Stylist Rachel has always had a passion for hairdressing and started her career from a young age by working in the salon on Saturdays.

Which hairstyles or colours do you love to create?  I love doing highlights and a lot of free-hand work such as ombre and balayage because I feel I can be more creative and customise my colour to every client’s needs.

What do you love about your job? The friendships that are made and the interesting stories that everyone has to tell!

Which celebrity hair would you like to get your hands on?  I would love to get my hands on Paloma Faith’s hair! She is a natural redhead and I would love to enhance her colour with some free-hand work incorporating some warmer copper tones to really make it stand out but still look beautiful and natural at the same time!

Who or what inspires you?  My work colleagues because we are all so different and all produce such creative work! Working with so many people we get to learn techniques that we may not have come across before and, of course, getting to see the whole process from start to the beautiful finish is amazing! I also like using Instagram and Pinterest to find new things and give them a try!

If you were stranded on a desert island, which products would you want with you?  I would take Kerastase Elixir because it had SO many different uses and it’s so nourishing it would help with all the sun and water drying out my hair!  I’d also take a Pureology Shampoo and Conditioner – either the Strength Cure or the Hydrate.  Their products are super nourishing and they last ages. Not only that, the whole range has colour protection so I wouldn’t have to worry about my colour!

How would you describe yourself… in three words?  Wild, energetic and caring.