Boss Hair Studio

90 Duke Street, Barrow-In-Furness
Cumbria, LA14 1RD

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Phone: 01229 833335

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Meet our Staff

Michael Surtees

Salon Owner

Hairdressing since 1977 - Specialises in Ladies and Men’s cutting. Oh and not so high profile work perming. Just passionate about the salon; we moved to the new premises in April 2005, then opened our beauty rooms and started working with Pat (my wife). Very appreciative of the time spent training the team. We have a good relationship with Lancaster and Morecambe College for early development of the Young Design Team and Beauty Team.

We also invest in development training with Wella, Dermalogica, GHD and locally with the Furness Enterprise. This training is ongoing and is reviewed regularly to get the best training and value from these sources for our team. I believe that the Team show a great deal of commitment to good standards, I am very proud of what we achieve as a Team. I am also deeply grateful that so many people come to the Salon.

There are so many that have been coming since we first started in 1977. I find that to be quite incredible! On our way home we often comment ‘what a lot of nice people come to the Salon!’ Apart from the salon, I also enjoy my home life with Patricia, Nikki and Max sharing time with them in the garden, cycling, walking and skiing. We have also been tandem cycling, great fun! I have also developed a weakness for my grandson Max, fine Spanish red wine and Scottish whisky. Nothing wrong with that!

Sharon Richardson

Senior Stylist and Trainer

Hairdressing since 1975 (much longer than Mike)

System Professional Product Specialist - Specialises in Ladies and Men’s Cutting, also perming. I have been with the salon since it first started in 1983. I had a 5 year vacation from Mike in 1995 when I had my own Salon in Ulverston. I enjoy my work and try to offer a special level of commitment to the salon and especially my clients who I have become very close to. We work closely as a team. We have regular meetings to discuss aspects of salon life which may need adjusting. My other passions are my cats and my holidays.

Claire Needham

Salon Manager

Skills and Qualifications- City & Guilds Hairdressing Level 3

Wella Colour Master Expert

In salon Assessor

Working at Boss Since- 2006

Hairdressing Since- 2002

Loves- Radical colour changes, colour correction, pugs and biking

Favourite Product- Wella Illumina Colour

Alison Lawson


Alison our den mother.

Ann Brown

Reception and Office

After a life time of working in banking I fancied a change.

The work is quite different to what I am used to, but there are so many nice and interesting people to meet. I love coming into work and I also like some of the treats that I am allowed! I am also a family girl with lots of interests in being social and keeping fit at the same time

Anthony Winterburn

Senior Stylist

Antony Winterburn, a very experienced hairdresser has returned to our salon, after an absence of 8 years. He has been cutting hair around the world, Colombia, Cairo and Dubai. A session stylist on photoshoots for George at Asda and personal hairdresser to Jo Whiley. (of Radio 2 fame)

Antony is NVQ 3 qualified hairdresser and barber, has a diploma in art and is an internal assessor in hairdressing.

After recently working a bit closer to home, in salons and barbers around Lancaster, he has decided to return to Boss Hair Studio and will be working most Fridays.

Hannah Huddleston

Beauty Therapist

Beauty Therapist since-2008

Working at Boss since-2009

Skills and Qualifications- City & Guilds Beauty Therapy Level 2

Jessica Geleration

Dermalogica Expert

St.Tropez spray tan

Eyelash extensions

Loves-BioSurface Peel as it gives dramatic skin smoothing results. Spending time with my son Rohan

Favourite Product- Skinperfect primer. It brightens my skin and has a spf30

Hayley Martin

Beauty Therapist

Working at Boss since-2007

Skills and Qualifications- City & Guilds Beauty Therapy Level 2 & 3

Jessica Geleration

Dermalogica Expert

St.Tropez spray tan


Loves- making people feel pampered and relaxed.

Favourite Product- Precleanse, the only thing that gets my make up off!

Isla Pemberton

Trainee Hairdresser

Isla is our new team member and apprentice hairdresser. She will be helping in the Salon during the Summer until she starts her apprenticeship in September

Jackie Armstrong

Senior Stylist

Jackie is an experienced senior stylist who has worked in the industry for 33 years. She specialises in cutting, colouring and gents barbering. Jackie will be working Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Please feel free to call in for a free consultation

Neisha Carter

Stylist and Nail Technician

Working at Boss Since-2008

Hairdressing since-2006

Skills and Qualifications- City & Guilds Hairdressing Level 3

Jessica Geleration

Eyelash extensions

St.Tropez spray tans

Loves- Nails and nail art, shopping

Favourite Product- Jessica Geleration

Nikki Weal


Nikki is currently working with us till next September when she starts her paramedic training.


She specialises in hair-ups and big bouncy blow dries.

Pat Surtees

Beauty Therapist

Beauty Since 2004
Specialising in Dermalogica Facials, Bio-Sculpture gel nails and Thermal Auricular Therapy Ear Candling. I have recently became a dermalogica expert which is amazing.

I have now worked in the salon for a number of years. It was quite a shock working with my husband. I have enjoyed working in the salon; especially with our other two beauties. It has been a huge change for me from my previous management career in catering. I feel it has been a challenge to be so involved with the salon and learning about the beauty industry. I enjoy the work and helping the team. We really do have a lot of fun together. Not just enjoying the work but having a drink together and having pizza nights.

I have become so passionate about dermalogica products I just want to talk about them to everybody and show people how good they are and what they can do for you. Even Mike has started using the ‘Shave Range’ and wonders why he didn’t start using it before! I enjoy spending time with our grandson Max who is a pleasure to be with. Michael and I both enjoy our holidays and love our skiing; I try to keep fit so I can eat more, my love of food! Cycling even on the back of a tandem, some Spanish or other wine and skiing.

Rebecca Comber

Beauty Therapist

Working at Boss since-2013

Skills and Qualifications- City & Guilds Beauty Therapist Level 2

Dermalogica Specialist

Manicures and Pedicures

Waxing and Tinting



Favourite Product- Dermalogica daily microfoliant. It brightens my skin

Roxanne Smith

Senior Stylist, Senior Colourist and Trainer

Hairdressing since-2003

Working at Boss since-2005

Skills and Qualifications- City & Guilds Hairdressing Level 3

Wella colour master expert

Loves- Using colour to completely change someones look. My family

Favourite Product- I love for things to be glossy. I love Paul Mitchel The Shine.

Samantha Storey


Working at Boss Since-2016

Hairdressing since-2002

Skills and Qualifications- City & Guilds Hairdressing Level 2


Hair Ups

Loves- Bargan hunting

Favourite Product- ghd soft curl tong. Fab for creating beachy waves.

Stefanie Gallacher

Stylist and Colourist

Working at Boss since- 2006

Skills and Qualifications -City & Guilds Hairdressing Level 2

Nioxin Specialist

St Tropez Tans

Jessica Geleration

Loves - Short Fading on Gents  

Favourite Product - Nioxin