Meet the team

Ash Gilbody


Salon owner Ashley has been in the Schwarzkopf Young Artistic Team – only ten people in the UK get chosen for this and the selected stylists get experience of working on photoshoots, stage work and styling for hair magazines – as well as clocking up more than a decade of hairdressing in West Didsbury as well as teaching at Tameside College. ASH is also a current member of the Kevin Murphy styling team and recently worked with the team at Prague fashion week..



Kirsty has over a decade of experience, beginning her hairdressing career in the South West of England working on photo shoots along with training in session styling from ghd. Then, embarking on travelling around the world, Kirsty developed a broad range of skills and experience, before working as a senior stylist in Melbourne, Australia.

After moving to Manchester Kirsty worked in a busy salon for 5 years before joining the team at ASH and becoming Salon Manager.

Kirsty is trained with the new KEVIN.MURPHY Helix Sheer, becoming one of only a small group of people using these specialist scissors.



Rachel has been a part of the team since the day the doors opened. She was chosen to be the first apprentice from strong competition amongst her peers at Tameside college where Ashley had pleasure teaching her.

She stood out by her fun personality and her unique, vibrant style!

Rachel has progressed over the years by building up her education after completing her level 3 qualification. She has completed the Kevin.Murphy colouring course where she has in-depth knowledge about the brand. She has also completed the Kevin.Murphy cut me straight course which is a blast from the past going back to original cutting techniques, however she has also completed the more advanced Kevin.Murphy cut me curved course which involves using a unique pair of scissors called helix sheers which only a small group in the world have them. She is currently in training to become a session stylist which you will see in the near future here at ASH Heaton Moor.



Grace is our new fantastic stylist. Since the day grace walked through our doors it was obvious she had a natural flare for hairdressing. Grace is super friendly with her calming personality so don’t be fooled by her colourful vibrant appearance. She has been trained with the highest education and has already completed the Kevin Murphy colour me course, bringing back in-depth knowledge of hair colouring. Grace’s real flare lies in her braiding, already having knowledge of braiding and now having completed the Kevin Murphy braid me course this girls ability speaks for its self. Even though Grace is our newest stylist she has an ever-growing clientele. Grace is a young exciting talent to have here at ASH Heaton Moor.

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