The Team


Tanya has been hairdressing for 21 years, and her hairdressing background allows her to deliver a flawless customer service. She welcomes everyone with her relaxed and fun approach and is well known for her unique sense of humour. Tanya has a cutting-edge approach to hair, influenced by her strong interest in all aspects of creativity. She has spent the last 17 years building her client base and reputation, which is second to none. Her broad range of experience informs her confident take on hair cutting and styling, alongside her excellent advice on creating new looks. Tanya is passionate about getting the best from people's natural appearance, whilst creating a progressive image through both style and colour.

Uma – Assistant Manager

As an Assistant Manager Uma leads , drives and delivers a flawless team of stylists. At the age of 21 she was part of the inspirational youth team at TIGI and has a wealth of knowledge. Previously working for a very well-known hairdressing chain in Oxfordshire/Warwickshire her talent is endless. Her love for hair is infectious and you will see why from your first visit. With an eye for detail and a personal passion for the fashion industry this is one girl that won't disappoint.

Diane – Stylist

Diane has over 30 years in the hairdressing industry and is at the top of her game! She loves creative work including restyles , colour changes & barbering, creating a maintainable look with a personalised individual edge. Diane is a true specialist in Hair-Up so if you're getting married, have a special occasion to attend or just need an amazing Hair-Up, this is the person you want working on your hair!

Adam – Stylist

In a nutshell, our boy from Essex will warm your heart, and work his magic on your hair. Adam will make you smile at every moment, it’s a lack of ego that makes him so approachable. With a wealth of experience & knowledge you're in totally safe hands.He has an amazing natural flare in cutting ladies & gents hair, and nothing fazes him!

Jess – Stylist

Jess thrives on a challenge and being challenged to create new styles. Working as part of a team is very important to her, as her enthusiasm to learn more is infectious. Currently a cutting and colouring expert in ladies hair, with Jess you know you will leave Gracie J’s with something special.

Lucy – Assistant

Lucy is the life and soul of the salon, and is responsible for managing day to day operations, running front of house, and maintaining the cleanliness and high standards we pride ourselves on. With a wealth of knowledge especially in colour there’s not much she doesn’t know. Her charming bubbly nature and strong work ethic makes Lucy a real asset to our team.

Sarah – Spa Manager

Sarah is a woman of many talents, some would say “a super woman”. As manager of The Spa ,Sarah leads and, supports a team of therapists, and deals with the day to day running of The Spa. Sarah has this infectious personality that you just want to be around, always happy , always willing, nothing is ever to much . Sarah's presence is definitely felt, a true leader in every way possible.

Rachel – Head Therapist

Rachel supports Sarah & her team of therapists, making sure all treatments are up to a high standard, managing stock control, up-to-date training and making sure The Spa is maintained to a high level of cleanliness. There is no other therapist like Rachel, she’s vibrant, friendly and loves what she does. Rachel has over 11 years Spa/Beauty experience and is fully trained in Lycon advanced hot waxing, Elemis face and body treatments and Elemis Biotec. She has a full range of skills covering all aspects of beauty therapy and has gained vast experience since being in the beauty industry. She is particularly in demand for her Pedicures and Facials.

Emilee – Spa Therapist

Emilee has 16 years experience under her wings. A good all-rounder, she’s specialises in reflexology, Indian head massage and manicures. Emilee is passionate about her treatments and always aims to exceed her clients expectations with exceptional standards of treatments and client service. Whatever your needs, she is always happy to help. Emilee has many regular clients who enjoy facials and massage (including deep tissue ) and as well as being calm and attentive, she has a strong eye for detail.

Laura – Spa Therapist

With over 15 years in the industry Laura takes her work extremely seriously, and excels in all her treatments; however her ability at massage is another level! Laura is always passionate about meeting new people, and excels at providing each, and every client with a personalised plan. Her bubbly personality makes her a very popular member of our team.

Adele – Junior Therapist

Having never previously worked in a Spa , Adele has been trained the “ Gracie J’s “ way and we are extremely proud of her progression. Adele’s forte is definitely facials and massage with an outstanding knowledge of Elemis and Elemis Biotec. You will never see Adele without a smile and no matter what treatment you have booked in for, Adele will ensure you leave feeling amazing!

Lymn – Receptionist/Assistant

As some of you know Lymn has been at Gracie J’s for some time working in the Hair Salon, but The Spa is where she belongs! Lymn is like our Mum of the Hair & Spa , kind, happy, caring, and not to mention fantastic at her job! Gracie J’s wouldn't be complete without her.


44 Downside Road


Hair :
01865 761264

The Spa :
01865 762130

Opening Times

Monday   09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday   09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday   09:30 - 17:00
Thursday   09:30 - 19:00
Friday   09:30 - 17:00
Saturday   09:00 - 16:00
Sunday   Closed