the team

At Evolve Hairdressing our highly-trained designers and stylists offer an extensive range of services from expert cutting and colouring to creative bridal hair.

All team members have a wealth of experience and knowledge to create the perfect style for every customer.

  • linzi


    Salon Owner

    Linzi’s hairdressing career started when she was 16 years old working in a salon in Bradford, West Yorkshire. There she gained huge amounts of confidence, success and a love for the business. Having tons of passion and drive for the industry she opened her first salon in York in 1994 and there she started to build her team and reputation. You can see the passion running through the ever growing staff.

    Training has always been a huge part of Linzi's life which can be seen in her vast portfolio of qualifications and certificates. She was one of the first hairdressers in the country to attend the ‘WELLA MASTER COLOUR PROGRAMME’ and the only person in York to have the Degree under her belt giving her huge amounts of colour knowledge.

    2013 saw Linzi buy and renovate an old bakery shop into which she moved her expanding business. The new salon is bigger and better, fitting in with her vision and passion for excellence. Linzi's aim for herself and her team is to make her clients look and feel fantastic!

  • Dyan


    Salon Manager and Art Director

    Dyan has lived and worked in York all her life and, at the age of 15, started helping and working in a hairdressing salon. She then realised this was the path she wanted to follow as a career. Attending York College she qualified at NVQ Levels 1 and 2 and 'Student of the Year'.

    She continued to work in hairdressing moving to Evolve in 1999. Working closely at Linzi's side, she has developed huge confidence and knowledge of the business. Dyan continued to train and, over the years, has gained many qualifications including cutting, colouring, dressing hair and business skills. She has also been part of the WELLA 'Key Design Team' training at other salons and academies in the latest cutting skills. One of her main qualifications is the 'WELLA MASTER COLOUR PROGRAMME' which takes her colour qualification to Degree Level.

    Dyan is a part of the wedding team and also an assessor for York College, helping and training Evolve's apprentices gain their NVQ's. Dyan has drive and passion for the industry and Evolve running through her veins which mirrors Linzi’s.

  • Vicky



    Vicky is a busy mum of two beautiful children and also manages to be a huge part of Evolve’s team. She gained her qualifications in NVQ Levels 1 and 2 and was 'Student of the Year' 1998 at Selby College. Vicky went on to complete Level 3 in Hairdressing and also her college Assessing Qualification which helps apprentices train and gain their NVQs.

    Vicky worked in Selby until 2000 and then joined the team at Evolve.

    Vicky has attended many courses including colouring, cutting, retail and customer services. This has helped her gain huge confidence to work her way up the ladder at Evolve. Vicky is amazing at helping clients maintain their ‘salon look’ at home! She is also part of the wedding team and takes huge pride in creating brides who look stunning on their special day.

  • Carla



    Carla was the first stylist to undertake her training and NVQ Levels 1 and 2 whilst working at Evolve. Qualifying in 2007, Carla quickly learned, showing much passion, and worked her way up the ladder. After numerous courses Carla also gained 'WELLA MASTER COLOUR PROGRAMME' taking the total to three members at Evolve to have this Degree qualification.

    Carla is hungry for the latest styles and looks and enjoys all aspects of photo shoots and competitions. Also part of Evolve's wedding team, Carla creates the most perfect styles and loves being a part of a bride’s special day.

    In 2011 Carla became a finalist at Wella ‘Trend Vision’ which is a huge achievement and an amazing experience. Carla strives for nothing less than 100% with every client.

  • Charlotte


    Creative Director

    Charlotte joined Evolve in 2009 as an assistant and in 2011 completed her NVQ Levels 1 and 2 at York College. She decided to continue and complete her Level 3 to gain more experience. 2012 saw her join the team of stylists on the shop floor and, after completing numerous cutting courses at the Wella Academy in Manchester, her confidence has grown and grown.

    Charlotte is always pushing herself to learn and gain experience which will help her as she works up through the ranks at Evolve.

  • Jo


    Advanced Designer

    Jo is Evolve's fashion icon! She has a passion for hair and fashion and is always changing her own look. In 1999 Jo qualified at York College gaining her NVQ Levels 1 and 2 and then worked in salons in York before joining the Evolve team in 2001.

    She has gained qualifications from the Manchester and London Wella Academies in all aspects of hairdressing.

    Jo is the ’NIOXIN Ambassador’ for Evolve, supporting her clients and supplying the rest of the staff with advice from her huge amount of knowledge on hair loss due to hormone changes, pregnancy, cancer treatments, scalp problems and hair quality.

  • Fran


    Advanced Designer

    Fran started her hairdressing career in 1998 when she gained Levels 1 and 2 in Hairdressing. Following this she attended barbering, cutting, colouring and customer service courses at academies in Manchester and London. In 2010 Fran joined Evolve and since then she has gained further qualifications.

    Fran is a complete vintage queen both in and out of work. As part of the wedding team she enjoys demonstrating her skills by creating sculpted 50's styles through to modern day styles translating the bride’s vision into reality.

    Balancing a hairdressing career with being a Yoga teacher gives Fran a great understanding of a customers’ whole wellbeing.

  • Claire



    Claire joined the Evolve team at the age of 17 in 2004 as an apprentice. She studied at York College and gained her NVQ levels 1, 2 and 3 in hairdressing, before returning to college to gain her assessor’s award so she can help the Evolve apprentices through their qualifications. Claire’s passion for dressing long hair has led her to become a valuable member of our wedding team.

  • Georgia



    Georgia joined Evolve in May 2010 as a hairdressing apprentice and, after completing her hairdressing NVQ Levels 1 and 2, became a full-time assistant in 2012. In two years of learning under the Evolve team, perfecting her arts and demonstrating a natural flair for colour, Georgia advanced to stylist in July 2014. Georgia has become an ambassador for Sebastian Hair Care due to her passion for being creative, reflected in her ever-changing hair colour.

  • Rebecca



    From a young age Rebecca knew she wanted to be a hairdresser following a work placement from school she had when she was 15,  after a few years of learning the trade she went on to York college and quilfied as a hairdresser. Rebecca joined us in late October 2016 and has 11years experience in hair, she loves doing hair ups and been creative.

  • Hayley



    Hayley has been at Evolve since September 2014 and was our part-time host, she is now one of our 1st year apprentices and is absolutely loving learning everything there is to know about hairdressing. Hayley has amazing customer service, fantastic product knowledge and the ability to analyse our clients’ hair to guarantee the best home hair care. Mum to two gorgeous boys, Hayley is Evolve’s sunshine!


  • Ebony



    Ebony our Evolve Host loves her job and loves the hair industry! Ebony has a NVQ Level 2 in Hair & Beauty and is our positive polly! You always find Ebony with a smile and a helping hand to ensure all our customer get first class treatment. 

  • Natasha



    Natasha our Evolve host has worked in the hair and beauty industry for 2 years. She loves hair and wants to develop her skill and career in the industry. Natasha works alongside the team to ensure our customers receive the highest customer service and enjoy their visit to Evolve. 

  • Charlene


    Front of house manager and Assitant Manager

    Charlene qualified in hairdressing and beauty therapy in 2007 and has a PTTLS qualification (initial teaching qualification), enabling her to train staff and apprentices. After college Charlene worked in a health spa, where she worked her way up the ladder to head therapist and assistant manager.

    Charlene joined Evolve in May 2014 and works alongside Linzi and Dyan to ensure the smooth running of the salon. Charlene is super organised and has the front of house working like clockwork.

  • Beth


    Front of house Part time

    Beth started with us in November 2014, and works with the team part time whilst building up her own Arbon business. she comes from a beauty background and still does treatments in her free time, loves everything there is to do with hair and been creative with make -up.