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Nikki Thorpe

Nikki Thorpe

Owner of Good Hair Days

Nikki Thorpe opened the first Good Hair Days salon in 2002 in Uppingham Rutland.

Prior to establishing her own business Nikki managed the renowned London Salon, Cutting Remarks for Stephen Shoult, son of Vidal Sassoon's business partner. Having trained with Andrew Barton of Sax, Nikki’s enthusiasm and drive to become one of East Midlands top hairdressers continued with training from Paul Mitchell. At the start of Nikki's career, she trained as a beauty therapist, a makeup artist in multimedia makeup and finally a postiche maker with the skills to modernize wigs.

Nikki's high level of experience and incredible reputation are what positions her two salons to be at the forefront of hairdressing and beauty in both Rutland and Stamford. Nikki has an incredible enthusiasm to make sure all members of her team operate to the same exacting standards and high-level cutting techniques with ongoing in-house and third-party training courses. Both salons specialise on long and short hair techniques, colouring, restyling and bridal packages. Weddings are an area of the business Nikki now has a great reputation and following for. The addition of beauty treatments and make fulfilled in the Uppingham salon fulfilled a lifetime ambition.

Nikki is Rutland born and bred living in Rutland with her daughter Grace and Norfolk terrier cross Jack Russel called Teddi. In her leisure time, she enjoys spending quality time with Grace watching films, cooking and traveling. Her interests include horse riding, horse racing, theatre, music and singing in a local choir. At weekends Nikki spends her leisure time on the beautiful Norfolk coast enjoying the best of village pubs, nice restaurants and country walks.

Ruth Longman

Ruth Longman

Salon Manager Uppingham

I'm Ruth Longman, a dedicated and loyal Salon Manager who works hard and achieve goals and have been with Good Hair Days since 2003. Enjoying all aspects of hairdressing and performing my work to the highest standard. I have a varied clientele and love to chat, sometimes with a little banter.

Nicki and I are currently working towards a management diploma. I live in a village with my husband Rick and son Finn, not forgetting my spoilt dog Piggy. Out of work, I enjoy spending time with my nephew's friends and family. My interests include fashion, my home, holidays and television. I'm currently on Maternity leave.



Salon Manager Uppingham & Stamford

I’m very pleased to be the new Manager of both Stamford and Uppingham Salon’s. My background in hairdressing has seen me working across Peterborough, Wansford, Oundle and London over my 14 year career.

I worked for 6 years in Central London as a Senior Stylist in a multi-award-winning salon which taught me so much, it was a truly amazing experience. I believe hair health is paramount to making my clients looking their very best! So I am glad to be working with some of the best product ranges around.

I got married last August in Water Newton and had a beautiful garden wedding in the churchyard which was so lovely! I am off to California shortly for a delayed honeymoon so will have lots of stories to tell!

As a keen photographer I am looking forward to taking some great pictures of my travels! Please feel free to enquire about anything hair/non hair related. I’m really looking forward to meeting you all along the way. X


Olivia Newton

Senior Stylist - Uppingham & Stamford

Hi, I'm Olivia. I am the youngest member of the team and qualified at level 3 in may 2015. I Enjoy all aspects of hairdressing and enjoy modern colouring techniques and bridal work. I have a big input into the social media in the salon.

Last year I came first in the regional finals and third in the nationals of the Team Bridal competition. I am building a loyal clientele base and improving my barbering skills. I live in a local village with my parents and sister. Out of work I enjoy music, fashion and playing Netball.


Amber Davison

Stylist - Stamford



Beauty Therapist - Uppingham & Stamford

I'm Karen, I live in Lincolnshire with my Husband and Son, I also have a Daughter and two Grandchildren. The family keep me busy, I also have dogs which I love dearly.

I'm a Beautician & Hairdresser, I work mainly with beauty at salons and step into hairdressing when I'm needed.

My passion with beauty and hair has been with me since my early teens. In the last 10 years, I've trained in Nails, Beauty, Lashes, Acrylic & Gel Nails, Waxing and Pedicures.

I'm a warm and friendly person with wonderful passion to make clinets feel amazing when they leave. I look forward to meeting you very soon.


Well that is a little bit of an insight into my fabulous team, which I am so proud of, and without them I would not have such a great business and wonderful clientele.