Expert Colourist and Director
Sarah-Jane’s first job was as a Saturday Assistant at Bensons and now co-owns this successful and popular salon. She trained at Trevor Sorbie’s and went onto work at top London salons. Whilst at the Queen’s salon, she appeared on TVAM and participated in major London hair shows.
Sarah-Jane is a top colour technician and she has been flown all over the world to do workshops, demonstrations and shows. She has been featured in magazines and national newspapers and asked to do editorials in top magazines, such as Marie Clair.
Her client list has included Pantene (adverts), Kate Winslet, Jane Horricks, Kate Beckinsale, Melanie Griffiths, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Corrin Redgrave, Emma Chambers (for the Vicar of Dibley), Lady Archer, Lyn Franks and Tara Fitzgerald.
Before returning to Bensons in 2005, Sarah-Jane worked with Jo Hansford in the top colour salon in the country.
I feel extremely privileged to work in a career I love. I am passionate about what a difference a good colour can make to someone’s confidence and my specialism is correcting a colour disaster (not by us!)
Hair and skin are the two big concerns for women, as we never take them off – and as women tend to put themselves last, I want to bring back some glamour into their lives.
Sarah-Jane is very involved with the local Shepperton business community and charities.
Theresa started working at Bensons over 35 years ago and did her apprenticeship and training at the salon.
Her specialities are hair cutting, styling and hair-up/bridal.
Training: Bensons Hair Salon
A Shepperton girl all her life, Lucy Falkiner has recently celebrated 20 years in hairdressing and has recently moved to Bensons – the High Street’s longest-established hair salon.
Lucy has developed a strong passion for service and detail, with an enthusiasm for creating new and exciting looks, along with having a strong understanding for sophisticated & contemporary styles and colour solutions for her clients. Lucy has also achieved outstanding levels in barbering.
Trained at Toni & Guy, Lucy specialises in precision cutting, which has come from additional training from Aveda and L’Oreal.
With her natural ability to educate, Lucy also wants to pass her skills as a teacher onto the Bensons’ apprentices.
Training: Saks Academy, London
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- Julie’s enthusiasm and creativity has only increased in the 30-odd years since she first picked up a comb.
- Julie is a specialist in glamour hair: Big curls and up-styles for when “fabulous” is necessary!
- Julie who started her first Saturday job aged 13 enjoys making people look good and feel good about themselves, as hair is their crowning glory!
Paris qualified to be a hairdresser in 2007 after a 3-year apprenticeship in Kingston.
After 6 years with a salon in Feltham, Paris joined Bensons as a Senior Stylist in March 2017.
Her specialisms are cutting and bouncy blow drys.
Training: 3 year apprenticeship
Dionne worked as a Saturday girl whilst studying a completely different course at college but found her true passion in hairdressing, so she changed courses has not looked back since!
Trained at Saks Academy in London, Dionne loves exploring the creative side of hairdressing and can create stunning ‘up-styles’ for every occasion, which enables her to transform the way her clients look and feel
Training: Saks Academy, London