Meet Shropshire’s styling supremo…
Ashley Gamble goes from strength to strength as one of the Midlands’ most dynamic and driven hairstylists.
Ashley has always been one of the Midlands’ most creative hairstylists and his new eponymous salon goes from strength to strength, the Shropshire style supremo just keeps getting better and better.
Starting his career some 15 years ago in the award-winning Royston Blythe salon, Ashley quickly learned the ropes – both on the salon floor and in the photo studio. In 2007, Ashley achieved a place on the acclaimed Fellowship for British Hairdressing F.A.M.E. Team – the ultimate ‘finishing school’ for emerging hairdressing talent. Shortly after, he landed a place as a finalist as Newcomer of the Year at the 2010 British Hairdressing Awards, firmly cementing his place as one to watch and developing his name in the industry – he’s since finalised at the awards ten times, marking him out as one of the country’s most promising hairstylists.
In 2014, Ashley and his wife and business partner, Stephanie, launched their own salon. The eponymous business is a luxurious haven, bringing big-city salon quality to the picturesque Shropshire market town of Shifnal. Now boasting 17 members of staff, the space is a creative hub, allowing the team to flex their artistic skills on shoots and shows and enabling clients to enjoy exceptional commercial cuts and colours in glitzy surroundings.
As well as running the business, Ashley specialises in cut and styling. With a knack for precision cutting and an eye for a beautiful blow-dry, Ashley is also a bridal hair expert and is renowned for his age-defying hair up styles. His hair skills were honed not just in salon, but on photo shoots for glossy mags and backstage at London Fashion Week. This shoot experience has also left Ashley equipped with extensive art direction and production knowledge; something which he continues to use both in his own work and when mentoring team members and other stylists on set.