Our History

In 2005, we celebrated 25 years of Headlines hairdressing at a glittering summer ball at Billericay’s Stockbrook Manor. Since helping our first ever client back in 1980, we now employ over 100 staff at four prestigious salon locations — Billericay, Wickford, Shenfield and Rayleigh. We see in excess of 1600 clients a week, including over 750 colour applications. And above all, we have gained a reputation for top quality, creative work backed by brilliant customer service.

You don’t get to that position in our business without great people, and the Headlines team is award-winning in every way. How? Because we take training very seriously. In fact, it forms the backbone of everything we do, covering not just hairdressing skills, but customer service and even lifestyle choices.

Headlines was one of the first salon groups in the UK to gain Investor in People status, back in 1995, and we renewed it recently. In 2005, we also became the first UK salon to gain the new IiP Leadership & Management Award.

It’s the energy, commitment and professionalism of all our stylists, colourists, supervisors and managers that makes Headlines a great place to work, and a great place to come to for all your haircare needs. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Headlines is no stranger to industry awards, recognised many times for the quality of our in-house training programme. In fact, we’ve been so successful locally that, in latter years, we were asked to help judge rather than enter some events.

  • British Hairdressing Business Awards Finalist in 2001,
    2002 and 2003.
  • National Training Regional Awards Winner in 2003.
    Finalist in 2002.
  • Essex Countywide Business Award for Staff Training
    and Development in 2002 and 2003.
  • Basildon District Staff Training and Development
    Awards 1998, 1999, 2001 and 2002.
  • Investor in People award since 1995. Renewed in 2005.
  • Investor in People Leadership & Management Award in 2005.