A professional and friendly Salon set in the heart of vibrant Leigh-on-Sea.

the salon

Ella Connor is your convenient, expert and friendly one stop shop, styling all hair types, nails and beauty treatments, specialising in Prom and Weddings. We also offer Holistic Therapies as well as Advanced Beauty Services.

Between us we have over 50 years experience in the hairdressing and beauty field. Our team of talented stylists and hair colourists have worked with some of the most prestigious hair companies all over the world, including LA, Paris, Amsterdam and London.

Meet the team



Lorraine has had her own salon in Leigh-on-Sea for 10 years, and is excited to be opening her new hair and beauty salon on the Broadway. Having outgrown the last store, the natural move to move to the urban Broadway seemed like the right choice. The idea of bringing hair, beauty and nail treatments together under one roof to become a one-stop shop for all things beauty was born for the New York day spa concept. Lorraine was part of the prestigious Haute Coiffure of Paris salon groups and has worked with some of the best shops and hairdressers around the world, including Dublin and London. Lorraine spent ten years working in and around Park Lane and Covent Garden, in that time she has worked with clients such as Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Louise Redknapp, Patsy Kensit and the Appleton sisters. Lorraine brings all the glitz and glamour of her experience to all of Essex.


Senior Stylist

Charlene has been hairdressing for over 20 years. Starting out as a Saturday girl she was inspired by some of the most creative stylists in the country - going to exhibitions and competitions attended by some of the best hairdressers in the world. After training with a top British stylist Charlene went on to specialise in creative colour and cutting and also 5 methods of hair extensions. She owned a salon for 5 years before relocating and having a family here in Leigh-on-sea. Charlene is passionate about the industry, friendly and is also extremely customer focused.


Junior Stylist

Charlie is part of our team of junior stylists, they are a talented and passionate bunch and are all super excited to assist all colouring projects. These are the blow-dry queens!


Senior Stylist

Dee has had her own salon for over ten years and is now thrilled to be a part of the Ella Connor team. She specialises in all aspects of hair styling and is looking forward to meeting our clients.


Junior Stylist

Jemma is part of our team of junior stylists, they are a talented and passionate bunch and are all super excited to assist all colouring projects. These are the blow-dry queens!



Jo is in charge of our Beauty area at Ella Connor. Jo has been a beautician for a number of years and totally loves it! She has gained the Certificate of Excellence whilst training, which enables her to provide treatments and services that are above and beyond. She is also a founding member of Maelle Cosmetics, which provide to of the range beauty products, which are use in all of her make-overs.


Senior Stylist

Spresa is one of the senior stylists at Ella Connor, she is passionate about all things hair, especially colouring techniques. Spresa also specialises in creative hair-up styling and looks forward to applying her technique at Ella Connor.


Holistic Therapist

Ruth is an internationally trained Therapist Instructor, with over 25 years of therapeutic, intuitive life and body massage healing. She comes to us directly from California and Hawaii to provide expert, professional treatment. A Cordon Bleu chef, Ruth is also an expert in holistic cooking including macrobiotic cooking, gluten free and raw vegan nutrition. She offers an outcall cookery instruction program that can be booked through the salon and fabulous interactive dinner parties (personalised readings are possible too) with a “need ‘em, read ‘em, feed ‘em” approach.

"Thank you for yet another fabulous colour and cut from Ella Connor Hair - it's easy to see why they are always so busy. Nothing is too much trouble and their patience with my constantly changing colour/ style requests over the years has to be applauded. The salon offers a relaxed atmosphere whilst staff maintain a professional approach to all clients, I'm not sure I could go anywhere else."

Zoe Goodwin

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