Our Artists

Let our team of hair specialists empower you with the beauty and confidence that you deserve, creating and designing hair that is personalised to you, leaving you free to enjoy life.

Creating lasting relationships with our clients is extremely important to us at Number 8 because they enable us to evolve your style with trust and experience.

Since opening in 1992 we have always used Paul Mitchell . They have always been cruelty free, never tested on animals , they’re vegan AND fully recyclable packing which is reducing our environmental impact. We also offer a refill shampoo bar in the salon saving you 10% each time you bring your bottles back to be refilled.

At the end of the day we are just a gang of friends creating great hair and loving our planet as much as possible along the way now time to meet our team.

Claire Pascoe

Claire Pascoe

Director

The salon owner Claire has a fantastic relationship with all clients that visit Number 8, shes’ friendly and welcoming making our salon have such a relaxed atmosphere and easy-going environment. Claire enjoys all aspects of hairdressing and with plenty of experience you are in super safe hands.

Kirsty Gallaway

Kirsty Gallaway

Manager

Kirsty has worked with Claire for 19 years. Kirsty likes that hairdressing has evolved into everyday ready to wear hairstyles that people can manage at home themselves using a wider range of products and tools.

Her passion is with short hair styling, if you want to rock a pixie cut, she is your master stylist hands down! Kirsty si also a whizz with curly hair, having curly hair herself she understands every needs of cutting and styling curly hair! In-between clients you’ll find Kirsty sipping tea and turning the music to anything pre 90’s.

Francesca Mercer

Francesca Mercer

Manager

Francesca has been at Number 8 for 13 years. Francesca’s loves experimenting with anything new and finds it keeps her energised and creative at work. Whenever our colour range brings out new shades, she’ll be first to put them to the test! Building trust with her clients is super important and having fun with hair makes being a hairdresser exciting along with endless amounts of chatting!

You’ll also find Chess spending time with our Number 8 Brides; she loves bridal hair and everything about it (hair up is her thing) so when there is a wedding Chess is the first port of call.

Sue Carrington

Sue Carrington

Artistic Stylist

Sue has been working in the hairdressing industry for 41years. Sue has taught hairdressing at college and continued hairdressing when she lived abroad.

Returning to England 4 years ago and joined the team at number 8. Sue won the loreal colour trophy for the region and went to the royal albert hall to compete in the final!! .

Kat Thompson

Kat Thompson

Artistic Stylist

Kat has worked as a hairdresser for over 20 years and moved to Cornwall in 2016. Kat is passionate about hair and if she’s not doing hair she’s usually thinking about it! Kat loves learning new techniques and keeping up to  date with as much as she can. Kat enjoys all aspects of hairdressing and getting to know her clients so she can get the best style for them, helping people feel great when they walk out! Kat especially loves working with long hair, you can’t beat a good curly blow dry!

Alice Hearle

Alice Hearle

Senior Stylist

Alice is our redhead but is as calm as a cucumber. Alice is a fabulous colourist and really enjoys the journey that hair colouring can take you on. With a calm and honest approach to hairdressing she’ll create stunning hair for any client that visits Number 8. Alice has Cut her way around the world, working aboard in various countries and landing back in Cornwall to bring all her ideas to Number 8.

Ashleigh Parr

Ashleigh Parr

Stylist

Ashleigh has been with Number 8 since she was 16! We trained Ashleigh and are proud of the stylist she has become. With a kind caring methodology, she always makes her clients feel at ease and comfortable at their appointments. With building experience Ashleigh is a fabulous hairdresser.

Shannon Collier

Shannon Collier

Junior Stylist

Our newest member to the stylist team is Shannon. Finishing her training with us and staying on as a junior stylist. Shannon is fantastic at hair up and fast becoming an important part to the bridal team. Easy-going on the salon floor Shannon is fast building her clientele and expanding her skills.

Tania Edwards

Tania Edwards

Salon Assistant

Tania is our right-hand women for all things salon related. Being a ex hairdresser herself Tania is the perfect person to undertake the job of looking after us all. She absolutely love organising all things around the salon and can be found labelling everything in sight. With the most relaxing head massage you’ve ever had and her warm personality you always find Tania on the salon floor 1 step ahead of us all.