Meet the Team- Dartford

Learn more about the team at RAW Hair Salons

Kim – Salon Owner

I’m Kim and I have the awesome job of being the salon owner. I opened Raw in 2009 and couldn’t be prouder of where is it today and what it stands for. I’m very much behind the chair and am still bursting with passion for the industry 18 years later.

I LOVE colour and texture and am always hungry to learn and grow. My team are who inspire me and drive me to do better.

My proudest moments have been finalising for @hairdressersjournal BHBA’s, @creativeheadmag Most Wanted, @salon_business awards and regionals @lorealpro colour trophy awards for the past 12 years.

Fun Fact

I was born to deaf parents so fluent in British sign language.

Lil – Salon Manager

I’m Lily and I’m the salon manager and have been for almost 4 years.

I’ve been a hairstylist for 11 years and started my journey with Raw when it first opened in 2009.

My passion is colour however I specialise in creating blondes and bleaching techniques.

I love animals and believe in all things cruelty free and environmentally friendly so I’m super happy we have teamed up with @kevinmurphyuk as they represent all of my beliefs.

Jess – Assistant manager & Master designer

I’m Jess, I’ve been with Raw since I began training 8 years ago and have been on the management team for 2 years.

I mentor the future professionals and love seeing them grow and evolve into young stylists.

My specialist service is balayage and freehand hair painting.
I took up swimming before the lockdown and enjoy walking my dogs.

Louise – Consultant

Hi I’m Louise, After 24years in the hairdressing industry, I still love what I do and am always up for a challenge. I’ve been with Raw since it opened in 2009 and feel very much part of a family with the team and my clients.

My speciality service is perming and yes it’s still around! I love to put a modern twist on an old classic.

In my spare time I love to cook and spend time with my family.

Emily – Master Designer

I’m Emily, I’ve been in the hairdressing industry for 10 years and have been with Raw for 5 of those joining in 2015. I trained within a large well known national franchise but wanted a more personal bespoke salon to continue my career.

I’m behind the chair full time where you’ll find me packing in the foils as foiling techniques are my specialist service. I just love the precision and symmetry.

Fun fact

I’m a Leo and am fascinated by the star signs and astrology.

Rio – Salon Coordinator

Hi I’m Rio and I have the huge task of being the salon coordinator. I came to Raw in early 2017 and have never looked back.

I love being the first point of contact for the client whether it be on the phone or at reception. It’s really rewarding assisting the team in the running of their day as well as contributing to other important tasks for the salon.

Fun fact

I’m obsessed with Disney and my favourite film is Frozen. I’ll happily dress up as Elsa and I’ve lost count how many times I’ve watched both films.

Carle – Senior Stylist

I’m Carle and I’ve been hairdressing for 9 years. I started my journey at Vidal Sassoon, joined Raw in 2014 where I completed my level 4 advanced qualification.

I’m passionate about colour and love to experiment and be creative.

I’m always on the look out for the latest trends and have a great interest in fashion. If shopping was a sport I’d be a gold medalist.

I take care of the salons social media so give us a follow!

Heidi – Master Designer

Hey I’m Heidi. I started my Raw career over 10years ago and prior to that I was a client!

I’ve worked my way up from a trainee to salon educator where I now help to train the future professionals to be fully qualified stylists.

I enjoy creating short textured styles for both men and women. I also love a classic Bob haircut.

Fun fact

I was once an air cadet where I flew a plane!

Kimmy – Technical Designer

I’m Kimmy!, I’ve been with Raw since early 2016 where I began my hair journey.

I love making clients feel and look amazing!

I’m always striving to get the perfect blend when doing a balayage, I find the freehand technique so satisfying.

I’ve recently become a new mum and absolutely love it! When I’m not working I’m spending time with my daughter and family.

Lucie – Technical Designer

Good day! I’m Lucie a native Australian. I walked into Raw on opening week in 2009. I retrained in salon and have worked my way up the ranks.

I absolutely love creating beautiful colours on my clients and I’m always educating myself on the latest techniques to stay fresh and up to date.

I combine skills that Ive learnt in Australia and the UK to give my clients an eclectic experience.

Gemma – Consultant

Hi I’m Gemma, I’ve been with Raw since they opened in 2009, how time flies! I completed my NVQ with top London salon Daniel Galvin and joined Raw shortly after.

I was quickly given the title ‘blowdry queen’ because I can blowdry all sorts of hair types and styles. The bigger the better. I also love creating length and volume with extensions as a qualified balmain technician.

Fun fact

I’ve worked backstage on tv’s the X factor and coiffed hair for Miss Great Britain.

Charlotte – Consultant

Hey I’m Charlotte, I’ve been in the hairdressing industry 13yrs and joined Raw at the age of 16 when it opened in 2009.

I was a Raw salon owner but rejoined the Dartford branch so I could concentrate on my family.

I feel most creative when I’m doing freehand colouring techniques such as balayage and highlights and am establishing myself as the salon barber.

Fun fact

I’m one of 7 siblings! And a self confessed powerwave addict.

Kate – Master Designer

I’m Kate, I’ve been a hairstylist for 19years and joined Raw when it first opened in 2009.

I have a teaching qualification which allows me help the future professionals obtain there NVQ qualification within the salon.

Being a stylist that’s been in the business as long as I have, I am very much a perm specialist and love to create beautiful curls and volume complimented by fashion led colour.

My family and I own horses so in our spare time you can find us at the stables or out riding.

Vicky – Consultant

I’m Vicki, I began my hairdressing career with Toni&Guy where I qualified in 2001/02, I then joined Raw in 2013 and haven’t looked back.

I love being part of a hairdressing family and have made some great friends.

I love cutting all kinds of styles and am a hair up/occasion hair specialist. I’ve lost count of how many brides I’ve had the privilege of doing hair for on their special day.

I work hard so I can enjoy holidays with my family and friends. I love fashion and have an unhealthy shoe obsession 🙂

Megan – Stylist

I’m Megan. I’ve been hairdressing for 6 years and joined Raw in 2016 where I went in to obtain my NVQ level 3.

I love the buzz and atmosphere of the salon and have made some life long friends.

My specialist service would have to be blow drying. I enjoy transforming my clients hair and creating a beautiful finish whether it be straight or wavy.

I work hard so I can treat myself to the latest clothes and shoes as I have a passion for fashion!

Mel – Technical Designer

Hi I’m Mel, I’ve been in the hairdressing industry for 13years and have been at Raw for almost 7years.

I love to transform my clients and thrive with any challenge whether it be a cut and/or colour to give them the wow factor. It makes me so happy to see their reaction at the finished result.

I have 2 children so my days off are spent with them with a little exercise thrown in.

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phone 01322 285757

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