(the) French Reception

Meet our Hairdressing Team

£15 Off Your First Appointment!

Book your first hairdressing or hair colour appointment with one of our top harrogate hair stylists and receive £15 off your first appointment.

* When booking or at the time of your appointment, please let your stylist know that this is your first appointment at The French Reception.

Laurent Bressolles


Laurent’s cutting style has been honed and perfected during twenty years of hairdressing. From humble beginnings as an apprentice in the back streets of Toulouse—consuming all of his uncle’s knowledge, to owning his first hair salon at the age of twenty-two, to the innovative and globally renowned training he received whilst working for one of the five Toni & Guy salons in London still owned by the Mascolo brothers, the first decade of Laurent’s career was spent sharpening his craft and improving his skills. Time spent travelling and working in Europe, Asia and at Rokk Ebony in Melbourne, Australia over the past ten years, as well as starting a family and founding Salon 1609 in the south of France, have secured Laurent’s place amongst the best of his generation.

When it comes to colour Laurent’s approach is strengthened by his heritage. The soft, glamorous touch of classic French colour technique underpins everything he does, but time spent in the hip salons of Melbourne and Kuala Lumpur add a flair that is rarely seen this far west.

Whether it’s a wash & blow dry, cut & colour or just a gin and tonic, Laurent’s unique style and affability will make each moment at The French Reception time well spent.

Georgia Leworthy


Georgia joined The French Reception in 2019. Her passion is hair colour and she loves nothing more than blending balayages and brightening blondes.

Trained by Saks, Georgia holds NVQ Level 2&3 qualifications in hairdressing and barbering, and has worked with brands such as Wella and Gold Well. She is currently a Kevin Murphy session stylist.

Georgia always keeps on top of the latest trends and loves nothing more than making her clients look and feel amazing.



Kelly joined the team with 15 years experience in the hairdressing industry mostly working in Harrogate, with a few years spent hairdressing in Australia. She is always brushing up her skills with training courses and is keen to keep up with all the latest techniques and trends.

For Kelly, the best part of her job is seeing her clients walk out feeling more confident, knowing they look and feel amazing!

Kelly loves all areas of hairdressing, but has a passion for colouring. A beautifully blended balayage, highlights that are the perfect shade of blonde or a rich glossy brunette, she loves it all!



Alina is a newly qualified hairstylist and has been working in hairdressing for just over 2 years. She loves art and being creative, and hairdressing is the best way for her to express her creative side. She enjoys hair colour the most, especially blondes, and couldn’t imagine doing anything better than making people look and feel good about themselves.


Graduate Stylist

Frances is currently working towards her NVQ level 2 in hairdressing.  She loves working with clients to create amazing hairstyles for them. She can’t wait to keep expanding her skills and learning new techniques at (the) French Reception.