at work clients love our amazing team.

Tehya

Apprentice

I started nearly a year ago and already I cannot wait to be on the salon floor working with my own clients. I realise I must be patient over the 2 years and with hard work I will achieve what I want to.

In my training I love cutting and foil highlighting so when I am back in the salon I love having the opportunity to watch and learn from the team.

We are a friendly bunch at the salon and it always has a lovely atmosphere, clients are so friendly with us all and that never fails to make me smile when I am in work.

Taryn

Client Manager

I originally started working with Scott as the salons beauty therapist 15 years ago before this I was a stay at home mum to my 3 boys Mikey, Jack and Charlie. I had the opportunity to work in front of house and fell in love with the role so now I work alongside Ruth the salons other client manager.

I am a great organiser and the salons sorter outer so to speak. I enjoy playing my part, ensuring the client receives an amazing experience from us all at Scott Banks Hairdressing. I feel like I bridge the gap between the stylist and the client, I love getting the opportunity to sit and have a natter with the clients whilst they are waiting. Since we relocated the salon is so professional yet calming and relaxing, we don’t have a strict dress code which enables me to be me I think this ensures the clients genuinely warm to the friendliness within the salon and us as a team.

Ruth

Client Manager

I have worked for Scott since he opened in 2002. I had a break after having Ruby for a few years and eventually came back to my roots. I originally trained as a hairdresser way back in time but enjoyed the reception role more.

I am one of 2 client managers here at Scott Banks Hairdressing. I assist in the day to day running of the salon, maximising efficiency whilst ensuring all our guests receive the luxuriously unique experience they deserve. Being customer facing is my strength I love having the time to welcome, chat and put our guests at ease whilst helping stylist as much as I can.

Working at Scott Banks Hairdressing gives you a second family, it doesn’t matter what part you play in the salon we all give 100% and we all look after each other.