Meet The Team

Meet the team at Melanie Richard’s Hair & Beauty Salon in Peterborough. We deliver the best hair cuts, colours, anti-aging treatment, massage, lash & brow services and spray tanning in the Peterborough area. 

Meet Our Hair Team…



Creative Designer, Natasha has already trained at the inspirational Sassoon Academy, passing her ABC cutting the Vidal Sassoon Way and at Wella where she gained skills and knowledge of their extensive colour range. So if you are looking for a killer balayage Natasha is your girl! She has also passed the first stage of GHD hair up techniques and is very creative! Looking for the perfect curl? Natasha has extensive knowledge of all things wavy thanks to attending the GHD curling secrets course.  Read top tips & advice from Natasha on how to achieve the perfect curl by clicking

What's your go-to Melanie Richard's Hair Boutique product?

Olaplex - it's amazing! I love the way it makes the hair stronger, shiner and healthier! I think everyone should be using it, it's a miracle!

Who is your favourite celebrity hair-do?

I'm in love with Sarah Jessica Parkers new bleach blonde bob, it really suits her face shape and skin tone! This has definitely been the year for the chop, I love a bob!

What inspires your sense of style?

I've never really followed a style and can be quite random in my dress sense, but I do love dark colours with bright lipstick, that's always my go to!

What three words best describe you?

Enthusiastic, friendly and caring.

Tell us a random fact about you!

I've done a sky dive from 33, 000 feet!  


Sophia has recently made it through to the semi-finals of a top Wella hairdressing competition – Xposure. XPOSURE is a hairdressing competition solely aimed at hairdressing students to help show case their creativity and passion for hair. Sophia had to create a hair cut and colour that was both commercial and on trend.  Sophia is also a Great Lengths Hair Extensionist. Hair Extensions are a great way to add length, texture, volume or a simple pop of colour to your natural hair - why not pop in and have a FREE consultation with Sophia? Looking for the best spray tan in Peterborough to get that perfect golden glow? Sophia is trained in spray tanning and will leave yu looking bronzed and beautiful! Read Sophia’s top tips on how best to maintain your hair colour

What’s your go to product?

The Wella Fusion range is my favourite because it protects your hair from breakage and keeps hair silky soft, it smells amazing too!

Favourite celebrity hair do this year?

There's just too many to choose from, they all look so glamorous!

What inspires you’re sense of style?

Pinterest and Instagram are great for inspiration, I think it's a great way to keep up with trends and get new ideas.

Three words to describe me?

I'm friendly, bubbly and passionate.

What are your favourite things in hairdressing?

I love colouring, it's something that allows you to be creative and I can't wait to learn more!
Meet Chelsea…  

What’s your go-to Melanie Richard’s Hair Boutique product?

Olaplex! I love how much it makes an impact on my client’s hair and how it can be used with your usual hair colouring service to give strength, shine and vibrant colour to even the most over-processed hair.

Who has your favourite celebrity hair?

Caroline flack is always on point with her hair! No matter if it’s a sleek blunt cut or relaxed, sun kissed blonde waves. Also, Holly Willoughby’s Lob is always a popular choice!

What inspires your sense of style?

I follow a lot of different people on Instagram to follow what the latest trends are and I love how their sense of fashion varies! I’m always influenced by their style and it encourages me to experiment with my look.

What three words best describe you?

Kind, creative and thoughtful.

What are your favourite things in hairdressing?

I enjoy bridal & special occasion hairstyling.  From intricate up do’s to relaxed half up half down styles – I love them all! I also love to transform hair with a bold new colour.

What’s your go-to Melanie Richard’s Hair Boutique product?

Olaplex - it is my absolute favourite product especially when using bleach during a colouring service.   I love how it leaves clients hair feeling amazing and can give strength, shine and vibrant colour to even the most over-processed hair. 

Who has your favourite celebrity hair?

Claudia Winkleman.  She has the most fantastic, shiny hair! I like Chloe Kardashian's hair too as she is always switching her look.

What inspires your sense of style?

Everything! I love flicking through magazines and seeing what’s hot on the cat walk and then I use the Highstreet shops to put my own spin on it!

What three words best describe you?

Happy, caring, funny

What are your favourite things in hairdressing?

I love all styles of hair cuts, from modern, contemporary fashion looks to short choppy crops. I also like to transform hair using colour and I specialise in gent’s hair cutting.

Meet Our Beauty Team… 

What is your name? Hannah What is your job title? Beauty Therapist. How long have you been qualified in beauty? 7 years. Which beauty treatment do you absolutely love doing? Facials. Why do you love doing this treatment? I enjoy doing facials as I love seeing the amazing results that can be achieved. Plus, I love the confidence boost it gives my clients when they see their skin looking rejuvenated and glowing. I also enjoy doing eye & brow treatments such as an eyebrow wax, lash tint or LVL lashes.  When clients look in the mirror and can see how much these simple treatments have defined their eyes and highlighted their features is great. What do you love about working at Melanie Richard's Hair & Beauty Salon in Peterborough? I love the whole zen and the relaxing feeling there is in our beauty rooms. Plus, Melanie Richard’s Hair & Beauty salon uses my favourite skin care brand Elemis. Which celebrity would you like to see walk into your salon? Beyoncé. Which treatment would you give them? Having had 3 children, I'm sure Beyoncé would love a relaxing full body massage! If you had to live on a desert island, which three beauty products would you take with you? Elemis Pro collagen marine cream, Rehydration ginseng toner and Papaya enzyme peel exfoliating mask. What is your ultimate ambition? To continue to learn lots of new skills and to keep up to date with the latest beauty treatments and techniques. How would you describe yourself in three words? Friendly, good listener, caring