Creative Stylists

Emily

Emily has been with us for 5 years. Her favourite things to do are cutting short, mens or ladies hair and creative colouring, you will often see her in the salon with lilac hair herself.
As one of our in-salon trainers and assessors, Emily helps train our graduate stylists and shares her many years of knowledge and experience. She is currently on maternity leave.
Senior Stylist

Claire

Claire has moved to Colchester from Romford with her family. Having 16 years experience Claire is settling in brilliantly and teaching us her blowdry skills, one client said that her blowdry lasted and looked good for a week!!! Claire can do all aspects of hairdressing but loves nothing more than a big bouncy blowdry.
Stylist

Shannon

Shannon is our newly qualified Stylist as from February 2024, showing great confidence and skill in her work. She was trained in college and in salon by Gerry, Emily and Charlotte. Building a client base fast, we are looking forward to watch her grow as a stylist.
1st year apprentice

Izzy

Izzy started her career and Colchester institute but decided an apprenticeship was the way to go. She is very focused and showing a lot of potential.
Salon owner / Director

Gerry

Gerry opened Mango in 2013 and with hard work and a great team has made it to what it is today. With 23 years of hairdressing under her belt she always strives to learn and be the best she can be.
Gerry has achieved the qualification of an Aveda Colour Master, although she loves every aspect of her job, colouring is her passion. Known for her highlights being exceptionally close to the root, she loves to make unique colour combinations, any creative colouring and obviously a challenge. Gerry has also trained to be one of our in-salon educators, teaching our apprentices and helping them achieve their qualifications.
Senior Stylist

Amber

Amber has only been with us since the end of 2023 but with 13 years experience, she is showing that she is a very talented senior stylist.

Apprentice

Freya

Freya is one of our newest team members, she loves what she does is is full of enthusiasm, showing great potential and training to become a stylist.

Creative Stylist

Will

Will has been at Mango for 5 years but qualifying in 2008, Originally from Dagenham, moved to Colchester and has been with us ever since. Being a good all rounder enjoying cutting and colouring but specialises in short haircuts.
Will is also qualified to fit Celebrity weave hair extensions and Mechè integration systems.
Creative Stylist

Charlotte

Charlotte has been in the industry since 2009 and became an apprentice straight from school. Since then she has worked as a trainer and assessor and has helped guide our graduate stylists through their qualifications.
Having worked with Aveda products for more than 10 years, she has always loved their ethics and sustainability.
Charotte specializes in bridal hair and styling but also really enjoys short hair cuts and creative colouring. Currently on maternity leave after having her first baby, we look forward to seeing her back in the salon in December.
1st year Apprentice

Sophie

Sophie has already completed her hairdressing with Colchester institute, unfortunately this course isn't like an apprenticeship and doesn't cover as many aspects of it. Sophie Is on a fast track apprenticeship with us, filling in the gaps and refining her skills. Watch this space!
2nd year Graduate stylist

Maisie

Maisie has been working hard in salon and at college to complete her NVQ, She will be finished within the next month or so. Her confidence and skill has grown so much over the year and it is great to see her doing clients hair already. Maisie does a beautiful long, tonged blowdry.