Whilst setting up Dawson’s I always had a clear vision in mind of how I wanted the salon to be perceived.
I always envisioned it to be light and airy with a lot of space with a very relaxed and welcoming approach almost like a home from home.
I just so happened to drive past what now is Dawson’s and instantly fell in love with the unique premises. I always knew I wanted a building that was quite structurally different to any I had seen before. With Dawson’s white metal framing it was perfect!
For days after it was all I could think about I found myself constantly daydreaming of what it could be.
My partner Jake Dawson visited the building and from there it all fell into place. We endured many sleepless nights taking huge amounts of dedication to completely renovating the inside of the building. Dawson’s was completed and we celebrated our opening on the 1st May 2019! our dream had come true.
I am so lucky to be joined by the most talented team who I’ve worked with over the years and lucky enough to now carry on doing so.
I love this industry and how each day is so different to the next constantly meeting new people and learning new things.
is the latest edition to our salon family originally kicking off his hairdressing career in Oxford. Jack has spent the last few years managing a well known salon in the uk, its clear Jack knows his stuff. Covering all aspects of hairdressing,Jack will leave you feeling completely confident from start to finish with his relaxed, fun and welcoming approach.
“Hi guys, I’m Jack. The hair industry is something that has held my heart since I started at the age of 15. I completed my training between Oxford and London, once I had qualified in all aspects of hair.. (Haircuts, Colouring and Barbering) I grew myself and worked my way up within a team. Seeing how much joy the right hairstyle can bring someone brings such a fulfilment to me and is a massive part of why I do what I do. I have recently moved back from Milton Keynes and now I am back in Oxford I’m excited to join the team here at Dawson’s. I cannot wait to meet you all and start our hair journey together. “
Sophie is our in house Dermalogica expert. Sophie gained this title whilst living in Sydney Australia. Sophie absolutely loves what Dermalogica stand for and represent and promote within their facials to their homecare she knows the brand inside out!
Any questions about your skin or if you are unsure on what you should be using then why not book a complimentary skin mapping appointment with Sophie.
Sophie brings with her over 5 years’ experience, she has wide skill set covering all factors in beauty therapy. Sophie gained student of the year whilst training at The Oxford International College Of Beauty.
Sophie “To be a beauty therapist is the most rewarding work I feel you can do. I get to meet new people every day and completely beautify them”.
“I thoroughly enjoy all aspects of my industry and being able to work with my favourite product ranges including Dermalogica which is amazing!”.
Sophie completes the services here at Dawsons and we are very lucky to have her.
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We are excited to introduce our newest stylist, Bella, into our salon. Bella started her career in a salon based in Henley where she found her spark in all things hair before recently relocating to Abingdon. Bella is friendly, warm and professional and will leave you feeling amazing, we can’t wait for you to meet her. Here’s what she had to say..
Hello I’m Bella. Iv been in the Industry for 7 years, I fell In love with hairdressing from the day I started, by being able to not only transform someone’s hair, but to transform their day is something I truly love. I am from Henley on Thames, which is where I started my career and I am so excited to start this journey at Dawson’s. its such a beautiful salon and I’m eager and ready to get started
At Dawsons we are always keen and excited to help rising hairdressers grow into there creative ability -it is one of our passions! to watch the confidence of our apprentices grow into a budding stylist is always a rewarding journey. Lydia joined the team helping out with salon duties as we started to rebuild the salon in august of 2020 after the first national lock down where it soon was apparent that Lydias natural ability and warmth with all clients that come through our doors and team was superb!
Here’s what Lyds has to say-
Hey everyone! Im Lydia and I am the apprentice at Dawsons Hair and Beauty Lounge. I have always felt passionately about the hair and beauty industry, it’s always been an interest to me. I love the values it stands for of being able to express your personality, through your appearance and how every persons style is unique. Before working at Dawsons, I did a degree level apprenticeship in social and digital marketing, which allowed me to have a great understanding of producing content to engage with new people, although I knew that it wasn’t the right career path for me long term and started to look at other options available. After meeting the team at Dawsons, I instantly fell in love with the salon and knew this was the environment and industry I wanted to work in. I am excited to qualify and become a graduate stylist and expand my knowledge and skills.