Joanna Employed

Joanna’s journey into the world of hairdressing began after a traumatic hair cut at the hands of her older sister, determined that this would never happen again, she joined Shine in 2007 as an assistant and completed her training with us in 2011. Quietly building her client base, Jo has become a much sort after part of the team.

Her focus is always about listening and working out exactly what her clients want. She sees this as the challenge that comes with every haircut, precision is high on her list of skills.

Jo loves the professional and friendly atmosphere at shine, though for her, the support and care that comes from her colleagues along with the smiles from happy clients makes each day more rewarding than the last. “hairdressing is a never ending learning experience, allowing for creativity and fresh ideas.”

In her spare time she loves to travel but mostly enjoys spending time with her new baby girl.

My Reviews

152 reviews with an average rating of 5.0
Salon Review
After I hurt my neck I couldn’t find anyone who could bring me any relief. I was lucky to find Joanna, who immediately eased my pain with her combination of acupuncture needles and use of the Bowen technique. Throughout my recovery she was very patient and supportive, providing a calming atmosphere and recommending exercises to help me get stronger and get back to my life.
Salon Review
Ipek T.
I saw Joanna when I was pregnant and overdue. My hope was to get some acupuncture to try to naturally coax labour, as well as to relax me. I’d had acupuncture elsewhere which hadn’t worked, but was so blown away by my experience with Joanna. She was so caring, diligent and really took the time on both treating me and talking me through what she was doing and offering a lot of helpful hints. I felt instantly different after our session and loved every moment. My only regret is not finding Joanna earlier! I’d definitely recommend her for anyone in pregnancy, whether it’s to relax or help encourage labour.
Salon Review
My partner urged me to book an appointment with Joanna because I was having problems with my knees which made walking, and especially stair climbing, a problem. I also had a longer term problem with insomnia which left me always feeling tired. My initial excuse for not seeing her was that I’d convinced myself that Joanna only treated women. This was reinforced because, for some Man reason, I could not accept that the Bowen treatment my partner had received could possibly be, for me, the success it was for her. That was how I went into the first treatment session. I came out a different person. Joanna is a careful listener, attentively observant and a perceptive deducer of things you think are either irrelevant or too sensitive to mention. Initial feelings of vulnerability dissipate once you appreciate that she cares. That empathy matched with delivery of effective treatment, in my case a combination of Bowen and acupuncture, proved to be a winning combination. I left that first treatment feeling I was floating on air with vanished pain and a need to head for my bed. There was some subsequent relapse but, after each treatment, this gradually diminished until, after half dozen or so appointments, I’m not only free of knee pain but now enjoy uninterrupted and lengthy sleep. It does work and I'm now embarrassed I was so reluctant to see her.
Salon Review
Victoria Nichols
I have been to many different hairdressing salons around London (mainly in Central London and the City) and this salon is by far the best I have found. Every member of staff you come into contact with is welcoming, friendly and professional helping you to have a really relaxed and pleasant experience. Joanna has been colouring and cutting my hair for 2 years and is absolutely fantastic - really lovely and a perfectionist in a subtle way! My colour is really even and glossy and my cut is exactly what I asked for. Thank you!
Thanks Victoria, I will pass on your kind words to Joanna, you will make her day.
Salon Review
Katie Reeve - Tucker
Always impeccable! I love my local Shine. The team is fabulous both on the floor with hair and the treatments that I have experienced were gorgeous too. Jo is a favourite of mine. She usually does my hair. X