Julie Young

Salon Owner

Ten years ago, Julie moved from London with her husband and three children to begin a life in Hastings. Julie opened Serenity Hair and Beauty in 2008, starting in St. Leonards before moving to the Old Town, Hastings, three years later. Serenity quickly prospered. Relocating to Hastings Old Town meant a chance to expand on the business and its success. Serenity’s success is based on Julie’s, and the whole of her Serenity team’s, pride in their shop and work. Julie has over thirty-five years of hair dressing, beauty and business experience; after seven years of hard work – building up her salon, staff and clientele – she has gained a reputable and established name for herself and her salon. After winning ‘Salon of the Year’ for the third time in mid-2015, Serenity Hair and Beauty has undoubtedly earned its place as one of the best salons in Hastings.

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Favourite Film: Top Gun


Style Director & Colour Specialist

Mark has been a hairdresser since 1983 and has spent the last 28 years working in London for an award winning leading international hairdressing brand. He holds the prestigious L’Oréal colour degree and enjoys creating the total look for a client and embraces a challenge. He is a good listener and believes the secret of good hair is working with each clients individual needs, and is very passionate about his craft and believes that great service is key. Mark has achieved huge amounts in his career including highlights to date:

  • Training salon owners internationally
  • L’Oréal colour trophy London finalist
  • Sapphire team of the year finalist
  • Managing big successful teams and salons in London
  • Finalist Salon manager of the year.


Senior Stylist / Advanced Colourist (on maternity leave - back soon!)

Vicky has been with us from the beginning working her way up from stylist to our Senior Stylist and late 2013 became acting manager of Serenity Hair and Beauty rooms, Vicky throughout her years of being on the shop floor has gained extensive training and a vast area of technique, style and colour earning her certificates in Loreal Professional Love Retail workshop, Long hair workshop with Jonny Engstrom and Balmain Hair additions, also winning awards such as Observer ‘Stylist of Year’ 2010.

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Favourite Hobbie: Baking


Senior Stylist

Michael has over 20 years’ worth of experience and training. starting out his career in Hong Kong where he trained in 2 of the top salons before working his way up to becoming a stylist. From Hong Kong, to London, to Hastings, Michael joined our Serenity team in 2009. Michael’s years of experience and unique character has gained him loyal customers throughout the years. Michael’s enthusiasm comes from every day people and it is a very important to Michael to feel a connection with his clients, he takes inspiration from observing different people and they’re lifestyles to achieve the most personal result for them. There’s no such a thing as a bad hair day!!

Zodiac sign: Gemini

Favourite Song: James Brown- I'm Real


Senior Stylist

Claire is one of our Senior Stylist and has been in the Hairdressing industry for 16 years, she became apart of our team in 2015. Claire has NVQ 2 and 3 Hairdressing, a L’Oreal colour specialist award, she thoroughly enjoys all aspects of hair styling. Claire is very passionate about offering her clients the very best service and professional advice for the individual clients needs and concerns.

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

Favourite Film: Elf



Ashleigh came to us in 2009 after training in level 2 NVQ Beauty Therapy. Upon being in Serenity, she decided she would love to go into the hairdressing industry and trained with us to become the stylist she is today. Ashleigh has always continued her beauty work and now has got her dream job doing hair alongside doing beauty treatments for her regular clientele. Ashleigh carries a professional and warming ambiance, whilst always striving to achieve the best results in her work.

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Favourite Film: Dirty Dancing



Abbie started her training in mid-2011 and has been with us since late 2012 building up her career from Training Assistant to a fully qualified Stylist in late 2014 gaining more confidence and experience as time goes on. Over the years of being with us Abbie has extended her knowledge by keeping her training up to date with the latest trends from, top of the range Balmain hair additions, Kerasilk smoothing treatment, receiving a L’oreal Professional Diploma in Love Retail and a number of L’oreal Colouring Diplomas. She loves to get her creative mind flowing with doing hair-design and also using our funky crazy colours, creating bright and beautiful looking hair and experimenting with both classic and alternative hair ups, specializing in all ranges of plaiting.

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Favourite Colour: Green


Graduate Stylist

Lia joined Serenity in mid-2016. She has worked previously in hairdressing for 3 years and started with a Saturday job whilst still at school. Lia started with us as a training assistant and has been progressing her skills and confidants further since joining us to and has since became a Graduate Stylist. Lia’s favorite aspect in hairdressing is Colour, specifically the technique Balayage.

Zodiac Sign: Pieces

Favourite Film: Beauty and the Beast


Beautician / Elemis Specialist

Ellinor is a Full Time Beauty Therapist and has been with us at Serenity since 2014. She has a Level 2 Beauty Therapy and Level 3 Spa Therapy Diploma and has gained further qualifications in Elemis Spa Therapy, Ellipse IPL, Eyelash Extensions, Cryosthetics and Microblading. Ellinor is a keen learner and loves broadening her knowledge in the Beauty Industry. Ellinor has a very loyal clientele and exceeds at giving her clients the most welcoming and enjoyable experience.

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Favourite Food: Chocolate


Beautician / Elemis Specialist

Our Beauty Therapist Georgina qualified in her NVQ Level 2 Beauty as well as receiving a Level 3 diploma in Beauty Therapy. Georgina has over 5 years experience in the beauty industry and specializes particularly in Elemis facials including the new top of the range Biotec facial along with Elemis massage treatments, she has a wide range of skills varying in all aspects of Beauty. Georgina prides herself on giving her clients the most tranquil and relaxing experience.

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

Favourite Food: Chocolate cake


Beauty Therapist

Kaitlyn has recently joined the Serenity team as our part time Beauty Therapist. She is Level 2 and 3 General Beauty qualified and is looking forward to progressing her career and learning new treatments. Kaitlyn enjoys doing massage, gel polish and waxing in particular but takes joy in all aspects of beauty. Kaitlyn is looking forward to meeting you and building up her clientele to deliver serene and pleasant beauty experiences.

Zodiac Sign: Leo

Favourite food: Chocolate


Hair Assistant

Nadia joined our team in February 2017 with enthusiasm for learning all aspects in the hair industry, she has since started doing her NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing whilst furthering her training in salon. Nadia is passionate about her job and works her hardest to progress at her best ability.

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Favourite Food: Burgers


Hair Apprentice

Hannah is our Hair apprentice who is studying her first year at Uckfield College. When she’s not busy learning, she is enjoying assisting around the salon, welcoming clients and getting to know the industry. Hannah is looking forward to progressing in her apprenticeship and starting her hairdressing journey.

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Favourite Colour: Turquoise


Hair apprentice

Jessie is our first year Hair apprentice, studying for her NVQ in hair. She enjoys learning by shadowing our stylists and practicing in the salon. Jessie is passionate in providing information on the products she uses when shampooing and styling and is looking forward to progressing in the start of her hairdressing career.

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Favourite film: Heathers