Welcome to Duo Hair & Beauty, established in 1989 by identical twin sisters Kim and Sharon.
“from day one, we always wanted to create a relaxed and fun atmosphere that would make clients feel like they were meeting an old friend” said Sharon
We began our journey in a small salon and steadily moved onwards and upwards over the years until we finally settled on our beautiful vintage style salon in Newbury’s historic arcade just off the market place.
We have created a fabulous team and would love for you to come and enjoy the finest hairdressing that Newbury has to offer which includes cutting, colouring and speciality treatments complete with a beautiful vintage feel throughout.
Pay a visit to our salon and not only will you receive the best haircut or colour or beauty treatment but you are guaranteed an impeccable service and a touch of the Duo Salon experience!
Meet the team
Kim - Co-Owner
The co-owner of Duo, Kim has used all of her enthusiasm and top class training she enjoyed in her early career to grow the business into a leading local salon to be proud of.
Her enjoyment today comes from the clients that have become part of her life and her love of passing on her knowledge and experience to the younger members of the team, watching them flourish and develop their creative talents.
Sharon - Co-Owner
At the age of 16 I left school to start my hairdressing career, gaining excellent training and experience in two local salons. But even at a young age I always knew I would love to run my own salon with my twin sister. In August 1989 that ambition came true!
I simply love my job and the wonderful team I have around me. Someone said to me once that I should just surround myself with the best people and we have done just that!
Emma - Principal Stylist
I first joined the Duo team as a customer service temp for 6 weeks. Here I am,17 years later still loving my time at Duo! I love the friendships that have developed between me and my clients. I first trained in colouring and it is still my hairdressing passion!
Outside of work, I have two grown up daughters,one of whom recently got married. It was a great honour for prepare for her wedding day with my fabulous colleagues, and for Kim to do Amy’s wedding day hair, just as she did mine 26 years ago!
Grace - Principal Stylist
I started at Duo as a shy teenager, not knowing that I’d still be there 14 years later! Myself and the salon have grown a lot since then! I have worked my way up with a wealth of experience, skill and great training, enabling me to become a dedicated, passionate Principal Stylist and Colourist.
I love a challenge whether it is creative, a precision re-style or colour correction, and taking the time to discuss how I will get the very best results for my clients.
Ellen - Senior Stylist
I first came to Duo in 2012 where I completed my apprenticeship. I have now worked my way up to Senior Stylist. Working with Duo has given me confidence and helped me grow into a young lady. I have been on many courses in London, from cutting to colouring at the Wella studio and most recently,at Hobs.
I’m an outgoing, friendly and creative person and when not at work, I visit as many countries as I can, go to the gym, take an interest in nutrition and going out!
Caroline - Principal Stylist
I started my career in hairdressing at the age of 16, working in a local Newbury salon, where I had the pleasure of meeting and working alongside Sharon.
I became part of the Duo team when they opened the salon in 1989. 25 years later I still look forward to coming to work to see my colleagues and also my very loyal clients who have grown to become friends over the years.
Amanda - Senior Beauty Therapist
Amanda is one of the newest members of the Duo team and is one of our Senior Beauticians.
She joined our team in August 2017 and has over 20 years experience working as a beautician.
She loves meeting new clients and helping them to look their very best.
Outside of work she adores travelling and exploring new destinations.
Richeal - Stylist
Richeal is our newest Stylist & Technician and grew up in Ireland.
She originally did her apprenticeship with Toni & Guy and also trained at Aveda. Richeal is proud to have come first for the South of England for the Ton & Guy junior competition for colour and cut. She loves hairdressing with a passion, as well as following the latest fashion trends and make up techniques!
Louise - Senior Beauty Therapist
I initially trained and worked as a horse rider and Riding Instructor, but have always had a passion for beauty. With the long hours involved with horses and not being able to get to a salon in their opening times I decided to train professionally. This quickly became my second profession. I’m excited to now offer treatments, including classic manis/pedis, Shellac, Bio Sculpture, Gelish, HD Brow, brow and lash treatments at Duo.