It’s been a fantastic week for the Creative Directors at Stages Hair Design, with Richard and Simon providing their beauty pageant expertise as judges for this year’s packed Miss Essex 2016 competition.

Stages Hair Design hair extensionist Jade took the fabulous pictures below.

beauty pageant hairdressers in Bristol at Stages Hair Design

This year’s Miss Essex competition was a packed event, with experts from the hair, beauty and fashion industries helping to judge the evening event, and was held at the stunning wedding venue Quendon Hall.

celebrity hairdressing in bristol from Stages Hair Design

Judges alongside Richard and Simon as beauty pageant hair experts included dress maker and designer Karen Karmody, Miss England 2013 and Miss England 2014 winner Kirsty Heslewood.

To find out more about the Miss Essex competition, please visit here. The new Miss Essex 2016 Emily Evans was crowned, and is here with Richard and Simon:

beauty show hairdressing experts in Bristol from Stages Hair Design

To find out more about the hair colouring, hairdressing, hair extension and hair treatment services we offer at both of our Bristol hair salons, please get in touch here.

The team at Stages Hair Design, has been reviewing the Miss Bristol 2014 event we recently organise and which saw Naomi Dunbar being crowned.


It was a fabulous evening, with more than 160 people attending the plush event at the Winchester Suite in Bristol’s Grand Hotel.

There were 18 finalists and standards were particularly high – the top five girls were only separated by 8 marks, and the evening saw three re-counts from the judging panel!

Naomi Dunbar, a 19-year-old estate agent from Wotton-Under-Edge was crowned as Miss Bristol 2014, whilst Natalie Franklin from Portishead won the Miss Popularity award by a single vote.

The evening was enhanced by a series of themed hair shows, created with fantastic work from top hairdressers in Bristol, with outstanding quality.

The charity raffle for Gloucester Cricket Club also raised £650, and we’d like to thank the Museum & Learning Centre for their hard work.

The Stages Hair Design team of stylists thoroughly enjoyed it, and we’d like to say a huge thank you to those who attended, competed, and helped to make it such a memorable Miss Bristol event. Here’s to many more!

If you have any queries about our Bristol hair salons, please feel free to get in touch here.

The creative directors Richard and Simon from Stages Hair Design wanted to pay a personal thank you via our hairdressing blog this week, as the Miss Bristol 2014 event winds up for the big kick-off this month.


We’ve been working with other fantastic hair salons to prepare the Hair Show on the evening of the Miss Bristol 2014 event – which you can find out about here.

We’ve got 19 Miss Bristol hopefuls confirmed and ready for the big evening!

Special thanks in particular go from us to the following collaborators:

Moda Hairdressing


Studio 1

One of the most exciting elements from a hairdressing perspective about this upcoming Miss Bristol 2014 show is undoubtedly the ‘around the world’ Hair Show, when our collaborators will be providing themed hairstyles, such as:

Moda – Asian influences, including Geisha Girls

Studio 1 – South America, including Rio Carnival

Stages Hair Design – Indian influence, including bridal hair

Cohesion – World of Hair, including Russia, USA and Spain

To find out more about the Miss Bristol 2014 event, please visit here.

If you have any queries about our Bristol hair salons, please feel free to get in touch here.

At Stages Hair Design, we’re celebrating this week, after being asked by the management team at Miss England to help in the hunt for Miss Bristol for the 2014 competition.

We were previously involved in the Miss Bristol 2010, and were hair stylists for the winner at the time, Amy Willerton, of recent ‘I’m a celebrity, Get me out of here’ fame.


The Miss Bristol 2014 competition will also include a regional hair show involving Bristol hair salons, and the main event will be held at the stunning ballroom of the Grand Hotel on Sunday 23rd March, 2014, where the current Miss England will be amongst the judging panel for this prestigious event.

We’re delighted to be once again involved with Miss Bristol, and thoroughly enjoyed the 2010 competition – especially delivering show-stopping hairstyling for Amy and other models.

The 2014 competition is also being supported by the GCCC Museum & Learning Centre charity.

If you’re aged 17-24 and live in a BS postcode, you could be in the running to be the next Miss Bristol! Simply visit here to find out more details.

If you have any queries about our Bristol hair salons, please feel free to get in touch here.