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Newly appointed Salon Director at Lazarou Duke Street: Rachel Lloyd

Updated: Sep 9, 2021

We love and equally hate to say: Welcome back from Summer! September is often the first month of routines kicking back in, of returning to busy school and work schedules. At the same time September can be the month of new beginnings and big opportunities.

For two of our team members it brought about a great change we would like to share with you: We are very excited to announce that Rachel is our newly appointed Salon Director and Jaymie our new Senior Director! Congratulations Rachel & Jaymie, we couldn’t be happier for the both of you!

To celebrate the occasion and to get to know them better, we did a little Q&A with Rachel (read below or watch here) and Jaymie (see here).

Rachel is the most experienced stylist in our Lazarou Duke Street salon, she has been a hairdresser for 24 years. Her wealth of knowledge about hairdressing, her passion, dedication and utmost care with every single client are only some of her winning characteristics.

But how did Rachel start her career in hairdressing?

“When I was 14 years old I did my first work experience in a hair salon called Sweeney’s and I absolutely loved it. 24 years later hairdressing still does not feel like a job to me, it’s my absolute passion!”

Lazarou: What does it mean to you to be the Salon Director?

Rachel: “Being the salon director makes me realise how far I have come in the industry.

Whether you are a salon director or a shampooist, we all treat each other with the respect that we deserve in our roles. All job roles help the salon to run efficiently as a professional establishment and a good fun, sociable place to work in.”

What is the best part of your day?

“The best part of the day is the morning, when we are all gearing up for the day ahead. We take time to prepare the salon, talk about the day ahead and create a good atmosphere for our clients.”

What is the best thing about working at Lazarou?

“The best thing about working at Lazarou is the opportunities you have - I did my Master Colour Course 3 years ago, it was a very intense course but hugely beneficial at the same time.

There is also a good bunch of staff we have, when we first opened there were only 3 or 4 of us and now we have grown to a fantastic team.”

What is your number 1, go-to hair product?

Moroccan Oil is my go-to, it is the remedy for frizzy and dry hair and one of the purest hair oils you can find.

Bond Pro Reconstruction Spray is another favourite of mine as well. Bond Pro is an important part of our colouring services - we recommend it to our colour clients as it protects the bonds in your hair, revitalising while colouring it.”

One hair care tip all your clients should know?

“The one hair care tip everyone should know is to invest in good tools and products, remember: think of your hair like it’s your skin.”

What will be the biggest hair trend in 2021?

“The hair trend for fall in 2021 is the shag haircut and loads of different layers, the boyfriend bobs and the glossy smooth blow-dries.”

Would you like to see more of Rachel’s work? Follow her journey on our Social Media Accounts or say hi on your next visit to our salon, we cannot wait to see you soon!


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@lazaroudukestreet @lazaroudukestreetbarbers @lazaroutalbotgreen

Facebook Accounts

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