Meet The Team

We have a dedicated and talented team of hair stylists, beauty & skin therapists and nail technicians at our salon waiting to tend to your hair and beauty needs.

Hair Team

Pop into our luxurious hair salon for a fabulous hair cut, style or colour.  We also offer a hair extensions service, hair smoothing, wedding hair and create great hair cuts and styles for men.

Suzanne French

Suzanne French is the owner and director of Suzanne’s Hair & Beauty.  Highly qualified, an accredited level 4 beauty and skin therapist, nail technician and laser and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) technician.

Suzanne is renowned for her drive and commitment demonstrating a true passion for her industry. At the top of her game with 40 years of knowledge and experience, she specialised in sculptured acrylic nail extensions, nail art and gel polish for. For many years she ran her own training academy and taught at various technical colleges.

Suzanne French has also been awarded Dermalogica Expert status, recognising her as one  of the highest trained skin care professionals in the country.  To achieve this expert status Suzanne completed on-going postgraduate education at the International Dermal Institute, training with the world’s leading professional skincare brand, Dermalogica.  

Following  a succession of specialist product, treatment and business workshops, Suzanne has also been involved in a range of unique workshops, which are offered only to the most skilled and knowledgeable therapists.  This has enabled Dermalogica to award and recognise her as one of the best in the industry.

Suzanne is also highly trained on the Lynton Lumina IPL (intense pulsed light)equipment. Acquiring advanced certification in 2019 with a CIBTAC Level 4 qualification in Laser and Light Therapy, Suzanne is qualified to effectively remove tattoos, hair, thread veins and broken veins, and reduce the appearance of sun spots, liver spots, freckles and other unwanted pigmentation on the skin. 

Find out more about our fantastic laser treatments.

Michelle Spelman

Michelle Spelman is one of our highly trained hair stylists.  She is an expert in precision hair cutting, hair colour, men's hair cuts, hair extensions and hair for special occasions such as weddings and proms.

Michelle joined the team in April 2014 and has never looked back, saying it was the best move of her life.  She says: "I've always known it was what I wanted to do.  Some of my earliest memories are of me sitting on my mum's shoulders every night playing with her hair, and doing all my friends' French plaits on break times."

After finishing her NVQ Levels 1,2,3 and barbering course at Henley College Michelle went on to qualify in various hair extension techniques including fusion bonds, micro ring, nano ring and weave.  She also does Afro Caribbean hair and bridal hair.

So, let's find out a little more about Michelle in our fun Q&A:

Which three items would you want if stranded on a desert island?  They would definitely be my silver shampoo (my hair colour would be a nightmare without it), my Tangle Tamer brush and my Keratin hair mask (my hair extension 'musts'.)

What do you love about your job?  Hairdressing to me is my life and my passion.

What inspires you in the world of hairdressing?  I'm always looking to try out new things and love to keep up to date with the latest trends,nothing is impossible.

What makes you great at your job?  I always give 100% and love being flexible to suit my clients' needs.

What makes you happy?  It really is true when they say hairdressers really are the happiest in their jobs.

Keyleigh Verma

Keyleigh Verma is one of our trained hair stylists. She has been hairdressing for 12 years and joined Suzanne's Hair & Beauty Clinic in April 2014.

She says: "I can honestly say it's the nicest team of girls I've worked with. It's a pleasure going to work."

Check out some of Keyleigh's hair creations at the end of this article.  In the meantime, we ask Keyleigh a few questions to find out what makes her tick...

What do you love about hairdressing?  I love all aspects of hairdressing but I'd say I'm really passionate about creative work, creative colouring and hair up. Michelle and I do a lot of hair up for all occasions (weddings/proms) and we also offer a mobile service for bridal parties.

I strive for perfection and always do my best to make sure my clients enjoy a relaxed salon experience and leave 100% happy.

What is so special about working at Suzanne's?  I do absolutely love my job.  I've built some great relationships with my clients but always remain very professional.

Who or what inspires you?  I have to say my inspiration comes from my clients. They never fail to challenge me and they always keep me busy with creating new looks and using different techniques.

My other inspiration is my best friend/partner in crime Michelle who I've worked with for a long time.  We're always thinking up new colours to try and, to my relief, we tend to experiment on her hair!

If you had to live on a desert island, which three hair product items would you take with you?  If I were to live on a desert island my 3 must haves would be....

1... my trusty comb, for back combing because nobody likes flat hair. 2... argan oil to keep my hair looking and feeling good as my hair tends to dry up in the sun. 3... my rollers as I mostly wear my hair wavy. I mean I still want to look glam even if I am on a desert island!

We hear your grandad is a bit of a hit at the salon.  Tell us more!  It's a lovely feeling knowing your clients trust you completely with their hair and seeing them leave with a big smile on their faces.  Well I certainly know they leave happy when my grandad's made his weekly visit with his delicious home made cakes. So my clients do accuse me of trying to fatten them up but hey, it's all part of the service!

Find out more about our hair services including hair colour, men's hair cuts and hair for special occasions such as weddings and proms.

Beauty Team

Our beauty treatments range from IPL laser hair removal, tattoo removal and thread vein removal to microdermabrasion, massages, and facials. We are specialists in Dermologica and all our staff are highly trained and qualified.

Suzanne French

Suzanne French is the owner and director of Suzanne’s Hair & Beauty.  Highly qualified, an accredited level 4 beauty and skin therapist, nail technician and laser and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) technician.

Suzanne is renowned for her drive and commitment demonstrating a true passion for her industry. At the top of her game with 40 years of knowledge and experience, she specialised in sculptured acrylic nail extensions, nail art and gel polish for. For many years she ran her own training academy and taught at various technical colleges.

Suzanne French has also been awarded Dermalogica Expert status, recognising her as one  of the highest trained skin care professionals in the country.  To achieve this expert status Suzanne completed on-going postgraduate education at the International Dermal Institute, training with the world’s leading professional skincare brand, Dermalogica.  

Following  a succession of specialist product, treatment and business workshops, Suzanne has also been involved in a range of unique workshops, which are offered only to the most skilled and knowledgeable therapists.  This has enabled Dermalogica to award and recognise her as one of the best in the industry.

Suzanne is also highly trained on the Lynton Lumina IPL (intense pulsed light)equipment. Acquiring advanced certification in 2019 with a CIBTAC Level 4 qualification in Laser and Light Therapy, Suzanne is qualified to effectively remove tattoos, hair, thread veins and broken veins, and reduce the appearance of sun spots, liver spots, freckles and other unwanted pigmentation on the skin. 

Find out more about our fantastic laser treatments.

Sharon O’Donoghue

Sharon O'Donoghue is one of our qualified Beauty & Skin Therapists with more than 25 years' experience.  She has been awarded Dermalogica Expert status, recognising her as one  of the highest trained skin care professionals in the country.

Sharon enrolled at college straight from school at 16 and started a three year Hair & Beauty course. In the early days of her career she worked in various salons in Coventry city centre before joining Suzanne's in January 2009.  Her plan was to cover maternity leave but years later and she is still here!

Let's find out a bit more about Sharon in this quick-fire Q&A... and don't forget to check out her gorgeous nail images at the bottom of the page.

What do you love about your job?   I love all aspects of beauty therapy but doing pedicures, shellac nails and Dermalogica facials give me the most satisfaction.  I really enjoy meeting up with my regular customers who have been with me for quite a few years now and have become very good friends with all of them.

What gives you the greatest job satisfaction?  It gives me great satisfaction knowing that my customers go out of the salon feeling refreshed and pampered and eager to re book there next appointment.

Which celebrity would you most like to see walk into your beauty room?  I would love to do a Shellac pedicure on Victoria Beckham.

Who inspires you?  The person who inspires me the most would have to be Suzanne (the salon owner).  She is hard working and dedicated to the salon and all of my colleagues.

Which three items would you take with you if you were on a desert island? The 3 things I would take on a desert island are mirror, tweezers, Dermalogica SPF 50sun care.

What is your ultimate ambition? My ambition is to try and work in the beauty industry for 50 years or as long as physically possible.

Describe yourself... I describe my self as friendly, reliable and professional and always aim to give 100%.

You can find out more about our beauty and skin therapies, including anti-ageing treatments for face and body, here.

Gemma Crowther

Gemma Crowther is one of our talented nail technicians, beauty and skin therapists.  She works in all aspects of the beauty industry specialising in acrylic nail extensions and microblading.  Gemma is also a CJP Nail Educator in Coventry offering training courses from the salon.

She started her hair & beauty training at the age of 17 and has been in the industry for 18 years.  Gemma joined the team at Suzanne’s in June 2014 where she has taken advantage of every opportunity to further develop her skills.

Find out more about Gemma in this light-hearted Q & A…

What do you love about your job?   I always excited to learn something new and especially when meeting new people.  The last eight years I have concentrated mainly on my acrylic nail extensions and shellac manicures. This has enabled me to become a CJP Educator offering nail training courses from the salon.

Alongside nails, I have also continued to develop my beauty treatments and I absolutely love microblading eyebrows!  I have made along the way some really loyal and friendly clients! Being part of the beauty industry gives me fantastic job satisfaction.  Helping people is so rewarding and every day is different.  This inspires and motivates me - making me more determined to get great results.

What is your ultimate ambition?  To strive for success, to live life to the full and be happy.

Describe yourself… I am attentive, professional and a perfectionist. Hard working, self-motivated and very reliable with a solid background in hair and beauty. I achieve my goals because  I have a flexible attitude to work and although I am self-motivated I also enjoy being part of a team.

Nail Team

When it comes to nail services we offer CND Shellac gel polish on natural nails and can also create beautiful gel nails with colour, great designs and a mirror shine.   We also offer an acrylic nail extension service to give you perfect long-lasting nails.

Suzanne French

Suzanne French is the owner and director of Suzanne’s Hair & Beauty.  Highly qualified, an accredited level 4 beauty and skin therapist, nail technician and laser and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) technician.

Suzanne is renowned for her drive and commitment demonstrating a true passion for her industry. At the top of her game with 40 years of knowledge and experience, she specialised in sculptured acrylic nail extensions, nail art and gel polish for. For many years she ran her own training academy and taught at various technical colleges.

Suzanne French has also been awarded Dermalogica Expert status, recognising her as one  of the highest trained skin care professionals in the country.  To achieve this expert status Suzanne completed on-going postgraduate education at the International Dermal Institute, training with the world’s leading professional skincare brand, Dermalogica.  

Following  a succession of specialist product, treatment and business workshops, Suzanne has also been involved in a range of unique workshops, which are offered only to the most skilled and knowledgeable therapists.  This has enabled Dermalogica to award and recognise her as one of the best in the industry.

Suzanne is also highly trained on the Lynton Lumina IPL (intense pulsed light)equipment. Acquiring advanced certification in 2019 with a CIBTAC Level 4 qualification in Laser and Light Therapy, Suzanne is qualified to effectively remove tattoos, hair, thread veins and broken veins, and reduce the appearance of sun spots, liver spots, freckles and other unwanted pigmentation on the skin. 

Find out more about our fantastic laser treatments.

Gemma Crowther

Gemma Crowther is one of our talented nail technicians, beauty and skin therapists.  She works in all aspects of the beauty industry specialising in acrylic nail extensions and microblading.  Gemma is also a CJP Nail Educator in Coventry offering training courses from the salon.

She started her hair & beauty training at the age of 17 and has been in the industry for 18 years.  Gemma joined the team at Suzanne’s in June 2014 where she has taken advantage of every opportunity to further develop her skills.

Find out more about Gemma in this light-hearted Q & A…

What do you love about your job?   I always excited to learn something new and especially when meeting new people.  The last eight years I have concentrated mainly on my acrylic nail extensions and shellac manicures. This has enabled me to become a CJP Educator offering nail training courses from the salon.

Alongside nails, I have also continued to develop my beauty treatments and I absolutely love microblading eyebrows!  I have made along the way some really loyal and friendly clients! Being part of the beauty industry gives me fantastic job satisfaction.  Helping people is so rewarding and every day is different.  This inspires and motivates me - making me more determined to get great results.

What is your ultimate ambition?  To strive for success, to live life to the full and be happy.

Describe yourself… I am attentive, professional and a perfectionist. Hard working, self-motivated and very reliable with a solid background in hair and beauty. I achieve my goals because  I have a flexible attitude to work and although I am self-motivated I also enjoy being part of a team.