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About Us

David and Debbie have a combined total experience of over 75 years in hair salons across London, Cheltenham, Guildford, Brighton and Fareham. In 1985 they established Charter Cutting Company in Emsworth, Hampshire, an easy decision based on the charm and beauty of the location. They have since been an integral part of the community with both a local and further-travelling clientele.

"We are proud of the reputation we have built, offering, a family environment with a professional background."

The Charter Cutting Company skilled team of 8 continually update and learn new techniques in order to consistently deliver a high standard and tailored services for every client. The prices, therefore, reflect the level of stylist experience and qualifications.

Take a look at our staff profiles.


Technical Director

Debbie, Director and Founder of Charter Cutting Company, has forty years of hairdressing experience to her name. She is the team’s technical expert, providing milk_shake® colouring advice, and perming and conditioning treatments for clients whilst running team building days, training sessions and staff meetings. Debbie recently completed the David Drew Impact Business Consultant course and is heavily involved with the Chichester College “College To Careers” program supporting aspiring apprentices. Beyond the salon, Debbie enjoys charity work regularly fundraising for The Rowans Hospice, as well as attending fitness classes and maintaining her home and garden.


Salon Director

David is the co-founder of Charter Cutting Company, with over forty five years of experience he is a UK State Registered Senior Hairdresser and a Master Craftsman. David successfully runs the business side of the salon overseeing the operations and whole salon team whilst maintaining his own loyal client base in Emsworth three days a week. When he isn’t working, David can be found reading historical novels in his beautiful garden or supporting Portsmouth Football Club at Fratton Park.


Salon Manager & Senior Designer

Our Salon Manager Jo has been in the industry in excess of thirty years, with a large and loyal following from twenty seven years with Charter Cutting Company. To stay at the forefront of her field, Jo has attended a range of courses recently including a number of milk_shake® colour courses, Barbering with Lillywhite & Wilson, ‘Perfect Bob’ with Andrew Smith, and ‘Hair Up’ with Shelley Pengilly. Out of the salon, Jo can be found working on her allotment with her husband producing an array of fruits and vegetables for her homemade jam and chutneys.


Senior Designer

Danielle has completed eleven years with Charter Cutting Company as a senior designer and is our resident Zen Hair Extension specialist and brightens up the salon with her friendly attitude. Continuously adding skills to her repertoire, Danielle recently attended ‘Perfect Your Short Cuts’ training course with Dave Baker, ‘Barbering’ with Lillywhite & Wilson, 'Perfect Bob" with Andrew Smith and studied Creative Cutting with Jamie Stevens and advanced colour with Alexander Turnball. Danielle enjoys spa days with her husband, cooking for her friends and taking Bertie the beagle on long walks.


Senior Designer

Emily has been part of the Charter Cutting Company team for nine years, as a senior designer, she is our Balayage specialist trained to an exceptionally high standard with milk_shake® colour education. Emily is always keen to extend her skillset and has recently been trained by Shelley Pengilly in Hair Up and Braiding, Lillywhite and Wilson in Barbering, Andrew Smith in the ‘Perfect Bob’ and Dave Baker in ‘Cutting It Curly’. She has an enduring love for prom and wedding hair and excels with a creative flair making her popular with her clients. Emily loves to hit the gym after work and enjoys cooking for her family and indulging in afternoon tea with friends!


Senior Designer

Jade has completed NVQ level 2 in hairdressing and has been with Charter Cutting Company for five years. She loves Gents hairdressing, and skills learnt through her NVQ Level 2 in Barbering and Barbering with Lillywhite & Wilson course prove very popular with Charter Cutting Company gents. Jade has also completed courses including ‘Perfect Bob’ with Andrew Smith, ‘Perfect Your Short Cuts’ with Dave Baker and in Balayage colouring technique. Jade loves to travel to new places, keeping up with the latest fashions and recently passed her driving test!



As well as 1 advanced year with Charter Cutting Company, Olivia has completed her NVQ level 2 in hairdressing at the Lee Stafford Academy at Chichester College. Recently she has completed a number of milk_shake® colour and product courses. We are very proud that Olivia was a finalist in the L’Oréal Academy competition at her college last year. Outside of the salon Olivia enjoys walking her dog and cooking meals for her friends and family.



Chloe has been with Charter Cutting Company since September 2017, and is thriving in the salon, bringing a serene manner to our busy weeks. She is currently studying for her NVQ level 2 at the Lee Stafford Academy, Chichester College. Chloe enjoys eating out, horse riding and spending quality time with her family.



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Photography by Spencer J. Sinclair FreshCrewStudios 

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