I've been a hair stylist for over 14 years, with 10 year's city centre experience. I now live and work in the South Cumbria area. I specialise in ladies and gents cutting, and bridal & wedding hair. Vintage, contemporary, bohemian, or romantic - I have the skills and experience to do it all.
I'm easy-going, attentive and creative. Whether a classic cut, an informal wedding trial or a wedding party on the big day - I aim to put people at ease and ensure they enjoy the experience with hair to remember.
I've always had a love of hair and at aged 16 I got a job as an apprentice at a local South Cumbria salon. As a keen follower of fashion and the beauty industry I wanted to broaden my skills and experience life in the inner city. Aged 18 I moved to Manchester and undertook a private intensive cutting and styling course at Toni & Guy Academy. After excelling on the course I secured full time employment with the company, working in both Toni & Guy Manchester salons.
I enjoyed the buzz of the industry at large, in particular editorial hair and make-up so I decided to expand my qualifications and undertook a 3 year Make-up Artistry HND course at Manchester City College and a month-long intensive Editorial Make-Up course at Shepperton Studios, London.
After graduation, I gravitated back to hair and worked at a series of independent city centre salons in Manchester's trendy Northern Quarter. The last salon I worked at, Hedonist, was ran by two former Toni & Guy Art Directors and Academy tutors.
After getting married and moving back to the area to start a family, I began working freelance cutting & styling - fitting in my profession around bringing up my two children.
As well as my cutting, I also diversified into bridal & wedding hair. I've now done countless weddings across the Lake District and beyond, and find being a small part of a bride's special day brings a real job satifaction.
What my clients say
“Thank you Katie Tweedale for my perfect hair do for last night's awards ceremony. If anyone wants to feel like a 'million dollars' for any event then visit Katie!”
“Katie used to cut my hair when I lived in Manchester and I still travel to Katie for my hair chopping. Katie also did my hair for my wedding; a huge retro beehive, absolutely stunning. A truly talented and naturally gifted hairstylist, I always thank my lucky stars I came across Katie by chance during my time living in Manchester.”
“Katie was recommended to do mine and my bridesmaid’s hair for my wedding by a friend. I went round to Katie’s for a brew and a hair trial a couple of weeks before my wedding, I took a cut out from a magazine and a few pinterest photos. I was really happy with the result of the trial which put my mind at ease for the big day. On the day, I absolutely loved my hair, it was even better than the trial and just how I wanted it. We had a lovely morning getting ready and it was nice that Katie was part of it.”
“Katie absolutely "got me" and the look she created was perfect. I felt amazing on the big day - my hair was so beautiful. There's a photo of me crying whilst I was getting ready because I was so happy with what Katie did.”