Gina Southgate’s Winter Warmer exhibition and Christmas shop

Gina Southgat'e Winter Warmer

Gina Southgate is a live painter, best known for delivering spontaneous, intuitive, site specific artworks that capture the frisson of live musical performance. Her reputation has grown on the international jazz scene where she’s painted and performed for three decades. She carries this unique energy and vibrancy into her abstract and landscape work. Continue reading Gina Southgate’s Winter Warmer exhibition and Christmas shop

Summer changes

In some sad news for us, Karen has decided to go back to France.  She writes the following message for all of her clients:

It has been a pleasure doing your hair and getting to know you at Beaucatcher, but sometimes a change of life is necessary. I’ve decided to move back to France and hopefully settle there — time for me to make bigger future plans. During the last ten years I have left and returned twice to Beaucatcher, perhaps this will be the third time charm, but who knows? Maryna says I must come back for guest spots from time to time, so watch the Beaucatcher pages for updates. Perhaps I will also see some of you in France sometime.

As Beaucatcher is not an ordinary salon, so you are not ordinary clients. I wish you all the best and I am sure that the Beaucatcher crew will take good care of you. Thank you for the beautiful time I have spent with you all, doing your hair and getting to know you.

My last working day will be Sunday 14 August and I would love to see you before I go, so please book in if you would like.


Indeed, as Karen says, the Beaucatcher team will be happy to look after you in Karen’s absence. All colour formulas will be here on record too, so let us know how we can help. Meanwhile, we wish Karen the best of luck in her latest adventure.

Ed Taylor exhibition

Ed Taylor - Clissold ParkWe have a new art exhibition on now in the salon, with gorgeous local photography by our long-time client Ed Taylor. Ed is an art director, photographer and illustrator, and he says about himself:

I studied at Kingston University (BA hons Illustration – 1st class) graduating with an internationally award-winning animated film — which led to a career as a designer and director of computer animation where I’ve since created a number of animated series and numerous television commercials. In more recent years I’ve fallen in love with photography – which has afforded some respite from dark rooms with bearded men and computers (you can have too much of a good thing!) 
I’ve lived in “Stokey” for almost 17 years and feel wonderfully at home here. Heaven knows how many times I’ve run around the park and strolled up and down Church Street all the while noting the little changes and improvements. Clissold Park is moments from my home and you can see a number of photographs capturing its best bits. I’m especially fond of the blue paddling pool: home of wild splashing and screams of delight on a summer’s day, becoming a serene mirror as the sun sets: Inspiration for my “Stokey Submarine” image. This exhibition shows new limited edition photographs – many taken locally – that have not been previously published or exhibited. I hope you enjoy the pictures!