We are proud to be one of the UK’s leading independent hair & beauty salons, with an unparalleled hair and beauty team that’s the envy of Essex.  Many of our stylists trained with us as apprentices, and have been part of The Vanilla Room family for more years than we dare remember.

This makes them a friendly bunch, who are also at the top of their professional game.  Thanks to consistent customer care training and development & accreditation in flagship brands including L’Oreal Professionnel, Kerastase, Olaplex, Lycon Waxing, LVL Enhance, Dermalogica and Decleor.

Hair Services

Kerry Larcher, Art Director & Owner
Kerry

Art Director & Owner

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I started out as a Saturday girl 30 years ago, before opening The Vanilla Room in 1995.  I love hair full stop! As a Specialist Colour Degree graduate, I’m always learning.  Happiest when cutting a precision bob or styling a mean blow dry!  When I’m not running a busy salon you’ll find me cooking, walking my beloved dogs or snowboarding.

Emie, Art Director
Emie

Art Director

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I’ve been a hairdresser for 30 years, and still have the same enthusiasm and passion I did when I first started out.  I love creating wearable, easy to manage colour & style for my clients, helping them look their fantastic best every day.  I love relaxing at home with friends and family when I’m not working and catching up over food and drinks.

Emma - Art Director / Training Co-Ordinator
Emma

Art Director / Training Co-Ordinator

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I’ve 30 years of hairdressing experience and specialise in creative colour and precision cutting techniques.  As Training Co-Ordinator I lead our Hair Camp Apprentice Programme and am constantly looking to develop training in the newest techniques.  When I’m not cutting hair, you’ll find me out training for my next marathon!

George, Art Director
George

Art Director

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I’ve been hairdressing for over 20 years.  I’m renowned for my specialist creative colour work and expert hair extensions, as well as the caring and considered approach I take to helping clients facing hair loss challenges.   I believe that hair is your ultimate accessory, you wear your hair every day,  so wear it well! In my spare time, I love being outdoors and extreme sports!

Janice

Art Director

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I have worked in the hairdressing industry since leaving school, first training as a technical cutting specialist in London before travelling the world working as a stylist in Toronto and New York.   My work in The Vanilla Room is very varied, enabling me to put my precision cutting skills to great use.  In my spare time I love walking with my dog and after gaining a BSc in homoeopathy a couple of years ago I enjoy the continued process of learning.

Jenni - Art Director
Jenni

Art Director

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I joined The Vanilla Room at 16 (20 years ago!) and still love giving a truly personal service, and training in the latest techniques.  Building a relationship and really getting to know clients, means they can achieve a truly unique style.  My family is my focus outside of the salon and my big group of TVR friends!

John, Art Director
John

Art Director

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I’ve 38 years of hairdressing experience and use my experience of colour, cutting techniques and professional products to tailor contemporary looks that are versatile and wearable.  When I’m not holding the scissors, I’m cooking and entertaining!

Katherine, Art Director
Katherine

Art Director

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I’ve been a professional hairdresser for 19 years, and with The Vanilla Room for 17 years.  I adore creative colour and am especially passionate about highlighting techniques, and advanced re-bonding techniques making it easier to maintain health and shine.  When I’m not transforming client’s I’m a busy mum.  But, of course, I do enjoy letting my hair down for the odd night out with friends!

Melody - Art Director
Melody

Art Director

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I trained at The Vanilla Room and have 13 years hairdressing experience.  I’m technical and really enjoy Keratine blowdry, Olapex, SmartBond services as well as cutting short hairstyles and textured bobs.  I visit the theatre whenever I can and always look forward to an adventurous holiday.

Richard, Art Director
Richard

Art Director

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I’ve been hairdressing for over 25 years, and I’m still driven by creativity and a passion for hair.  The most important part of my job is listening.  Only then can I create unique colour, or styling to make life a little easier.

Scott, Art Director
Scott

Art Director

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I’ve been part of the TVR family since the salon opened in 1995, and am known for my exuberant personality and creative flair!  I love every single aspect of professional hairdressing, and nothing beats creating hair that makes a client smile!  I’m also an active supporter of the My New Hair and Little Princess Trust charities, and I’m privileged to work with clients who have faced health challenges and achieved their hair goals.

Stacey, Art Director
Stacey

Art Director

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I’ve 22 years in hairdressing having worked at Harrods & Charles Worthington before joining the TVR team.  I’m passionate about creative colour & technical cutting, together they make a client’s style totally unique.  When I’m not transforming hair, I’m at the gym or on the football sidelines!

Katie, Master Stylist
Katie

Master Stylist

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I’ve been part of the TVR team for 12 years, starting as a trainee.  Going full-circle I’m now a trainer in the salon’s Apprentice Programme, Hair Camp and inspire the next generation of hairdressing talent.  I love to embrace new technologies in colour and specialise in bespoke highlighting techniques.  When I’m not styling clients or training I really enjoy going to gigs and festivals.

Kim - Master Stylist
Kim

Master Stylist

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I’ve been with The Vanilla Room for the past 15 years, specialising in technical cutting, creative colour and precision gents hairdressing.  My favourite part of hairdressing is building relationships with clients, understanding them, their hair and what makes them feels amazing.  I’m bright, sociable and love spending time with my family (when I’m not clearing up after them!!).

Kirsty, Master Stylist
Kirsty

Master Stylist

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I’ve been a hairdresser for 22 years, and joined The Vanilla Room in 2007.  What I love about my work is taking the time to really listen to clients, helping them find an individual look that’s perfect for them.  I’ve a pretty hectic home life, and I can usually be found cheering for my football mad sons, or dance mad daughter!

Sam, Creative Stylist
Sam

Master Stylist

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I’ve six years hairdressing experience and love using my colour  & technical cutting knowledge to totally transform client’s hair.  From creative balayage to hand-painting techniques, ladies crops and occasion pin curls.   I’m really into creative arts and love the cinema and music.

Christie Creative Stylist
Christie

Creative Stylist

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I’ve 8 years hairdressing experience, having worked locally, in central London and in the salons of cruise liners.  I’m fun and adventurous and always happy to give clients lots of friendly advice.  I love creating natural, healthy colour and complimenting with cut & style techniques that create beautiful, natural looking hair.

Eva - Stylist
Eva

Stylist

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I’ve been a hairdresser for the past 7 years, and have been lucky enough to work in some amazing salons in Manchester, Australia and now Essex!  I’m super creative, and I love blow drys and bespoke colour.  Travel is my ultimate hobby, with visits to the theatre and spending time with my dogs a close second.

Holly

Stylist

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I’ve 5 years hairdressing experience, 3 years as a Vanilla Room assistant, and 2 working with my own clients.  I love creating fabulous, bouncy blow drys and unique colour with balayage techniques.  I love food, so when I’m not in the salon I’m usually cooking, or eating out!

Beauty Services

Billie, Therapist
Billie

Beauty Therapist

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I’m an accredited Decleor and Dermalogica therapist and really enjoy helping clients to improve the quality of their skin through facial treatments and massage. I’m also Jessica and LVL Enhance accredited and love the instant wow factor that sensational nails, lashes and eyebrows can give to clients.  When I’m not transforming brows and hands I’m usually out for dinner or shopping!

Jessie, Beauty Therapist
Jessie

Beauty Therapist

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Clients tell me they really like how confident and caring I am, always able to help them look and feel their very best.  I specialise in Dermalogia facials and love helping clients to achieve really healthy skin.  I’m also Jessica accredited and really enjoy creating beautiful nails with added sparkle! When I’m not helping clients I love spending quality time with my family and friends.

Victoria, Therapist
Victoria

Beauty Therapist

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I’m a real people person and so welcoming new clients, and helping them feel their most confident is the best part of my job.  I am an accredited Decleor and Dermalogica therapist and love helping clients to achieve a complexion glowing with health.  I’m also a Jessica and Lycon waxing specialist.  When I’m not at the salon I’m usually either shopping or eating out with friends!