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About us




Gill and I founded our first business in Exeter in 1974. Top quality hairdressing skills together with friendly professional approach to customer services, soon gained the salon an excellent reputation attracting clients from a wide radius. Thus expanding the Exeter salon and also further afield to Wiltshire, Taunton and Exmouth. During this time we opened the beauty dept. This then being the 3rd beauty salon. After 32 years in 2006 we sold all of the businesses with a team of 35 employees. We took a couple of years out and then I soon realized how much I was missing the interaction with clients and my team. Therefore we opened The Longbrook salon along with our son James who has proved to be a phenomenal hair stylist and also a product trainer with Keune international. James and I enjoy working together engaging a friendly professional atmosphere within the business with our superb team. Service care and creativity is what we strive for and this has reaped The Longbrook Salon a strong clientele. We are always here to help you achieve the very best for you either in hair or beauty. You take the time we will always take the care.

Richard Beaumont


Meet the Team


Richard Beaumont

Richard has been pioneering hairdressing for the past forty years in the north and south of England. Richards Gift of hairdressing is innovative and creative, understanding the in-depth science of hair and puts his passion onto everyone who works with him. This gift has been handed down to James who now follows in Richard's footsteps together building a strong talented dedicated team at the Longbrook salon. “I design hair around the individual, be assured your personal hair design will be effective in statement every time”


James Beaumont - Senior Creative Designer

James Beaumont leading the longbrook team with his casual relaxed charming personality, working also as a creative support specialist for Keune uk, presenting and training other salons in the art of hair colouring techniques. ‘Everything I do in creating a male- female hairstyle or hair colour is designed especially for the individual. Every look is tailor made for my client and their life style. If your hair feels good, you will feel great’.


Sue Sutton - Senior Creative Style Designer

I have been in the hairdressing industry for 35 years. I have always been passionate about all aspects of hairdressing from the innitial consultation to an intense coloring. I look forward to every working day and working with the Longbrook team allows my creativity to grow of which makes me and most importantly my clients very happy.






Louise Ashelford - Senior Creative Designer

I have been in the hairdressing Industry for 20 years and during this time I have had the opportunity to work with very talented hair designers, including Richard Beaumont. In 2014 I welcomed the opportunity to join Richard, James and their team at the Longbrook salon Exeter. I am a perfectionist in all aspects of my hairdressing; all of my clients will receive my undivided attention, my mission is to make each and every one feel valued and feel great about themselves.

Working at the Longbrook salon enables me to be creative and indulge in my love of photographic work and video sessions to show case to the public my creative skills, style designing, cutting and coloring. I welcome the opportunity to work with dressing long hair and liken this to a fresh canvas to create my own work of art!

Working in our relaxed, friendly, professional atmosphere enables my creativity to shine through.


Sam Thorpe - Artistic designer

Xmas 2009 I was bulldozed into the Longbrook salon to help with teas and coffees, I found myself transfixed watching James design both ladies & gents hair, within two days I had a career change from training to be a Sports Therapist to a Hair Stylist. Richard offered me an apprenticeship and with James and the team’s expertise and their first class training I achieved my goal. (Thank you guys). Now Three years later I have the privileged position of Hair designer. I love all aspects of my position designing and coloring but what I also love and what makes me feel very privileged is to having the interaction with all my clients, male & female, seeing them return and catching up with their lives. FANTASTIC


Alice Whale - Style Designer

I was thrilled to be offered the position at the Longbrook Salon. I am a dedicated creative stylist and love working with a creative passionate team. I love all aspects of my work including creative colouring and more. I also specialise in Great Lengths Hair extensions, a natural way to give body and length to any hair style, as well as specialising in hair up for weddings, special events. A celebrity wedding is included in my portfolio. I am totally committed to all my clients, listening to their needs and requirements, always giving my undivided attention. I look forward to the rest of my journey at the Longbook Salon.


Sharon Thorpe

After working for Richard over the last 20 years it was a privilege when he asked me to join him at the Longbrook salon. Being front of house allows me the opportunity of looking after the client’s needs, bookings, refreshments and just catching up with the small talk. We have a fantastic client base and every day is just like meeting up with your friends. I work with a fantastic energetic and talented team of hair designers and therapists. I could not wish for a better position. Every day I start and finish with a smile.


Callum Bishop - Style Designer

Having completed my NVQ ladies and gents hairstyling at the Longbrook salon, i am totally committed to my clients. Everyday i have the privilege of meeting different people and helping them get the feel good factor from my design skills. Working with the Longbrook team, being involved in photo shoots for all aspects of hairdressing is always inspiring and great fun. I give my clients 100% of my attention always and look forward to the days ahead.


 Rebecca Roberts - Style Designer 

I was always interested in hair since an early age, fixated on watching my hair dresser so I thought I’d give hair a go. I started doing friends hair from home while working six days a week not doing my dream job.  I jumped at the chance to train at the college which was the best thing I ever did and now I get to work in a salon with a great atmosphere, opportunities and a friendly team and clients. I love all parts of hairdressing. I see myself as very fortunate to being doing a job which I enjoy very much.

I am a very cheery,  patient person and always happy to make my clients feel great about themselves.look forward to meeting you! 





Martyna Grudzien - Beauty Therapist

I am totally committed to my position as Senior Beauty therapist. I thoroughly enjoy all aspects of giving beauty treatments from an eyebrow tidy to an intensive facial. I have been told my treatments are meticulous as I have an eye for detail. I take pride in all of my work and enjoy helping other therapists in achieving their goal. My satisfaction is knowing I have made everyone of my clients feel special and fulfilled. I enjoy every working day at the Longbrook salon.

Hannah Bateman - Beauty Therapist

I joined the beauty department in September 2015 after qualifying at Exeter College, gaining distinctions in most areas of beauty treatments. I am now enjoying this new experience at the Longbrook salon, finding the staff and customers a joy! My skills are being enhanced by the additional training courses that I have attended, which I enjoyed very much. My specialist areas are pedicures and individual eyelash extensions. It's a wonderful feeling seeing clients leave the salon feeling good about themselves, it gives me a great sense of achievement! I have been complimented on my beauty skills, which makes me feel confident in my abilities. I'm looking forward to what the future holds for me in the beauty industry.





"I have been a very satisfied client of Richard Beaumont for many years, because the quality of his cutting and colouring is superb. The salon has a relaxing ambiance and the staff are professionally trained to a high standard and give the impression of enjoying working as a team. If you are looking for a stylish, modern salon with a high standard of customer service and staff who make you feel welcome and really listen to your requirements, I would recommend the Richard Beaumont Longbrook Salon without hesitation."

- Mrs Coyne Budleigh Salterton Devon.


"I have been a client of Richards for approx 35 years. Richards attention to detail is second to none. Richard understands the science aspect of hair and I have never been disappointed with the high level of service he offers."

- Mrs J Richards, Provence France


"Had a fantastic restyle & colour, super stylish salon with attentive service from the staff. Lovely coffee and the latest magazines to relax with along with beautiful scarfs and accessories on sale should you want to treat yourself. A vibrant, feel good salon in the heart of Exeter with easy parking."

- Zoe & Michael Caines


"I've been having my hair cut by Richard Beaumont for over 20 years and despite a recent move to Kent I now make the 200 mile journey for my haircut. Richard has always paid great attention to detail and shown patience and knowledge of what suits my hair and lifestyle.

The salon has a relaxed atmosphere with staff who are friendly and personable who provide an excellent professional service. I would have no hesitation in highly recommending Richard and his team to anyone considering using the salon for the first time."

- Karen Holland - Kent


"I was introduced to the Richard Beaumont salon on a day trip to Exeter during 2013, I was introduced by a friend who had been a client of Richards for many years. Despite visiting the salon being a 3 hour round trip for me I wouldn't contemplate life with any other hairdresser. I have never been happier with my hair. They have always achieved exactly the cut and color I ask for and are true experts in coloring but also cutting to flatter my natural curl, my hair is so well cut now I never have blow dry it anymore. I love the relaxing chatty atmosphere. No matter where I end up in the world I will continue my bimonthly pilgrimages to Richard Beaumont at The Longbrook salon."

- Martha Sitwell


"A visit to a salon for hair and beauty should be an experience that you want to repeat ad recommend to friends, which is exactly why I regularly visit the Richard Beaumont Salon. I have known Richard and Jill for many years and believe that they are a "cut above" in so many ways. They manage to create the perfect balance of professionalism and relaxation. Richard with his skill and ability along with his choice of high quality products enables him to achieve a unique style of excellence."

- Jenny Goode