From the tender age of 5 she has had a burning passion for all things hair. Having a family owned salon was the perfect environment for this young stylist and her dreams to grow and flourish.
From the age of 13 Alex has managed her own bookings, starting out as the ‘Braiding Specialist’ within their family salon, building relationships with clients that are still familiar faces to this day.
Over the next few years, Alex gained knowledge and confidence in all aspects of hair. In 2011 she had a vision of a new salon that would stand out from the crowd. This vision developed into the HuckleBerry Hair brand we know and love today. It has become a iconic, award winning salon celebrating success at local business awards and industry awards. These can be found on our awards page.
2016 was a major year for Alex, Phil and the HuckleBerry Hair Group. It started with the launch of our luxurious hair care range, consisting of shampoos, conditioners, treatments and styling products. The products were an instant success with both stylists and clients alike. Our products are now available to buy in the online shop and within all salons. Following this, HuckleBerry Hair went on to win its first business award, giving them the title of ‘Seahaven Business Awards Best Business of the Year’.
Later in the year saw the opening of HuckleBerry Hair Hailsham, along with Alex winning Bridal Hair Stylist of the Year which she won at an on stage competition at one of the industries largest international shows, Salon International, London. She then went on to enter the competition again in 2018 and won the title for a second time! Find out more on our Bridal Page.
During 2017 we were nominated for The Lewes Business Awards ‘Best Small Business of the Year’ Award which we were proud to take 3rd place at! Being recognised as one of the best small businesses in our area was a huge achievement which gave us a great boost within our community.
2018 was the year our head turning, trending setting braids hit Seaford town. The success and popularity of our braids with their unique style took off so well at school summer fairs we then set up a pop up salon on our local beach throughout the summer.
Following on from our hugely successful Braids on the Beach events in 2018, we decided to take it once step further and The Braid Bus was born in 2019!
Custom built by owners Alex & Phil to mimic the look and feel of our salons with the same interior, The Braid Bus has been on one hell of a journey already.
Touring the country from the Isle of Wight all the way up north to Cheshire, across to Cornwall and back again we will to trading at some of the UK’s largest music and family festivals.
As you come through the doors in any salon location you’ll be greeted by one of our warm and welcoming stylists. After an in-depth consultation, where the stylist will gain a deeper understanding of your lifestyle, hair needs and hair dreams, your stylist will offer their expert advice and guidance ensuring you get the best possible service.
Having your hair washed should be the most relaxing part of any visit to a hair salon. At HuckleBerry Hair we believe we have created the perfect hideaway. A space of tranquility where you can relax and enjoy the fabulous hair wash, culminating in a luxury head massage, carried out by your highly trained stylists.
Alex now only offers her award winning services exclusively through private appointments and bridal bookings. However along side her Husband and business partner, Phil, they are constantly training dedicated, creative and passionate teams across all locations ensuring you receive the same level of skill and standard where ever you go.
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Please arrive in plenty of time to your appointment, at least 5 - 10 minutes prior to your appointment. Late arrivals may mean the booked service is not able to be completed, but you could still be charged full price. Our colour services may require a skin test and consent form to be completed, please ensure you allow enough time for these to be complete before your appointment.
We require at least 24 hours notice for cancellation or rescheduling. If suitable notice is not given a cancellation fee of 50% could be charged.
At HuckleBerry Hair we are sure you'll be 100% satisfied with the service you receive, but if for some reason you are not, we have a 48hr 100% money back guarantee. This means you must contact us within 48 hours of your appointment and allow us to rectify your hair first, if you are still not happy then a refund will be issued. Click here for our full terms and conditions.
Please let us know if you have any medical conditions or special requirements so we can advise you on appropriate and inappropriate services. Don't forget to let us know if you are pregnant, this can effect hormone levels and intern effect how colour takes to the hair.
If you have missed several appointment in a row you may be asked to pay a 50% deposit upon booking. This is non refundable 48hrs before your appointment. Throughout December we ask a 50% deposit for any bookings for all clients.
Newly qualified stylists will get the extra help and the experience needed to progress onto the next steps within their career. Our aim is to move all our graduate stylists into stylist positions within the first 12 months with us.
Our apprentices work, learn and complete assessments within our salons full time to give them the best possible start in their careers. They are encouraged to learn from and assist all our stylists to give them first hand experience when on the salon floor.