After restyling all of her toy doll's hair as a young, would be hair stylist, Linda began her career in hairdressing in a Holt hair salon at 14 years old. Her first placement, as a Saturday girl, alongside a Vidal Sassoon trained hairdresser was the catalyst for her journey to creating Castell-Nash. Linda still proudly covets the Vidal Sassoon cutting book that she was handed at this young age by her manageress.
At 16 years old she started her apprenticeship, working directly alongside John Oliver; "I was incredibly fortunate to work alongside such a talented and business like hairdresser. Wherever John worked, I was by his side. I realised this was my opportunity to attain a great deal of knowledge and experience."
Linda has since worked in several Norfolk salons and built up a loyal customer base. Most recently she worked at the Cutting Station in Reepham as manageress of the salon.
Linda has consistently updated her skill set training with Schwarzkopf, L'oreal and Paul Mitchell.
Linda has finally recognised her long term ambition of opening her own salon.
Currently Leanne is working with us on Thursdays when she takes a day off from being a busy mother!
"I've always had a keen passion for hairdressing which started when I was still at school. I became a Saturday girl at 14 years old and continued my training when I was appointed as an apprentice at 'Alan's' salon, Fakenham.
Once qualified I knew I wanted more from my hairdressing and wanted to advance my career and knowledge working in a city salon. I accepted an appointment in Norwich where I worked for several years. I joined another salon before becoming self employed continuing to work there for 5 years before deciding to take a break and go travelling. I was away from England for 15 months but during this time I continued my hairdressing in Australia. I worked for 6 months in a busy city salon in Sydney. I travelled some more before settling in Perth where I worked in another busy city salon for 5 months. My different experiences have underpinned my knowledge over the years.
Once home I returned to Fakenham for two and a half years before joining Castell-Nash."
Mollie started her training at City College Norwich in 2013 after years of learning from inspiring tutorials online. She had already asked to do makeup for her local amateur dramatics group, CATS, and found that she loved working with people, whilst having a creative outlet.
In her three years of college she learnt how to conduct a range of beauty treatments, as well as a large amount of media makeup services including face and body painting, special effects makeup, drag makeup, and many more. She even taught some of the lower level classes how to apply basic makeup whilst she was still training, and after achieving her level 4 qualification, she went back and shadowed her tutors for a year, demonstrating techniques and giving one-to-one tuition.
Mollie's passion is makeup; she has done makeup for weddings, proms, leavers balls, and one day dreams of having her own makeup line!
She will continue training in various areas of beauty and strives to always provide the best treatments that she can.