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;
Alternate Saturdays: 9am-3pm
Barbara is Woodlands full time Hair Stylist/Team Leader 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:
Kara is Woodlands new full time Hair Stylist. And 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 Barbara is also very passionate about the hair and beauty industry. 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:
Robyn is one of Woodlands part time Hair Stylists and has been working at Woodlands since August 2018. Robyn has over 7 years experience in the hair industry and she is amazing at curly blow dries (they last for days!). Robyn started off working on Fridays on front of house and Saturdays doing clients but as she now has a high client demand by building great relationships with her clients she now works both days doing clients. When Robyn is here she is very hard working and works very efficiently making sure her clients are happy when they leave.
Robyn is currently on maternity leave and has given birth to a gorgeous, healthy baby boy named Rocco-Jai! We hope to see Robyn joining our team again in May.
Jodie is our newest Beauty Therapist to join the team, 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:
Lucy is our brand new Apprentice to join the team here at Woodlands. Lucy is our first Apprentice Woodlands has had 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.
You may even be lucky enough to have Lucy wash your hair, apply colour or blow dry - watch this space!
Lucy's working hours are:
Sue is our part time Front of House and Mother of the team working along side Stacey when its her days off. Sue has recently retired from an admin position at Maidstone Hospital. 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:
Alternate Saturdays: 9am-3pm