Meet Our Team.

Laurent cutting a woman's hair

Laurent Bressolles | Director

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.

Kelly Walker hair stylist and harrogate hairdresser

Kelly Walker | Senior Stylist

Kelly joined The French Reception’s team in 2022 with 14 years of experience working in hair salons in the Harrogate and Knaresborough area, as well as a few years spent hairdressing in Australia.

Kelly has NVQ level 2 & 3 qualifications from Intuitions Hair and Beauty College, Harrogate, and over the years she has taken training courses with many top hairdressing brands.

Always keen to keep up with the latest techniques and trends, Kelly loves all areas of hairdressing and 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.

georgia hairstylist

Georgia Leworthy | Stylist

Georgia joined The French Reception in 2019 and has been hairdressing for 6 years. 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.

Jemma Bollon Assitant Stylist

Jemma Bollon | Stylist

Jemma joined The French Reception in 2021 with 4 years hairdressing experience and having trained in hairdressing at Harrogate college. She has previously worked with Wella and Gold Well products and is excited about becoming Kevin Murphy trained. She loves balayage because of the soft blended look of the finished result on the hair and she also loves cutting too, especially when clients go from one style to a completely new one.

The French Reception has been voted one of the 3 Best Rated hair salons in Harrogate:


Three Best Rated

Opening Hours.


Monday: by appointment only

Tuesday: 9:30am – 6pm

Wednesday: 9:30am – 6pm

Thursday: 9:30am – late

Friday: 9:30am – late

Saturday: 9am – 5pm

Sunday: closed



01423 709 777

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7-9 Westmoreland Street



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