Meet Team Raspberry!
We are really proud of our lovely team here at Raspberry. Everyone brings their own friendly, welcoming personality and with Marion's training we have a fantastic team! We asked everyone to tell us bit about themselves and their Raspberry experience!
Marion Burns UK Children's Hair Expert
I have always loved working with children. My career paths of hair stylist, school owner and teacher along with my experience as a mother have given me a unique understanding of children during the haircutting experience. I appeared on Dragons Den in 2009 and they didn't seem to think children's hair dressing was viable, but then again they turned down Tangle Teezer too! I have since consulted on the set up of many children's salons throughout the UK, and I now run an academy to teach my specifically designed methods of children's hair cutting for stylists who wish to specialise in this field. The principle of my methods promote the easy management of the child in salon resulting in a quick, professional and relaxed hair cut. The innovative cutting and language techniques, that have been honed and trained throughout the UK, are used at Raspberry and are exclusive to the Marion Burns Training Academy.
Marion was recently featured in national magazine BEST. The article focussed on the language, distraction and cutting methodology Marion has developed over the years and how her techniques have proved particularily successful for cutting the hair of nervous children, children on the spectrum and those children with additional needs.
Heidi is our junior stylist here at Raspberry and is learning the techniques trained by Marion. Heidi brings her infectious sense of humour to work along with her ever changing hair colour! She loves finding out when the children's birthdays are and can nearly always recall a family member or friend with the same birthday! We asked Heidi to tell us a bit about herself and she wrote several wonderful pages, some of which you can read below.
Hello! I'm Heidi, I am 21 and I live by myself in Coventry. I trained as a hairdresser at Curl in Radford and at Heart of England College in Coventry city centre.