The original Unique Salon, and home of fabulous hair, is set within the centre of the picturesque Cottingham Village. Offering a luxury retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
Meet the Cottingham Team
Having previously worked with Allan Smith, Sharon has been on board with Unique since the beginning. She started in 2006 as a part time stylist, and has since moved up to become the leading light of the Cottingham team. She is an integral part of the salon’s success, and since passing her ‘Master of Colour’ award with flying colours, Sharon has been an inspiration to the younger members of the team, proving that hard work and dedication pay off, building an incredible client base.
SP Consultant and Director
Kirsten is one of Unique’s most experienced stylists, working alongside the Director for many years. She has been with Unique since its inception in 2006, and produces fantastic work every single day. Kirsten has become the international Unique jetsetter, after flying off to New York and Barcelona as part of her salon work.
Mel joined Unique after relocating from Essex in 2012. She fully supports Unique’s ethos of giving every client a bespoke consultation to find out exactly what they want. She became a Premier Stylist in 2013, being an avid participant of the master classes Unique provides and enjoys using her new techniques in the salon.
Emma Reed is one of the most well-known and sought after stylists in the region after working at some of the top salons in the area. With training from London's Steiner Leisure under her belt, Emma got the thirst for competitions at an early age, becoming a finalist for L’Oreal's Young Colourist in 2013, Matrix Hot Team in 2014 and Balmain Avant Garde competition in 2015.
Lisa is a stylist with a world of experience. Training originally an internationally renowned salon chain, she has worked in top quality salons from London to Sydney. Lisa has a passion for people and making them feel fantastic that earned her Manager of The Year at the British Hairdressing Business awards 2014. From precision cutting to coloring she has the skills to help our Unique clients look amazing.
Having worked closely with Allan Smith since 1989, Catherine joined the Unique team at the beginning, welcoming the very first client back in 2006. Catherine was promoted to Assistant Manager in 2011 and Head Receptionist in 2013. She is always on hand with a smile to make sure the salon runs smoothly day-to-day for all the Unique clients.
Bianca is one of Unique’s very own grown stylists, having come through the Unique training programme to become a superb all-round Premier Stylist. She has become a big hit with clients, and particularly enjoys working with short hair. She is well known for having a huge smile, and making every Unique client feel very special.
As one of the most senior members of the Unique team, Diane has worked alongside the very talented (her words) Unique team since the doors opened in 2006. She is a highly experienced member of the Unique salon, heading up everything colour related and acting as a fantastic salon host.
Part Time Receptionist
Since joining the team as Part Time Receptionist, Kirsty has become a highly valued an efficient member of the team. She is a huge hit with clients, always looking fabulous and always greets the clients with a beautiful smile.
3rd Year Assistant
Mia has wanted to be a hairstylist from a young age. She loves working with the team at Unique and really enjoys the training sessions with the Wella training teams. She’s eager to learn new techniques and different skills to ensure she’ll be one of the best stylists in East Yorkshire. She enjoys looking after the Unique clients and making sure they leave the salon having received the ultimate hair care.