The boutique style salon was set up in 2012 by Steven Bishop and Laurent Merveilleux, two established London stylists who had moved to Bideford to offer Devon customers a friendly independent creative outlet.
Both have many years' experience in hairdressing, with careers that had seen them working with some of the top names in the industry, managing salons across the UK and abroad and gathering A-list celebrity clients along the way.
Applying meticulous attention to detail, exacting standards and artistic flair, the Steven and Laurent team created something unique, their vision of a perfect salon and one which took hairdressing in the South West to new level.
At the core of their work is the knowledge that every person, every head of hair, is unique; whether you crave something bang on-trend, fabulously flamboyant or simply a stylish, classic cut, the team are equally at home with men's barbering and children's hair, they will always show you how to make your hair look good for you and your lifestyle.
Keeping up with the latest trends, there's a big investment in ongoing training for the team, so not only is each individual stylist highly skilled, but by taking part in fashion shoots and shows along with bespoke training sessions in London they develop their own personal passion and creative flair for their art. There are always new projects on the go, whether it's a catwalk fashion show or an international magazine shoot, the team never stands still.
There's a definite "London feel", but Steven and Laurent Hairdressers still maintains a relaxed, family atmosphere, both in the warm welcome and team's friendly approach and in the surroundings. Wooden flooring throughout and a series of rooms on several levels gives a homely feel. There's reclaimed furniture and quirky fittings, including huge ornate mirrors; and then there's the complimentary extras: hot and cold beverages - from wine to herbal infusions - come with both sweet and savoury tasters, beautifully presented on vintage trays. There's even a seasonal cocktail list. Every week, every month, a visit here is always a delight.
The Steven and Laurent team collaborate with a number of individuals and businesses, both local and from further afield, on international magazine shoots, bridal shows and bespoke events and using Steven's industry contacts has been instrumental in establishing a flourishing creative network across the South West, from photographers to make up artists, models and event managers.
Although it started quietly, with just Steven and Laurent, it quickly became apparent the salon was destined to grow and it currently has a team of sixteen. In 2015, having established his unique standards at the salon, particularly in colouring and men's cuts, Laurent stepped back from his role as co-owner to concentrate on other projects - although he continues to make regular guest appearances throughout the year.
Steven & Laurent Hairdressers continues to go from strength to strength and in 2016 the business literally doubled in size with the move into an adjoining building.
Opening seven days a week until 9pm from Tuesday to Friday, 9am to 6pm Mondays and Saturdays with a 'Sunday Service' from 10am till 3pm ensures everyone has a chance to look their best throughout the week and at the weekend, making life as convenient and comfortable as possible for every client.
The whole team specialise in many different areas, for instance wedding hair offering a in-house bridal coördinator, precision and advanced cutting, with award winning colourist creating bespoke colouring alongside 'Michelle Blake Colour Consultations' and offer a full range of professional hair care products from Shu Uemura, Kevin Murphy, L'Oreal, Smartbond and Cloud Nine.
Front of house will even send you a text reminders the day before your appointment.
All in all it’s been a very exciting time so far at the salon with so much more to follow..
Dont forget… you can book your own appointments right here on our website or by using our facebook page! It couldn’t be easier!