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.



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


Amber Davison

Stylist - Stamford & Uppingham

I started hair dressing because I’ve always had a natural knack for hair, my friends and family were always asking how I’d done things to my hair! So I thought I’d put the skills into practice. My favourite thing about hairdressing is definitely colouring.

There’s nothing more satisfying then a fresh canvas to colour or weaving highlights. I also fit hair extensions. In my spare time I like to keep fit, either by going to the gym or just walking the dog. Right now I’m working on building up my clientele so in the future I hope to have a full column of lovely clients!

Heather Smith

Stylist - Stamford

Hi, I'm Heather, I have been with good hair days since Sep 2018 and qualified at level 3. Prior to this in 2004 I qualified at level 3 in wig making and media make up. I enjoy competition work and came 1st and 3rd place in regional and 3rd place in national competitions. I have also taken part in a world skills competition which was a fantastic experience. I enjoy all hairdressing but I am hoping to improve my barbering skills.



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.