Meet the Team

Get to know our beauty technicians

Our team at Aqua Hair Design, Cardiff, aim to provide cutting-edge services. We only hire the most experienced and the best hairstylists and beauticians who can give you an impeccable service.

Highlights on how it all started

Patricia Cucinella and Julie Quarmby opened their first salon on Caerphilly Road in 1999 as the owners of Aqua Hair Design. We initially occupied smaller premises nearby but have grown steadily over the years to the modern, chic and funky premises where we are now.

A friendship of 30 years and a business partnership of 17 years is a perfect example of how a great partnership can grow into a strong and talented staff of seven from just a two-woman team. All our team members are salon experts and are skilled with overall hands on hairstyling and beauty treatments.
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Our team

In our salon we follow 'Guidelines to Greatness':

1      Be happy, be friendly , be flexible and helpful
2      Have passion for quality 
3      Always be the best you can
4      Everyone is a leader: Design, Educate and Manage 
5      Be 'Crazy on purpose'

Our talented salon team dedicate their time to continuing their education within the hairdressing industry to bring you the latest and up to date hair styles.
We look forward to welcoming you into our salon!.

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Matylda Sieja (Assistant)

I am an apprentice at the salon, I have only recently begun my journey into hairdressing and hope that with help and guidance. I will be able to achieve my dream of becoming a professional hair stylist.
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Patrizia Cucenella (Salon Owner)

I joined the hairdressing industry in 1980 in Cardiff, and have also worked abroad in Germany and Italy, where I am originally from.
I opened Aqua in 1999 alongside business partner Julie where we have grown our business together!


Trish is available on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 
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Julie Quarmby (Salon Owner)

I have literally been brought up in the hairdressing industry! My Mum had her own salon so some might say I was born into it! I have over 30 years experience and have managed salons in both Oxford and London before setting up Aqua with Trish back in 1999. I love the salon, every day is still a new adventure!
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Stephanie Ward

I am the salon's part time stylist, I have been hairdressing since 2002 straight after leaving school. 
I began my career with Vidal Sassoon where I completed my training. In 2007 I began working at Saks as a senior stylist and then progressed to principal stylist. In 2012 I joined Ocean Hairdressing, and worked there for 3 years before becoming a mum to my son Osian. After returning to work I decided that it was the right time for a new adventure.
So one year on I can finally say I can feel like I'm at home, - we're not a team we are a family and I can honestly say I love coming to work.
I enjoy all areas of hairdressing and love the relationships I have built with my clients.

Steph is available on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
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Emilia Weston (Young Professional)

I have been working at Aqua since 2015, I have achieved my level 2 qualification and I am now the salons young professional stylist.
 
I enjoy all areas of hairdressing and plan to keep progressing to achieve my level 3 qualification.
 
Emilia is available on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
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Cerys Drayton - Beauty Therapist

Hi, I'm Cerys the beautician, I have worked in Aqua since 2001 and have over 20 years experience in the beauty industry.
I love making my clients feel pampered, refreshed and relaxed!

Cerys is available on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

If you are in need of a special treat or some pampering for yourself, or a treat for a friend as a surprise, contact the salon for a free personal consultation on 02920 616525
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Gennaro Lannone

Ciao, Im Gennaro Lannone. I've been hairdressing for 20 years and trained In Italy, specialising in all aspects of hairdressing. 

I have just joined the Aqua team and I'm loving it. 
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We are Cardiff’s premier beauty shop and host the best hairstylists in town. For more information, call on 029 2061 6525
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