This is me, Millie, the owner of the dumb brunette salon. I started my hairdressing journey 30 years ago at Mister M, a popular salon in Beeston where I had THE best training and worked with some of the best hairdressing talent around!

I opened my first salon in 2003 and had that for 10 years before I took a step back to concentrate on family life.
In 2013 I joined the wonderful team at Chess Hair and Beauty as a freelance stylist until in 2021, horrified by all the PPE waste brought on by COVID-19, I decided I needed to do something to tackle this environmental hardship contributed to by our industry.

‘The dumb brunette’ was born in July 2021 – named to challenge stereotypes within our industry (and to poke a little fun at my expense!!)  As well as wanting to provide a premium salon experience, we are passionate about reducing our impact on the environment. Our salon is mostly furnished using re-purposed items, we use green salon collective to dispose of our salon-generated waste such as hair, metals (used foils, tint tubes), plastic and general waste which is then recycled or used to generate green energy.

Our chosen in-house and retail product range I’m proud to say is Davines, a family-run company using ingredients obtained from renewable and eco-sustainable sources. A Certified B corporation company.

Thank you for being part of our journey, which is by no means finished, but a definite step in the right direction. Welcome to the dumb brunette salon