Oakley and Irvine are a cutting edge hairdressers in Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, offering modern and traditional hairdressing for men, women and children, prom hair, mobile wedding hair, professional hair colour, gel nails and beauty treatments . We take a holistic approach to each individual to produce the best salon experience possible.
We are situated within the heart of the romantic and historic town of Stratford Upon Avon, at Old Red Lion Court. Oakley and Irvine were extremely proud to announce the opening of their salon doors to the public for the first time in December 2014.
Our services include the full range of unisex hairdressing including cutting, styling, colouring, wedding hair and make-up packages and flip in hair extensions. We also provide a full range of shellac nails services by appointment.
Oakley and Irvine passionately believe in the “whole” package, looking your best AND feeling your best. As hairdressers we pride ourselves on a balance of creative artistry and skill combined with a unique holistic approach to hair design and well being. Please enjoy the complimentary offerings. Relax with a chilled alcoholic beverage, a selection of herbal teas or our fresh ground coffee in the most amenable of environments whilst contemplating the “new you” to evolve.Read more About Us
Oakley and Irvine have retained the excellent staff and fantastic reputation of the previous award winning hairdressers Lawrence Anthony, whilst adding their own philosophy for the ultimate tailored and bespoke grooming experience.
Bespoke gift vouchers are available, a wonderful treat for family and friends! Please enquire for details.
Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are available for consultations (Just a chat!) about your hair requirements without charge or obligation.
For anyone who posts a picture of their new Oakley and Irvine creation to BOTH their own Facebook or Twitter feed AND sends us a copy via private message will receive 20% off their next visit.
Our staff were all trained by award winning hairdressers Lawrence Anthony in their in house training programme.
We continue to keep our staff informed and educated in the ever-changing fashion industry, we believe in expanding knowledge both through in house training and external educational bodies.
Clare Irvine is our in house training assessor and external verifier credited with D32, D33 and D34 certification.
I always love my appointments at Oakley and Irvine, I am made to feel so welcome, the girls here are professional and friendly and my hair always looks amazing (I just wish I could make it look like this myself) they always come up with new ideas for me as I like to experiment too
Emma actually came out to us on location and put me at such ease on my big day, I had previously gone into the salon to have a trial for my wedding hair up but she also did both my bridesmaids and even styled my husbands hair, fantastic wedding service I would thoroughly recommend Oakley and Irvine
I was looking for a hairdresser in Stratford to do my hair for my wedding, I didn't have time for a trial so just went for it on the day, the girls and Oakley and Irvine were so accommodating, listened to exactly what I wanted and then when the flowers for my hair didn't arrive on time they actually came over to the town hall minutes before the service began to fix them into my hair ! what service thank you!
Please see our “Board of fame” gallery inside the salon for all our recent creations and our lovely client comment’s. You will also find our professional shoots below and on our Flickr page and many other images on our social media sites.
Clare Irvine, at just 13 years old began an apprenticeship at Structures hair design Henley in Arden in 1990.
Clare shares a love of many activities other than hairdressing, Clare’s passion for dance kept her on “her toes” right up until their first child. She has performed in many shows from a small child. And also enjoys pilates, music and various other sports.
Clare’s 26-year career has seen her move only within a small radius due to demand from her extremely loyal client base.
From Henley to Solihull and then to Stratford, many of Clare’s clients have been with her from the start. Some of you may recognise her from her many years as a team member at Stratford’s ‘VIP’ Salon.
Clare is fully qualified as a hairdressing teacher, an assessor and an external verifier which will be facilitated in Oakley and Irvine’s in house training centre/program.
Alongside her expansive hairdressing career Clare enjoys family life with her partner Ross and their two beautiful young daughters (who conveniently also happen to be our models!).
Marie-Hélène Sims is Oakley and Irvine's resident Nail Technician. With qualifications in CND Shellac, Manicures and Pedicures, she provides her clients with a high quality service that's built around her warm and friendly personality. Both passionate about beauty and fashion, Marie-Hélène loves nothing more than transforming her clients nails using her extensive range of polishes;
CND® SHELLAC® Brand is the original system that delivers 14+ days of flawless wear, superior colour and mirror shine with zero dry-time and no nail damage. On like polish, wears like gel and off in minutes.
Semilac® is a fantastic new hybrid nail polish which combines gel, UV and nail polish properties. This combination creates a high performance, long lasting product which rivals the top gel nail polish brands currently on the market. Available in over 130 colours ranging from bright and vibrant to subtle and demure, the highly pigmented nature of the range means that it lasts up to 3 weeks.
To compliment a manicure or pedicure, there are many colours available from essie® and Kiko Milano®, experts in high quality nail polishes with a flawless finish.
Our longest serving member of the team, Karen has been creating inspiring hair in this salon for an impressive 16 years!
Together with her NVQ 2 and 3 she also is a qualified assessor.
Very knowledgeable about her craft Karen has been on a great many additional courses on both colouring and cutting from the likes of Wella and TIGI.
In her spare time she is somewhat of a social butterfly, managing to combine family life with various short breaks, and seeing her friends and going given the opportunity!
Hugely passionate about her job she finds pleasure in making people happy, she enjoys conversation and has a wide range of pastimes including, Shopping and fashion, reading and music.
Zarah has been hairdressing for 10 years and has been qualified for 7 years.
She was in house trained with Lawrence Anthony and his team and got her NVQ level 2 & 3 qualification.
Zarah enjoys spending time with her friends and family, she is interested in keeping up to date with fashion.
She also enjoys keeping fit.
Ellie has been part of the salon team for 9 years.
She has a very and Funny charming demeanour which immediately makes you feel at ease and comfortable.
She is qualified in levels 2 and 3 NVQ under Lawrence Anthony’s prestigious training program, and has expanded her knowledge of the industry by attending various additional hair courses over the years.
She particularly enjoys keeping fit and spending time with her family.
Ellie works in the salon every Wednesday, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Michelle has worked in the industry for over 20 years across Stratford and Henley working for some of the best names in the area.
She gained her qualifications aged 18 then decided to specialise as a colour technician and has become very well regarded in her field. She is very passionate about all aspects of colour and likes nothing more than transforming someone's hair, she has attended many L'Oréal and Tigi courses over the years and has taken part in the L'Oréal Colour Trophy many times reaching the regional finals.
Rachel has been in the industry for 7 years since gaining her Nvq level 2 and 3 hairdressing. Rachel has a real passion for her job and loves meeting new people. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors and devotes her time to her horse and dogs. Rachel works Fridays and Saturdays along side studying for her level 4 hair management degree.
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