Louise Dean, Salon Director 

Louise, Friends salon owner and has over 30 years experience, specialising in all types of cutting, colours and bridal hair. She is an allrounder, that loves styling for that special event. Louise set up the salon in 1997 which has grown and expanded through her commitment to the business and staff development.

Originally from London but moved to Mersea just before opening the salon. Hobbies include all sports, family, current affairs. She has also raised over £10,000 for charities including Headway, Gosh, and cancer research from taking part in the London marathon, London-Paris bike ride and many more events. 

Jazz Fosker, Creative Director

International hairstylist and independent educator brings her past experience as Vidal Sassoon Instructor and leader of the Mahogany Academy in London to Friends Hair Design. Her career spans over two decades, and she has poured her vision and experience into a new consultative approach to hair cutting and training which allows her to advise clients about their hair. Plus train the salon staff so they develop their expertise and knowledge.

She has travelled extensively across the four corners of the globe including Japan, Canada, Australia and America presenting Shows and conducting Seminars.

A passionate hairdressing stylist and educator, her proven track record in technical skills ensures both her clients and the staff she trains receive fresh and rewarding hairdressing.

Kerri Barrell, Manageress 

Kerri is our expert Aveda product specialist having worked with all their organically sourced range for the last 5 years. Through her extensive knowledge she is able to recommend clients the best products to achieve an excellent finish and maintain good hair condition at home. Originally trained in Colchester she has worked in busy salons since she qualified. Kerri is committed to her development and regularly attends Aveda training courses including recently the “Master your Mix” colour workshop. Kerri’s really enjoys being innovative with her clients hair, her bubbly personality and creative flair lends it’s to restyles, volume long hair blow dries and creative cutting which Kerri finds the most rewarding. 

Our stylist team

Our stylists have been hairdressing for several years and have an established client base. They have completed their training and qualified with the nationally recognised NVQ in hairdressing. In addition they attend our in house training schedule with our Creative Director Jazz Fosker, plus Aveda exclusive salon training programme at the Aveda Head office in London. Providing them with knowledge and skills in the latest techniques and trends.

Each of our stylists has their own specialist skill and is confident to advise their client on styles that match their lifestyle.


Jacqueline at Friends Our highly qualified beauty team offer a range of treatments from nails and eyelashes to facials and massage. Our therapists tailor every treatment to the individuals needs ensuring clients gain the most from their experience.


Jacqueline has always worked in the beauty and hair industry. She leads the team ensuring they keep up to date with latest trends and techniques, plus providing individually tailored treatments to suit all age groups.

Sarah was born on Mersea Island and studied at The London College Of Beauty Therapy for 2 years. She specialises in lash treatments including Individual, Russian and LVL Also has a passion for nails and make-up.  


We have recently expanded the beauty area now which has two discrete purpose built treatment rooms offering a private and relaxed atmosphere to unwind with a treatment, such as a luxury facial or a full body massage. In addition there are three nail bar stations offering traditional and gel polish for toes and fingers with one of the largest choice of colours and brands in the Colchester area. They pride themselves on their professionalism to provide all their clients with a 5 star service that appeals to all age groups.