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.

    Carla became a mum to her beautiful boy in December 2018 on Christmas day. She is expecting her second baby and will be going on maternity leave in May Smile

  • Claire


    Art Director

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    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.

  • Holly


    Art Director

    Holly is a highly experienced member of our team who worked at a city centre salon for 17 years before joining Evolve. 

    Natural & ethical services are where her heart truly lies. She’s attended the Davines colour code course in London offering a natural alternative to standard colouring services. Our clients love being able to talk with Holly about natural haircare.

    As well as her Level 1 & 2 NVQ qualifications, she has completed many advanced hair courses including creative colour & innovative cutting in Leeds, Manchester & London.

    Outside of work, Holly is super fit! She enjoys Thai boxing, aerial strength & running. Her passion for healthy eating and mindfulness also completes her interest in complete wellbeing.

  • James


    Art Director

    James started his hairdressing career 17 years ago in Middlesborough. He worked hard to gain his NVQ Level 1 & 2 in hairdressing and has continued to develop his skills by attending regular courses with high profile salon brands. 

    James loves all aspects of hairdressing, but enjoys getting creative using freehand colour techniques. 

    James recently moved to York and is looking forward to building his clientele at Evolve. 

  • 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.

  • Fran


    Creative Director

    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.

  • Joanne


    Creative Director

    Joanne has 24 years experience, with a love and flair for hair. She gained level 1 & 2 in hairdressing in 1994.
    At 16 she started her hairdressing career as an apprentice and has continued to develop and progress her hairdressing career.
    Joanne is client focused and gives 100% to her clients so they leave feeling happy with their service.
    She returned to education in 2014, achieving her level 3 in hairdressing .Where she also progressed on in education, attaining her PTLLS, and also her assessors qualifications.
    In 2016 she graduated from university and achieved her Certificate in education.
    Joanne's passion lies in education and developing our future generation of hair stylists. Joanne is also a busy mum of 3 sons, and she enjoys running....particularly marathons.

  • Ebony



    Ebony started her career at Evolve in October 2015 where she started as a salon host. She has now progressed to become a fantastic hairdresser. Ebony has attended Wella's Essential Colour course and is going to continue to advance her skills and knowledge with courses throughout the year. Ebony is excited to progress her passion for colour at Evolve. Ebony enjoys making all  Evolve's clients feel fantastic with one of the luxury treatments Evolve has to offer. Ebony has a NVQ Level 2 in Hair & Beauty and is Evolve's positive polly! You always find Ebony with a smile and a helping hand to ensure all our customers get first class treatment. 



  • Emma


  • Kate


    Junior Stylist

    Kate joined the Evolve team in 2018 when she started her 2-year college course at York College. She has enjoyed building her knowledge during her completion of her Level 2 qualification. She has recently started her gone on to develop further by undertaking her Level 3 NVQ. She also holds a barbering qualification, offering up to date barbering techniques to her clients. 

    Kate’s loved all things hairdressing for as long as she can remember. She especially enjoys the buzz of the salon. In fact, it was the atmosphere at Evolve when she came in for a haircut herself that convinced Kate to aim for a position here. 



  • Hayley


    Salon Host

    Hayley started her hairdressing career at Evolve in September 2014 and is our part-time Salon Host. Hayley graduated from York College in 2016. Hayley achieved second place in the Blackpool Hairdressing competition in 2016.

    Hayley is a great all round hairdresser with a passion to deepen her colouring knowledge. Hayley always achieves 100% client satisfaction and makes every client feel great when they leave the salon.  She has amazing customer service, fantastic product knowledge and the ability to analyse our clients hair to guarantee the best home hair care. Mum to 3 gorgeous boys, Hayley is Evolve’s sunshine!


  • Kirstie



    Kirstie joined Evolve in 2018 as our Front of House Manager. She is responsible for welcoming clients into the salon, booking appointments and supporting Dyan and Linzi in the running of the salon. 

  • Claire


    Salon Host
  • Gill


    Salon Host