Neil Hopkins

Director and Boss Man!

Neil opened Indigo’s doors in 2006 after 20 years of working as a self employed stylist. He wanted a place to grow a team of experienced stylists in a creative and relaxing environment for both staff and clients alike. After 12 years on Regent street, Boss man Neil opened Indigo’s new doors on the Parade in January 2018.

When Neil’s not in the salon you will often find him assisting top session stylists such as Eugene Souliman, Duffy, Martin Cullen, on fashion shows across the world. Once he’s home and back behind a chair at Indigo expect him to create the perfect look, men and women alike. He understands that a lot of women want to be feminine and glamorous without looking ‘overdone.’ Neil has an eye for detail paying attention to what style suits the individual, ensuring every client leaves with a style perfectly tailored to them. He also helps clients achieve their look at home with expert styling tips and practical advice.

Neil is now spending less time behind the chair, while he focuses on the business side of things (and is often our in house odd job man!).

Samantha Lea

Salon Manager and Glamour Puss

After being a client of Neil’s for ten years, he finally talked Sam into working for him! Working as our fabulous front of house Manager since 2010, you will find Sam usually is the first face you see as you walk into Indigo. Ready with a smile, a warm welcome (and a bit of glamour) she kicks starts your Indigo experience. We really don’t know what we would do without her!
Completed courses at Indigo

• 2022 - Ultimate Reception Course
• 2017 – Aveda Skin Care
• 2017 – My Aveda
• 2015 – Aveda Effective Team Meetings
• 2014 – Aveda Benchmarking for Success
• 2014 – Aveda Maximising your Front Desk

Adele Smith

Director and Baking Enthusiast

We call her ‘The Swan’ mainly because she has the ability to glide around the salon in the calmest of manners. Neil’s right hand (wo)man and adviser...Indigo would be lost without her. A truly amazing hairdresser and the top of her game in all fields – she is an Aveda colour ambassador. Adele has a thirst for knowledge and loves developing her techniques. Her ability of just ‘knowing’ the right look for each client is an art form in itself. When she’s not baking up a storm in the kitchen, you will find her creating flawless, wearable and lived in hair, for real people.

•2022  - Beyond Balayage @ Human Kind Hair

•2021 - Lived in Hair @ Emily Mander

•2021 - Shag/Mullets @ Not Another Salon

•2020 - Curl by Curl @ Springs is in the hair

• 2020 – Beyond Balayage w/ Samantha Cusick
• 2020 – Bridal Hair w/ Hannah Taylor
• 2019 – Aveda Vibrants
• 2019 – Bleach applications – Not another salon
• 2018 – Freehand and balayage techniques – Not another salon
• 2016 -L’Oreal 20:20 – Balayage with Jack Howard
• 2016 – L’Oreal 5 minute hair up workshop
• 2016 – L’Oreal Bridal hair workshop
• 2015 – L’Oreal Balayage Free Hand & Ombre Techniques
• 2015 – Aveda Colour Ambassador Training
• 2014 – Aveda Balayage
• 2014 – Aveda Full Spectrum Deep
• 2013 – Bumble and Bumble Styling Foundation
• 2013 – Sassoon ABC Cutting
• 2012 – Foundation Degree in Leadership and Management – Staffordshire University
• 2012 – Aveda Style Systems
• 2012 – Aveda Contemporary Creatives
• 2011 – Aveda Innovative Cutting
• 2011 – Aveda Innovative Colour
• 2010 – Aveda Product Knowledge

Danielle Lee

Director and Pocket Rocket

Though she be little, she is fierce!’ and we mean that in the nicest possible way. Danielle demonstrates a vast knowledge of all things hair, including being an Aveda colour ambassador – she is always our go to girl when we need a second opinion on our colour pallet choice. She has a unique understanding of what styles and shapes that best suit the individual. Danielle also coordinates all of Indigos in house training and workshops for our junior members of staff. Working for Indigo since 2008 she has worked her way to the top of the Indigo ladder.
Completed courses at Indigo

• 2019 – Aveda Vibrants
• 2019 – NVQ assessors course
• 2018 – NVQ level 3
• 2018 – L’Oreal 5 minute hair up tips and tricks
• 2017 – L’Oreal 20:20 Balayage with Jack Howard
• 2015 – Aveda Colour Ambassador Training
• 2014 Cultivate Your Colour
• 2014 Balayage
• 2013 Aveda Product Knowledge
• 2011 Legendary Classic
• 2010 Contemporary Foil Placement
• 2009 Consultation
• 2009 My Aveda

• Fundamental hair loss 2022

Elizabeth Harris

Creative Director - always got her dancing shoes on!

Elizabeth is your go to girl for a relaxed experience with a friendly smile.
Her natural and honest approach enables her to understand what is best suited for the individual, and she strives for the perfect experience for every appointment.

A lover of natural curls, she'll help you learn how to manage those coils at home, so they can be worn to their best potential! and if you’re looking for a style to look as good as the day you leave the salon – she’ll give you some tips to make your hair look as glamorous but effortless on a rainy Tuesday as it does on a Saturday night.

Completed Courses at Indigo
• 2022 - Curl by Curl @ Spring is in the hair

• 2017 – L’Oreal 5 minute hair up
• 2017 – L’Oreal 20:20 Balayage with Jack Howard
• 2016 – Aveda Men
• 2015 – Social Media
• 2014 – Master your Mix
• 2014 – Pure Foiling
• 2013 – Full Spectrum Deep
• 2013 – Hair Colour Systems
• 2013 – Productivity

Jeni Aldridge

Creative Director and Millinery Master

Jeni, our super cool and stylish Creative Director who always pulls out an amazing coloured coat! Experienced and passionate, Jeni has a varied and creative background, specialising in occasion hair, including Vintage Styling. She has worked with some of the top names in The Fashion Show industry and loves nothing more than a creative challenge, making people feel and look fabulous. A fun, approachable, chatty gal who will make your experience at Indigo one to remember. 

  • Aveda Systems and Solutions
  • Aveda formulate with confidence
  • Davines editorial hair up
  • Pulp Riot colour course
  • Schwarzkopf Colour advanced
  • Level 1, 2 & 3NVQ

Chloe Greaves

senior Stylist and Festival Queen

Our braiding sensation and styling queen, will not only get you festival ready but she’ll create hair that shows off the best version of you! Another home grown talent of Indigo, Chloe started as an apprentice and has now developed her own unique style. Joining the creative team of stylists she’s often called for work on Fashion week and hair exhibitions. Chloe is very approachable, a great listener with a fun and playful attitude to hair. She will make your Indigo experience the best it can be.

Completed courses at Indigo

• 2022 - Session Hair with Mark Francome-Painter

• 2021 - Colour Master 2021 

• 2020 – Aveda Full Spectrum Deep Systems
• 2020 – Aveda Core Men
• 2019 – Aveda Kinetic Colour Vibrants
• 2019 – Aveda Core Cutting 1 & 2
• 2017 – My Aveda
• 2017 – Aveda Systems & Solutions

•Blonding Collection the Perfect Canvas 2022

Ellie Deeley

Senior Stylist

Ellie’s natural eye (something you can’t teach) means her approach to hair is effortless.

An Orbie ambassador, she is often called backstage assisting Anna Chapman. Another lover of curls, Ellie will ensure your hair is beautiful but manageable, with an edge! From a Mullet to soft and natural, she's got you covered!

Definitely one to watch.
Completed courses at Indigo
• 2020 Aveda Core Creative
• 2019 Aveda Core Cutting
• 2019 Aveda Formulate with Confidence
• 2019 Aveda Hair Colour Solutions
• 2019 Aveda Hair Colour Systems

• 2020 - Aveda Colour Systems 

• 2020 - Aveda Colour Solutions 

• 2021- Colour Master 

• 2022 - Afro Texture Cutting Course 

Lucie Martin

Senior Stylist

Lover of colour, Lucie's calm manner is irreplaceable in the salon. An orbie ambassador, which means she is a product queen! Her desire to give a look that’s not trendy, but on trend  will have you feeling relaxed in her hands & leaving a million dollars!

Completed courses at Indigo
• 2019 Aveda Core Cutting
• 2019 Aveda Formulate with Confidence
• 2019 Aveda Hair Colour Solutions
• 2019 Aveda Hair Colour Systems

• 2020 - Express Hair Colour 

• 2021 - Enlightener Inspired Blonde

• 2021 - Colour Master 2021

• FS Hair Colour Systems 2022

•FS Hair Colour Solutions 2022

•Blonding Collection the Perfect Technique 2022

Grace Johnson

Stylist/Hair up stylist and belle of the ball

Grace joined the Indigo team after a career change in 2020 (about two weeks prior to a national lockdown!)
After offering occasion and bridal styling in her spare time, Grace wanted to retrain and also work as a salon stylist.
Her natural flare, and effortless touch, was obvious immediately! 

Wedding or event hair is usually her domain, but she loves being behind the chair in the salon too, building relationships with her clients, to offer them the perfect individual look! 

• 2022 - NVQ Level 2

• 2022 - Aveda Colour Systems 

• 2022 - Aveda Colour Solutions 

• Instagramable Hair with Bea Carmichael 2022

• Blonding Collection the Perfect Canvas 2022

• Freehand hair painting masterclass 2022

• Salon Retail Experience Ambassador 2022

Eryn McNally

Graduate Stylist & Brunch Babe!

Indigo got a little bit brighter when Eryn joined the ranks. A ray of sunshine who never fails to put a smile on your face. She’s an absolute joy and a total beaut! Eryn’s impeccable style reflects in her work and she always knows how to style up any client. Training is something she does well and continues to build on her Indigo knowledge. Our Eryn knows what works and works it well!  

• 2022 - NVQ Level 2

• 2022 - Aveda Colour Systems 

• 2022 - Aveda Colour Solutions 

• Instagramable hair with Bea Carmichael 2022

Lucy Kindness 

Graduate stylist

Our lovely Lucy, what can we say…..a gentle, kind soul inside and out. After completing her apprenticeship with us, she is the first to achieve a distinction in all 9 units of her hairdressing training (Well Done Girl!) and so we were more than delighted to offer her a graduate stylist position here at Indigo.
Lucy already has a strong colour knowledge and particularly is enjoying cutting and styling. We look forward to watching Lucy blossom further in her career and building on her growing clientele.

  • level 2 hair professional August 2023 (distinction)
  • apprenticeship 2021-2023
  • Aveda colour systems October 2022
  • Aveda colour solutions October 2022
  • Aveda blonding collection: perfect technique November 2022


Registered Nurse and Aesthetics Angel 

Our wonderful Bettina, Registered Nurse, Independent Nurse Prescriber and leading Lady of Skin Time aesthetics . Bettina has been an Aesthetic Practitioner for 10 years and is proficient in administering Botox and Dermal Fillers. Bettina’s calming and reassuring nature will ensure you receive the highest level of treatment. Her aim is to ‘freshen, not freeze’ offering only the best in facial rejuvenation.Indigo is delighted to have Bettina on our team and forever grateful for keeping us looking at our best. 

  • Aesthetics practitioner for over 10 years
  • Independent nurse prescriber 
  • Botulinum Toxin type A (Botox)
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Registered general Nurse
  • Qualified over 30 years & experience in both NHS & private sector

Zoe Rogers

Receptionist - front of house/Nail Technician & surrey girl

After relocating to Warwickshire, Zoe joined the Indigo clan in 2019 – Dividing her time between front of house and our nail bar. On reception Zoe works her magic, effortlessly organising the entire team (and often clients!) Always going that extra mile to make you comfortable!

With 13 years experience as a nail technician, Zoes passion for nails is contagious! An utter perfectionist, she has a level of attention to detail we didn’t know was possible!

Nail appointments with Zoe are available Thursdays – Saturdays (where possible this can also be done during your colour development!)

• 2022 - Ultimate Reception Course

Stefania Caserta


The Italian Beauty

Stefania is our wonderful full time receptionist, who makes up one third of our ‘power house’ reception team. You may not catch her the minute we open though, as her watch is still set to Italian time!
Stefania previously worked within hospitality in both Italy and the UK and this shows in her caring and hardworking nature. She is the face behind Indigo’s online sales and efficiently makes sure everyone receives their hair parcels on time. What a treat!
Coffee in hand, she is trying her best to teach the Indigo Fam a little Italian…..might take a while…..but luckily she’s here to stay.

We are also assisted by a wide team of helpers! From receptionists to our apprentices and trainees – the next era of stylists – we couldn’t do our job without them!