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Stacey Smith and Jo-Ann Deans are the Co-Owners/Directors of Woodlands Hair, Beauty and Holistic Therapies Limited. They took over ownership in July 2018 and have created the new stylish, classy Woodlands and it is the best it has ever been with its new urban rustic image and relaxing therapy rooms. 

Jo and Stacey wanted to create a new unique client experience for Woodlands to make every client feel welcomed and relaxed in a warming friendly atmosphere and through listening to client feedback they have most certainly succeed.

In June 2019 the girls went on to winning bronze in the Kent Health and Beauty awards for best new salon which was a very proud moment for them after all the hard work paying off.

Now 2020 is here after all the Covid disruption the girls have taken the plunge to open a new business venture for them both. They felt that the hair and beauty industry around Canterbury is lacking in training academies so they have decided to open J S Hair & Beauty Training Academy within Woodlands. Jo-Ann will be the main beauty tutor and will open with a mini launch in November offer a few mini courses going onto the main launch next spring! 

They now have a fresh, hardworking, brilliant team onboard with them to take Woodlands even further bringing new ideas and changes.

Jo-Ann works in the salon doing Beauty Therapy on;

Fridays: 9.30am-2.30pm 

Alternate Saturdays: 9am-3pm

Kara is Woodlands Salon Manager and Senior Hair Stylist. Kara is Stacey and Jo-Ann's support for when they are not in the salon. Kara has been in the hair industry since school starting off as an apprentice and working her way up. Kara has over 8 years experience and loves doing wedding hair! Kara like Kara is also very passionate about the hair and beauty industry and is keen to learn new things. Not only does Kara do hair she also decided after a while to widen her skills and trained in nails, waxing and lash lifting. Kara has a very down to earth, bubbly personality and loves to have a chat with her clients.

Kara's working hours are:

Tuesdays: 9am-5pm

Wednesdays: 9am-5pm

Thursdays: 9am-6pm

Fridays: 9am-5pm

Saturdays: 9am-3pm


Barbara is Woodlands full time Senior Hair Stylist and has been working at Woodlands since June 2018. Barbara has been in the hair industry for over 8 years since she has left school where she went on to train in Hair. Barbara has such a passion for the industry and is always constantly reading about the theory of hair and looking on social media for the next trend. She takes such pride in her work and has built up such a great relationship with all of the clients at Woodlands. Barbara has such a friendly, kind and caring nature and will always make you walk out of the salon feeling like a million dollars.

Barbara's working hours are:

Tuesdays: 9am-4.30pm

Wednesdays: 9am-4.30pm

Thursdays: 9am-6pm

Fridays: 9am-4.30pm

Saturdays: 9am-3pm

Jodie is our Full time Senior Beauty Therapist, Jodie has over 10 years experience in the beauty industry, she is an expert in Lash lifts, massage, facials, waxing and tinting and she really goes the extra mile to provide an excellent service. 

When meeting Jodie you will notice her naturally ability to care she loves making people feel good about themselves and really cares about how people feel and what they want to achieve from their treatments,. Jodie really brings a calming nature to the team and loves helping others.

Jodie's working hours are:

Tuesdays: 9am-5pm

Wednesdays: 9am-5pm

Thursdays: 9am-6pm

Fridays: 9am-5pm

Saturdays: 9am-3pm


Lucy is our Junior Stylist, she is our first Apprentice at Woodlands and we cannot wait for her to flourish with us and complete her course.

Lucy is training to be a Hair Stylist and with the help from us and our girls we will introduce Lucy into the fun world of Hairdressing., Lucy has already proved she has a natural talent for hair and has a brilliant creativity skill set. We are looking forward to helping her grow within the salon and support her through her training.

Lucy is outgoing, fun, and has such a passion to learn and we think she will make a fabulous Hair Stylist. 

Please check out her Junior service menu under hair and try her out she is amazing and is always over seen by the Senior Stylists.

Lucy's working hours are:

Wednesday 9am-5pm

Thursdays 10am-6pm

Fridays 9am-5pm

Saturdays 9am-3pm

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Sue is our part time Front of House and Mother of the team working along side Stacey when its her days off. Sue is a great representative for the salon (being Stacey's Mum of course) and with such a bubbly and friendly face to welcome all of Woodlands clients to the salon. Sue is able to meet all your appointment needs and she is a dab hand at making you a nice beverage of choice!


Sue's working hours are:

Tuesdays: 9am-5pm

Fridays: 9am-5pm

Alternate Saturdays: 9am-3pm


Sue N - Yes another Sue! and one of our lovely Mumma's (Jo-Ann's!) Sue steps in to help cover holiday on reception and she does our housekeeping to keep the salon looking spic and span!

Sue has recently stepped up into a permanent receptionist position on Thursdays so you will see her around more often now which is fab.


Sue N's working hours are:

Thursdays: 9am-3pm