Hi, I am Vikki the owner of V12 Hair Boutique and have been the owner of V12 since 2006. I bought the business off my mum (Gill) who ran the salon as Gilly’s. Mum had had the salon for 30 years prior to me and still pops in from time to time.
I left school back in the early 90’s and went straight in to hairdressing, I started work at Steiners in Wilmslow and after a short time I decided to try my luck in Manchester. I started working with Toni&Guy on Kings Street and found a whole different world of hairdressing, working along side some amazing hairdressers who became a huge part of who I am today. While working at Toni & Guy I completed my training and my NVQ at Michael John training school in Hazel Grove and Manchester. In my years at Toni & Guy I took part in competitions and fashion work which again gave me a great insight to all the different sides to hairdressing. I completed all my training and worked my way up the ranks.
In the early 2000’s I took a year out and became cabin crew ( a life long dream) however it wasn’t for me, I missed building a rapport with people as every day I worked with different people and passengers and really missed that team foundation, that’s when I came back to my roots (no pun intended). Working along side my mum and in the unique salon environment within a community was where I belonged. I was finally home.
Over the years of having the salon (V12) I have well and truly made it my own……. A home from home for everyone.
Since owning the salon I’ve attended and passed many different training courses, highlights of which include a master cutting course in 2014 with Jamie Stevens (X Factors resident hairdresser), a 3 day master colour course in Italy with the Sensus colour brand in 2018, and in 2019 I became a Keratin Revolution Specialist. Learning is key and as a hairdresser you should never stop learning.
Vikki works Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
Alyssa spent 10 years in a salon in Hazel Grove, she has now been with us for over 4 years. In 2018 Alyssa completed a master colour course in Italy with the Sensus colour brand. In 2019 Alyssa completed a one to one colour training day to keep updated with the latest skills. Over the years Alyssa has also attended courses with Loreal and Wella.
Alyssa works Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. You can find her Instagram account here.
Jade is one of our stylists and she has been with us for just over 4 years.
Emma is one of our stylists and she has been with us for 3 years.
Amber and Saskia are our apprentices and they attend Michael John college. The rest of the time they help assist on the salon floor.