Laura Schiavone – Peterborough Salon Manager

Company Director

Meet Laura, Salon Director of our Peterborough hair and beauty salon

Meet Laura, director of our Peterborough hair and beauty salon. Within the growing area of Cardea, Peterborough, there is something for everyone at Bella Mia Hair and Beauty, the only hair and beauty salon in this area. Laura has a big vision and dream that her whole team shares with her.

“ My main priority has always been to provide a ‘go that extra mile’, 6 star service and pampering experience in a welcoming, friendly and fun atmosphere for our guests. To know that our clients are leaving the salon feeling on top of the world is our mission. We want our clients to feel nothing less than glamorous. That’s why “We call it glamour at it’s finest…”

Why Choose The Bella Mia Team

“We keep up-to-date with the latest hair and beauty trends using only the best brands on the market. I ensure our team have regular and up-to-date training therefore our standards will always remain high. I regularly review new trends to keep our salon the ‘go-to’ salon for the latest innovative trends and treatments. 

The Bella Mia team are specialists in their own fields and you can be assured they will listen carefully to your wishes. We will always welcome new and regular faces and absolutely nothing is too much to ask. The team spend the time to listen carefully to your requests so they can tailor your treatment to your needs. Aftercare is always given to ensure you receive the best value even after leaving the salon.

I would like to personally welcome you to our Bella Mia family.

With love,

Laura x”

To contact Laura directly, please send an email to laura@bellamiahairandbeauty.co.uk

Click here to meet the rest of the team. To book an appointment please click here.

Skills: All aspects of hairdressing, HD brows, Gelish.

Experience: 9 years salon experience.

Education: Journalism, NVQ level 3 in hairdressing, SAKS Diploma

You'll usually find her...: Eating a whole jar of Nutella with a spoon.

Something you didn't know about Laura: Laura sky dived over the grand canyon during her visit to Las Vegas after touring California.

Chloe – Salon & Reception Co-ordinator

Part Time Salon Assistant

Meet Chloe, our salon & reception co-ordinator at our Peterborough salon

Meet Chloe, our salon and reception co-ordinator at our Peterborough salon. Chloe has been at the salon since the early days and usually whizzes around attending to everyone and everything. She just doesn’t stop! She’s a warm, friendly and bubbly character who all of the clients love. The team love when they walk in on a Saturday and Chloe’s there, ready and raring to go.

“My names Chloe and I’m the Saturday salon assistant here at Bella Mia. I currently just work Saturdays in the salon while I am studying A-levels at school, but I hope to return full time one day! Since I was a little girlsI have always loved hairdressing, so it’s always been a passion of mine!” – Chloe

What do you love about working in the industry?

I love being able to talk to so many new people everyday and either help them out with enquiries or just put a smile on their face!

We know you enjoy assisting the team on a Saturday, however can you tell us what your favourite treatments are if you do if any?

My favourite treatment is a sleek and smooth blow dry because I just love doing them! Especially on clients who cannot achieve this look at home. I offer blow dries and dry styling.

How would your team describe you?

I would say my team would describe me as a busy bee because I’m always busy doing something or helping someone.

What does Chloe do in her spare time?

In my spare time I love to spend time with my friends and family socialising and going to new places.

We would love to know why you chose to work at Bella Mia?

The main reason I love working at the salon is because of the staff and clients. Everyone is always so warm and welcoming and never hesitate to put a smile on my face!

To book a hair treatment and blow dry or styling with Chloe, please call the salon on 01733308737. Click here to like our Facebook page and follow Chloe’s journey. For any other online bookings, click here.

Skills: Fantastic at getting you booked in at last minute, co-ordinates the salon on a busy Saturday, shiatsu head massage with hair washes, blow dries and dry styling.

Loves:

Experience: 5 years of salon experience, growing up Chloe watched and helped her mum who is a hairdresser in her salon on a weekly basis.

Working Duration At Bella Mia: 3 years

You'll usually find her...: On a netball court, shooting some hoops!

Something you didn't know about Chloe: Chloe teaches swimming to children with learning difficulties on a regular basis.

Maria – Beauty Therapist

Part Time Professional Beauty Therapist

Meet Maria, Beauty Therapist at our Peterborough Salon

Meet Maria, our part time beauty therapist at our Peterborough salon. Maria has worked in the beauty industry for 3 years since the first day of opening, after falling into the industry by following her sister Laura’s footsteps. Maria has been through a journey during her time at Bella Mia, completing various beauty courses whilst completing a university degree in english literature. While Maria continues to provide treatments to our guests, she persues her dream of writing.

“I’m Maria. I love making clients feel their best and the before and after transformations with each treatment. I love hearing about different people’s lives and solving their beauty problems.” – Maria

What do you love about the hair and beauty industry?

I love to see the transformations of clients and making people happy. Also, I like to listen to peoples lives and it’s good to mix with people from different walks of life from the young to old.
Serving clients and giving great customer service I really enjoy because I like to see the look on their faces when a beauty treatment can brighten up their day. A little thing like a different nail colour can really change your mood from bad to great.
What treatment would you say you’re speciality is?
My best treatment is HD brows, you can make a massive difference to someone’s face just by changing their brows. Converting a client from a normal brow shape and tint to HD’ing their brows can make a huge difference. The hd makeup is fantastic so I love working with it on brows especially.
How would your team describe you?
My team would best describe me as cute, scatty and friendly.
Why do you enjoy working in the salon?
I love working in the salon as its a friendly atmosphere and we all get along.

To follow Maria’s work on social media, like us on Facebook by clicking here. To book an appointment with Maria, please click here to book online or call our Peterborough salon on 01733308737 to speak to one of our team.

Skills: LVL lash lift and tints, semi-permanent individual eyelash extensions, HD brows, essential waxing, intimate waxing, manicures, pedicures, gel polish, spray tanning.

Experience: 3 years of salon experience

Working Duration at Bella Mia: 3 years.

You'll usually find her...: With her head in a good book or novel!

Something you didn't know about Maria: Maria can recite every single episode of the famous 'Friends' series, word for word!

Lorna – Designer Hair Stylist

Part Time Professional Hair Stylist

Meet Lorna, our Designer Hair Stylist at our Peterborough Salon

Lorna works part time as a Designer Hair Stylist in our Peterborough salon. After moving back to the UK from Spain, where she lived for almost 10 years, Lorna joined Bella Mia only recently. Lorna has a wide background of different roles within the hair and beauty industry. Her expertise is second to none. Lorna’s passion for hairdressing shines through during her service, where she’ll ensure you receive the very best aftercare advice. When she’s not at the salon, she spends her time devoted to her 2 children and family.

“My name is Lorna. I have been in the industry for over twenty years. In that time I have seen the industry change especially in recent years. I managed a very successful salon, Planet Hairdressing, in Uxbridge. I did this for 10 years where I built up a large client base. After moving to Spain, I then went on to own my own salon, which I built up from scratch for eight years.” – Lorna

What is your favourite thing to do in hairdressing?

I’m an all rounder in hairdressing, offering experience with all aspects of hairdressing. Modern and classic cuts, I love creative colouring and cutting, and gents creative work.

What makes you different from every other hairdresser?

I like to put my own edge on a haircut and colour and can offer you exceptional haircare advice.

What made you choose to work at Bella Mia after coming back to the UK?

Because of the extensive training courses and support Laura offers. I like to take advantage of any extra training and I had the option to work part time so I can spend time with my young family.

What do you love the most about coming to work?

Bella Mia keeps up with the latest trends and offers everything under one roof. We have a great team who are all passionate about what they do which makes it a great place to work and working with a great team is very important to me.

To follow Lorna’s work on social media, like us on Facebook by clicking here. To book an appointment with Lorna, please click here to book online or call our Peterborough salon on 01733308737 to speak to one of our team or to book with Lorna.

Skills: Tailored hair treatments, tailored hair prescriptions, hair cutting, hair colouring, creative colouring, colour correction, hair treatments, perming, chemical straightening, occasion hair, bridal hair, prom hair.

Experience: 22 years in the hair and beauty industry, owned her own salon in Spain for 8 years.

Duration at Bella Mia: Our newest team member.

Specialities: Creative cutting and creative colouring on ladies and gents.

You'll usually find her...: Cooking in the kitchen at home with her family or shopping at Brotherhood's retail park.

Something you didn't know about Lorna: Lorna has styled a few celebrity's hair during her time, including Jenny Frost's hair from Atomic Kitten.

Chelsea – Hair Stylist

Full Time Professional Hair Stylist

Meet Chelsea, Senior Hair Stylist at our Peterborough salon

Meet Chelsea, senior hair stylist and longest serving team member at our Peterborough hair and beauty salon. Chelsea has also started training our hairdressing apprentices and enjoys passing on her profound hairdressing knowledge. What an absolute gem Chelsea is! Especially when it comes to her clients needs she will always try her best to accommodate them when she can. She loves to have a laugh with the team and we’d say she’s definitely the salon joker.

“I have 7 years of hairdressing experience and I’m a senior stylist at Bella Mia! I’ve been working here for over 3 years now and I’d say it’s honestly like home away from home. Since joining Bella Mia I have been on no end of training and courses to boost my knowledge and make me a better stylist and it’s given me a leap in confidence. I am also taking a NVQ in Team Leading then carrying on to a managers course to excel my work environment skills and work towards a designer level of stylist.” – Chelsea

What else do you offer in the salon?

I am trained in hair extensions, nano rings, micro rings and pre bonded (hot fusion keratin glue). 

What would you say are your specialities?

I specialise in occasion hair up and wedding hair – it’s my favourite along side creative colouring! 

Can you tell us why you enjoy hairdressing?

I just love working at Bella Mia and we are a fabulous team that work together and all share the same passion and enthusiasm, it really does create a great atmosphere. We are like a little family.

To follow Chelsea’s work on social media, like us on Facebook by clicking here. To book an appointment with Chelsea, please click here to book online or call our Peterborough salon on 01733308737 to speak to one of our team or to book with Chelsea.

Skills: Tailored hair treatments, tailored hair prescriptions, hair cutting, hair colouring, creative colouring, colour correction, hair extensions, hair treatments, perming, chemical straightening, occasion hair, bridal hair, prom hair, spray tanning.

Experience: 7 years of salon experience.

Working Duration at Bella Mia: 3.5 years

Specialities: Occasion hair and bridal hair.

You'll usually find her...: Dancing on the floor to Chris Brown!

Something you didn't know about Chelsea: Chelsea came 1st in the AHT Blow Dry nationals held in Blackpool during her training days.

Larna – Beauty Apprentice

Full Time Future Professional Beauty Therapist

Meet Larna, Beauty Apprentice in our Peterborough Salon

Meet our beauty apprentice, Larna. Larna is working full time in our Peterborough salon and currently working towards her NVQ level 2 in beauty therapy. Larna looks forward to extending her treatment portfolio this year. You will find Larna at reception to greet you on your arrival with the biggest smile, no matter what time, where or when, she’s always got a huge smile on her face. Her infectious laugh will have you in stiches as she ensures you are looked after during your visit.

“I’m currently doing my beauty apprenticeship which I’m hoping to pass by December 2018. I work full time whilst training in house 1 day a week which helps so much by getting day to day experience in the salon industry and not having to travel elsewhere for training days.” – Larna

What made you decide to go into the beauty industry?

Since I left school, I’ve always wanted to work in a salon. It makes me so happy to be able to solve people’s problems, seeing the amazing before and afters and of course seeing them leave with a massive smile on their face!

What is your favourite treatment?

Gelish. I’ve absolutely loved learning all the steps and theory behind the nails and love that they last so long!

What are you going to be concentrating on during your training over the next few months?

My product knowledge so I can give the perfect aftercare advice to clients. I want to educate them on how to maintain their treatment at home. I will also be practicing applying eyelash extensions.

Why did you choose to do your apprenticeship with Bella Mia?

As soon as I stepped into the salon for my first time, I felt so at home and welcomed. The team always made me feel at home which was always comforting. I loved the thought of being a part of such an outgoing team and it was what I’ve always wanted. I could never appreciate it more, being given the opportunity to be a part of my dream team.

 To be a model on Larna’s training days or book a treatment with her, please call the salon on 01733308737. Click here to like our Facebook page and follow Larna’s training journey. For online bookings, click here.

Skills: Gelish over natural nails, Gelish soak off and re-polish, nail art, you'll find her at reception organising the salon, client's bookings and arranging skin tests.

Loves: HD make up

Working duration at Bella Mia: 6 months

Specialities: Gelish, nail art and organising & co-ordinating the salon.

You'll usually find her...: In her duvet binging on her favourite Netflix series.

Something you didn't know about Larna: She was once mistaken in the salon for a Victoria Secret model.

Stacey – Hair Stylist

Full Time Professional Hair Stylist

Meet Stacey, Senior Hair Stylist in our Peterborough Salon

Meet senior hair stylist, Stacey. Stacey works full time as a technical senior hair stylist at our Peterborough salon. She offers hair treatments and services for the whole family and looks forward to meeting every one of you – the kiddies  absolutely love her! Marriage is on the cards this year for Stacey, she’s looking forward to her big day and honeymoon. Not only is she very attentive to everyone’s hair needs, but she always puts others before herself. Stacey is quite competitive when it comes to our team games, we do love a bit of spice from Stacey!

“I’m a senior hair stylist at Bella Mia & I have been doing hairdressing for over 6 years now. Being in this industry is amazing. I get to keep in the loop with all of the latest fashion trends and new up-to-date styles. I love working with the public and knowing you can make someone feel amazing is so rewarding.” – Stacey

As a senior hair stylist, what would you say your speciality is?

I enjoy all aspects of my job but I’m very well known as the bouncy blow dry queen in the salon!

What do you love the most about coming to work?

I love being part of the Bella Mia team and getting to work with all the talented girls, we are all little Bella Mia family.

So we know what you love about working as a hair stylist, so we would love to know what you enjoy doing in your spare time?

In my spare time I spend a lot of time socializing with friends and going to the gym on a regular basis. 

To follow Stacey’s work on social media, like us on Facebook by clicking here. To book an appointment with Stacey, please click here to book online. Call our Peterborough salon on 01733308737 to speak to one of our team or to book with Stacey.

Skills: Tailored hair treatments, tailored hair prescriptions, hair cutting, hair colouring, creative colouring, colour correction, hair treatments, hair extensions, perming, chemical straightening, occasion hair, wedding hair, prom hair.

Experience: 6 years of salon experience

Working Duration at Bella Mia: 3 years

Specialities: Known as the 'Bouncy blow dry Queen'.

You'll usually find her...: Cracking open a bottle of wine or presecco at the weekend!

Something you didn't know about Stacey: Stacey achieved "Employee of the year 2017" at Bella Mia Hair and Beauty!

Becky – Hairdressing Apprentice

Full Time Future Professional Hair Stylist

Meet Becky, Hairdressing Apprentice at our Peterborough Salon

Meet our level 2 hairdressing apprentice, Becky. Becky is the infamous lady you’ve been seeing on our live video’s. Becky is bubbly and creative, the perfect mixture for an amazing future hair stylist. She looks forward to building her client base and learning new techniques.

“My names becky I am an apprentice at Bella Mia and I honestly think this place was made for me! The atmosphere, the staff and the clients are all amazing in so many different ways. I have really enjoyed learning how the salon is ran on a day-to-day basis, but mainly my passion lies with creating gorgeous styles.” – Becky

Why did you choose to train in hairdressing and for your career?

The reason I love doing hairdressing is because every single day is different. You get to step out of your comfort zone with so much ongoing support by your side! I also love to make people feel amazing and walk away loving their hair!

What do you love the most about your job?

A main reason to why I’m so in love with my job is due to the staff. They are so kind and willing to help & support you with anything! My training days are my absolute favourite because I get to find out about the latest trends and get to explore and be creative and I love to push myself to do so.

We would love to know what Becky does in her spare time when she’s not doing hair, make up or performing on camera…

In my spare time I love to spend time with family and friends and explore different places.

To be a model on Becky’s training days or book a treatment with her, please call the salon on 01733308737. Click here to like our Facebook page and follow Becky’s training journey.

Skills: Blow dries, bouncy blow dries, dry styling - straightening, curling using wands and straighteners, hair treatments, regrowth colours and full head colours.

Loves: Label M smoothing cream - To fix those fly aways!

Specialities: Gives a divine shiatsu head massage during a shampoo.

You'll usually find her...: At Pizza Hut eating cookie dough!

Something you didn't know about Becky: Becky spent 4 weeks at NCS camp in the Summer carrying out charity events such as sponsored walks & other various activities. This was the best 4 weeks of Becky's life!