Salon owner Belinda Hillman started hairdressing in Wales and after she qualified, she went off to work on a cruise ship, where she met Kevin. And so it all began. Belinda moved to Newcastle-upon-Tyne and worked in the City at Wildes Hairdressing, then started work at the salon, Headlines, which she now owned since 2008.
We believe our clients should feel special in our salon and its luxurious surroundings, with excellent services. We give value beyond expectations every time and continue to grow within the hair and beauty industry and the community. Training our team to be the best version of themselves is so important to us and teaching them the values of being in such a great profession, with a great team serving fantastic clients and being part of something special at THE hairdressers and The Beauty Lodge. We are so grateful for the public’s support in voting for us, in return making us an award winning salon.
Our staff are encouraged to reach for the stars!
As a salon owner Belinda is as passionate about the hair industry as she has ever been. As well as training her own team at THE hairdressers she is also a hairdressing motivational speaker. Find out more at belindamindset.com.
When you can connect on a personal and professional level, you are creating trust and value, which we think is the secret to our success.
We are very proud of our team
I became part of THE hairdressers team 11 years ago. From the beginning of my training I wanted to be a stylist as soon as possible. I’ve had excellent training and been able to go to London five times for training. I love working with the girls and they are so supportive. We celebrate birthdays and all our achievements together – It’s like one big family! Every year our team get stronger with new arrivals. I feel privileged that I work here.
I love my job at THE hairdressers as it fills a large part of my life and the only way to be truly satisfied is to believe what you do is great work. I do something which makes a big impact on other people’s lives, making them feel good about themselves.
I have built a good relationship and trust with my clients.
The girls I work with are more like family, we are all so close and a brilliant team. My bosses Belinda and Kevin are lovely people to work for and they treat me with respect and appreciation. I have worked at THE hairdressers since 2005, before Belinda and Kevin owned it. I couldn’t ask for more, as they always listen to my views and help solve any problems or concerns I have.
I’ve worked at THE hairdressers for nearly 9 years and I love my job! I love meeting new people everyday, love solving problems, and making people feel better. We stay busy, and the day flies by. I go home at night knowing I may not have changed the world, but I did at least make someone else’s day brighter.
We’re a small team and we all bring something different to the salon.
Since joining THE hairdressers team in June 2017 my skills have gone from strength to strength. As soon as I walked through the door, I was welcomed with open arms, by everyone. I have learnt so much and feel privileged by the amazing training I have received. This has taught me so much because the girls have seen how enthusiastic I am and I don’t stop asking questions. They have taught me in-depth about techniques, colours, cutting and how to managed clients.
In the short time I have been here, I have grown in confidence. I was overwhelmed when I received the news about being a finalist and so grateful that clients took to me so well and for their support towards the Salon. I have won a Highly Commended Award at the English Hair and Beauty Awards, for Best Junior.
My apprenticeship started at THE hairdressers in 2018 and have never looked back.
I have enjoyed every minute of it and all the girls are lovely to work with.
I have gained lots of new skills in a short amount of time.
I’m the newest (and youngest) member of THE hairdressers team, joining in November 2019.
I have always known that I wanted to get into hairdressing and have jumped on this amazing opportunity. All of the team have been very welcoming with Belinda being super supportive and motivating me in everything that I am learning.
Belinda employed me in June 2018 to work in The Beauty Lodge. I must say I absolutely love it! From the moment I started, all the girls welcomed me.
She has given me lots of opportunities, sending me on courses and I am working my way up and have now become a Dermalogica Expert. I must say that this is the best Salon I have worked in!
In 2019 I won the Best Beauty Treatments Award at the English Business Awards for Tyne and Wear and went on to win Best Beauty Treatments in Northern England!
Please say hi if you see me in THE hairdressers, I can offer you a free skin consultation and samples to try at home.
Geordie girls just want to have fun
The English Hair & Beauty Awards 2019
- Best Salon
These awards aspire to recognise and celebrate those in the hair and beauty industry who make us look and feel our best and often go above and beyond to do so.
Englands Business Awards 2019
- Best Beauty Treatments
Englands Business Awards came from a background of filming award ceremonies for local councils and the government.
We have a far more engaged local and national audience than other business award competitions through our regional qualifying stages then annual Grand Final. Our competition was designed by talking to local businesses and finding out how they wanted it to be managed and it continues to evolve.
Caitlin Bayles – Tyne & Wear – Winner
Caitlin Bayles – Northern England – Winner
The Newcastle Awards 2018
- Best Salon
These awards endeavour to recognise those charitable entities, community initiatives, small, and large, businesses that work in the aim of making our lives a little bit brighter and happier and our days little more enjoyable.
Newcastle is a city built upon the shoulders of hard working and passionate people, and it is time for us to place the spotlight on those individuals that have helped make this city what it is today.
The award aims to recognise and reward those within Newcastle that work hard to give their customers the best experience. The Newcastle Awards allows us to come together and show our gratitude to those in that work hard to provide us with great service and a fantastic experience within Newcastle.
The English Hair & Beauty Awards 2018
- Best Salon & Best Junior
The English Hair & Beauty Awards have been running successfully for the past five years and have continued to grow and have become the industry’s leading awards ceremony.
The evening also helped to raise funds for Make A Wish Foundation, a charity which provides magical experiences to children and young people facing life-threatening conditions.
Charlie Toon – Highly Commended