Inside Clay

“Meet the team and experience the difference”


Meet Our Amazing Team

“Recruit personalities, not a CV. You can teach the trade but you can’t teach personality”

James D

James D is the owner and founder of Clay Hair Salon.  Leading with his business acumen and personaility, James hand selected 15 team members exclusively on their personailty. Opening the doors in 2009, James is proud that this amazing bunch have moved mountains in the hair industry by being known year on year as the salon to watch in the UK. “The success has all been down to team, with their ambition to give  clients the best experience as well as growing with them as friends.The Clay team are known as ‘The Clay Family” and that is because its constant laughs and smiles everyday which is the exact environment we always set out to create.”


A true expert in colouring and cutting, Vicky is a passionate team member who is always encouraging and supporting ideas and creativity in the salon. Her upbeat personality is what has led to an amazing following of loyal clients.


Hannah has an extensive skill set and passion for the hair world. An eye for detail and inspiring her clients with fresh ideas is what has led to a fantastic following of clients.

James O

As one of the partners of Clay, James O has shown dedication and management skills for the Clay Hair Salon team since it opened in 2009. Fantastic leadership and technical knowledge with a huge loyal following is a trio that inspires our team daily. 


Luke’s craftsmanship in haircutting and styling has been the bench mark for his every growing client base. Luke’s focused offering of tints and balayage has certainly enabled his clients to experience the latest in trending styles and colours. 


Kim has been with Clay since day dot, her wonderful energy and passion for hair is fantastic. Always getting experimental and creative behind the scenes with colour and very on top of trending wearable hair.


As a partner at Clay, Jack’s loyalty and commitment is unrivalled. Jack’s personality and support for the team is what has been a huge part of the evolvement of Clay.  Jack has represented Clay internationally for haircare brands Milkshake and Oribe.


Georgia is a  fantastic hairdresser with a phenomenal skill set, including Balmain Hair Extensions, and an extensive loyal client base. Georgia’s constant smile is very infectious and that is evident with the fun and professionalism she shares on the salon floor with the team and her clients daily.


A very natural and gifted talent, Kaya has been at Clay since the beginning. Her session work and experience at London Fashion Weeks gives great compliments and diversity to the teams inspiration.


Pete’s wealth of knowledge and skills in cutting and styling over the last 15 years, has earned him a huge following and excellent reputation. Pete is the go-to man thats keeps all the salon upgrades moving with his attention to detail for client experiences.


Pamela is a very knowledgable and dedicated team member, her loyalty and drive is what constantly helps the Clay client experience stay fantastic as she supports the stylists as an assistant. Always wanting to help and improve where ever she can.

A multi-award winning​ salon


in 2010, our first year of trading we were recognised out of 36,000 hair salons in the UK at the prestigious British Hairdressing Business Awards as the leading independent salon. That set a bench mark as we evolved and each year since we have been in the final 5 salons across the country for:

Salon Team of the Year | Salon of the Year |  Customer Care Award of the Year | Salon Design of the Year | 
Retail Salon of the Year | Front of House Team of the Year | Best Local Salon 

Pay It Forward

For almost a decade we have had the ‘pay it forward’ ethos instilled in the team.

We are proud supporters for many of the businesses, schools, sports clubs and charities in the village and community.

“Every year I want us to give back to the community for its support and also connect to charities along the way that have a connection to us in some capacity. We are reinvesting into the village and in 2022 we have some very exciting happenings which I am really looking forward to the community being part of”.


Trusted By Local Customers.

“Let the clients be your voice. They will always speak the truth”

“This boy is one of the best cutters I’ve come across in the biz. And he uses my favourite word – “technical”. We know each other from The Claygate Years. It’s the greatest pleasure to be back in touch and to have his scissors on my hair once again at Clay.

Yasmine Giles

December 2020

“I couldn’t be more happy with my haircut. Luke did exactly what I wanted but even better. Probably my favourite hair cut so far – it’s got so many compliments! Tempted to come back next time I wash it to make sure it stays the same!!”


December 2020

“I came in for a balayage with Georgia, who did a good initial job. I then came in a second time 2 weeks later for some final tweaks with Chloe, who did an excellent job. Very happy with final result. Clay were very accommodating with my needs in order for me to leave with my desired look.”

Em A

October 2020

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