About Yazz

Dominic_Eileen_quif_white_cove_0035-2Our vision: TO BE THE BEST OF THE BEST

Yazz Number One Hair Studio opened for trading 19 years ago at a little shop in Yeadon with a small but enthusiastic team – some of the original members are still here today.

We have expanded our business and now have three salons: Rawdon – our flagship salon (incorporating Yazz Beauty), Yeadon – inside LA Fitness Centre and Guiseley, and now recently opened, in Leeds, a new Yazz Hairdressing Academy. We are currently recruiting NVQ level 2 and 3 students to join our hairdressing academy based in Yeadon, Leeds. For further information contact our Academy administrator on 0796 1226411

Paul Shakeshaft, the owner of the group of salons has always been keen to build the business and move the company forward within the hairdressing industry, ensuring that Yazz is definitely on the map.

We believe education is key – we employ a full time in-house educator who supports our trainees and keeps our Creative Team up to date with new techniques and cutting styles.

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We regularly attend seminars, cutting courses and are frequent visitors to the TIGI Academies in London and Manchester. Here we are encouraged to be bold with our creativity inspiring us to move forward and re-evaluate the things we have previously learnt. We come back into the salon with renewed enthusiasm and passion, in turn passing this on to clientele. We continually push ourselves – studying trends, practicing techniques, and more importantly listening and learning. We work in an environment where customer care is key; the service industry is extremely competitive so we work hard to ensure standards are always 110%. The levels of service and professionalism we expect from our team is exceptionally high, however in return for their commitment we offer great rewards including holidays to exotic locations such as Barbados, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Puerto Banus, Portugal, Italy, and the Costa del Sol.

In support of our on-going education policy, we invite TIGI to hold a seminar at our salon three times a year. Professionals from across the region attend, learning from TIGI Educators how to improve their cutting skills whilst at the same time sharing their own knowledge with us.

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For the fun side of our work we attend fashion shows, charity events and our artistic team are continually entering competitions with our photo shoot work. It is definitely fun but also hard work, requiring determination and dedication from everyone involved.

We’re very proud of our team’s achievements which include:

  • TIGI ‘Retail Hair Salon of the Year’ Winners
  • British Hairdressing ‘Business Awards’ 2 times finalists
  • TIGI ‘Inspiration Youth Team’ member for 7 consecutive Years
  • MATRIX ‘Destination Fame’ 3 times winners
  • Clothes Show Live Hair Awards Young Hair Dresser of the Year 3 times finalist
  • GOK WAN Clothes Roadshow hair stylists
  • The ‘BRADFORD BULLS CHEER LEADING TEAM’ hair stylists
  • L’Oreal Colour Trophy Ladies Regional Finalist
  • L’Oreal Colour Trophy Men’s Regional Finalist
  • L’Oreal Young Colourist Regional Award Finalist
  • L’Oreal Young Colourist Award Grand Finalist

Thanks for taking the time to read about us, it would be great to see you soon!

Paul and the Yazz Team.