BID Business of the Month – Laura Leigh Hair and Beauty

Laura Leigh set up her business in 2005.  Over the next ten years the business continued to expand and in 2015 Laura moved her business into the stylish salon they now occupy in Clarence Street. There is now a team of more than 20 staff, many of whom started their training with the business and are now award-winning stylists.

In the Gloucestershire Business Awards 2016, Laura won the Young Business Person of the Year. The accolades don’t stop there. The salon was voted Cheltenham’s number one luxury hair and beauty salon in the SoGlos Awards and was given a Highly Commended at the BID Awards in 2017.

With a loyal and ever-expanding client base, the salon offers the latest in beauty treatments and their contribution to the industry has been recognised by top brands like L’Oreal, Kerastase and HD Brows.

Laura’s passion for what she does spills over into every aspect of the business, including the development of her team.  Natalie Ursell, who began her training at Laura Leigh and is now Senior Stylist, has progressed her career and was recently awarded the L’Oreal Colour Trophy for Best in the Region with her men’s image model.

A strong supporter of the BID, Laura is always eager to get involved with the BID’s activities.  She was a vital member of the Cheltenham Beauty Week project team and helped to bring that exclusive event to fruition in 2018.

Laura recognises the value of working with other businesses to create unique customer experiences and she believes that sharing client bases is a win, win situation.  She is looking forward to the latest venture, a masterclass in collaboration with Charlotte Tilbury and Molton Brown, to be held at The Clarence Social later this month. Find out more about the event here.

As BID business of the month, Laura Leigh Hair and Beauty will have the opportunity for a representative to speak at the next Cheltenham Business Forum’s Big Breakfast.