A Salon Called Fish t: 01752 691696


Although our clients come from all over the world and fly in just for us to take care of their hair and beauty needs; we pride ourselves on catering for our core clients from across the West Country and we are ideally situated just off the A38 in Ivybridge to do this.

So whether you’re travelling from Plymouth, Exeter, Torquay, the South Hams or anywhere else in the West Country for that matter – a visit to one of the best hair and beauty salons in the region is closer than you think.

Brett & Rob

Let us introduce the people behind A Salon Called Fish, Brett & Rob. We believe that you’ll rarely find two people who are more engaged in ensuring that their clients get the absolute pinnacle of ‘the hair salon experience’.

With Brett having an incredible talent for hair and Rob a passion for business excellence, it means that A Salon Called Fish has the perfect combination of personalities to ensure a successful hair and beauty salon with a ‘client first approach’.

To write a paragraph about each of the two characters behind A Salon Called Fish is almost impossible as it just doesn’t make sense, but as with so many successful businesses; what they have works! So instead we asked both Brett and Rob to sum themselves up in a number of words and this is what they came up with…

Brett said “Obsessed, lively, vibrant, enthusiastic, outrageous, loyal, passionate, caring, experienced, committed & optimistic”

Rob said “Particular, refined, thinker, precise, diplomat, articulate, caring, loyal, intelligent, professional & genuine”

It is fair to say that Brett & Rob live & breathe every moment of their salon with their clients and they both have a natural talent for what they do. The only way you’re sure to experience this, is to pay Brett & Rob a visit and see what they can do for you.

Follow Brett @BrettASCF or Rob @RobMASCF on Twitter

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Our Values...

Our values provide the framework for how we work at ‘A Salon Called Fish’. They guide us in everything we do, from our individual clients through to our entire business model.

We have a clear vision: to be the most creative & trusted hair and beauty salon, where people love to come for pleasure and work. Our goal is to enhance our clients’ lives by offering; outstanding client care, individual creativity and an understanding of our clients’ needs. Our values are critical to achieving this.

Our values are part of what make us different from other salons, so we see this as a strength, as well as a responsibility. Our business continually transforms to ensure that we deliver you the best of everything you’d expect from a leading hair and beauty salon. We have 5 core values and they are:

  1. Work to the highest possible standards achievable.
  2. Understand our clients’ needs (even if they don’t know what their needs are!)
  3. Always exceed customer expectations.
  4. Be the best team and share our experience.
  5. Let hair and beauty be your life!

The Team

All great businesses have a great team behind them and Brett & Rob believe they have this in their award winning team, so they’d like you to meet them…

Jill May

Age: 52

When did you start hairdressing?


Why did you start hairdressing?

This is easy! I followed in my sisters footsteps and discovered my passion for hairdressing!

What do you love most about hairdressing?

You can make a persons day just by making them feel beautiful! I love the variety of cutting and colouring that my day may bring. Being part of a great team allows us to feed from each other and consistently learn new things!

Describe your personality in 3 words?

Perfectionist, Conscientious & Compassionate!

Follow Jill on Twitter


Rob Higgins

Age: 31

When did you start hairdressing?


Why did you start hairdressing?

I have always enjoyed working with my hands and being creative. Also, working in a team has always been something that I wanted, but if you combine this with my love for meeting new people – hairdressing is the perfect job!

What do you love most about hairdressing?

I love the endless possibilities of creativity that I can demonstrate through my hairdressing as there is always something new to try. I mostly enjoy working with long hair, it’s a bit of a speciality of mine.

Describe your personality in 3 words?

Professional, Open Minded & Playful

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Beverley Smith, Artistic Director

Age: 26

When did you start hairdressing?


Why did you start hairdressing?

For as long as I can remember I’ve known that I wanted to be a hair stylist. I was inspired by my Auntie at a young age when I watched her create peoples desired look and making them feel happy & good about themselves. This gave me the passion to do what I do today.

What do you love most about hairdressing?

I love being creative, imaginative and making people feel good, whether it’s doing their bridal hair for their special day, their party hair for a fun night out or whether they just want a change of look with new hair extensions. Simply put…I just like to make them feel fab!

Describe your personality in 3 words?

Creative, adventurous & Cheeky

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Hannah Butler

Age: 21

When did you start hairdressing?


Why did you start hairdressing?

I have always felt passionate about hair! Ever since a young age I knew this is what I want to do, I would use my Mum (sorry Mum!) as my model and experiment with new ideas.

What do you love about hairdressing?

For me it’s about meeting new people and making them feel happy about themselves and how they look. I love creating complete restyles and seeing the faces of my clients when I show them their transformation.

Describe your personality in 3 words?

Vibrant, Confident & Sassy!

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Natalie Dixon

Age: 30

When did you start hairdressing?


Why did you start hairdressing?

I had a passion for hair and wanted to work in a fun environment with lots of different people to meet along the way.

What do you love most about hairdressing?

I love the enjoyment of meeting new people and styling their hair to make them feel good. I also love the buzz of working in a great team!

Describe your personality in 3 words?

Friendly, bubbly & Caring!

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Gemma Bowden

Age: 28

Senior Beauty Therapist and Beauty Manager, Gemma Bowden, specialises in all aspects of beauty including Dermalogica Facials, Eye Treatments, Lash Extensions, Lash Lifting & Brows, Jessica GELeration & Acrylic nails

Katy Towle


Specialised Beauty Therapist, Katy Towle, specialises in Advanced Electrolysis including Hair Removal and the removal of Red Veins, Skin Tags, Warts & Verrica’s, Milia warts, Sebaceous cysts, Xanthelasma, along with mole flattening, Soborrheic Ceratosis and intimate waxing.

Katy also offers a complete range of Guinot & Dermalogica Facials

Carole Mitchell


Senior Nail Therapist, Carole Mitchell, has over 18 years experience in the Nail Industry, specialising in Acrylics, Nail Art and Gel Polish,

Beauty has always been Carole’s passion, she couldn’t wait to embark on a beauty therapy course after leaving school.  It was whilst on this course, Carole found her special interest lay in the nail industry, qualifying with Creative nail design (cnd) in 2001. Being artistic, Carole loves all aspects of nail enhancements and especially enjoys creating dramatic designs.  Having quickly established herself as a specialist in her field, Carole has appeared on TV and taught nail design in the adult learning sector. Carole loves meeting new people and staying on point with the latest nail techniques and trends. As a true specialist, Carole thrives on the challenge to achieve the desired look and loves to continuously deliver more than is expected.

Carole is also available for Manicures and Pedicures

Dr Paul Youngs


I have chosen to set up a Botox clinic in Ivybridge, offering a professional and safe service.  Having been a doctor for 30 years and a consultant in anaesthesia for 17 years, I work at both Derriford Hospital and the Nuffield Hospital in Plymouth. I have spent my professional life injecting almost every part of the body with medication.

I am fully qualified to offer facial Botox injections, having completed the accredited MATA of Harley Street theory and practical course. I have medical indemnity insurance from Cosmetic Insure.

I am delighted to be working with Salon Called Fish to offer a new Botox clinic to Ivybridge and the South Hams.

Rachel Hagan

Age: 36

Rachel is an experienced Beauty Therapist specialising in Microblading since 2015

To discover more about Rachel’s specialised services, call the salon now or book-online

Jodie McMurrich


Jodie is our Junior Beauty Therapist

Qualified in Reflexology, Jodie also offers Individual Eyelash Extensions from £25, along with Jessica and GELeration Manicures and Pedicures from £28 and £32 respectively.

Kennedy Harris


Kennedy is our Beauty Apprentice

Her services include Brow Shapes and Brow Tint’s from £5.50 , Cluster Lashes from £15, Lash Tint’s from £10 and Strip Lashes, with or without make-up from £25

Up & Coming

We’re always on the look out for new talent, our up and coming Apprentice crew currently include:

  • Antonia Matthews – Junior Stylist
  • Bryn Manning
  • Tam Sharpe Cluney
  • Niamh Moore

If you’re interested in a career in the Hair and Beauty industry and would like to join the team at A Salon Called Fish, get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!