The Team


Get to know our friendly and professional team of beauty therapists and hair stylists.

Kimberley Oates

Owner of Simply Stunning | Beauty & Massage Therapist

Hi, I’m Kim,

I have owned Simply Stunning Hair and Beauty for the past 8 years. Previously to having my salon I was a self employed beauty therapist for 2 years, and also worked at a prestigious spa in the Cotswolds.

Since I was in primary school I knew that I wanted to become a beauty therapist, and I am still hugely passionate about the beauty industry.

I thrive on training in new treatments and using new products, and I always try to be as knowledgeable as possible to help my clients and my employees with make up, skincare tips etc.

As a salon owner I strive to bring innovative treatments in to salon and local area.

Personally I have so many favourite treatments, I have spent many years mastering waxing techniques, especially intimate waxing.

I find skin care fascinating and love being able to prescribe the best products for my clients needs. I am very interested in non surgical treatments like CACI facials and Plasma Pen treatments for loose, sagging skin. I also offering Microblading, which is semi permanent make up for your eyebrows.

Most weekends you will find me at a gorgeous wedding venue in the surrounding areas beautifying a bride and bridal party. I love to spend the morning with them, getting them ready and in their dress etc. It’s such a pleasure to be involved with the bridal party.

Laura Price | Senior Stylist

I chose to be a hair stylist whilst still at high school, I always seemed to have a flare for creating different styles.

After qualifying my level 3 apprenticeship I embarked on three contracts sailing onboard international cruise ships. I learnt so much whilst being onboard, especially occasion hair as this was a essential for the captains formal nights.

Now I love nothing more that making my clients feel amazing about themselves. In the salon I specialise in all aspects of hairdressing from colouring and cutting, to barbering and perming. My clients mean the world to me, and I look forward to catching up with them.

One of my specialist skills has to be bridal hair. I enjoy going to many different venues across the country and seeing so many beautiful brides.

Lucy Leach | Senior Stylist

I’m Lucy and I live in the Forest Of Dean.

I have always wanted to be a hairdresser, ever since being a child. I used to cut my Barbie’s hair, and would always be changing the hair my hairdressing dolls head.

I used to have my hair highlighted when I was younger and was always fascinated watching the process.

I started my hairdressing journey with a apprenticeship, and moved on and qualified in the same salon.

When I joined the team at Simply Stunning, I found more confidence from deep inside, and I believe this shines everyday.

I specialise in colouring, especially balayages, and love creating a new cut and style for a client.

I have a beautiful clientele and still love welcoming new clients in to the salon.

Kirsty | Beauty Therapist

Hi, I’m Kirsty!

I have been a beauty therapist and nail tech for 3 years. My favourite treatment is a gel manicure, I really enjoy being creative and playing with new unique designs.

Lash extensions are also a huge passion of mine, I love to see the before and after photos.

My favourite part of my job is making you all feel and look amazing.