Meet our NEW and Award Winning Stylist – Chelsea!

We are thrilled to properly introduce Chelsea Askey, our new and award-winning hairstylist, who brings over 21 years of industry experience to our team! Let’s get to know her a little better in this month’s blog:

Chelsea’s journey in hairstyling began at a young age when she was captivated by the transformative power of hair. She often recalls her early experiments with Barbie dolls, resulting in some less-than-perfect haircuts!!

Her expertise lies in blonding and balayage services, with a particular focus on colouring. She is fascinated by the science behind these techniques and loves the creative possibilities they offer. Chelsea’s dedication to her job, is evident in her extensive knowledge and innovative approach to hair colouring, making her a sought-after stylist in the industry. When asked what she would be if not a hairstylist, Chelsea admits that she has never envisioned herself in any other profession!

Outside of her professional life, Chelsea enjoys spending her weekends with her husband, Jak, and their two Shar Peis dogs, Loki and Teddy. They cherish country walks that often end up in a cosy, country pub, creating relaxed weekends. 

Chelsea’s favourite feature is her smile, as noted by her husband, though she humbly admits to feeling insecure at times. Despite this, she has learned to project confidence, so you probably wouldn’t have a clue once you’ve met her in salon! Her best trait, she believes, is her ability to be a trustworthy, honest, and kind friend who always wants the best for others. However, she also admits her worst habit is overthinking, often dwelling on things that shouldn’t affect her.

Chelsea’s favourite TV show is “Gavin and Stacey,” and she proudly identifies as a Harry Potter nerd, listing the series among her favourite films.

Chelsea’s family is a significant part of her life, with two nieces and four nephews bringing joy and laughter. She has also undergone a gastric bypass, an experience that has shaped her life. Chelsea married Jak in Turkey, a testament to their love for travel. Together, they enjoy cruising and exploring new destinations. Her favourite food and drink combination is cheese and port, an indulgence she savours!

Chelsea has also demonstrated her adventurous spirit by jumping out of a plane for charity (rather her than me!) but a true testament to her courage and commitment to giving back. Her biggest accomplishments include becoming a hair and beauty assessor and winning prestigious hair awards.

You can find Chelsea at Strands every day (other than a Friday) including a late night on a Thursday! Her books are filling up quickly, so if you want to ensure you become one of her regulars, act fast and get booked in with her ASAP! She can’t wait to meet you!

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