Time to celebrate at Claire Davies Hairdressing in Uckfield

Customers joined staff to celebrate refurbishment of Claire Davies Hairdressing salon in Bell Walk, Uckfield, last night.


Claire Davies, right, with her team at Claire Davies Hairdressing, who celebrated refurbishment of the salon at an open evening yesterday.

There were bubbles and nibbles for guests along with a slice of a cake made by artistic director Maria Valancio who is known for her special creations.

Back in 2015 when the salon celebrated its 20th anniversary Maria made a cake featuring chocolates being poured on to it from a box.


Flashback to 2015 and the cake Maria Valancio made to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Claire Davies Hairdressing.

This time she chose scissors and GHD stylers to decorate the cake and added framed icing photographs of the Claire Davies Hairdressing team around the sides.


Maria Valancio, artistic director at Claire Davies Hairdressing, and a talented cake-maker is pictured with her creation made to celebrate refurbishment of the salon.

Claire Davies is delighted with the transformation of her salon which was achieved with the help of designers from L’Oreal.

The process began a year ago and tradespeople worked after-hours through the summer to enable completion with only three days closure.


Sam Barclay, salon manager at Claire Davies Hairdressing, pictured last night at a party to celebrate refurbishment of the premises.

The refurbishment has included new decoration and new furniture with bespoke units. One of Claire’s favourite features is a new display cabinet and drawers in the colour corner. Each colour has its own space in a mosaic display.


One of Claire Davies’ favourite features in the refurbished Claire Davies Hairdressing salon – the colour corner. There’s a place for everything in this mosaic design, and it’s easy to keep everything in is place.

Upstairs has had a makeover too. This is designed to be relaxing for customers, a place where they can chill after having their hair coloured.

It is also where Claire trains staff.


Upstairs has had a makeover too at Claire Davies Hairdressing salon. This is a quiet area where clients can relax after having their hair coloured.

Claire said the tradespeople were great being prepared to work in the evenings to make progress with the refurbishment without disturbing day-to-day running of the salon.

She was pleased that the prize of a cut and blow dry promised to the first
person to arrive at the salon’s party last night went to the wife of one of the tradesmen, Lesley Button.

Claire said: “She deserved it, she hardly saw her husband through the summer.”


One of the guests at an open evening to celebrate refurbishment of Claire Davies Hairdressing was Claire’s mother Margaret Davies. She is pictured here with her daughter.

Claire’s aim at her salon is to provide a comfortable and relaxed, but professional, environment and she says the makeover is enhancing that ethos. “I absolutely love it,” she said.

She added: “I want people to feel at ease, and that the salon is professionally run, with the girls well trained. People are welcome to call in and see it for themselves.”


Scissors and GHD stylers on top of a cake made to celebrate refurbishment of the Claire Davies Hairdressing salon.


A close-up of some of the portraits of staff at Claire Davies Hairdressing on a cake celebrating salon refurbishment.

• Contact details for Claire Davies Hairdressing can be found 24/7 in our Uckfield Directory. Look for the name or search in the category for hairdressers.

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