Christy Blake

Christy is a highly experienced innovative hairdresser. Specialising in colour, her technical experience, attention to detail and vast skills have seen Christy travel the world educating and inspiring others.

Beginning her career in her hometown Bedford, Christy worked at Macgregor Hairdressing where she  initially joined the team as a salon assistant. However, due to her hard working attitude along with the rapport she built with her clients she soon progressed to management.

Ever ambitious and keen to progress, Christy applied for a position with Schwarzkopf Professional. Aged just 21 she became the youngest member of their UK Technical Training Team. It was here she really discovered her passion for colour. After 2 years in the field she was made London Academy Technician, training colourists at the state of the art academy in Londons West End.

Christy’s career progressed further when she joined the award winning London based group HOB salons as Senior Colour Director. Her role was to train and oversee over 40 colour technicians across 25 salons from the groups flagship academy in Camden. Teaching a range of colour courses to internal staff as well as international students, Christy fast became one of their most sought after colourists. She was often relied upon to work with the creative team on high profile photo shoots, shows and international seminars.

With Christy’s industry profile established she was offered a position as National Education Manager with American product company Joico. Christy trained hairdressers and fellow trainers across Europe and in America. It was here Christy created the technical step by steps and colour imagery for their training concept ‘Salon Ideas’.

The next stage in Christy’s life saw her become a mother in 2013. Christy decided to settle back home in Bedford where it all began and start her own business, The Colour Lounge from her home based salon. After just 2 years the business outgrew the salon and moved to the bigger existing premises.

Christy also still educates for Wella Professionals.  With her dedication, consistency and creativity Christy is highly regarded by her peers in the industry.

Age: 32

Zodiac sign: Sagittarius

Experience: Salon work, teaching, seminar, shows and photoshoots