Carl began his hairdressing career at age 14 and quickly developed a passion for cutting and photographic work as well as a desire to branch out and launch his own salon. In 1990, at just aged 20, he opened Carl Hillwood Hair and Beauty in Fordingbridge. He soon realised that staff education is imperative in order to maintain the highest standards, quality and service to the clients in the salon.




Susie started out as a Saturday girl in the Midlands and trained as soon as she left school. Her strengths soon shone in long hair work and colouring. After some years as a stylist she moved to work with a member of the British Hairdressing team. Though always looking for the next challenge and with a real ability to lead a team, she decided to move to the south coast and open her first salon in Bournemouth. This was only the start of her journey as, with a desire to travel the world, she emigrated to Zambia with her family and went on to own and run a salon there, as well as 3 salons in Zimbabwe! In 2002, when the family felt the time was right to move back to the UK, Susie joined our team as the salon manager, bringing a wealth of experience to the table.




Megan joined us in 2017 as our apprentice and qualified in record time. She has a proven natural flare for all areas of hairdressing, showing a real strength in cutting and colouring. Her favourite thing to do is creative colouring.



Senior Stylist

Emily came to us in 2017 with a previous 5 years experience. She started her career as a Saturday girl and progressed from there. She specialises in hair up, all areas of technical services and creative cutting. Her favourite things to do are balayage and graduated bobs.



Senior Stylist

Abbey has been with us since 2009. Initially for work experience at the age of 14, and has been here ever since. She worked her way up through the ranks to become a very talented stylist and technician. Abbey’s gents work is second to none. She favours doing balayage and gents cuts.



Front of House

Di starting working as a receptionist and shampooist in 2008 with a high end salon on the south coast. In 2015 she moved to the New Forest and became a valued member of our team. Having joined as our front of house and shampooist she’s since found the desire to expand her skills and started to train in all aspects of the industry.



Senior Stylist

Robyn started her hairdressing career with us in 2013 and had such motivation and a natural talent for the trade that she qualified in a little over 12 months. Since qualifying she has gone from strength to strength in all areas of this creative industry and has a particular talent for hair up, colour work and gents hairdressing.



Senior Stylist

Shannon embarked on her hairdressing career path at a high end salon in the New forest when she was still at school. After a few years as a qualified stylist she decided it was time to spread her wings and spent some time travelling the world. On her return in 2017 she joined our team and has quickly built up a loyal clientele. Shannon is a very talented all round stylist who has a particular talent for creative colouring and long hair work.



Beauty Therapist

Beth has been a beauty therapist since 2012, providing services in well know beauty salons along the south coast. She has a wealth of skincare knowledge and uses organic skincare products, along with CND shellac for gel manicures. A variety of high end beauty treatments are available with her in the salon.