Find Out More About Our Talented Team…
Introducing our hair team
Karen launched KAM over 25 years ago, and has grown the company into one of the leading Award winning Salons in the North of Scotland. Karen is part of the Matrix Artistic Team and is also Brand ambassador for the Biolage RAW range. Karen is a fully qualified Colour Master, therefore is our most highly skilled colour technician in the salon, she has a huge depth of technical knowledge. Cutting is a huge part of Karen's strength, precision cuts strong and bold or soft and feminine razor cuts, whatever you have in mind Karen will give you great advice what will suit your face shape and your lifestyle. Giving great home care advice is also a huge part of the service, Karen strives for your hair to be the best it can be and wants you to be able to recreate the look easily at home and have your hair in optimum condition. Finalist in Scottish Hairdresser of the Year, Loreal Colour trophy and Destination Fame is just a few of the accolades Karen has to her name, as well as creating a hand picked team of experts which makes the Brand KAM as successful as what it is. See examples of Karen's work by visiting her Instagram page here.
Paula is our salon Manager and has worked with Karen for over 20 years!! She started as a trainee when she left school at 16 and has never looked back. Paula is always busy with her clients in KAM, she loves looking after people and giving them the hair they want, she is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to products and is always ready to help and give advice. Paula spent a few years as part of the Matrix Education Team which furthered her knowledge in colour, her other many sills include cutting, Bridal, extensions, hair smoothing treatments including permanent straightening. Her highlights throughout her years at KAM are being given the opportunity to assist on many photoshoots especially Loreal Colour Trophy, also being part of the Matrix Education Team and winning Educator of the Year. To see examples of Paula's work take a look at her Instagram page here.
Gemma is one of our longest serving team members at KAM, she joined Karen in 2002 as an assistant and has worked her way up to Creative Director. Creative Colour is one of Gemma’s specialties, she loves changing your look and giving you colour inspiration, she also has fantastic cutting skills and will always gives you that look with a bit of an edge, clients love her, she’s only available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays so get that appointment booked! Her highlights at KAM has to be seeing the team achieve awards and also help our assistants through their qualifications. Out of the salon Gemma is kept busy with her wee boy Aiden. To see examples of Gemma's work take a look at her Instagram page here.
Everyone loves Haley, with such a big personality you won’t miss her when you visit KAM. Haley has been part of the team since 2013 and has grown so much since starting. Before joining the team she attended Moray College and worked in a small salon in Findhorn, she then continued her training with us and has gone from strength to strength! Haley became an educator for Matrix in 2017 which she does on some of her days off, between landing that position and also working on BHA shoots was has been her highlights at KAM. Haley is big on colour and loves pushing boundaries giving you a look that you will love, she also is qualified with extensions and has created some beautiful looks for clients. She would like to further her career at KAM and with Matrix, along with adopting a dog and call him Sid (after Sid Vicious obvs) is what's on Haleys plan for the future. See examples of Hayley's work by visiting her Instagram page here.
Tori joined KAM in 2013 as an assistant and has worked up to Style Director. She describes her style as quirky, unique and vibrant hair is her signature look - how many girls can rock yellow hair?! Hair extensions is just one of her specialities, and wining a Raccoon Extension Competition is one of her highlights since working at KAM. Hair up and styling is one of Tori’s huge strengths creating some beautiful looks for Brides or that night out. To get more involved with team training and become an assessor in KAM is one of Tori’s goals, along with moving up in the salon. She would also love to buy her own house with a garden full of dogs and horses. To see examples of Tori's work visit her Instagram page here.
Shannon is a vibrant character and has progressed her way to become Stylist since joining Kam after leaving school. She is such a busy lady in the salon and also at home with her little Jayden. Tattoos and piercings is her thing, the bigger and bolder the better, Shannon is unique which reflects on her style in the salon, bold colour, edgy cuts and fantastic styling is Shannon’s thing. Winning an in-house hair competion in 2017 is one of Shannons highlights so far, with education trainer in her thoughts for the future. View examples of Shannon's work by visiting her Instagram page here.
Amy is one of our newest stylists to join our hair team, she worked at KAM in 2016 with our Front of House team then took some time out and re-joined in November 2017. She is loving life back in the salon with the team, and also gaining experience and having a busy column. Out of the salon Amy is kept busy with her 3 gorgeous girls, and loves to spend time with her friends. Alexa Chung is one of her style icons, and she is turning out to be hill walking junkie with the 3 peaks challenge in her sights. Goals for 2018 include gents cutting and progressing her career at KAM. To view examples of Amy's work visit her Instagram page here.
Eilidh is another one of our new hair team members, she studied hairdressing in Elgin before starting her lovely family, she has 2 beautiful girls Lily and Ava. She joined KAM in 2016 as Front of House before taking a little break and returning as a Stylist. Her highlight at KAM has to be heading to Glasgow with the hair team on a photoshoot. Learning new colour techniques and progressing her career is her plan for 2018. See examples of Eilidh's work by visiting her Instagram page here.
Chloe is one of our KAM babies and is making fast progress through her SVQ to become a qualified stylist. She left school and joined the team full time. Hair ups is one of Chloe’s specialities, she also enjoys training with the senior stylists. Chloe says one of her highlights so far at KAM has been assisting with bridal parties, hair up training with Tori, and also joining some of the team on a photoshoot last year. Natalie Jayne (Instagrammer) is Chloes’s style icon, she also loves her fashion and make up. She loves to socialise with her friends and her boyfriend Kyle when she is out of the salon. Her goal is to become a fully qualified stylist with a full column within the next couple of months. She would love to see her career flourishing within the next 5 years, with some travel in between too. See examples of Chloe's work by visiting her Instagram page here.
Sarah moved to Lossiemouth from the Wirral with her son Ashton. She joined KAM over 3 years ago and is now one of our Style Directors. She specialises in Cutting and Colours. Sarah’s personal highlights at KAM so far has been a cutting course with the fabulous Desmond Murray, more training and courses under her belt in 2018 is her goal. Along with buying house for her and Ashton. To see examples of Sarah's work view her Instagram page here.
Introducing our beauty team
Vivienne is our senior Beauty therapist and skin guru. Specialising in CACI/ A-Lift, Environ and Espa skincare. She is particularly passionate about our IIAA range and loves to offer her expertise in Environ Skincare, Jane Iredale Makeup and the Advanced Nutrition Programme. If you have a skin concern her knowledge will be sure to impress you.
Rebekah is a HND qualified beauty therapist, with over 9 years of experience in the industry, who has been part of the KAM team since 2012. While qualified in a variety of different treatments, Rebekah is particularly passionate about the more aesthetic treatments we offer at KAM; Novalash Extensions, Brows, Makeup, Acrylic/ Gel extensions and Shellac nails. Rebekah loves to get creative with nails and is always looking for new trends and tricks to try out! Being our Brow Queen, Rebekah has recently completed her training in HD Brows and we are really excited to see her develop her skills. Her goal is to progress through the advanced levels of HD training and become a Master. To see examples of Rebekah's work visit her Instagram page here.
Isla is one of our newest beauty recruits, having moved back to Elgin after living in Aberdeen whilst working in a spa. Isla has built up a clientele and says that one of her personal highlights is seeing them book in time after time and also seeing new faces. Attending more courses and being able to offer her clients other services such as deep tissue massage and pregnancy massages is her goal for 2018. When out of the salon you may find Isla over at the west coast where she enjoys attending modern Celtic rock gigs and ceilidhs. Take a look at Isla's Instagram page here.
Laura is our latest newcomer to join our beauty team. Before starting at KAM in November Laura worked as a therapist at the renowned Gleneagles Hotel. She has over 5 years experience and a has wealth of ESPA knowledge. Laura loves to do nails and is extremely talented in nail art, as well as ESPA facials and massage treatments. To see examples of Laura's work visit her Instagram page here.
Introducing our Front of house
Morag is our Senior Salon Co- ordinator, she started at KAM in 2009 and enjoys greeting our lovely clients. Morag loves to keep everyone organised, the team and clients included. She studied hairdressing before joining the team, and would like to progress her career further by obtaining a degree.
Claire is one of our Front of House team members and has been with the team for over 2 years now, she loves helping clients. Claire has a strong interest in fashion and make up, last year she completed her Jane Iredale Mineral Make Up training so she is now a great person to ask for advice or new ideas. Claire enjoys looking after our clients, and when out of the salon is busy looking after her 2 boys Archie and Hewie. Her personal highlights so far have been going to the Salon Business awards in London with Karen last year and taking home our award to the rest of the team, also the Hairdressers Business Awards in September was an amazing experience.
Angela is our latest Front of House team member, before joining the team in Angela was a stylist. At KAM reception is always crazy busy and Angela has quickly got to grasps with it and enjoys looking after you all. She loves to spend time with her family and her little boy Lyle. She is looking forward to what this year will bring which will hopefully include a new house, as well as lots of fun times in the Salon.
Introducing our salon assistants
Lucy is one of our new KAM babies, she joined the team at the end of 2017 and has fitted well into our KAM FAM. She started her training after leaving school working in a salon in Elgin, since then Lucy as has successfully passed all her blow dry assessments and will shortly be moving on to Colour and Cutting training. Lucy is becoming a firm favourite with clients, she is such a friendly, talkative assistant and everyone loves her. When she is out of the salon Lucy enjoys to keep fit and spending time with her family. Future goals include to continue with her training at KAM and become a fully qualified stylist, and to have lots of adventures along the way. To see examples of Lucy's work visit her Instagram page here.
Kelis enjoys training with the senior stylists learning all the new techniques and latest trends. Her highlight so far at KAM was having Gary France International Education Manager for label.m cut and style her hair! Jamie Genevieve is her style icon - Kelis loves her cool dress sense and style of make-up. She loves to socialise with friends and family enjoying cheeky cocktails, with some shopping in between. She hopes to soon be on the salon floor - so watch this space! Take alook at Kelis's Instagram page here.