This is our Senior Hair Stylist and Colour Specialist Laura Broadbent…

How long have you been a stylist?

I’ve been a hairdresser for 12 years now. I trained in the South of England before taking a few years off to be a mum. I moved back up to Halifax and started working at AJ’s where I’ve now been since 2013.

Which styles or colours do you absolutely love doing/are you renowned for?

I absolutely LOVE colouring, especially blondes. I really enjoy the challenge and science behind creating a beautiful blonde hair colour using a variety of techniques including balayage, highlights and ombre. That is why when AJ’s give me the chance to become a Goldwell Colour Expert I accepted the challenge and, through lots of hard work and determination, passed the exams!

What do you love about being a hairdresser?

I love the social environment of a salon, meeting new people and making them feel better through their hair. I also love training, learning new things and all the opportunities that hairdressing offers.

What inspired you to become a hairdresser?

I get my inspiration from everything around me including social media, high street trends, catwalk fashions etc. I also love the different seasons and all the wonderful, inspiring colours they bring with them such as warm beachy blondes in Summer, icy blondes in Winter and rich, warm copper browns in Autumn.

How would you describe yourself in three words?

Chatty, kind & thoughtful.

Tell us a fun fact about you…

I’m a qualified Open Water scuba diver!