Meet The Team

  • Director

    Marco Leonetti

    Marco opened his first salon at the age of 18 and has continued to achieve excellence throughout his career, first with Avant Garde Salon and now with Utopia Salon.

    This year sees Marco celebrate 35 years in business. During that time his career has taken him all over ..Read More

  • Colette Leonetti
    Director

    Colette Leonetti

    I have worked with Marco for 27 years and we have been married for 25 years. Together we have built truly professional salons. I would describe myself as a dedicated team member. I love working with the girls, some of which have grown up together!

  • Tina Curphey
    General Manager

    Tina Curphey

    I have worked with Marco for 31 years. I started as a receptionist before becoming a charge hand and then manageress about 15 years ago.
    The most satisfying part of my role as Manageress is the satisfaction that our clients experience.
    From the moment they walk into the ..Read More

  • Kirsty Grimshaw
    Manager

    Kirsty Grimshaw

    Hi, I'm Kirsty and have newly been promoted to Salon Manager. I completed my full time college course in 2006, I then joined Toni&Guy, and attended a six week intense cutting course at the Toni&Guy Academy. After working with Toni&Guy for two years, I joined Utopia. I have worked ..Read More

  • Natalie Winter
    Style Director

    Natalie Winter

    Hi, having completed all my training with Marco I went on to run my own salon for several years prior to the arrival of my family. Coming back to work with Marco is like coming home, and with over 29 years of experience I feel I have a lot to offer the senior team.

  • Caroline Cain
    Style Director

    Caroline Starkey

    Manx Born and trained on Island. Whilst working for Marco at Avantgarde - I then moved to Italy, Bologna where I carried on my hairdressing chain 'I Brunelleschi Parrucchieri' and successfully managed one of their salons.I returned to the island several years ago , married a manx ..Read More

  • Anita Rice
    Style Director

    Anita Rice

    Hi, originally trained by Marco, I have now been back working with Marco for 14 years having left to have my three children. I work part-time and love all aspects of my hairdressing but particularly bridal and up styles.

  • Style Director

    Sharlene Miller

    I have been hairdressing for more than 32 years. Having trained with Marco, I have extensive experience in all aspects of hairdressing. I am a good team player and enjoy sharing my experience and knowledge with the rest of the team. I enjoy all areas of my job, but have always fe ..Read More

  • Liz Annett
    Style Director

    Liz Annett

    I have worked for Marco for over 32 years, during which I have built up a great client base.
    I love the fact that everyone gets on really well and that the salon is so professional. I enjoy every single aspect of hairdressing!

  • Susie Bell
    Style Director

    Susie Bell

    I came to work for Marco in 1996 having trained and worked for a top salon in Northern Ireland.
    Throughout my 30 years of hairdressing I have gained a host of skills including management, Perm and colour Specialist.
    I love my job and enjoy being in a busy salon environm ..Read More

  • Adel Ellison
    Style Director

    Adel Ellison

    I have been hairdressing for over 30 years and enjoy it now as much as when I first started. During that period I also managed one of Marco's previous salons. My best attributes are my ability to work with colour — both colour corrections and fashion colours — and my ability ..Read More

  • Style Director

    Helen Howard

    I returned to work at Utopia after taking 6 months off to travel throughout Australia and New Zealand.
    I have been working as a Style Director and TiGi Products Ambassador since 2002. I enjoy the everyday working environment of a busy salon, especially the cutting and colour ..Read More

  • Joanne Poultney
    Style Director

    Joanne Poultney

    During my time at Utopia I have been lucky enough to go on many courses in the Island and in the UK, all of which have given me the opportunity to meet many influential people within the profession.
    I enjoy creative colouring and cutting the most as it gives me the chance to ..Read More

  • Lisa Lyon
    Style Director

    Lisa Lyon

    I am one of the senior girls in the salon, having been hairdressing for over 32 years! One of the nicest things about the job is seeing my regular clients who have been coming to the salon for years, plus meeting new clients.
    I enjoy working with fashion colours and putting ..Read More

  • Style Director

    Charlotte Campbbell

    I have been working at Utopia since 2005 and I am enjoying being a part of the Utopia family. I love all aspects of hairdressing but I particularly enjoy up-styling and cutting Ladies and Gents. I've returned to work part-time having had the new arrival of my baby girl ''Nya'' ba ..Read More

  • Style Director

    Sophie Norman

    Hi my name is Sophie I have returned to the Utopia Senior Styling team after 8 years of gathering valuable experiences from other top Salons on the Island for which I am thankful. I started my training with Marco and will continue to progress my skills here. I love the glamor sty ..Read More

  • Style Director

    Naomi Macarroll

    Hi my name is Naomi. I have just returned to the Utopia styling team having gathered experience from both other Douglas Salons and in Ulster, Northern Ireland of where my family originate. I have accumulated over 8 years experience in the industry enjoying all aspects of hair dre ..Read More

  • Hailie
    Style Director

    Hailie Bridge

    I have recently returned to the Island for a break from travelling around South Africa and South east Asia. I have been with Utopia since I qualified in 2008!Love all aspects of my job and am very passionate about my work.

  • Abbi Hunt
    Style Director

    Abbi Hunt

    Hi I am Abbi and having completed my training with Utopia as a Junior Stylist, I gathered valuable experience over the years to develop my skills and have recently been promoted to Senior Stylist. I have won several local 'Stylist Awards' and had Bridal work featured in National ..Read More

  • Natalie "Tilly" Skelly
    Senior Stylist

    Natalie "Tilly" Skelly

    Hi my name is Tilly, I joined Utopia having completed my training with another well known Douglas salon, joining the team here has helped develop my creative skills and general growth as a hair stylist. I joined at 'Stylist' level and have recently been promoted to 'Senior Stylis ..Read More

  • Neisha Ellison
    Senior Stylist

    Neisha Ellison

    I enjoy being part of the Utopia team which has been a great challenge for me since I qualified here. Building a client base has been my main focus over the years and my mother Adel has been a massive help and inspiration to me. I look forward to my future progression.

  • Lauren Curphy
    Junior Stylist

    Lauren Curphey

    Hi my name is Lauren and I am qualified in NVQ level 2 in hairdressing and part of the Junior Stylist team. I started here in the summer of 2012 when I was only 15 as a part time junior. I have enjoyed my progression and all training that has been offered to me. My main goal now ..Read More

  • Chelsea McClatchey
    Junior Stylist

    Chelsea McClatchey

    Hi my name is Chelsea McClatchey I have worked for Marco since 2011 I started as a Saturday girl and have progressed now to a Junior Stylist. I have finished my Level 3 NVQ in Hairdressing through the IOM college and have been focusing on building my own clientele to maintain my ..Read More

  • Terri Beech
    Junior Stylist

    Terri Beech

    Hi my name is Terri, I have now completed four years at Utopia and have now progressed to junior stylist , i am begining to build a client base and just returned from Milan which was a prize i won for our annual in salon competition .

  • Elizabeth
    Academy Stylist

    Elizabeth Hughes

    Hi my name is Elizabeth, I joined the utopia team in October 2014 after having completing my work experience here. Not only have I gained confidence from my employment at Utopia but I have discovered I like to keep busy, I am self motivated and really enjoy meeting new people. I ..Read More

  • Academy Stylist

    Pippa Kennaugh

    Hi my name is Pippa. I am 18 years old and i have recently completed my NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing. I am enthusiastic, self motivated and have a passion for Hair. I am so excited to have the opportunity to work at Utopia because of it's reputation for high standards. I know it ..Read More

  • Angie Fabrizio
    Office Administrator

    Angie Fabrizio

    After 34 years of working for a high street bank, I took early retirement to join my brother Marco and the rest of the Utopia team in 2005.
    My position within our very progressive team is as Salon Administrator. As well as getting to use my practical skills such as bookkeepi ..Read More

  • Wendy Nightingale
    Reception

    Wendy Nightingale

    I’ve worked with Marco on and off for over 34 years, progressing from apprentice to Senior Stylist before working in New Zealand for 3 years.
    Having returned to the Island and Marco’s salon, I have taken on a new role as Senior Receptionist.
    Thanks to my experience ..Read More

  • Reception

    Michelle Turner

    Hi My name is chelle and although I'm part of the reception team my brief is more of a P.A. to marco !!
    I deal with social media and the technical side of messaging / organising our online booking system .I love organising the salon retail displays ..... I fill the working ..Read More

  • Reception

    Nicole Pidgeon

    Hi I'm Nicole and the newest member of the team, joining the Utopia brand is exciting and with my experience of the hospitality industry I'm sure that can add to what is already a very professional setup ... i love dealing with people and look froward to the challengers ahead

  • Manager

    Giulio Fabrizio

    I’ve been working at Utopia since I left school. Marco is my uncle and as a member of the family I am acutely aware of the demands on him as team leader!
    I have progressed with the salon and now actually manage our Walpole Avenue Salon in town centre which is something I' ..Read More

  • Keelin
    Style Director

    Keelin Mairead Regan

    Hi, my name is Keelin. I have been hair dressing since I left school in 2000. I am the Style Director at the Walpole Avenue Salon & love all aspects of hairdressing but specialise in great lengths hair extensions. I am very excited to be a part of Utopia and look forward to gain ..Read More

  • Charlotte
    Style Director

    Charlotte Cain

    Having just returned from almost 2 years of travelling around South east Asia I am eager to catch up with old clients and meet the new. I look forward to putting my skills back to good use with the Utopia Walpole Avenue team.

  • Senior Stylist

    Natalie Ward

    I started working in Utopia in May 2010 as a Saturday girl, and went to college full-time. I have now completed my 4 years and I am part of the Utopia design team. I love the photoshoots and bridal hair, but very aware of the importance of my salon client base. I love every aspec ..Read More

  • Academy Stylist

    Danika Gerrity

    Hi I am Danika I have now completed my NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing and fully qualified i am a hard working and motivated individual who likes to keep busy. I take care carrying out my responsibilities correctly and in good time. I am a friendly, confident and open person who wan ..Read More

  • Amanda Dawson
    Senior Stylist

    Amanda Dawson

    Hi, I am now developing the treatment and styling Utopia clinic at Purite on the bay Port Jack, Bridal & glamour looks are my thing and as a trained Manicurist and a love of make up i get plenty of variety !!!

  • Colette Leonetti
    Director

    Colette Leonetti

    I have worked with Marco for 27 years and we have been married for 25 years. Together we have built truly professional salons. I would describe myself as a dedicated team member. I love working with the girls, some of which have grown up together!

  • Director

    Marco Leonetti

    Marco opened his first salon at the age of 18 and has continued to achieve excellence throughout his career, first with Avant Garde Salon and now with Utopia Salon.

    This year sees Marco celebrate 35 years in business. During that time his career has taken him all over ..Read More