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Michelle Mckay is the salon’s artistic director and leads the Ellee’s art team while boasting a wealth of experience stretching over 30 years in the industry. She has worked in several top salons in Aberdeen and has an extremely busy clientele list which consists of top oil industry chiefs to young, modern students.
Michelle has been shortlisted twice in the British hairdressing awards in 2005, again in 2007, and the regional finals of the L’Oreal colour trophy in Glasgow. These awards are some of the biggest events in the hairdressing industry!
Michelle’s vision is to lead the Ellee’s Hair Design and art teams into the industry’s competitions, photo shoots and fashion shows. In 2010 her vision became reality but insists there is more work to be done through thorough training and making sure the team carries out their work to perfection.
Lee Mckay is the Managing director of Ellee's Hair Design & manages the daily operations at Ellee's Hair Design. Both Michelle & Lee founded Ellee's Hair Design 8 years ago with a clear vision to create a luxury hair salon situated on the high-street, along with creating a family environment for our team.
Lee has more to offer than managing the daily business operations as he is also a very sought-after stylist in the Ellee's Hair Design team. Hairdressing himself for more than 15 years, he has defined himself as top stylist. He is passionate about hair and driving education to the entire Ellee's Team.
Gareth Shepherd is the Ellee's Union Terrace salon manager. Along with running a busy clientele list on a daily basis, Gareth is responsible for the day to day operations at Ellee's Union Terrace, the second salon in the Ellee's Salon Group.
Gareth has a wealth of experience in the hair Industry & has worked all over the world in various salons, including the prestigious HMS Queen Mary 2 & Celebrity Cruise liners. With a passion for colour, creativity and an eye for detail, he is a huge hit with our clients.
Melissa Van Der Merwe has worked with Ellee's Hair Design for 6 years as the Beauty Therapist Manager in the Ellee's Beauty Lounge. Melissa has travelled the world working in some of the most beautiful 5-star spa's. Originally from Cape Town South Africa, Melissa has settled in Aberdeen & became a vital part of Ellee's Hair Design daily operations and set up. She brings a huge plethora of experience to our Ellee's Beauty Lounge & is a huge personality in our team.
Melissa has recently returned from maternity leave and is excited to provide her services to Ellee's clients new and old.
Kerry Riddel has worked at Ellee's Hair Design for 2 years as a senior beauty therapist in our Ellee's Beauty Lounge. Kerry used to run & own a very popular metro spa in Aberdeen. Kerry is very vibrant, bubbly individual who loves to meet people & make them feel great. For the past 2 years Kerry has been running the Ellee's Beauty Lounge.
Kerry is currently away on maternity leave, but we look forward to welcoming her back to the salon after a well deserved rest.
Emily Russell has worked with team Ellee's Hair Design for over a year & half as a training graduate stylist. Advancing through her training, Emily is defining herself as a rising star for the future. Emily has a great sense of humour which is demonstrated daily to the team. Emily loves hairdressing especially the creative side with hair ups & plaits. Full of life, she loves to be part of a team environment.